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“If you like about ancient civilizations ..you must visit this museum”

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Ranked #7 of 498 things to do in Santiago
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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“If you like about ancient civilizations ..you must visit this museum”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I liked the organization about the museum . Maybe a tour guide could explain the tours by diferent subjects...

Visited June 2012
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“good museum”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

It is interesting to visit this museum, its small but nice and you learn new things, also visit Historic museum.

Visited June 2012
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“Fantastic. Don´t miss. Its worth”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

The museum is not in a big space, but the contents is great. if you want to know about history of America´s continent and art pre-columbian, this is the place. The sculptures are very incredible. I enjoyed very much.

Visited July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Most highly recommended museum by locals”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

I was told not to bother with most other museums; only this one and Bellas Artes. It is a very interesting museum with lots of very curious sculptures and other things to see.

Visited November 2011
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“A must for anyone interested in Latin American art”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is a splendid collection, just off the Plaza de Armas in the city centre.Spend an hour or so of your time here. I think there is a small charge but well worth it.

Visited May 2012
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