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Museo Hist贸rico Juan Pablo II - Museum Puerto Montt - Chile

From the mid-1950s to early 1980s the building was the Mercado de la Rampa, the principal marketplace. With Pope John Paul II鈥檚 1987 visit, it was renovated for a mass. Afterwards it became this museum.

Displaying not only articles used by the Pope, the Museo Hist贸rico Juan Pablo II鈥檚 exhibits trace geologic and human history from the last glacial age to the

colonial village Mellipuli and the wave of German immigration in the 19th century. A gallery shows the port in the 1930s and finally the destruction and

rebirth of Puerto Montt after the May 22, 1960 earthquake.

Portales 997, second floor
Puerto Montt, Chile

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Travel Tips: Downstairs is the Biblioteca Regional which hosts literary readings, concerts, movies and other cultural events.

Price Description: Adults $1, seniors $0.60, children $0.40

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.; (summer) daily 10 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

Open Hours to:Tuesday-Friday 6 p.m.; (summer) daily 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring: Bring along your dictionary, as all explanations are in Spanish.

Take a walking tour of the seafront promenade or out to the market at Angelm贸. Visit the Museo de Monte Verde or Casa de Arte Diego Rivera. Make a day trip to Puerto Varas and other villages around Lago Llanquihue, or to villages along the Pacific coast East of Puerto Montt or South along the coast of Seno de Relonav铆. Hike in Parque Nacional Vicente P茅rez Rosales or Parque Nacional Alerce Andino.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
E-mail: museojp(at)

Here are other activities in and around Puerto Montt that may be of interest: Monte Verde Stone Museum,

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