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Museo Maritimo Nacional

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Address: Paseo 21 de Mayo # 45, Artilleria | Playa Ancha, Valparaiso, Chile
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+56 32 243 7018

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Torpedos, ships, guns and stuff!

I enjoyed my trip to the Naval Museum. It's only 1000 CLP to get in, and there are two floors of all sorts of items, mainly arms and ship replicas, plus naval art work. A great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kevin M
Vina del Mar, Chile
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Vina del Mar, Chile
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my trip to the Naval Museum. It's only 1000 CLP to get in, and there are two floors of all sorts of items, mainly arms and ship replicas, plus naval art work. A great place to go on a Sunday afternoon!

Thank Kevin M
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No need to spend hours here, but it is well curated, on lovely grounds. Still with a bit of whimsy. Not crowded. No hovering guards. Very inexpensive.

Thank Amy R
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Very well displayed, translated and interesting. Well situated with surrounding views, restaurants and markets. Some rooms closed for renovations.

Thank demaziak
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this and was greatful for the fact that there was laminated briefs to each room explaining the exhibits. It helped illustrate the roll of the Chilean Navy had in its fight for independence from the Spanish crown. It also explain how those event effected daily lives in Chile for years to come. It also highlights the importance... More 

Thank WilliamDickerson
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

this is very interesting view of the valparaiso history, here you start the incredible entrance with a great view of the harbor and when you get into the museum you'll be thankfull to choice this options...come to discover why...

Brunswick, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

The museum is located above a mirador offering good views of the working harbor and the city. The exhibits are well presented, many offering English explanation, and provide a good sense of the importance of the sea to Chile. Additional exhibits are being added as part of renovation of the building. If walking to the Artilleria ascensor from Plaza Sotomayor,... More 

Thank Intrepid8
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

This is a reasonable museum but, unless you are into maritime history (or the British role in creating the Chilean Navy), it's probably not worth going out of your way

Thank John T
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Visited today and found it quite interesting. Some, but not all, of the info is in English. Much of the museum was closed off for renovations or something. Nice views from the area round the museum. Of more concern we walked here and had a bag stolen off us in the street on our way back - not far from... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

If you're at all interested in Chilean naval history, this place is amazing. Even if you're not it's worth visiting. UK visitors will love it too for the very strong Royal Navy connections.

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

It's a long climb to this museum but the views are wonderful when you get there. The museum is very interesting, especially for British people, as one of the earliest leaders of the Chilean navy was a British man. There are many of his letters and reports available to read, as well as information about important naval battles. If you... More 

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