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Santiago Museum

Using ceramics, letters, costumes, carriages, maps, audiovisual dioramas and large scale models, Santiago's history is reconstructed as from the time it was occupied by the Araucanos. As from 1980 it occupies the "Casa Colorada". It has seven exhibition halls.
Address: Merced 860.
Telephone: 66-4416
Opening hours: from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays and holidays from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

National Museum of Fine Arts

Tapestries, sculptures, engravings and drawings make up part of its collection of 3,000 artworks, organized by subjects and by "ages". It is noteworthy for its exhibits of Chilean paintings. Temporary exhibitions are also organized.
Address: Parque Forestal s/n
Telephone: 633-0655
Web: http://www.mnba.cl
Opening hours: from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6.45 p.m.
Entrance fee: adults 600 pesos, students 300 pesos. Free admission on Sundays

Museum of Contemporary Art

This offers a cohesive and systematically organized exhibition of paintings, sculptures and engravings by Chilean artists, whose works reflect the country's cultural development. It also possesses an important collection of foreign artworks.
Address: Parque Forestal s/n
Telephones: 638-0390 / 633-1675
Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m.; Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m.
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    Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

    Among its over 3,000 items on show are ceramics, textiles, paintings and sculptures that show the history and development of the Andean and Central American cultures before the arrival of the Spaniards.
    Address: Bandera 361
    Telephones: 688-7348
    Web: www.precolombino.cl
    Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Entrance fee: general public 2,000 pesos, free for students and children.

    Museum of Popular Art in the Americas

    It is run by the School of Arts of the Chilean National University and possesses over 5,700 items of pottery, basketwork, textiles, musical instruments, religious images, leather items and bone and wood carvings which represent the artwork of different peoples in the Americas. The objects on display were donated by the governments of different countries in the continent on the first centenary of Chile University (1842-1942).
    Address: Compaņia 2691
    Telephone: 682-2208 / 682-1480
    Web: http://www.uchile.cl/mapa/index.htm
    Opening hours: Monday through Friday from 10 to 12 a.m., and from 2.30 to 4 p.m.
    Guided Visits: these have to be booked by phone at: 682-2208
    Entrance fee: adults 700 pesos, students and elderly people 500 pesos.

    National Museum of Natural History

    Its different display halls show valuable collections of anthropology, botany, entomology, geology, hydrobiology, taxidermy and zoology, as well as Chile's main vegetable and mineral products.
    Address: Interior de la Quinta Normal, Santiago downtown.
    Telephone: 680-4631 / 680-4615
    Web: http://www.mnhn.cl
    Opening hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. up to 5.30 p.m. Sundays and holidays from 12 a.m. up to 5.30 p.m. (April through August) and 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (September through March). The museum is closed on January 1, Holy Friday, May 1, September 18 and 19, November 1 and December 25.
    Entrance fee: adults 600 pesos; children, students and persons over 60 years of age 300 pesos. Free for children under 8, members of the Armed Forces, Carabineros (police force) and Police Detectives, as well as foreign students with the International Student Credential.






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