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(Santiago, Región Metropolitana)
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"Home of some of the best art pieces ever"

Upon visiting Santiago, I had ultimately decided that I would be touring the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art first. To say that it was otherworldly, does not do it justice. Holding over 5000 pieces, it has some of the most phenomenal artworks I have ever witnessed. The collections are all conjured from pre-Columbian culture areas, with some of the earliest artifacts preserved. A must visit for all history admirers.

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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino is an art museum dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. The museum is located in the city centre of Santiago, the capital of Chile. The museum was founded by the Chilean architect and antiquities collector Sergio Larraín García-Moreno, who had sought premises for the display and preservation of his private collection of pre-Columbian artefacts acquired over the course of nearly fifty years. With the support of Santiago's municipal government at the time, García-Moreno secured the building and established the museum's curatorial institution. The museum first opened in December 1981 and was closed from 2011 to 2013 for renovation.


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