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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  • Is a nice Museum to visit and still is free. Worth a stop when you are passing there by the Plaza de Armas.
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  • very crowded, is surrounded by trees, and there are many houses of fast food, a day in the afternoon, stroll over there, we listen to a Symphony
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  • Located at the Plaza de Armas, free admission. When we visited there was an exhibition of a history political magazines which we found worthwhile.  more »
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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.