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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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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
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
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
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
This place has wonderful artifacts and they are all displayed with expert attention to detail and lighting and information. All the items I looked at had English descriptions, which is not always the case in South America. For the $10 fee it is absolutely worth...More