Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, Vina del Mar

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Take a tour through a museum dedicated to pre-Columbian Chile when you visit Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Start outside with the Maoi statue, which draws many for photo opportunities. Inside the museum, the first floor covers Mapuche culture from pre-Columbian times and exhibits on Easter Island. Visit the upstairs to see insect collections and taxidermied animals from all over the world. (Note, however, that the second floor has just a few English translations.) When browsing, consider getting a tour guide, who can provide informative explanations of the exhibits in English. To visit Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck and other attractions in Vina del Mar, use our Vina del Mar trip planner.
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  • We went to Museo Fonck to see the Moai that was standing there in front. We were then pleasantly surprised by the rest of the museum. Then it was a shortish walk to the ocean for a nice lunch with.....  more »
  • What am amazing tour Luis Sanchez Ayala coordinated for us. He took us to Viña Del Mar and Santiago. We chose him again on account of the fine service he provided us on our last visit here. He Has a....  more »
  • In many ways, a small museum, but packed full of content. Translations into English seemed like a token executive summary. Fascinating exhibits.
  • Iconic museum with some very cool pieces in just the front lawn. Come take a look if you're in the area. They have an original statue found on Easter Island which is closest to this region of Chile. They also have a bird man statue made from grass and flowers. They also have an original rock which locals used to use to put fruit inside the divots and would then retreive the fermented fruit which became wine a couple days later.

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