Fabulous Precolombian art museum in Santiago covering entire Latin America
Sometimes referred to as “probably Chile’s best museum”, the Chilean Museum of Precolombian Art, does not only cover Chile antes de Chile (Chile before is was Chile), but also the rest of Latin America, all the way from Mexico down to the south. Aztec gold ornaments, Mayan carvings and a range of Peruvian artefacts and textiles, and what is best: all items have been selected for their artistic merits, not necessarily their scientific relevance. Art trumps anthropology here. Fabulous and varied collection, beautifully exhibited in a lovely building, the old customs house from 1807.