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“Learn about animals and indigenous of chile”

Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck
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Owner description: Originally the home of the wealthy Délano family in the early 20th century, this impressive building was acquired by the local Municipal Authorities in 1985, and converted into a museum. Focus in two principal collections is a natural history department dedicated to Chile's native fauna and flora; and an archaeological department offering a permanent display related to the indigenous peoples of Northern Chile, the Aconcagua region and the Mapuche in the south of the country. The museum also houses one of the most important collections in the world related to Easter Island, including the only genuine Moai statue in the whole of continental Chile, outside in the museum garden. Guided tours are available in both Spanish and English.
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Even it is a small museum, there is plenty to see in it. Outside is a Moai, brought from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Take a picture of it, because it is the only one outside Easter Island. It was brought from there. At the entrance you can get in touch with the culture of the indigenous of Chile (araucans, etc.),

On the first floor there is a collection of animals of Chile, including a beautiful condor and Humboldt penguins. Also an interesting collection of insects,

It is not very costly and will take you one hour to see it all

After you leave go to the park at your left (in the direction of the Moai) and you will see a statue of Gabriela Mistral. At the base of the statue you can read one of her most beautiful poems, dedicated to children (Dame la mano y danzaremos...)

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Reviewed February 17, 2012

very small museum with some interesting items. if you are staying long it's something to do.

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

in a spectacular ambiente. nature galores . a must go ! a mekka for architects !!!

Thank adrianmiami
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

Small but interesting collection, particularly like the exhibits linked to Easter Island

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

It is a great museum for cultural history lovers. It has a "moai" (statue) right outside the museum. I liked the natural history part of the museum and its preservation philosophy. If you want to know everything about Pascua Island and moai's statue THIS IS THE PLACE.

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