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Museo del Mar - Museum Arica - Chile

Arica’s Museo del Mar's glass cases house the more than a thousand varieties of caracoles don Nicolás has spent 50 years gathering. It is said to be the largest such collection in Chile. Most of the sublime shells come from the Indo-Pacific Oceans, though some stunningly beautiful denizens of the Caribbean and Mediterranean have been berthed here. Museo del Mar also has a small gift shop selling postcards of prime specimens and shell crafts.

Sangara 315
Arica, Chile

Museum Types:
Science and nature

Travel Tips: The museum accepts donations from any of the seven seas.

Price Description: Adults $2, children $1

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Saturday 7 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Visit the other museums of Arica; journey through Valle de Azapa and Valle de Lluta; practice surfing, bodyboarding, paragliding or other adventure sport; hang out at the beaches; take a launch tour of the bay; go birdwatching.

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

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Here are other activities in and around Arica that may be of interest: El Morro de Arica and Museo Histórico y de Armas,

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