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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.

Location:
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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