Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
Bandera 361
Telephone
+56 2 928 1500
Getting there
Metro: Plaza de Armas
More information
www.precolombino.cl
Prices
adult/child CH$3000/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun
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Exquisite pottery from most major pre-Columbian cultures is the backbone of Santiago's best museum, the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. As well as dozens of intricately molded anthropomorphic vessels, star exhibits include hefty Mayan stone stele and a fascinating Andean textile display. More unusual are the wooden vomit spatulas used by Amazonian shamans before taking psychoactive powders. At the time of writing, the museum was closed while it was undergoing a major expansion; it is set to reopen in 2013. Check the museum's website for updates.