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Museo, Punta Arenas

(4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the cultural and natural heritage of Chile at Museo. First inspired by Salesian missionaries in 1893, the extensive museum takes you on a historical journey through the country. Check out the museum's ethnological section, starting with exhibits about the oldest known inhabitants of the land, moving on to issues regarding colonialism and religion, and eventually covering current day issues. You can also visit the museum's archeological, historical, and wildlife exhibitions to develop a fuller understanding of the region. Plan to see Museo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker.
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  • Displays (embalmed) fauna of the area, its flora, its discoverers and sailors who made the history of this region. Many references to the indigenous people of the area, its customs, areas of influence and contact with the Salesians since the 19th century. An ideal Museum to understand the history of Punta Arenas and is forged as the colonization of the area.
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  • Founded by the Salesian missionaries, this museum provides an overview of the history and the habitat and culture of the indigenous people who inhabited the area. Highlights include native tools, jewe...  more »
  • Very full, interesting and educational Museum. It must modernize exposed allowing you show it with another dynamic. It's like entering a Museum of the 50′s.
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  • This museum is spectacular, it is a required step if you explore the Punta Arenas, I highlight the peoples originating in Patagonia ethnographic collection. The souvenir shop is very full and with good prices.
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  • Excellent Museum, very complete, one of the best I've seen, yoda the history of patagonia, flora and fauna
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  • Absolutely necessary. It is a very comprehensive Museum of natural history and quite entertaining. It is hardly worth $3,000.-pesos.
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  • Beautiful place, definitely worth the price of admission site is to miss a morning to inside this museum.
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  • Brilliant way in which this designed East Museum, and the huge historical articles is impressive
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