Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago

4.6
#3 of 152 in Museums in Chile
Step back into South America's pre-colonial history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, which celebrates the continent's indigenous cultures and covers a period of about three millennia. See tapestries, ceramics, precious metals, and powerful religious icons, and consider picking up an audio guide, available in several languages, to enhance your experience. After your tour, grab a coffee and relax at the museum's excellent courtyard cafe. Using our world travel planner, Santiago attractions like Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We were with our 10-year-old daughter and was very enriching for all our family visit to this museum.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Museums with a beautiful structure and with various parts. Very interesting and curious history. Worth knowing.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The visit to this museum has been for me the best surprise of my short stay in Santiago. After the "Museo de Oro" of Lima, San José and Bogotá, I was expecting to be a little blasé, well think again, a visit to this museum is worth a visit! It brings together very beautiful pieces, like a "Teponaztli" or Aztec drum, well-exposed, pre-Columbian civilizations, with clear explanations in English & Spanish. Do not miss to admire in the basement the "Mapuche" collection and its surprising totems (prohibited photos) where you can also admire a huge "Quipu" inca, for me ever!
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  • July 14, 2017
    A must place if you want to know about the civilizations before Cristofol Colombus. Good events and exhibitions of different cultures as Mapuche
  • June 20, 2017
    An incredbily beautiful and well curated collection. The layout of the museum was spectacular!
  • April 29, 2017
    Big collection of pre columbian art, most of the information also provided in English. In the end if the expo they have a room where they made a nifty design to conserve and show their textiles! Recommended for everyone with the slightest interest in pre columbian art!
  • January 5, 2017
    Excellent and priceless. Not too simple, not too complicated. Could be bigger but loved the size of it. A bigger souvenir shop(or with more buying options) would be nice.
  • January 30, 2017
    A beautiful museum! Very well put together and nicely displayed. Displays were also in English.

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