Fodor's Expert Review Museo de Arqueológico e Historia Francisco Fonck

Viña del Mar Museum/Gallery

A 500-year-old stone moai (a carved stone head) brought from Easter Island guards the entrance to this archaeological museum. The most interesting exhibits are the finds from Easter Island, which indigenous people call Rapa Nui, such as wood tablets displaying ancient hieroglyphics. The museum, named for groundbreaking archaeologist Francisco Fonck—a native of Viña del Mar—also has an extensive library of documents relating to the island. Other fun but freaky exhibits include shrunken heads, insects, and all sorts of stuffed birds and animals.

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Quick Facts

4 Norte 784
Viña del Mar, Valparaíso  Chile

32-268–6753

www.museofonck.cl

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Rate Includes: 2,500 pesos, 2700 pesos

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