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Casa de Isla Negra
Casa de Isla Negra was one of Pablo Neruda's three houses in Chile. It is located at Isla Negra, El Quisco, San Antonio Province, Valparaíso Region. The house is now a museum, managed by the Fundacion Pablo Neruda, and has become a popular tourist spot.

Huáscar is a small armoured turret ship, similar to a monitor. It was built in Britain for Peru and had a significant participation in the War of the Pacific against Chile before being captured and commissioned within the Chilean Navy. Today it is one of the few surviving ships of her type, has been restored and is currently commissioned as a memorial ship. She became a floating museum and a memorial, displaying many objects and relics recovered from Navy warehouses or donated by private citizens from the Talcahuano and Concepción area.

R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum
R. P. Gustavo Le Paige Archaeological Museum is a museum located in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It houses a collection of about 380,000 pre-Columbian artifacts from the Atacameño culture. The museum is named after Jesuit missionary Father Gustavo Le Paige, who was its founder

Museo de Arte Precolombino
The Museo de Arte Precolombino features a collection of ancient indigenous artifacts, some of which date as far back as 4,000 years. Directly on the plaza is the Museo Histórico Nacional (National Historical Museum), which offers a chronology of Chile's history from Pre-Columbian times to 1973.

National Museum of Fine Arts
The National Museum of Fine Arts, located in Santiago, Chile, is one of the major centers for the arts both in Chile and in the larger region of South America. Established in 1880 (making it the oldest in South America), the organization is managed by the "Artistic Union" (Unión Artística).

The MAC is geographically set up alongside "Parque Forestal", the main park in downtown Santiago, and forms part of an active circuit of museums and wide-ranging cultural activity. For over half a century it has been the articulating axis of contemporary visual arts, and curator of the valuable artistic cultural heritage it safeguards since its foundation in 1947.

Museo Arqueológico de Santiago
The Archaeological Museum of Santiago (MAS) was founded in 1981. Durante más de veinte años entregó innumerables testimonios de vida y arte de las culturas que habitaron el actual territorio chileno, algunas de ellas aún presentes, antes de la llegada de los españoles. For over twenty years delivered countless testimonies of life and art of cultures that inhabited the current Chilean territory, some of them still present, before the arrival of the Spaniards.

National Museum of Natural History
It contains valuable anthropological, botanical, entomological, geological, hydro-biological, taxidermy and zoological specimens, as well as exhibits of Chile's native plants and mineral ores.

Museo Interactivo Mirador (MIM)
A free route museum that has more than 300 exhibits in 14 themed rooms. This museum is truly unique in that it encourages visitors to participate in its interactive displays as it strives to educate both young and old about art, science, and technology.


Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa
Nuestro museo resguarda uno de los más importantes conjuntos patrimoniales relativos a la arqueología y antropología de Chile, evidenciando un desarrollo cultural de más de 10.000 años de historia. Se ubica en el Valle de Azapa a 12 km de la ciudad de Arica, en el extremo norte de Chile.

Casa Colorada - Santiago Museum
A typical 18th-century colonial house, the Casa Colorada was home to the Governor prior to independence and later to the first president of Chile, Mateo de Toro. Today, the beautiful building houses a museum which charts the history of the city of Santiago de Chile.

Museo de Solidaridad Salvador Allende
The Museo de Solidaridad Salvador Allende in Santiago de Chile houses one of the most important international collections of modern art in South America, ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s and including works by Matta, Miró, Oldenburg and Vassarely.

Iquique Naval Museum
Iquique's Naval Museum is home to the remains of the Esmeralda ship that was famously sunk by a Peruvian enemy ship in the War of the Pacific, along with photos and personal objects belonging to those that went down on it.

Lord Thomas Cochrane Sea Museum
At one point in his long and successful career the British admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane commanded the Chilean navy in their fight for independence, hence this museum's commemorative name. Found in an old house that was originally the home of Chile's first astronomical observatory, the museum shows naval models and alternates exhibitions throughout the year.

Valparaíso Municipal Museum of Fine Arts
Valparaíso's Municipal Museum of Fine Arts is found inside the grand Palacio Baburizza and contains notable Chilean and European art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum
The San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum covers the ancient heritage of the surrounding area. Permanent and temporary exhibitions display mummies, indigenous cultural artefacts and archaeological finds. Outside the museum is the petroglyph park, where 13 blocks of stone feature intricate prehispanic carving.