Museo Historico Nacional, Santiago

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Occupying the former palace, Museo Historico Nacional covers the time period from the European discovery of the Americas to the colonial era, through independence and into the modern era. A full 18 rooms recount Chile's history, exhibiting various collections of objects from everyday life and artwork, including portraits of important figures such as Ferdinand Magellan--the first to explore southern and western Chile. See women's clothing, sewing machines, and furniture. The final section addresses the coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power and features a sobering display of Salvador Allende's broken glasses. Take an English audio guide, since the all information is in Spanish. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo Historico Nacional by using our Santiago online driving holiday planner .
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  • Excellent museum, with a timeline easy to follow and very illustrated. Perhaps we should improve the molographic concept, as some rooms are tedious and it lowers the interest of reading or appreciating the excellent historical and art pieces that it possesses, and there would be a room that speaks of the building itself, since it is so important for the history of Chile. Bathrooms always clean. Lockers for storing belongings are available at the entrance. A better souvenir shop and literature about the museum would be missing.
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  • It is worth the visit because it is free and is right in the historic center. However, it is very small and does not live up to the great Chilean history.
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  • A fascinating museum in Santiago to learn more about the Spaniards in Chile. A great amount of history here and lovely things to see. A must when you're in Santiago.
  • I really liked it because it gives a good history of Chile except that it stops when Pinochet did the coup in 1973. Lots has happened since... And it was free. Signs were in Spanish only.
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