Museo Momias Chinchorro, Arica

4.6
#5 of 31 in Things to do in Arica
Explore petroglyphs, pottery, textiles, mummies, and even olives at Museo Momias Chinchorro. Partnered with the university, the museum shows the cultural and anthropological development of the region over the past 10,000 years. The museum is best known for its exhibit on Chinchorro mummies--mummified remains of people of the South American chinchorro culture that lived in Peru and Chile, the world's oldest mummies. Explore exhibits on the textiles and clothing of highland shepherds and their hunting equipment, petroglyphs of pre-Hispanic art, and the historical production of olives. Use our Arica trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Museo Momias Chinchorro and other attractions in Arica.
Create an itinerary including Museo Momias Chinchorro
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
199 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 15, 2017
    It is a great Museum, very good samples of mummies, with the entire history of the Chinchorro people. A highly recommended tour
    View original
  • August 15, 2017
    Excellent museum which you can not miss. You will learn history major of Arica and its surroundings. Their culture, their rituals, to what they ate on the chinchorro culture. You can see spectacular mummies in very good condition, thanks to the great work made by the experts of the Museum.
    View original
  • August 13, 2017
    Highly recommended. Anyone with minimal interest for culture should visit this museum. It is not far from Arica and there are public transport (buses and taxis) letting them in the door.
    View original

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Arica by other users

4 days in Arica BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Peru & Arica BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in South America BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Chile BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 40 days in Chile BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Arica BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Province of Perugia & Arica and Parinacota Region BY A USER FROM CHILE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Arica and Parinacota Region & Colombia BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Iquique, Arica & Putre BY A USER FROM CHILE September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Arica and Parinacota Region BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Arica BY A USER FROM CHILE August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in South America BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans