Father Le Paige Museum, San Pedro de Atacama

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#3 of 9 in Museums in Antofagasta Region
Named for the priest who dedicated himself to preserving the area's artifacts, Father Le Paige Museum features a varied collection of exhibits encompassing the desert's human history. Visit the museum and explore its array of items, more than 370,000 in all, that catalogue the region's development from pre-Columbian times through the modern era. Thanks to the Atacama Desert's ultra-dry climate, you'll find many artifacts in very well-preserved condition. Travel through time as you follow English-language displays dealing with important regional events like the rise of the Inca Empire, the Spanish conquest, and more. Join in on a guided tour, offered in English, in order to get a more in-depth understanding of the museum's holdings and purpose. Add Father Le Paige Museum to your San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Pedro de Atacama online vacation planner .
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  • September 19, 2017
    A shame the amount of time that has been closed and more over says that not enough budget to reopen it. I visited it 30 years ago and worth. I hope something is done. Today this foundling and also makes ugly people
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  • September 16, 2017
    has been two years already closed and it is time that put the batteries to give signs of open or finally put a notice of the comfortable in the recovery project is located, is the patrimony of all and therefore we have the right to visit him or know of the Museum.
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  • September 3, 2017
    The Museum is closed on renewals! Keep that in mind if you include it in the agenda because since June 2016 the Museum is closed and there are many web pages that include it as an option to visit.
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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