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The Best History Museums in Santiago

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History museums in Santiago

Poignant, sobering, and politically charged, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos explores the human rights violations perpetrated by C
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Occupying the former palace, Museo Historico Nacional covers the time period from the European discovery of the Americas to the colonial era,
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Duration: 2 hours
This museum is a pioneer in Latin America in the custody, dissemination and study of the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian people of America. It has an extensive collection of art from ancient cultures, such as the Incas and Diaguitas, among others. It is located in the heart of Santiago, just one block away from Plaza de Armas.
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Discover more about locomotive history at Museo Ferroviario de Santiago, a museum dedicated to displaying heritage train models. You can even
Villa Victoria , Valparaiso
Gain an informative insight into Valparaiso’s colonial and genteel history at Villa Victoria, an old mansion with World Heritage recognition.

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Where to stay in Santiago

Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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