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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. It is housed in a colonial building, the old customhouse, but the interior architecture is modern and striking. The artefacts are displayed beautifully, with useful English explanations and in clear chronological order. This was one if the highlights of...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your into your Sth American artefacts this is the place, lots of small sculptures from many eons of Sth American pre-columbian history, but little assistance if you don't speak Spanish and nothing interactive. Oh, talk in hushed tones, not too loudly, they don't like...More

Thank Jeremy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice collection of pre-historic artifacts in the Santiago downtown, Very easy to walk to it from several different metro stations, e.g., Plaza d'Armes and Santa Ana. Worth the $10 entrance. Medium sized (1-2 hr to enjoy everything). Lots of English translations.

Thank DonaldandMolly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in Pre Colombian history, this is a must see. Plan to spend some time to see these wonderful exhibits.

Thank time4wmj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has a fair price and a rich collection of the Pre-Colombian era. I found it amazing and well explained and organised. You must go to see the time line of so many amazing cultures that lived in America before the European come here.

Thank nabilsafatli
Reviewed August 12, 2018

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

Thank ene220
Reviewed August 11, 2018

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

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed August 6, 2018

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

Thank Stelios49
Reviewed August 3, 2018

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.

Thank Pamela G
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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?