Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago
(4.4/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • I really enjoyed!! For those who like to add to your travel knowledge about local culture and history I recommend meet this museum that connects us indigenous roots of Chile and of the Americas. In its collection see creations in metal, stone, ceramic and other materials in addition to material parts used in pre season. Annex to the Museum there is a restaurant that I wouldn't recommend. There is no menu to choose what you want to ask and the customer service is terrible.
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  • With various artefacts, this Museum in downtown Santiago allows a journey through multiple locations and periods of pre-Columbian history. There are elevators for accessibility. I thought the "route" inside the Museum a little confused (actually, there is no single path to follow), so please take a little time if you want to read the explanations and enjoy all the details.
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  • Even for those who do not like museums, if you are in Santiago pass at least in that. Rich in details of Chilean history, with many artifacts and a wonderful timeline. There are QR Codes in several pieces where you can interact through the phone. Be sure to visit the room of fabrics! It was a huge surprise visit this museum.
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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