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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Closed Now: 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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Reviewed yesterday

Great museum visit; definitely worth it. Explanations in English and Spanish; the English version, however, contains less information. Focus on Andean and Mesoamerican art. The collection is not as spectacular as what one can see, e.g., in Bogota or Ciudad de Mexico, but I found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MAP67traveller
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum has some of the world's oldest mummies. It also had some amazing textiles. I thought the knotted rope 'data' was interesting. That was the first time I had seen those.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank avertie
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is beautifully curated and really puts all the Indigenous peoples history and culture into context if you are going to be travelling widely in Chile which we did.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sinead W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum, near Plaza des Armas and the Presidential Palace, is worth an hour or two of exploration. Wonderful artifacts from not only Chile and South America, but also Meso-America and Mexico. Signage is thorough, abundant, and interesting It's also in both English and Spanish....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank yalibrarian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is said to be the best in South America. I am pretty sure I have seen better in Peru. The museum really occupies a second floor with about 8 rooms and then has a below ground vault with the most precious of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbushman2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The biggest surprise was that the focus was not just on Chile but Mayan and Inca cultures in Central and South America. This was great for us to join the dots having visited museums and ruins in these places. The textiles are displayed in dim...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Casa62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, small museum well located in central Santiago. Houses a well curated collection of Precolombian artifacts, and newer parts/exhibits of the museum have excellent English translations of information (older sections are still in Chilean Spanish). The real highlight for me was the textile room/exhibit. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank 628megane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

intricate embroidery, hats (!!), ceramics, hallucinogenic paraphernalia, stark statuary from Chile; remaing South America, Mesoamerica represented....

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 3waytieforlast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice museum, modern and well located in the Centro. Displays are well set out with information in English. It's worth definetely a visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank marcocpa73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the museum and it's exhibits to be very interesting. Items from Central America to the south of Chile. Signs in English to all the main exhibits also helps.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank andersn895
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Marguerite F
November 8, 2018|
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Response from Cegis360Playground | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There is an elevator that will take you downstairs, but you must use the stair case to go upstairs. The upper level has a lot to see-far more than the main or lower levels. Sorry.
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?