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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino) in Santiago, Chile is a jewel among the world's museums and a highlight to any trip to Chile. Widely regarded as one of the best museums in Latin America, this unique...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
Centro Histórico
+56 2 2928 1500
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All reviews pre columbian great museum excellent collection south and central america precolumbian art small museum english descriptions southern chile rapa nui on display chilli entrance fee couple of hours easter island few hours beautiful building chilean history
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fabulous museum with lovely Chilean items down on the lower floor but equally fantastic relics from central America on the upper floor. There is an endless series of fascinating items, just enough not to be overwhelming but pieces of startling beauty and in...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Simply amazing collection of pre-Columbian art in exemplary condition. Make sure to see the textiles, they're fantastic! Plan on spending a minimum of 2 hours to view everything adequately.

Thank duckleader
Reviewed 5 days ago

Feel transported in time by walking through the halls of this museum, especially the display in the basement of true primitive and precolombian art.

Thank CaliforniaTraveler37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is worth any time you can spend—for us a few hours flew by. There are beautifully displayed artifacts from all over Latin America before any European influence, and it is amazing—the artistic beauty and technological savvy shown in pottery, metalwork, and textiles. In...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this museum, especially the jewellery and textiles. But also the ceramics. Everything is beautifully exhibited and with information also in english. The interiour and lighting in the basement create a wonderful atmosphere and enhance the wonderful artworks. The staff is also friendly and helpful.

Thank Henriette W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an excellent museum. Curatorial work is outstanding. There is a sense of history and geography here that is helpful to tourists. Very easy to walk to from the Magnola.

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have lovely pieces that are well displayed showing both geographic and cultural context. The pottery and stone work is shown with as much context as the jewelry.

Thank TabernashColorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum offers a great collection of Precolombian Art (pottery, sculptures, crafts) which is professionally display, The impressive textile collection is especially interesting. The main displays only light up as you approach the case, thus preserving them. Most of the textiles ar in pull out...More

Thank Paola921
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum presents artifacts and history from around Latin America from the times before European settlers. There were a lot of cool items in the museum and the descriptions did a good job of explaining the peoples and cultures of those times. It was an...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum, particularly as it showed artifacts from civilizations I had never heard of. I was particularly fascinated by the knotted strings that were used to record events.

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September 18, 2015|
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Response from Precolombino | Property representative |
Hi! The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last entry at 5:30 p.m. Closed on Monday.
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September 18, 2015|
Response from eugenedavidson |
when are museums in santiago open?