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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Traditional Chilean Colonial Architecture

Traditional Chilean Colonial Architecture

Traditional Chilean colonial architecture is characterized by:
- very sober
- mud bricks made out of adobe
- low-lying to withstand the many earthquakes
- extremely thick walls to fight the earthquake (nowadays buildings are made to go with the earthquake and move as much as possible, however in colonial times the idea was to endure the earthquake as much as possible)
- long corridors all around the house that help to keep the summer afternoon heat

La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago


La Moneda (literally The Mint, which was its original purpose), from Constitution Square


The Central Market in Santiago


In Santiago’s Arms’ Square (Plaza de Armas), Chile’s Kilometer 0. From left to right, the Cathedral, a modern glass building, and the Central Post Office


The Cathedral of Santiago and the Archbishop’s Palace to its left


The Cathedral reflected in the corner’s glass building, during Xmas time


The orginal cathedral did not have those neo-classical towers… those were later additions to the sober colonial building that existed before it was “modernized”

The inside of the cathedral


Saint Anne’s Church in Santiago


Saint Agustine’s Church in Santiago


The Red House (Casa Colorada), now a museum


The main house of the University of Chile


All three buildings in the Arms’ Square are colonial buildings strongly renovated…
The Main Post Office, the ex Palace of the Royal Audience (the appeals’ court during colonial times, now a museum), and the Municipality of the Borugh of Santiago. In the square you can see examples of Chilean coconut palm trees. To get to that height it takes them hundreds of years. They give small coconuts with a sap that is sweet. They are very hardy, being able to withstand -18C.


In Chanco…


In El Huique, Colchagua Valley

The church of the house as well as for the peons..


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The Parish Church in Marchigüe
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Old February 9th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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A museum in Colchagua


La Playa Vineyard






Downtown El Monte:


El Monte’s parish church


El Monte’s railway station


Houses with the typical corridor… Traditional Chilean colonial houses will have a central patio, around which the house is built, surrounded by a covered hallway


This is such a corridor in Marchigüe


This one is in Chanco


a rundown house with a typical corridor. They’re awesome for summer days, but freezing for winter…




this one is a corridor in the inside patio of the Cathedral of Rancagua


The Parish Church in Chimbarongo, also with the typical corridor



A public school in Talca, being torn down 


A house in Alhué


this one is the central patio, with the typical corridor, of the University of Chile
[img]http://www2.anales.uchile.cl/AlasbimnImages/an15-riquelme-fig006.jpg[img]

Examples of Traditional Colonial Architecture, renovated/”modernized” with neo-classical features

This is the Cathedral of Rancagua


The Parish Church Rinconada de Manantiales of Placilla


a church in Santiago


Sanit Francis Church in Santiago. You can easily tell the steeple was added later. The façade had also been modernized, but it was taken out to show the original colonial work.


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