Information about Museo de Santiago - Casa Colorada
The Casa Colorada Santiago Museum Founded in 1981, shows the origin and historical development of the city of Santiago, its transformations and milestones that shaped the character of the capital of Chile.
The building housing the Red House Museum is a National Monument.
In the heart of the capital, just meters from the Plaza de Armas, lies one of the most typical houses of the Chilean colonial period. Home of a prominent figure in our history, Don Mateo de Toro y Zambrano, began to be built in 1769 by Portuguese Jose de la Vega.
The money to acquire the land was lent to the Count of the Conquest by her mother, Dona Francisca Borja de la Carrera, resulting in many interruptions of work family conflict. Once the job, the house grabbed the praise and envy of the Creole society because they broke with the prevailing architectural canons at the time.
Location: Merced 860
Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 Hrs
Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 Hrs. - Sunday 11:00 to 14:00 Hrs.