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Address: Caupolican 243 Pucon | Araucanía, Pucon, Chile
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The artefeacts were interesting in themselves, but the curator was a mine of information and briefly explained the Mapuche history and culture. A small museum, but good displays... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 April 2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

It's only open for 2 hours whenever the keeper feels like it, very bad really. There is a sign saying the time when it's open, don't trust it, they open at random hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

A little difficult to locate. Was closed with no real information as to when it would be open. The hotel next door had no information on opening hours either.

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

Small and tucked away and worth a visit as the museum is very special and is full of special antiquities of the Mapuches.

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

The artefeacts were interesting in themselves, but the curator was a mine of information and briefly explained the Mapuche history and culture. A small museum, but good displays of this unusual people, who were not subjugated by the Incas or Spaniards.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

Food and service were OK but only average compared to our other meals during 17 days in Chile. We had the hamburgers. We were looking for a quick meal.

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Gijon, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

It is a private collection, no doubt a great familiar effort, but neither the space nor the exhibition discourse are worth the name of Museum. You pay the ticket with pleasure to listen to the collector himself telling you nice stories of the Mapuches.

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Temuco, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

The mapuche museum was very interesting with lots of small items to see and the entrance fee was not expensive. You need to speak spanish to get most out of the museum since the quide there gives you a really excellent and detailed tour of the culture and history of mapuches.

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Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

A tiny but interesting museum. You will get a lot out of your visit if you let the very helpful guide, who speaks good English, tell you of the history and artifacts.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Maybe March is not high season in Pucon, but there are more than a few tourists there in order for the only museum to be open. Actually, it would be great if they have at least posted on the door that they do not work any more. More of us have come to see the doors closed. Another interesting thing... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Did YOU know the Mapuche fought off the Aztecs AND Incas and THEN fought the Spanish Conquistadors for 300 years!! The Mapuche still inhabited the Chilean Lakes District after Independence! We learned this (and more) from the friendly and informative man working at the museum. The collection itself contains an array of flutes, pipes, masks, kitchenware, statues, crowns, and political... More 

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