Archaeological Museum, La Serena

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#7 of 17 in Museums in Coquimbo Region
While modest in size, Archaeological Museum boasts an extensive and varied collection. Familiarize yourself with local history or travel farther back in time to the museum’s pre-Columbian archives. At 2.94 m (9.65 ft) high sits one of the museum’s most popular artifacts: a genuine Easter Island moai, located in the Polynesia gallery. Note that displays are in Spanish only and audio guides are unavailable. Add Archaeological Museum and other attractions to your La Serena trip itinerary using our La Serena trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • We were looking forward to visiting this Museum since booking our holiday; unfortunately most of the building was closed for restoration and renovation and we were only allowed entry to the "sample ro...  more »
  • The Museum is in remodeling from November 2016. To March 2017 still closed, working machinery and much is still done. We'll see when it reopens. Place quiet, clean, fossils, nice garden and central well.
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  • We went here after looking it op on their website. All good soo far. When we showed up at the place it turned out that it was closed. We found an administrative building and one of the employees expla...  more »

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La Serena provides a varied selection of sleeping options, with the area between the main bus station and the town center featuring at least one hostel on every street. Despite this abundance of lodgings, many hotels book up fast at the height of the tourist season (summer: January-February), and some refuse visitors on single-night stays. If you're looking for the ultimate in space and comfort, consider renting a furnished apartment on the coastline.
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