Fodor's Expert Review Museo Artequín

Parque Quinta Normal Museum/Gallery

The resplendent Pabellón París outside the Parque Quinta grounds 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. Designed by French architect Pierre-Henri Picq, it housed Chile's exhibition in the 1889 Paris International Exposition (where Gustave Eiffel's skyline-defining tower was unveiled); the structure was later shipped to Santiago. On weekdays, school groups explore the two floors of reproductions of famous artworks hung at kid-height as well as the virtual reality salon. There are occasional interactive exhibits and workshops, plus an on-site café.

Museum/Gallery Family

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Av. Portales 3530
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan  9170007, Chile

2-2681–8656

www.artequin.cl

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 800 pesos; free Sun., 1500 pesos; free Sun., Mon. and Feb.

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