Museo Gabriela Mistral

Museo Gabriela Mistral information

Vicuña , Chile
Address
Street Av Gabriela Mistral 759
Prices
adult/child & senior CH$600/300
Opening hours
10:30am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10am-1pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The town's landmark Museo Gabriela Mistral, between Riquelme and Baquedano, is a tangible eulogy to one of Chile's most famous literary figures. Gabriela Mistral was born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga in 1889 in Vicuña. The museum charts her life (in Spanish only), from a replica of her adobe birthplace to her Nobel Prize, and has a clutch of busts making her seem a particularly strict schoolmarm. Her family tree indicates Spanish, indigenous and African ancestry.