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Museo Arqueologico San Miguel de Azapa

Camino Azapa Km. 12, Arica, Chile
+56 (0) 58 205 551
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Camino Azapa Km. 12, Arica, Chile
+56 (0) 58 205 551
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this rather pokey little museum as part of a larger tour of the azapa valley. It's associated with the local university. Museum seems to consist of two buildings featuring a variety of artifacts documenting the development of olive farming in the region and...More

Thank JHinnecke
Reviewed 10 May 2017

There was a lot to see here from an original olive press to Early stone cooking items, to pictographs on stone, to mummified remains. I am not big on mummies, so to me that was not a draw. But many people seemed to be extremely...More

Thank Ellesbells742
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you are interested in history you should come here. There are shared taxis (colectivos), coloured completely in yellow that say Azapa and they depart from a "parada mixta" at the corner of Patricio Lynch with Chacabuco. The taxi leaves you in front of the...More

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Oldest mummies in the world. Taxi from Arica costs 18,000 pesos including 1 hour wait and return trip. Entrance 2,000 pesos. All in Spanish but incredible to see. Takes an hour to view. Also petroglyphs (stone carvings) and incredible intricate artefacts including fish hooks made...More

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This museum is in Azapa Valley, in small town San Miguel de Azapa. It's possible to see the oldest men in the region(Chinchorro) , and part of today culture(aymara).

Thank HernanTarque
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This museum is a little bit out of the city, going up to Azapa valley, but the trip and the environment around the museum gives a unique atmosphere. The museum was insightful and entertaining. There is a lot more than what you could expect there...More

Thank HugoBray
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great museum! Contains mummies from the oldest civilization in the Americas and probably one of the oldest in the world!

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It's very interesting I must admit!! I didn't like the fact that one room was being re-decorated so it was closed. It isn't close to the city but If you do like museums you'll love this one.

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very well built museum, they could add more stuff in English. The grounds are beautiful. Also, the drive from Arica to the museum is quite nice

Thank helena k
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The museum was recently refurbished and now provides good interpretation and an excellent display for the Chinchorro Mummies which is why you came here, right! A section was closed when we visited but if it is developed to the same standard as the current galleries...More

Thank Sicane
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Jaine C
4 April 2017|
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Response from Sicane | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab.
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Response from pvnipper | Reviewed this property |
Check their website. I believe it is.
michael M
2 September 2015|
Response from Gail T | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Tuesdays through Sundays so as it looks like 16th is a Tuesday you should be able to get a visit in. Enjoy your visit to Arica and the Museum.