Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, Arica
(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
At Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, come face to face with the oldest mummies ever discovered. Accessible by a dirt road in the middle of the baking Atacama Desert, the small university-run museum displays important exhibits. Tour the museum on your own with the help of a guide book, available in several languages. Find the famous Chincorro mummies, dating from between 7020 and 1500 BCE and believed to be the oldest in the world, and don't miss the petroglyph park, the museum's outdoor exhibit of indigenous stone carvings. Our Arica trip itinerary planner makes visiting Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa and other Arica attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A museum that takes to know the archaeology and anthropology of Chile of over 10,000 years of history. It is incredible.
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  • We take a collective Azapa, which charges 1,200 pesos to get there and leave you at the gate. The Park in which is is cute, with enough vegetation to the area and a couple of dry gardens with archaeological samples. Unfortunately were only open two rooms of oil and the chinchorro. I understand that there are three more, however, and while they said that the rooms would be available was not therefore a pity. In short, the available rooms are beautiful, with history and breathtaking, anyway you should go. To go there to walk up the road and take the bus back to Arica, spend enough so there is no problem with that.
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  • We went to this museum as part of a shore excursion from Arica. The museum covers the production of olive oil and the Chinchorro mummies. There are lots of olive trees in the irrigated portions of val...  more »