Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa, Arica

4.5
#3 of 31 in Things to do in Arica
Specialty Museum Museum
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.
Create an itinerary including Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa
map

Plans in Arica by other users

4 days in Arica BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Arica BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Arica, Santiago & Santa Cruz BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in United States, Caribbean, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Arica & Cochabamba BY A USER FROM CHILE August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Arica BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Arica BY A USER FROM CHILE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Arica, Santiago & Isla Chiloe BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Chile BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Arica BY A USER FROM CHILE August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Arica

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Arica

The city of Arica primarily attracts visitors because of its beaches, although some also pass through on their way to or from other regional destinations. Beachgoers and adventurers alike will find suitable places to stay in Arica. Along the coast, choose from resort-style lodgings and pristine high-rise hotels, jutting out from the main coastal roads. The town center provides hotels and guesthouses ranging from simple to luxurious, with grander options lining the main boulevards and simpler fare dotted along the side streets. For onward travel connections, consider staying by the station or the Pan-American Highway.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
386 reviews
Google
4.6
  • Ancestral cultures are posible to see in this museum, life has developed also here. Many instruments and objects which tell us how initial life was there.  more »
  • We visited this rather pokey little museum as part of a larger tour of the azapa valley. It's associated with the local university. Museum seems to consist of two buildings featuring a variety of arti...  more »
  • There was a lot to see here from an original olive press to Early stone cooking items, to pictographs on stone, to mummified remains. I am not big on mummies, so to me that was not a draw. But many pe...  more »
Google
  • Is partially closed for remodeling, no doubt sample Chinchorro, historically is perhaps the most relevant area
    View original
  • A pleasant walk that allows to know the culture small boat, in particular their mummification process.
    View original
  • Good place to visit
    View original
  • Knowledge of the culture de.mi country Chile and its influence originating de.pueblos
    View original
  • Too much history in one place
    View original