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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
+56 2 2928 1522
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Well arranged nice museum very close to Plaza de Aramas...easy to get around and i was pleased to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Outstanding small museum.

Fabulous exhibits well presented in a beautifully restored building. Good information available in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 establishment houses an impressive collection of artifacts from ancient Central and South America, which underscores the rich cultural diversity and artistic splendor of the Pre-Columbian Americas.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
Centro Histórico
+56 2 2928 1522
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well arranged nice museum very close to Plaza de Aramas...easy to get around and i was pleased to see English explanations as well as being in Spanish..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous exhibits well presented in a beautifully restored building. Good information available in English. Small and well chosen gift shop. Example of Inca book keeping by knotted string and some wonderful ceramics.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition is interesting and I think recommended to be seen. You should definitely learn about the roots of the people living in this beautiful country. The exhibition only shows the ARTS the natives used to produce - as the name of the museum indicates...More

Thank Nadja W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized museum. I loved learning about the different civilizations - I didn't get audio guide and lamented it as I saw lots more written in Spanish than English! I loved the interesting shaped jars and the information about the cultures that accompanied the displays....More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice museum fro pre Columbus era. they have mummified babies, jewels, clothes and great staff to help you out.

Thank Duddoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Pre-Columbian Art Building in itself is well worth the visit to this must see attraction. The museum although small too was well worth the visit.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since we missed our 11:00am guided tour of La Moneda (thank you American Airlines!), we decided to visit this very popular and comprehensive museum. Upon entering the museum, you will notice a small gift shop, a cafe and the admissions desk. Explore the second floor...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ground floor of this museum is spectacular and super dramatic. The art is arranged in such a beautiful way that it is impossible not to become immersed. I highly recommend! The other two floors are not as visually striking, but a lot of amazing...More

Thank Zia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my favorite museum in Santiago. I thought it would be a little larger and have more exhibits, but the ones it did have were super interesting. The basement section which contains the wooden statues and world's oldest mummies is the most interesting. There...More

Thank RealTravelman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the most valuable the little mummy on the second floor. God, this mummy was before Egypt, so this is a valuable artefact in Chile!

Thank peterbago
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18 September 2015|
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Response from Skystew101 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They are closed on Mondays. Other days most are open 9-5 or 10-6.
18 September 2015|
Response from eugenedavidson |
when are museums in santiago open?