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

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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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  • Now this is a marvel of a museum. Beautifully displayed archaeological finds from Easter Island, Mapuche silverwork and Moche ceramics. Upstairs are examples of taxidermy and an explanation of how hea...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • This museum offers interesting and detailed information about several native groups. If you read Spanish, you can get quite a lot of information; if you read English you get a good amount. One exhibit...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Museo natural
  • Interesting Museum. If you have plenty of time in the city, worth the visit as a curiosity, since admission is free. Inside has one of the capsules used in the rescue of the miners buried years ago in northern Chile, in addition to weapons and marine parts.
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