Located in the historic center of the city of Santiago and declared a cultural heritage, the Cultural Center Mapocho Station is located steps from the “Puente Cal y Canto” metro station on line 2. Close to the traditional market “Mercado Central”, the sector has become an obligatory destination for tourists who visit the capital. In addition, this place counts with paid parking spaces (limited) in the Parque de los Reyes with entrance from Avda. Balmaceda HISTORY Construction started in 1905 under the direction of Chilean architect Emilio Jécquier. After the cultural change experienced in Chile at the beginning of the 20th century, a new railway station was necessary and it was built under the presidency of Pedro Montt. This new station allowed people to get to far places such as Iquique in the north of Chile or even to Mendoza, Argentina. It was declared National Monument in 1976. In 1987 it stops operating as a train station, is restored in 1994 and turned into a Culture Centre that offers a broad range of cultural programs and houses important host to concerts, art exhibitions, fairs and conventions.
10:00 a 17:30 hrs