Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert, Easter Island

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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. Add Museo Antropologico P. Sebastian Englert to your Hanga Roa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Hanga Roa family vacation planner.
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  • Perfect to understand the details more important in the history of the island. Parts, maps and tools.
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  • The museo is without doubt, a very important place to learn more about the island and how it all began!! Very good
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  • For those who want to really understand the history of the island, the Museum is required. Free, with a small but valuable collection, you can, among other things, to observe the single eye of original Moai found on the island. In addition, you can learn about the geological formation of the island, as well as about the arrival of the first people to her. A panel at the end of the collection shows the various theories about building and displacement of the Moai, as well as the impressive numbers on the island.
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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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Where to stay in Hanga Roa

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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