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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  • 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 »
  • It was a good idea to install the MOAI in the garden of the Museum of archaeology. The annoying thing is the cost of admission to the Museum. Hatsa to go to the toilet charge you a dollar. It makes no sense. This museum should be free and would attract more tiristas.
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  • Nice place to meet. The Museum is small but well maintained. The big attraction is the original statue taken from Easter Island. Worth the visit for everyone in Vina.
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  • The statue of Moai was from Easter Island and transported here in 1950s.
  • Museo natural
  • Despite the place being small is very organized, tells the story of the indigenous peoples of America, also has a collection of stuffed animals amazing, worth a visit, the cost per person was about 3000 pesos.
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  • Have an original Moai at the entrance, but it is small, about two meters. The giant MOAI statues can only be seen on Easter Island
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  • Beautiful Museum, caught my attention that only the area dedicated to Rapa Nui had all the explanation in English (for the rest of the areas there were people responsible for the visit in English). Highly recommended, especially for the collection of natural history.
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