Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago

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#3 of 151 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. Put Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino into our Santiago trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Museum is not very large, but the quality of the pieces is undeniable and the delicacy with which this also exposed
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  • S and S to C I O N L. One of the best museums I've visited, very organized, very well explained, well lit, well maintained, very good.
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  • The Museum is wonderful, brings much of the local culture and of Latin america. I was a little afraid to go because of the museums, was the only paid but have not regretted one bit. Recommend it to everyone.
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  • A must place if you want to know about the civilizations before Cristofol Colombus. Good events and exhibitions of different cultures as Mapuche
  • An incredbily beautiful and well curated collection. The layout of the museum was spectacular!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • A beautiful museum! Very well put together and nicely displayed. Displays were also in English.

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Santiago features numerous distinct neighborhoods filled with affordable sleeping options. For easiest access to the city's top museums and eateries, consider the hotels located in the pleasant downtown area, where you can also find many furnished apartments ideal for longer stays. For close proximity to the city's best nightlife options, consider Bellavista or Barrios Lastarria, or head to charming Providencia if you prefer something a bit more sophisticated and less raucous.
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