Specialty Museums in Santiago

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Specialty Museums in Santiago

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  • WImom
    Fond du Lac, WI2,338 contributions
    Very interesting to see the home of Pablo Neruda. It is a short walk to/from San Cristobal so you can do these attractions together. The cost is about $8 USD. They do take credit cards. It is a one-way self-guided tour through his house and grounds. There is an included audio-guide which I would highly recommend. No photos are allowed in the interior of his home but you can take photos outside. There is an introductory video which I recommend. Also, the gift shop has quality items. We spent about 65 minutes here.
    Written April 20, 2020
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  • brunogouveia
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ222 contributions
    This interactive museum it’s not too close to the town center, but it worth the visit, especially if you’re traveling with kids. You can take the subway, but it will take some ten minute walking.

    The museum is located in a very poor part of the city. The surroundings are not attractive. Maybe you can consider taking an Uber for nearly CLP17000 or 25$. The trip by car lasts nearly 40 minutes.

    On the other hand, it’s nice to realize that the museum was built in this place with a purpose to offer math science and physics to the poor people who live there. More than a tourist attraction, this is a social and educational attraction.

    Once you arrived there, you’ll be delighted with all of the experiences provided for the kids.For instance, my daughter loved to play with the bubbles and the optic lab. The nail bed was a success among the adults as well. Everything in the place has a purpose. The experiences are nice and always let you think about the results. Cause and consequence. We had lunch there, in the building not so far from the museum. They served the every day food of a Chilean. No complicated menus, just the basic food, which served us well.

    Overall we had a nice time. We spent three hours in the morning, n entertaining ourselves with the experiments and having a lot of fun. If you have kids, it’s a must see attraction. Eight months ago, we’ve been to Paris and visited the science Museum off La Villette, and I have to say that this museum offered us an even better experience exclamation
    Written August 31, 2019
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  • Cameron W.
    Indianapolis, IN72 contributions
    This was a great experience to learn more about the modern history of Chile. Please be aware that the audio guide available in the mobile app does not completely align with the current signage, likely due to the physical distancing and directional signage precipitated by the pandemic.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • Emanpee
    Sydney, Australia2,719 contributions
    Above ground you have the presidential palace, an impressive building and surrounds. Includes regular changing of the guard activity if your timing right. At one end is a below ground cultural centre that is also worth visiting. A pleasant part of the city.
    Written March 6, 2020
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  • Pantherboy
    Georgetown, Australia3,563 contributions
    This was one of my must do things while I was in Santiago, to visit the Stadium of the most famous club in Chile, Colo Colo. Go to Pedrero Metro station and about a 5-10 minute walk along Av. Marathon. You need to buy your ticket at the container type building out the front with a small gate opening (see the photo). Entry is 4000 pesos. Be aware, the lady does not speak English. The museum entry includes a tour of the Stadium - check the club website for current times. Today (Friday), it was 2pm for the tour - leaving from the museum. The museum is well set out with all the Cups and the history of the club and it's success. Unfortunately, the tour was only in Spanish and there was very limited souvenirs, team shirts, merchandise available, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, regardless. It was a thrill just to be there. The tour includes areas like the press conference room, the broadcast area, up in the stands and more. Plenty of time to take photos. If you want Colo Colo merchandise, you can get it at a little shop they have in the city centre. Universidad de Chile metro stop. A little shopping centre at Alonso Ovalle 1060, shop number 340-342. Well worth a visit, especially if you are a sport fan.
    Written April 13, 2019
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  • Aymeric D
    3 contributions
    As a pilot visiting Santiago for the day, I was impressed by the extensive collection and the overall organization of the museum. Easily one of the best aviation museums I have seen so far.
    Written November 5, 2021
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  • sam s
    Santiago, Chile123 contributions
    I recommend you buy tickets for 1 movie in the full dome theatre.
    You and your kids will enjoy it.
    You'll also find short guided tours of the stars and planets and some activities for the younger ones.
    There are free peaking lot and some fast-food tracks at the entrance.
    Written July 23, 2018
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  • Francisco A
    Geneva, Switzerland169 contributions
    My first visit was in 1993 when I was in school and I came here with friends (28,29) to show em the palace and how is oriented to show art to kids. They had so much fun.
    Written April 3, 2018
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  • Ricks for Free
    Santa Monica, CA7 contributions
    This is a very nicely kept railroad display with a collection of ancient to just old steam locomotives. If you are a railfan, depending on light, you can pick off roster shots easily (and if you come back later in the day, pick off all the ones that were poorly lit in the morning).
    Written May 17, 2019
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  • deborahk3
    Maidstone, UK1,785 contributions
    The Central Post Office building, is an historic building on the edge of the square, Plaza de Armas. Construction of the current building started in 1881, changes to the facade have been seen over the years and the current one dates from 1908. Worth a visit if your into stamps; as inside is an amazing exhibition of stamps from around the world This is a working post office building, but also contains an interesting postal museum.
    Written July 1, 2020
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  • sandy c
    Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
    What a nice surprise. This museum/cloister/collection was a pleasant repite from the crazy streets right outside. Almost all religious art of course- and though there are few 'big names' I believe much of the artworks here would be considered masterpieces in a more famous museum. There is more behind that dusty old door than what you may expect, so give yourself some time to relax and take a breather from hectic Santiago. The verdant courtyard has at least one peacock and some turtles in a fountain, and lots of various flora for the garden enthusiast. The only flaw, for me, was that the lighting on some of the paintings was too strong and I couldn't see the painting for the glare. But it was mostly OK. There is a small entry fee, but really it's worth it for the world within.
    Written March 19, 2020
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  • Ivor M
    London, UK545 contributions
    This was the pre-coup Socialist party HQ which the coup used as one of its interrogation and torture centres. The interior is rough as it was left. You are told what each room was and there are quotes from survivors. It helps to understand Spanish. You can use your imagination here to think about what went on here.
    Written March 23, 2019
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  • Lukas T
    Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
    Not very famous in Santiago, the MHM is an underrated war museum that meets the standards of European levels. With expositions from the War for Independence to the War against Peru and Bolivia all the way to WW1 and WW2 (which Chile didn't participate in btw)
    Written June 12, 2017
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  • Elena H
    Chile233 contributions
    Well, we went to this museum because it was a cold rainy day, and we didn't want with my parents who are new in Santiago to stay home.
    And the second- this Museum is just a couple of blocks away from our place.
    So,it was a first museum we needed to pay for entrance (it's a private museum) - 3000 CLP per person.
    The museum is like a someone's house - very stylish and beautiful, but a little bit dark, and no explanation for foreigners, no audio guides, nothing. In fact, the museum is very small.
    Thanks to 2 rooms with video - we stayed there a bit longer. Then I read about this family on the internet, they were rich and their son just decided to make a museum from the house.
    Museum has a restaurant/terrace and a shop.
    Beautiful place, but very small.
    Written June 24, 2018
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  • JamesKMTan
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia21,734 contributions
    This interesting historical red structure is located a short distance from the Plaza de Armas. It highlights the original political foundation of this wonderful city. The colonial structure is unique.
    Written December 19, 2017
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