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Colchagua Museum, Santa Cruz

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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. Plan your Colchagua Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Cruz using our Santa Cruz travel itinerary maker.
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  • You can also visit the Automobile Museum, where you will find true gems, all very well maintained. There can also visit the Santa Cruz vineyard, take a tour through the winery, taste their wines and travel on the funicular above the extension of the vines.
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  • A beautiful Museum and Rico in detail. Tells the history of Chile and the Andean region. An unmissable ride in Santa Cruz.
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  • A nice surprise the Museum of Colchagua. Has a large collection, varied showing various moments in the history of Chile. There is no need of guides, since they provide a device translator for each point in the corresponding numbering. Very organized, well divided, super interesting. Really fascinating!
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  • Amplia colección.
  • very well set up museum with a lot of interesting exhibits. well worth a visit. only downside is that only a small part is available in English, so be prepared accordingly.
  • Amazing collection
  • A surprisingly good and diverse museum! Lots of natural history and cultural history. Photography of the exhibits is not permitted.
  • A truly unforgettable place
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