Mapocho Station

Plaza de la Cultura s/n, Ex Estación de Trenes. Santiago de Chile.

Description

The Mapocho Station Cultural Center is located in the Parque de Los Reyes, in the historical center of the city of Santiago, Chile. It occupies the building of the former Mapocho Station of the State Railway Company, which was reconverted and inaugurated in its new quality in 1994.   The cultural center is a heritage space destined to the cultural diffusion of the country. It welcomes between 800,000 and one million visitors per year1 in various activities, artistic and cultural expressions. It has the Reina Sofía Prize for Cultural Heritage. It is also a meeting point for fairs, congresses and international conferences. Its history and privileged location in the heart of Santiago make the former railway station a cultural reference for Chilean and foreign visitors. With an area of more than twenty thousand square meters distributed on four levels, it has enormous historical, patrimonial and emotional value for the people of Santiago. The centennial building was remodeled between 1991 and 1994. Since its inauguration as a cultural center in that last year, its executive director is journalist and sociologist Arturo Navarro.

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