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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to National Museum of History by using our Santiago online driving holiday planner .
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  • To always know the history of the peoples it is missed to explore this type of museums. Located downtown in Plaza de Armas you have the free entry, making it one greater reason to be visited and toured. Regalame your vote
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  • The visit to the Museum was spectacular. Very instructive all the rooms and the viewpoint of the watch is awesome. The view of Plaza de Armas is unmatched and the possibility of seeing the original structure of the House is great.
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  • Small but focused on colonial period to Pinochet. Good review of events. Some personal items, including a leather sleeping bag. Only Spanish, unfortunately.  more »
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