The Lake District Sights

Museo Regional de la Araucanía

  • Av. Alemania 84 Map It
  • Temuco

Published 01/11/2016

Fodor's Review

Housed in a 1924 mansion, this museum covers the history of the area. It has an eclectic collection of artifacts and relics, including musical instruments, utensils, and the country's best collection of indigenous jewelry. Upstairs, exhibits document the Mapuche people's three-century struggle to keep control of their land. The presentation could be more evenhanded: the rhetoric glorifies the Central European colonization of this area as the pacificación de la Araucanía (taming of the Araucanía territories). But the museum gives you a reasonably good Spanish-language introduction to Mapuche history, art, and culture.

Sight Information


Av. Alemania 84, Temuco, Araucanía, Chile

Map It



Sight Details:

  • 600 pesos
  • Tues.–Fri. 9:30–5:30, Sat. 11–5, Sun. 11–2. Closed Mon.

Published 01/11/2016


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