Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago

(4.4/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The recently restored Museum is located opposite the old national Congress and the courts. It is small, but it has a representative sample of pre-Columbian cultures in Chile. Their samples are on three levels: the first level where is it zone interactive (ideal for children) can see, smell, play and to dance. Next to that area, find the space for the samples temporary. In the basement is purely Chilean part showing briefly the cultures that were in this country before the conquest. On the second level is the American exhibition, where it puts us the context of the pre-Columbian in this continent. It has a shop at the entrance and a coffee. You can enjoy being in the middle of the city, but travelling in time. The entrance is of $4500- U$ 7.5 or 6€- but the first Sunday of the month is free!
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  • Many museums to visit in Santiago but this has to be the most interesting with South and Central American artifacts dating back thousands of years. Nice gift and atria dining area. Admission fee requi...  more »
  • Loved it! Very interesting, who likes to learn a little local culture, it is worth visiting. Recommend!
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  • The exhibits were exceptionally good. A very fine collection of pre Colombian art, textiles and pottery. Also enjoyed using the free audio tour app that worked perfectly in English.
  • Very interesting, especially the"Chile before Chile" exhibition downstairs. Many pre-Columbian es are represented.
  • Priceless pieces of historical, cultural and artistic value are on display. Well organized is both educational and interesting. Right in the heart of Santiago, near Plaza de Armas, it's a must see.
  • Beautiful museum, very nicely set up and very nice collection!
  • A must to see! Amazing museum full of history