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Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa

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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Okay to incorporate into a tour. A fair distance from down town (30 mins drive). One of the few significant sites to see in the area with mummies dating back 6,000 years. No flash photography was allowed but photos were permitted. All exhibition display information...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa can be found on the road East out of Arica, in the Azapa Valley. You will find a variety of displays and dioramas here that detail the history of the peoples who have lived in this area over...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This, although smaller compared with the one in Azapa, is a good introduction to the subject. One is led to Azapa to see a more detailed description.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank A N
Reviewed 25 December 2017

We visited this museum as part of a day tour on cruise ship stop in Arica, Chile. The highlight is a room that displays a selection of the oldest mummies in the world that predated the Egyptian golden age. The museum is quite small but...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank FunOnly
Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you ever go to Arica, this museum is a must. Located after a short trip from Arica. This museum and the town itself is worth to be discovered. The surroundings are very calm as San Miguel de Azapa is a quiet town. In the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this rather pokey little museum as part of a larger tour of the azapa valley. It's associated with the local university. Museum seems to consist of two buildings featuring a variety of artifacts documenting the development of olive farming in the region and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank JHinnecke
Reviewed 11 May 2017

There was a lot to see here from an original olive press to Early stone cooking items, to pictographs on stone, to mummified remains. I am not big on mummies, so to me that was not a draw. But many people seemed to be extremely...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you are interested in history you should come here. There are shared taxis (colectivos), coloured completely in yellow that say Azapa and they depart from a "parada mixta" at the corner of Patricio Lynch with Chacabuco. The taxi leaves you in front of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Oldest mummies in the world. Taxi from Arica costs 18,000 pesos including 1 hour wait and return trip. Entrance 2,000 pesos. All in Spanish but incredible to see. Takes an hour to view. Also petroglyphs (stone carvings) and incredible intricate artefacts including fish hooks made...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank FabAndy
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This museum is in Azapa Valley, in small town San Miguel de Azapa. It's possible to see the oldest men in the region(Chinchorro) , and part of today culture(aymara).

Date of experience: February 2017
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29 November 2017|
Response from ElisabethM840 |
I don’t think they do, but in any case it is inexpensive: $2.000 pesos. There are ATM machines close to the harbor. I’ll go again tomorrow and will ask if it still interests you.
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Take a cab.
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Check their website. I believe it is.