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Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa

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Reviewed December 15, 2019

Visited the museum as part of an all day tour. Seeing the oldest mummies in the world was fascinating. The have other artifacts from various cultures and periods as well. would like to have spent more time there.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

The mummies are the highlight but there are artefacts from cultures from 9000 BCE to today all beautifully displayed and interpreted. The descriptions are in Spanish but we had a local English speaking guide who was very knowledgeable. Recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Well worthwhile for a visit (despite its location a little outside town) is this museum's nice collection of "chinchorro mummies" (about 20 of them each in like a rectangular bin and all in a big room to see behind a glass wall) which to me...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

Okay to incorporate into a tour. A fair distance from down town (30 mins drive). One of the few significant sites to see in the area with mummies dating back 6,000 years. No flash photography was allowed but photos were permitted. All exhibition display information...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa can be found on the road East out of Arica, in the Azapa Valley. You will find a variety of displays and dioramas here that detail the history of the peoples who have lived in this area over...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

This, although smaller compared with the one in Azapa, is a good introduction to the subject. One is led to Azapa to see a more detailed description.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

We visited this museum as part of a day tour on cruise ship stop in Arica, Chile. The highlight is a room that displays a selection of the oldest mummies in the world that predated the Egyptian golden age. The museum is quite small but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

If you ever go to Arica, this museum is a must. Located after a short trip from Arica. This museum and the town itself is worth to be discovered. The surroundings are very calm as San Miguel de Azapa is a quiet town. In the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited this rather pokey little museum as part of a larger tour of the azapa valley. It's associated with the local university. Museum seems to consist of two buildings featuring a variety of artifacts documenting the development of olive farming in the region and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

There was a lot to see here from an original olive press to Early stone cooking items, to pictographs on stone, to mummified remains. I am not big on mummies, so to me that was not a draw. But many people seemed to be extremely...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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November 28, 2017|
Response from ElisabethM840 |
I don’t think they do, but in any case it is inexpensive: $2.000 pesos. There are ATM machines close to the harbor. I’ll go again tomorrow and will ask if it still interests you.
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Take a cab.
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