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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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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 yesterday via mobile

I have spent almost 4 hours at this museum and found it truly fascinating. We decided to start at the lowest level where the 'Chile before Chile' exhibition is located. Here different artefacts - ceramics, textiles, jewellery etc. - of the indigenous peoples of Chile...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Glad we spent an hour here. Could stay longer to read more captions. (In English also). Organized by geographic and cultural genres through time.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you go to only one Museum in Santiago choose this one. It has the most amazing and extensive collection of Precolumbian artefacts. The textile room is simply breathtaking when considering the age of these handmade pieces. Many are displayed in drawers ( for preservation...More

Thank raeroy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a country with one of the lowest expenditure on culture and science by development stage in the world, the curators have done quite an amazing job in pulling this collection together. Unfortunately, some dates are missing and some regions are entirely absent. The museum...More

Thank Cristian T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Relics are in great shape mostly from graves. Descriptions also in English. Not a large collection but diverse.

Thank oldtimertraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous museum with lovely Chilean items down on the lower floor but equally fantastic relics from central America on the upper floor. There is an endless series of fascinating items, just enough not to be overwhelming but pieces of startling beauty and in...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply amazing collection of pre-Columbian art in exemplary condition. Make sure to see the textiles, they're fantastic! Plan on spending a minimum of 2 hours to view everything adequately.

Thank duckleader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Feel transported in time by walking through the halls of this museum, especially the display in the basement of true primitive and precolombian art.

Thank CaliforniaTraveler37
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This museum is worth any time you can spend—for us a few hours flew by. There are beautifully displayed artifacts from all over Latin America before any European influence, and it is amazing—the artistic beauty and technological savvy shown in pottery, metalwork, and textiles. In...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum, especially the jewellery and textiles. But also the ceramics. Everything is beautifully exhibited and with information also in english. The interiour and lighting in the basement create a wonderful atmosphere and enhance the wonderful artworks. The staff is also friendly and helpful.

Thank Henriettewhite
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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.
18 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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18 September 2015|
Response from eugenedavidson |
when are museums in santiago open?