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Santiago Sights

Museo Artequín

  • Av. Portales 3530 Map It
  • Parque Quinta Normal

Updated 12/03/2014

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The resplendent Pabellón París houses this interactive museum that teaches the fundamentals of art to children, but the pavilion itself—with its glass domes, Pompeian-red walls, and blue-steel columns—is the real jewel. It was designed by French architect Pierre-Henri Picq to house Chile's exhibition in the 1889 Paris International Exposition (where Gustave Eiffel's skyline-defining tower was unveiled). After the show the structure was shipped back to Santiago. On weekdays, school groups explore the two floors of reproductions of famous artworks hung at kid-height. There are occasional interactive exhibits and workshops.

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Av. Portales 3530, Santiago, 9170007, Chile

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Sight Details:

  • 800 pesos; free Sun.
  • Tues.–Fri. 9–5, weekends 11–6, closed Feb.

Updated 12/03/2014


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