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The Best History Museums in South America

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History museums in South America

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    Step back into South America's pre-colonial history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, which celebrates the continent's indigenous cultur
    Tours from $11
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    Gain a new perspective on the Inca culture at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. Dedicated to one of the most important ar
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    Poignant, sobering, and politically charged, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos explores the human rights violations perpetrated by C
    Tours from $88
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    Museo Larco , Lima
    Get in touch with ancient Peruvian history and culture with a visit to Museo Larco. The museum, known in particular for its expansive collect
    Tours from $12
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