Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago

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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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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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  • The PreColombian Museum in Santiago is a must see! The collection is very impressive and not too overwhelming - installed over 2 floors. Don't miss the Mapuche art in the lower level - outstanding!  more »
  • I thought this would be a museum of Chilean art from before the Spanish invasion, but it was much more, including art from all over Latin America, but with an emphasis on Chile's art. This was not onl...  more »
  • From what we read, heard and confirmed for ourselves, if you had to choose one cultural venue in Santiago, this would be it. I normally choose art over museums, but this was both. A beautiful building...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Amazing display. Very informative. Discounted price for international students.
  • Excellent collection of Precolumbian art held in a well-designed museum. The pieces are provided with informative descriptions in Spanish and English. Contextual information is provided for pieces grouped by culture or theme. More context and background information could be given.