Pereira palace is a space of culture, patrimony and arts ministry, committed to promote the cultural material and immaterial patrimony, folklore, traditions and indigenous patrimony in our country.
This building was finished in 1874 as the residence of the senator Luis Pereira Cotapos and its classic style design was made by the distinguished french architect , Lucien Ambroise Henault.
Through the years it has experimented several changes of owners and functions, until the beginning of this century when was purchased by the chilean government who called a licitation to restore it.
After 10 years of work , it reopened it´s admittance to the public in 2021 as a new space for culture and the citizens.
It houses an Extension Center, which has exhibition halls, the Roberto Montandon Paillard Documentation Center, a Reading Room and a Bibliomás loan point; in addition to a modern auditorium and the “La Huérfana” cafeteria. The offices of the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage also work there; the Undersecretariat for Cultural Heritage, the National Heritage Service and the National Monuments Council.
Huerfanos, 1515, Santiago.