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Museo Gustavo le Paige - Museum San Pedro de Atacama - Chile

The Museo Gustavo le Paige is a must-see in San Pedro de Atacama. Belgian Jesuit priest Gustavo Le Paige, who arrived in town in 1955, started to collect artifacts of great archaeological value after visits to pre-historic cemeteries and places inhabited by indigenous people. By 1957, he had helped open the first museum in his parochial house with exhibits of numerous pre-Hispanic ceramics, textiles, metals and mummies. The museum now houses more than 380,000 regional artifacts. The Treasure Room is particularly impressive with crafts made from gold.

Gustavo Le Paige 380
Around San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Museum Types:
Historical museum

Price Description: $4

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday - Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 55-851002

By Chris Hughes
Traveling South America to give Viva readers the most up-to-date information...
07 Jul 2009

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