the cultural vestiges of an untameable and brave people that fought effectively against the western conquistadors enrich this private museum, property of the Ulloa Metzinger family, renowned tourist promoters in the region.
The rock sculptures known as the clavas, similar to a sceptre that was carried by the Mapuche leaders as a representation of their political power, stand out in this museum. It also displays the toquicuras (ruling symbol of the warrior chief), the masks used on the religious rites and flashy pipes made of stone.
The show includes musical instruments such as the trutruca, a 4-metre long hollowed stick of bamboo and the kullkull, similar to a trumpet, which was elaborated with rolled leafs; it was modified with the arrival of the Spaniards and began to be made of wooden horns.
Pottery objects, wooden pieces, leatherworks and silverworks complement this attractive collection, which allows visitors to appreciate the historic importance of the Mapuche people.
243 Caupolican Street, Pucon, inside the Araucarias Hotel
everyday from 15:00 hours up till 19:00 hours