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National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural) Tours and Activities

National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural)
Between Santiago's Central Post Office and the Municipalidad, the National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural) is housed in what was once the Palacio de la Real Audiencia, which was designed by Juan Jose de Goycolea y Zanartu and built by the Spanish Empire between 1804 and 1807 to house the Royal Courts of Justice.

Today the grand old rooms are dedicated to showcasing the eclectic remnants of Chile's past — the exhibits are divided into the themes including Mapuche silverwork, colonial furniture and art, textiles, weapons, and photography. And on a visit, you'll see everything from sewing machines to period clothes and furniture.

The ground floor is dedicated to conquest and colony, and upstairs you'll learn more about Chile's struggle for independence through to the industrial revolution and the 1973 military coup. But the only evidence you'll see of Pinochet is a stash of his presidential sashes. 

Practical Info

On Plaza de Armas, the National History Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5:30pm. Entrance costs CH$600 but is free on Sundays. The nearest metro station is Plaza de Armas. 
Address: Región Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile
Hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5:30pm
Admission: CH$600, Free on Sundays
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Santiago: Half Day tradicional city Tour

Santiago: Half Day tradicional city Tour

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First time in Santiago? Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the Chilean capital on this 4-hour sightseeing tour, including hotel pick-up. Admire architectural landmarks like La Moneda Palace and Santiago Cathedral; learn more about Chile’s history as you tour the city’s colonial center and shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. Finally, toast the end of your tour with a typical Pisco Sour cocktail, Chile’s national drink.
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  • 4 hours
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$36.00
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Santiago: 4 days program to know the city.

Santiago: 4 days program to know the city.

Package tour, transfer and excursions in Santiago de Chile. Not spending more to take Transfer Airport - Hotel in Santiago + City Tour + Tour to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso + Transfer Hotel in Santiago - Santiago Airport
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  • 4 days
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$118.67
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Santiago: Full day, traditional city tour and shopping day

Santiago: Full day, traditional city tour and shopping day

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Combine two classic Santiago tours into one jam-packed day on this small-group tour, including hotel pick-up. Enjoy a comprehensive introduction to Santiago on a City Tour and visit landmarks like the Government Palace and Santiago Cathedral; take in the views from Saint Cristobal Hill (optional) and sip a traditional Pisco Sour cocktail in the city’s financial district. After lunch (own expense), follow your guide to some of Santiago’s most exclusive shopping destinations, including the Alonso de Córdova quarter, the Alto Las Condes Mall and the Parque Arauco Shopping Center.
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  • 8 hours
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Santiago: Half day, Private City Tour starting from Airport or your Hotel.

Santiago: Half day, Private City Tour starting from Airport or your Hotel.

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Explore Chile’s capital city on a private tour. Customize the stops to match your tastes, or let your guide plan the itinerary. Learn local insights and history as you travel through Santiago and see top sights like: Cerro Santa Lucia, La Moneda Palace, and the Santiago Cathedral. This tour is ideal for first time visitors looking for an orientation of the city, and for those who value privacy as the tour is exclusive to you and your group.
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  • 4 hours
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Santiago Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Santiago Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Discover Chile’s capital through the eyes of a local on this custom-made Lokafy walking tour. Skip the typical guided tour and instead connect with a Santiago local who will show you around their city like a friend and introduce you to the neighborhoods that they know and love. Along the way, gain an insight into Chilean culture, cuisine, and everyday life; find out how to get around in the city; and receive recommendations on where to eat, drink, and shop.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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What are National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural) hours of operation?
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National Museum of Natural History (Museo Nacional de Historia Natural) hours of operation: Tue-Sun 10am-5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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