Is an area of the city center with a high concentration of various buildings, from which most of them are governmental. Its main attraction lies in the historical and architectural value of the place.
Among its attractions are:
Plaza de la Constitución, in the beginning, was a place occupied by houses and already conditioned in the 1940s as a square (Plaza). Currently, you can encounter completely remodelled houses and sculptures of some presidents of Chile, such as Salvador Allende, Arturo Allessandri, Arturo Frei Montalava and others.
Plaza de la Ciudadanía, formerly belonged to the space occupied by the Plaza de la Libertad and the parking lots of governmental offices, open in the first stage in 2006, it has currently houses of Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda (underground) and large water sources.
La Moneda, is the seat of the executive power in Chile, originally designed to be the home to the Casa de Moneda. Since 1845 it is the seat of the government and official residence of the presidents of Chile. During the coup of September 11, 1973, the world saw the images of the bombing of La Moneda Palace.
La Alameda, is the main avenue of the city of Santiago. Its origin dates back to the founding of Santiago (February 12, 1541). However it experienced a greater importance when Bernardo O´Higgins Riquelme, Supreme Director, ordered to remodel the place and change the name from Las Delicias to Alameda. which was the walk of the Chilean elites of that time. Also known as the Av Libertador General Bernado O´Higgins (formal name). Along the Alameda it is possible to see several important sculptures and buildings of great architectural beauty.
Along the Alameda it is possible to see several important sculptures and buildings of great architectural beauty.
Parque Almagro, here you can find monuments of the Palacio Cousiño and the Iglesia de los Sacramentinos and other attractive places.
How to get there: The Metro station La Moneda is main connection to the neighbourhood Cívico.
More information about the Neighbourhood Cívico of Santiago can be found in Wikipedia.