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National History Museum, Santiago

National History Museum, Santiago (must see)

The National History Museum of Santiago would appeal to history buffs from all over the world, much as to lovers of art who would also find plenty of interest in its corridors and one of the eighteen exhibition halls. The museum, located right opposite Plaza de Armas, is a historical marvel which recounts the nation’s illustrious history from the time of early explorers and discovery by Europeans to about 1973 when the Junta coup plunged the country under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

The layout of the museum makes it very easy for a visitor to navigate through its halls, easily transporting themselves in time from the era of Chile's first discovery to the colonial period, the independence time through to the modern days. There is so much to learn about all these periods and the traveler will definitely have a lot to take in. Practically everything that has molded Chile into the country it is today, including railroads, wars, conflicts, industry and expansion during the colonial era, is on display.

Paintings in the National History Museum are nothing short of impressive, too, with original portraits of individuals who have gained a foothold in the history of the country.

Tip:
Remember to ask for an audio guide at the "tickets". They're good!
You can also ask to visit the clock tower and see Plaza de Armas from above.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm; Free admission
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: National History Museum
Sight Location: Santiago, Chile
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Santiago, Chile

Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

Create Your Own Walk in Santiago

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santiago is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Santiago Museums Tour

Santiago Museums Tour

Santiago, the capital of Chile, was founded by Spanish conquerers. As most other capitals, the heart of Santiago is full of museums rich in the culture and history of the city and of Chile. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most visited museums of Santiago:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 Km or 3.2 Miles
Santiago's Historical Churches and Cathedrals

Santiago's Historical Churches and Cathedrals

The main religious buildings of Santiago were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and are set in the center of the city. These amazing buildings and monuments are mostly Catholic temples but there are a few Orthodox churches as well. The following self-guided walking tour will lead you to these sacred places:

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 Km or 4.2 Miles
Santiago Landmarks Walking Tour

Santiago Landmarks Walking Tour

Santiago offers amazing views of beautiful mountains that surround the city. The hills that lie within the city have became landmarks due to the magnificent view of Santiago they offer and because of the monuments that sit upon them. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most popular landmarks of Santiago:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Santiago Introduction Walk

Santiago Introduction Walk

The downtown area of Chilean capital Santiago is a true treasure trove for architecture and history lovers. Spending time in Santiago, surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, will be even more enjoyable if you follow this orientation walk and explore the city's colonial past.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Recoleta Commune Walk

Recoleta Commune Walk

Chilean capital Santiago is made up of several communes, of which perhaps the most famous is Recoleta. Established under the rule of Pinochet, Recoleta commune abounds in historic and architectural attractions: churches, parks and more. On this walking tour you visit some of the most notable sights of this part of Santiago.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles

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