Andean Museum
Andean Museum

In the midst of the vineyards of the Alto Jahuel winery – at the foot of the Andes and next to the old colonial estate house – stands the Andean Museum. 1,800 pieces of pre-Colombian art collected by businessman Ricardo Claro over 40 years are exhibited in the modern 1,500m2 building.

Andean Museum

A stone wall inspired by the Incas and a sculpture by José Vicente Gajardo mark the entrance to the building, which is in the modern style yet reminiscent of the pre-Colombian period. The tour begins with an Easter Island room and its collections of old wooden moais. Then comes the room with archaeological pieces from Arica culture. Further on, there are works from San Pedro culture, to which has been added an important collection of brightly-colored wickerwork. One continues on to the largest room, which contains the Diaguita collection. The visit continues to the Mapuche section, where a large window with silver objects, mainly from the nineteenth century, stands out. There are also various wooden masks, musical instruments, ceramics, pipes and jars.

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 hrs to 17:00 hrs.
  • Free entrance
  • (+56 2) 2 362 2524