- 2 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This museum is a pioneer in Latin America in the custody, dissemination and study of the artistic legacy of the pre-Columbian people of America. It has an extensive collection of art from ancient cultures, such as the Incas and Diaguitas, among others. It is located in the heart of Santiago, just one block away from Plaza de Armas.
- Entry/Admission - Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
- Food and drinks
- Transportation to/from attractions
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Museum opening hours from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Visit: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
The Museum is housed in one of Santiago’s most distinguished colonial buildings. It was built in 1805, in neoclassical style, and was originally home to the colonial government’s Royal Customs House.
Permanent Exhibition: The Art of Pre-Columbian America
This site focuses on the art of the people of the Americas, grouped according to Cultural Areas, such as Mesoamerica, Caribbean, Intermediate, Amazonian, Central Andes and Southern Andes. The Exhibition also includes a Textile Gallery and other masterpieces.
Permanent Exhibition: Chile before Chile
More than 14,000 years ago, humans first stepped foot in the territory that is now Chile. Since then, different people have inhabited this diverse geography. In this exhibition, we invite you to learn about some of those ancient inhabitants and their descendants, the present-day indigenous people of Chile, whose genes, artistic expressions and epic histories are all part of our Chilean identity.
The first floor of the Museum houses the temporary exhibit galleries. These smaller sites are dedicated to the temporary exhibits that the Museum has mounted each year.
Suggested duration to visit the museum is 2 hours.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Chilean nationals, foreign residents in Chile and students can buy discounted tickets directly at the Museum's entrance by showing an ID
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.