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Museo de Santiago - Museum Santiago - Chile

The Museo de Santiago is located just off the Plaza de Armas in Casa Colorada, an 18th century colonial mansion. The house, now a national monument, was built in 1769 and is one of the few remaining examples of a pre-colonial home in the city. Inside, the museum exhibits a collection of ceramics, letters, costumes, carriages, photos, maps and models that chart the history of Santiago from pre-Columbian times to the establishment of the Republic. Some of the displays look a bit like school art projects, but if you’re interested in the history of the city it’s worth checking out. The museum is generally packed with tourists and school children.


Calle Merced 680

Center, Santiago, Chile


Getting There

Closest Metro: Plaza de Armas

Travel Tips:

Opening hours vary:

Tues: Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sat: 10 a.m.– 5 a.m.

Sun: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Price Description:

Free on Sundays.

US$1 adults, US$0.40 for kids.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 56-2-6330723

Here are other activities in and around Center that may be of interest: Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Iglesia, Convento y Museo de San Francisco , Museo Interactivo Mirador, Museo Chileno de Arte Precolumbino, Palacio de Bellas Artes / Museo de Bellas Artes / Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI), National Aeronautic Museum, Museo Histórico Nacional and Museo Arqueológico (MAS) .

By Noleen Turner
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and...
03 Aug 2011

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