Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, Vina del Mar

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#2 of 14 in Museums in Valparaiso Region
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Take a tour through a museum dedicated to pre-Columbian Chile when you visit Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Start outside with the Maoi statue, which draws many for photo opportunities. Inside the museum, the first floor covers Mapuche culture from pre-Columbian times and exhibits on Easter Island. Visit the upstairs to see insect collections and taxidermied animals from all over the world. (Note, however, that the second floor has just a few English translations.) When browsing, consider getting a tour guide, who can provide informative explanations of the exhibits in English. See Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck and all Vina del Mar has to offer by arranging your trip with our Vina del Mar trip itinerary builder.
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  • The only one that was removed from Páscoas Island. In front of the entrance, To visit the museum you have to pay. I don´t thing so...  more »
  • The Fonck Museum in Vina Del mar is an attraction that cannot be missed, take a picture with the MOAI at the entrance and take the opportunity to meet. Very well organized the Museum tells the history of the island, has stuffed animals, insects and other interesting things. I couldn't make the tour, what surely would have been very good.
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  • The Museum is small, a 40-minute visit or a little more. Tells the story of Easter Island and on top has a room with insects and animals. On the outside has an original Moai of Easter Island which is always played for photos. Worth the visit.
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  • I would just say a good. I expected more out of it.
  • Complete, informative and with an AUTHENTIC MOAI!! Fonk Museum has the perfect dose of information for those who are looking for some local knowledge about Easter Island and other Chilean territories. 2nd floor has a super fauna exhibition.
  • Very good room devoted to Easter Island Excellent 8nformation.
  • The statue of Moai was from Easter Island and transported here in 1950s.
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Vina del Mar offers a range of youth hostels, which complement the luxury hotels and resorts that line its seafront. You can choose to stay in the city center, or look a few minutes south of the marina, around Miramar metro station. Reserve your accommodations in advance if visiting during summer, when prices can inflate rapidly.
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