National Museum of History, Santiago

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Occupying the former palace, National Museum of History covers the time period from the European discovery of the Americas to the colonial era, through independence and into the modern era. A full 18 rooms recount Chile's history, exhibiting various collections of objects from everyday life and artwork, including portraits of important figures such as Ferdinand Magellan--the first to explore southern and western Chile. See women's clothing, sewing machines, and furniture. The final section addresses the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power and features a sobering display of Salvador Allende's broken glasses. Take an English audio guide, since the all information is in Spanish. Arrange to visit National Museum of History and other attractions in Santiago using our Santiago itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Very good and free! great presentation of the rooms and the visit virtual with machine of the time is very good, go if or if, recommended
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  • The Museum is very well organized. Enter in the time old and going walking by them rooms themed in each time to get to the Government of previous of Allende (if not I mistake). The part of the revolution is full of pictures huge of them heroes Chilean and American as San Martin. Very interactive models, videos and other environments make the Museum an interesting place. Must visit to know the history of Chile. Over free.
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  • The building is a beautiful and ancient Palace, but the collection leaves a lot to be desired. But still worth a visit when you're there in the Plaza de Armas. Still have a visit to the tower with a nice view of the entire Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral.
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  • Interesting Museum that includes every period in Chile's history. The building has its own history. The 'Real Audiencia' was located there.
  • Excellent tiny historical museum. I've learned a lot in a few hours. Unforgettable! If in Santiago again, gotta go there again.
  • Muy interesante
  • Excellent museum for learning about Chile's colonial and modern history. Wish it covered more history post-1970.
  • A pretty cool museum documenting Chilean history up until the 1973 coup d'état.