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Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art (Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino)
Tuesday - Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Calle Bandera 361, Santiago de Chile
TheChilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art is located in the heart of downtown Santiago, a bit more than a block southwest of the Plaza de Armas. Several bus lines depart from nearby, or take the L5 metro (green line) to the Plaza de Armas station.
Groups can request free, guided tours in Spanish or English by emailing the museum one month in advance. The museum's audiovisual library, which includes a noted indigenous music archive, is open to th e public. Only museum members can borrow items, however.
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- Central Post Office
- National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural)
- Red House (Casa Colorada)
- Plaza de la Constitucion
- Santo Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santo Domingo)
- La Moneda Palace (Palacio de la Moneda)
- Santiago Central Market (Mercado Central de Santiago)
- Chilean National Library (Biblioteca Nacional de Chile)
- Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucia)
- Palacio de Bellas Artes
- Barrio Lastarria
- La Vega Central Market
- Forestal Park (Parque Forestal)
- San Francisco Church (Iglesia de San Francisco)