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Osorno’s Museums and Cultural Spaces - Museum Osorno - Chile

While waiting for a bus to your next destination, Osorno has several museums where you can while away the time.

Museo Histórico Municipal (Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-6 p.m. Matta 809, Tel.: 23-8615, E-mail:, URL: Entry: free) — The history of Osorno, from the original Spanish colony through the 1960 earthquake.

Museo Interactivo de Osorno, MIO (Monday-Thursday 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m., Friday 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 2:45-5:15 p.m., Saturday 2:15-5:45 p.m. Avenida Diego Portales 5901, Tel.: 21-2996, E-mail:, URL: Entry: free) — An interactive science and technology museum in the former train station.

Surazo: Museo de Artes Visuales (Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3:30-6:30 p.m. Matta 812, Tel.: 31-3264, E-mail:, URL: Entry: by donation) — Art exhibits, film series, music concerts.

For catching performances or movies, Osorno offers these other venues:

Centro Cultural Sofía Hott (Mackenna 1011) — Art gallery, concerts, literary readings, dance performances and other events

Centro Cultural de Osorno (Matta 556) — Art exhibits, dance performances, concerts and other cultural fare.

Centro Cine Lido (Ramírez 650, Tel.: 21-2534, URL: — Chilean, Hollywood and international movies.

Osorno, Chile

Museum Types:
Science, art, cultural centers

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Stroll the town, checking out the various public monuments, churches, historic houses, the Cemeterio Alemán and the Fuerte Reina María Luisa. Visit near-by villages like Puerto Octay and Frutillar. Take a hike in Parque Nacional Puyehue and soak in the hot springs afterwards.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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