Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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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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4,856 reviews
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Michael L
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa223 contributions
Best in the country
Jan 2020
Excellent museum, near the plaza de armas, also a cross from the judicial Chile government. The basement has the most preserved pre Columbus art work. There is free wifi in the small cafe at the entry. There is a Subway Sandwidge, out the front door left turn 1/2 a block walk.
Written October 3, 2020
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Sachin K
Plainview, NY5,799 contributions
Unappealing exterior
Dec 2019 • Family
Could not visit the inside of this museum as it was closed on the day I visited the neighborhood. From the outside, it looks unappealing but the inside could be totally different.
Written April 19, 2020
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James O
Dublin, Ireland183 contributions
If you only visit one museum in Santiago make sure it's this one
Mar 2020
This is a great museum. It's well set out, informative and has a really good audio guide app to help in picking out the key artifacts. Highly recommended.
Written April 13, 2020
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,574 contributions
Outstanding Museum
Jan 2020
A private museum with an excellent collection of early ceramics and textiles. Very good descriptive panels, including English, make this a place you could spend many hours. Well laid out over 3 floors, collection pieces in ceramic, metal, stone and fabrics, are truly beautiful. Easy to undertake self guided. Museum is closed on Mondays.
Written March 6, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,465 contributions
Interesting exposition
Feb 2020
Diverse collection of clothes, jewelry and tools from different tribes lived in Chile. It is a pity, English-speaking guide was unsystematic and gave explanations without slight attention to the group's interests
Written March 4, 2020
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Colin H
Leicester, UK385 contributions
Fabulous Museum
Feb 2020
This is one of the best museums I have ever been to.

Firstly, because the building it is housed within is fabulous.

Secondly, because it not to big, so the curator has earned their money by just presenting the best of the best.

Thirdly, the way that the items are displayed is outstanding. Best ever perhaps for me. Certainly top three.

The standout for me was the lower ground floor “Before Chile was Chile” – outstanding and so beautiful. So too is the fabric section. Amazingly well-lit displays.

They have a lovely cafe that strangely doesn’t offer table service on Sunday. So staff spend as long explaining the Sunday arrangements as they would bringing you your coffee. And it’s in single use paper cups. Boo! Everything else is fabulous so how about they pay double time on Sunday and get a couple of staff in so that they can save the planet by using china cups?
Written March 2, 2020
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kazganymede
Oyster Bay, Australia294 contributions
Chinchorro mummies
Feb 2020
This museum has a Chilean section, an ancient American section and a textile room (no photos.) I was particularly fascinated by the standing wooden statues and Chinchorro mummies, the oldest in the world. Very close to the beautiful cathedral and Congress.
Written March 1, 2020
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juliannatravelstyle
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
No longer free 1st Sunday of the month.. Website lies and staff just doesn’t care about foreigners.
Mar 2020 • Friends
Their website clearly states that they offer free entry on the first Sunday of the month so we decided to visit on Sunday March 1st. I arrived with a Chilean friend and they asked me to pay the entrance fee of 8000 pesos but they let my friend enter without even asking her to show ID or prove her citizenship. I showed them the website and explained that it clearly states it’s free and does not discriminate based on nationality. The price is 8x more expensive for international visitors and they were not willing to allow me to enter for free with my friend. Very disappointing because we could have planned a different activity for the day. My friend enjoyed the museum but I feel it’s a waste of money and disagree with the discrimination practice.
Written March 1, 2020
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JoeFLondon
Alvor, Portugal178 contributions
Brilliant museum, learnt lots, read the info panels
Jan 2020
Main thing I wanted to mention is the info panels. Many describe the eras of the artifacts, many of which are 1000s of years old (think Greco-Roman, some older).

The most interesting for us were the ones which explained which tribes were in different parts of South America over what periods. We had always assumed Aztecs, Incas and Mayans had ruled for ages, but turns out they were all pretty recent!
Written February 28, 2020
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VictoriaM0617
Prescott, AZ300 contributions
Outstanding
Jan 2020
We were lucky to get to the museum right when a docent was going to give a tour of the textile area. While we loved what we saw we were most disappointed that we couldn't spend more time here - it is fantastic! Plan on at least a couple of hours to do justice to the collection.
Written February 23, 2020
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