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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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The Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino) in Santiago, Chile is a jewel among the world's museums and a highlight to any trip to Chile. Widely regarded as one of the best museums in Latin America, this unique...more
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Bandera 361, Santiago 8320298, Chile
Centro Histórico
+56 2 2928 1500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If one is interested in Pre-Columbian cultures or just learning, this museum is worth at least half a day, minimum. The museum itself is well presented and the collection is fantastic!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank speninosmith
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent about 1.5 hours in this museum. The English speaking guide had a very thick accent and was hard to understand. He provided a decent overview of the basement exhibits, and then we explored the remaining parts of the museum on our own. Having...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Matt C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really like the pre-Columbian art and culture and I was hoping to find a complete collection of artifacts, but this museum is very small and, although still interesting, it has not much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank irscasella
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for quick visit and spent a goiid couple of hours here. Especially enjoyed the textiles & the knot recordings.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KL_CRHunter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is great and if you have limited time, do include it. The cafe is super with lovely contemporary and quick food and service. The museum is world class and has a brilliant collection well curated. Mostly in both Spanish or English. My only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well presented museum takes the visit through the various stages of migration to and from central and south America from pre-history to post-Columbian times giving an insight into how the regions have developed and the various challenges different cultures have faced over the centuries....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David_Lorraine111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful artifacts, well presented and in English. Quite an extensive collection, it is located near the Plaza de Armas and worth the time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeggyAnn921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Toured this lovely museum in a half day. Of course, one can spend more or less time here..We spent half a day and felt it adequate. I found their pre Colombian period collections to be vast. Definitely worth a visit while in a Santiago.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Passenger290566
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, download their app to enjoy some audio descriptives as you walk around the galleries (although excellent English signage is also found throughout the museum). Give yourself a couple of hours as there is a lot to take in to fully appreciate the incredibly rich...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peterbJ2738MM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day to spare in Santiago and this place was not far from our hotel, so we had to visit. It is somewhere not to be missed - full of amazing treasures that open one's eyes to how well-developed S. American culture and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marguerite F
9 November 2018|
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Response from Cegis360Playground | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There is an elevator that will take you downstairs, but you must use the stair case to go upstairs. The upper level has a lot to see-far more than the main or lower levels. Sorry.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Precolombino | Property representative |
Hi! The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last entry at 5:30 p.m. Closed on Monday.
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19 September 2015|
Response from eugenedavidson |
when are museums in santiago open?