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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Ranked #9 of 508 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Never open”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

I've tried to see this world famous museum for three years now and it is still not open. I sympathise with the problems possibly caused by the earthquake but couldn't they at least move the exhibits somewhere else temporarily.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Unique, well displayed pre-Columbian figurines. Great collection. Arguably best museum in Santiago. Centrally located and very reasonable entry cost. Special place.

Visited October 2012
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Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“CLOSED”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went to see it but it's closed; it doesn't say so in their website so it was very disappointed. I asked the guard and he said it would be closed for around 6 months from now.

Visited January 2013
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Pleasantville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Right in the center of Santiago this museum is a necessary stop for anyone hoping to gain an appreciation for the long, rich and varied pr Colombian cultural history of what is now Chile. This and the Museum of Human Rights are musts; actually two bookends at the extremes of Chilean history.
If you're in the center of the city you can easily do this museum along with Bellas Artes in an afternoon. This one is better.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Closed for renovation”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I searched several times for the proper entrance but the site is closed due to renovation. No notice on the internet about that. In the same buidling, a kinky movie place is open though - what a shame.

Visited November 2012
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