Santiago Cultural City Tour - Half Day
Highlights / General details
Departure from the hotel. Tour to the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art opened in 1981 by the Familia Larraín Echeñique foundation, owner of the collection that is exhibited, and the Municipality of Santiago that opened the building as a museum. The collection consists of 3,000 pre-Columbian pieces, ceramics, textiles, paintings and sculptures showing the evolution of the American Man and his different cultures divided by areas – South Andean (Chile, Argentina, Brazil), Andean (Peru, Bolivia), Intermediate (Ecuador, Colombia), Mesoamerican (Mexico). Convent and Museum of San Francisco built between 1572 and 1628, showing a rich collection of colonial art, 54 pictures of great proportions (180x290 cm), done specially for the corridors of the cloister representing the life and miracles of Saint Francisco. The specialists consider it as the best Cuzquo painting sample of the continent. Also a beautiful collection of locksmith shop of the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries can be appreciated, which show the technical perfection of the Hispano-American locksmiths. Cousiño palace built between 1870 and 1878 by the French Paul Lathaud for a well-off Chilean family. The palace dazzled the Santiago society of the time for its magnificence, as well as for the introduction of technical advances, the first elevator made in Chile was installed here. The main materials of the building, iron coatings, parquet, grates, enameled stoneware and all the furniture, were brought from Europe, along with the craftsmen who installed them. The excellent quality of the construction and decoration has maintained this building intact for more than a century.
Hotel pick up from most hotels; Guided Tour; Visits to museums; Applicable entrance fees.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday to Sunday; Departure time will be arranged upon confirmation of reservation.
Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours.
Hotel pick up from all hotels except Diego Almagro Airport, Holiday Inn Airport, Hotel Salzburg, Elun, Hotel Petrohue, Puerto Pilar, Cliff Preserve, Borde Lago and Radisson Ciudad Empresarial.
All rates listed are per person.
Please be advised museums are closed on Mondays.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**