Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz

4.8
Colchagua Museum boasts exhibits for every age and taste, from cowboy gear and weapons, to religious artifacts and pre-Columbian pottery. Founded by controversial tycoon Carlos Cardoen, Chile's largest private museum also contains the capsule used to rescue 33 trapped miners in 2010. Other highlights include a collection of utensils and machines used in farming and the production of wine, and a room dedicated to Charles Darwin's Chilean period, hugely influential on his later thinking. To visit Colchagua Museum and get the most from your holiday in Santa Cruz, create itinerary details personal to you using our Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Lot of pieces displayed and very well organized in different halls and pavilions. From historic samples to reproductions of situations very well. Unique and important pieces in the history of our beautiful country. Visit to repeat and they can't miss.
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  • We arrived 5 minutes on the official seal and the housing Lady refused to take care of them because she had already closed. All this while in the Museum it is possible to be at 8
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  • I don't understand why charge for teaching our own culture, we are a part. Very good in terms of content but lack get off and land all that information to something more explanatory and historical physical sense.
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  • I was very impressed with this Museum. After we visited the Precolombian History Museum, which was just ok, I didn’t expect too much of the Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz, Chile. Was a very good experience, many interesting things to see. The sad part was that all the labels where in Spanish, and I do not speak the language. Overall so worth the visit!
  • This was a fascinating place! Well laid out and lots of interesting exhibits including an exhibit dedicated to the 33 Chilean Miners and the events which surrounded their entrapment. Requires a few hours to appreciate well. Electronic translators are provided to assist non-Spanish speakers. Beautiful buildings.
  • A surprisingly vast collection of natural history, pre-Colombian art, and much more. If you like museums you will spend at least a pair of hours here--easily worth the cost of admission.
  • Wide ranging history of Chile and the Americas. There is a lot to see and as a bonus your ticket is good for 24 hours so you can come back the following day.
  • The colección of Andean jewelry is amazing! Lots to see here

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