Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, Easter Island

Learn the history of the island at Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, dedicated to preserving the culture and history of Rapa Nui and its people. Named after Bavarian missionary Sebastian Englert, who lived on the island until his death in 1969, the museum houses and displays artifacts from across the island. Situated in a building with a humble, rustic design in keeping with the scenery and culture of the island, the museum boasts a rare female mo'ai figure, an extensive photographic collection, wooden statuettes, and an archive of traditional folk music. Plan my Hanga Roa trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • It is recommended to go on the morning of the 2nd day (the Museum only opens in the morning), before you start doing the tours for the island, because it explains a lot of culture, history and structure of the Ahus (altars). The entada is free, but donations accepted.
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  • A museum that must go to understand a little better the island. Very near the cemetery and en route to the caves. It is free, there are bathrooms and is very cool to rest in their yards. It has the only female moai q exists.
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  • It is very important to go to the Museo Sebastinan Englert, because there the whole story, and the walk to places of interest on the island will be easier to understand, because we haven't always had good guides on the island, the entry is free, and you can go on foot, until then. Take care of the timetables on Saturdays and Sundays, only open in the morning. In the other opens the 9:15.
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  • Great way to learn a bit more indepth information about the island and history. All signs are in English and Spanish. The downside is there isn't much to see artifact wise, it's mainly a museum to read information about the island.
  • Mainly sign boards but does have the only found eye of a Moai
  • its worth being there, you can see the only one moai's eye here
  • I wouldn't cry if I missed this on my checklist. Just boards of texts and very few pieces of stones. I would have cried if they charged.
  • It is the Chilean Museum, founded Father Sebastian Englert and keeps a valuable collection of graphic objects and drawing on the culture of Rapa - Nui. The museum collects, preserves and researches ancestral heritage of Easter Island and its native naroda.Dlya this purpose MAP keeps archaeological and specialized bibliographic collection. Given its remoteness, the Museum has a unique challenge in the projection of the island heritage. In this sense, it also contributes, on an ongoing basis, the various scientific and cultural manifestations with - and Rapa Nui.

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The main urban area on the island, Hanga Roa houses the vast majority of Easter Island's accommodations. While the number of choices remains pretty limited considering the island's popularity, the range of lodgings suits a variety of travelers, from budget-conscious backpackers to those seeking luxury. Relaxed guesthouses and hostels provide decent rooms to get your head down for the night after a long day's exploration. Eco-lodges and more exclusive hotels tend to be positioned outside of the main urban area, providing airport pick-up services, ocean views, and swimming pools.
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