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“Celbrating the annual carnival”
Review of Museo del Carnaval

Museo del Carnaval
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

A small museum which tells the history of the Carnival which takes place every July through photographs, musical instruments, masks, costumes and other memorabilia on display in this 18th century house. It's good to explore to get the feel for the Carnival, which has echoes of that in New Orleans.

There are performances every Monday at 4pm in the courtyard, but sadly we weren't in Santiago on a Monday.

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Museo Del Canival is worth a visit if you are interested in costumes etc but you could walk around the whole facility in 5 minutes. We really liked the performance in the court yard!!

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a small museum just a few blocks from the main plaza with various carnival-related items and several scheduled shows in the interior patio.

Thank Gungo22
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Unable to visit as the place is only open after 4 pm.From the outside it looked very interesting not even able to see the performance.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We learned so much here. I am originally from New Orleans and it was great to find out the history of another Carnival tradition. We also learned about New Orleans' relationship and exchange of traditions with the Carnival in Santiago.

Our tour guide was Mirtha and she was awesome! She led our group around giving history simultaneously in Spanish, English, AND French Creole and kept everyone interested and invested in the artifacts.

Thank k8dee
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