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. 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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  • If you're into early art (or actually modern art too) this is an absolute treat. The Museum has recently been refurbished (beautifully) and the works are displayed superbly. Pre-Columbian Art has at l...  more »
  • I had read that it was being refurbished before we travelled so was glad to see it was completed. I have long been fascinated by Pre-Columbian art so was really looking forward to visiting. Wow! This ...  more »
  • This museum has an excellent collection of Pre-columbian art and it is well laid out on three levels in a beautiful building in the heart of Santiago. Various groups from Chile, from those living in t...  more »
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  • Astounding collection of Pre-Columbian art featuring English and Spanish descriptions. Historic regional lower level display featured artifacts of jewelry, textiles, clothing, pottery and numerous other items (including mummy) predating birth of Christ by at least thousand years. Second floor display contained stoned, wood, metal sculptures and special room of ancient weaving. Pleasant cafe in center air conditioned atrium served excellent food with generous portions. Large bookstore with numerous volumes highlighting Chile. Very secure area.
  • Lovely historic building near Plaza de Armas. Nicely displayed exhibits with English translations. Good use of multimedia in exhibits.
  • Medium sized museum. Excellent for Chilean precolombine art. Rather limited for other precolombine art, but a surprise anyway how such art from Mexico, Colombia and Peru ended up in Santiago about 100 years ago... I was especially impressed with the basement collection. Also the temporary exhibition of nature and art from the Atacama desert was excellent.
  • Crossed this museum during the day. Lovely monument. Unfortunately did not get the time to visit it. hopefully next time👍
  • Very nice museum. I went on a kid's day so it was free! Lots to see.
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