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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  • The precious artefacts are reminiscent of an old story that has nothing to envy with European antiquity, it is worth
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  • Museum with a large collection of pre Colombian art, since the peoples the Aztecs, Mayans, incas, through to the Amazonian peoples. It is highly recommended for those who like the pre Colombian history and enjoy this type of collection. The mummies are amazing and are older than Egypt itself.
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  • With artifacts that demonstrates not only the existence of the people before Christopher Columbus, but also customs, interests, beliefs about life and death, their rituals, their creations. Anyway, that leads us to reflect on the season of our brothers of humanity.
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  • Fascinating glimpse into the early history of South and Central America. Exhibits are well presented and described in Spanish and English. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful and informative exhibits on the original peoples who lived in Chile in the thousands of years before the Incas and the Spanish arrived. I appreciated that everything was available in both Spanish and English, although in some exhibits (Chile before Chile) the lighting was so low and the English was in such a light font it was pretty hard to read. They offer an app for your phone that will guide you through the exhibits in several languages including English; I didn't use it but would recommend it for English speakers, particularly if you have vision challenges. Spent 1-1/2 hours here and didn't even get to the 2nd floor. Also there is a gift shop with very high quality items and books.
  • A truly breathtaking museum in Santiago. Great building housing fantastic Precolombian pottery, figurines, and some fantastic textiles and fabrics. Not to be missed! (6,000 pesos for foreign visitors and well worth it). Plenty of English captions, as well.
  • Beautiful museum with tons of artefacts from all over Latin America, but seriously lacking in artefacts and information about indigenous cultures in Chile. If you're in Chile to learn about Peru's Incan civilization and the Mayans and Aztecs from Central America and Mexico, this museum is for you. But if, like me, you were hoping to learn more about the mapuche culture, this museum is sure to disappoint.
  • In the course of traveling, cultures encounter other culture and they often encounter cultures that are very different from their own. Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
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