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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  • History of Chile is nicely presented here. Make sure you get the English translation service at the entrance, because all displays are in Spanish  more »
  • I loved being in this museum. Even, after walking through all the rooms, we found that it was possible to climb to the top of the museum, on a guided tour. We go up and from there you have a very beautiful view of the square and the city.
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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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