The Mapocho Station (Estacion Mapocho) is one of the most interesting sites in Santiago. The Station is also one of the samples of the unique architecture of the capital of Chile. It is easily reachable by metro (station Cal y Canto). There are other great attractions such as the Mercado Central and La Vega next to the Station.
The Station was built in honor of the 100th anniversary of Chile. It was opened in 1914. It was long been used as a railway station. And in 1976, it was declared a national monument. Eventually, the train tracks, which it served, became out of use, and in 1987, the station was officially closed.
Since 1994, the Estacion Mapocho serves as a cultural center. Various concerts, exhibitions, meetings are held there. The concerts are focused on local performers. There are exhibitions of photographs, paintings, sculptures, 3D works. Meetings have local and international level.
The staff of the Estacion Mapocho tries to increase the popularity of this attraction. Thus, they provide information through the web- site: http://www.estacionmapocho.cl/.
While visiting this attraction, be careful, as it is located in dangerous area of the city. Try to visit it in the company. better of locals, even in the daytime.
Pdte Balmaceda, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Phone: +56 2 2787 0000
33° 25′ 55.8″ S, 70° 39′ 16.56″ W