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

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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  • For those who do not like the museum the tip is to take some pictures from outside where there is a statue of Easter Island of a Moai! It's worth doing that! The entrance to the museum pays 2800 pesos per person! Inside there is nothing amazing and unmissable, so if you don't like the museum the tip is to save your money! I like to help the institutions so I went! It is 2 floors with the bottom facing archeology and the top facing the animals! For those who like it worth visiting and miss an hour there!
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  • If you are a lover of museums be sure to allow yourself at least 2 hours for this one. It is small, (a converted 2 story house in an upscale residential area) but they have many interesting and unusua...  more »
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  • 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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