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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
+56 2 2928 1500
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
Centro Histórico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum, beautifully built. Awesome exhibits and a layout that allows you to think of the art in terms of its place in time, geographical & cultural context, and still to connect pieces that came from different time periods, cultures, and places. The art in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting pieces regarding the history of the area. Many different rooms, each with its own feel and design. There is a lot of information in many languages which is great. Nothing too expensive, $6-7? Clean, well staffed, and a wonderful variety of artifacts all on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum focuses on one thing: art created by the many peoples living in South America (and a little bit of Central America) prior to the arrival of Europeans. The lower level is focused on Chile, and the upper level covers Chile as well as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting project, modern and well-designed. The dark-room set up of the lower floor is impressive and creates a different atmosphere. The second floor takes full advantage of the building's architecture with a completely different format. Reference needs to be made to the textile session!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful museum with a huge collection about precolombian people! It's very informative and beautiful. The location is central and near to other cultural attractions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to learn about the people who occupied various parts of South America before the arrival of the Spaniards. The beauty of the crafts is impressive, and a wide variety of cultures is represented. It's in midtown and therefore easy to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our travels in South America began in Santiago. This museum was a great introduction to the many civilisations that existed prior to the Inca Empire. We came away with a greater understanding of the evolution of societies and cultures in the era before the arrival...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is the reason I stayed in Santiago And I was not disappointed. What an impressive collection of the Latin American cultures pre Columbus are on display here. Go visit

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Fantastic place! We visited most of the major museums in Santiago and I think that if you visit only one while in town it should be this one. A fascinating collection in a wonderfully renovated building. DO NOT MISS!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino is just what its name suggests. It showcases an amazing collection of pre-colombian art organized by historic time periods. That anyone, today or in the past can produce such incredible beauty is a testament to to the talents and...More

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eugenedavidson
18 September 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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eugenedavidson
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