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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  • For those who are interested to know the artistic manifestations of the pre-Columbian cultures that spanned from the Mesoamerican area until the surandina of the mainland region; the museographic layout is very well achieved and gives spaces air of meditation and reflective admiration of the beauty that the original inhabitants of the territory mentioned elaborated the representation of deities, the textile art, pottery and utensils for everyday use. Impossible to describe the magnificent experience which means visit this place... have to live it. Until May 27, 2018 the so-called exhibits "Taira: the dawn of art in Atacama" that allows to know the rock art that translated the atacameños in the walls of the eave of Taira, located on the banks of the upper course of the river Loa , relatively close to the city of Calama. The first Sunday of each month admission is free and the site location is very central just a block from the Plaza de Armas.
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  • A great Museum of the pre-Hispanic culture. Very well mounted, with clear explanations and valuable this (Southern) summer pieces have a very good sample of Taira culture with exhibition and experience multimedia's very good level.
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  • The pieces on display were amazing, I am delighted with this culture. On the day we went, it was birthday of the Museum and the entrance was free (as every first Sunday of the month). Even had live music, activities for children and learned about the medicinal properties and history of coca leaf.
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  • Very interesting museum. Really well laid out and displayed. Lots of fascinating objects. Timelines and explanations help create the context for the displays.
  • I was pleasantly surprised by attitude presented in the museum. Here, people knows, that there are not only Spanish-speakers among the tourists. Free wi-fi and guide-app will help you to visit the museum. And of course exhibitions were extremely interesting!
  • Truly outstanding museum - a must-go in Santiago. Nice courtyard cafe and good gift shop selling quality books and artisanal craft.
  • Beautiful museum with amazing artifacts. If you're interested in the (pre)history of Chile and surrounding region.
  • Did not get an opportunity to visit the museum but went in to the boutique and cafe in the entrance. Really beautiful structure, with a cool little cafe. The museum shop is small, but offers really beautiful things.

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