Museums in Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar Fine Arts Museum

Located in calle Errázuriz 563-596 in the Quinta Vergara Park. The art gallery provides exhibitions of National and European Art.  The Classical painting section shows various elements of the development of different universal, artistic movements. You will be able to enjoy paintings representing17th century Italian School and 16th Venetian SchooI art. The Chilean painting  section exhibits works which illustrate this form of art from its early days up until the mid 20th century.   
The opening hours are 10:00 to 13:30 and 15:00 to 17:30. An entrance fee is charged.
 Rioja Palace Museum 
Located in calle Quillota 214. This is a French, Neo-Classical style building, originally the Rioja family’s residence. The rooms exhibit elegant, beautifully finished French and Spanish furniture representing Barroque, Imperial, Rococo and Chesterfield designs. 
Opening hours for the general public are Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:30 and15:00 a 17:30. An entrance fee is charged.
 Naval Cannons Museum 
Located in  Avenida Jorge Montt in the Las Salinas district. It is an open-air museum, funded by the Chilean Navy. 
 Viña del Mar City Council awarded it the status of a Historical and Architectural Building on Tuesday 9th May in 2000.
 Opening hours for the general public are Monday to Sunday all day. Entrance is free. 
 "Francisco Fonck" Anthropological and Historical Museum
Located in 4 Norte 784. The museum was opened in1996 in what was then the Délano residence. It houses an important collection on Easter Island, one of the best of its kind, as it allows its visitors to visualise the island’s culture and civilization.  There is also an impressive exhibition on the diverse cultures in continental Chile. The items on display create an appreciation of the variety and wealth of the primitive cultures in northern, central and southern Chile.
 The museum also houses an exhibit on Chilean Natural History which includes an extensive representation of Chilean fauna: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects, along with living examples of corner spiders and the consequences produced when they bite someone.  
 Another striking exhibition is one that is devoted to fossils and minerals taken from a 25 million year old whale.
You will see an authentic Easter Island Moai  which, along with those exhibited in the British Museum in London, are the only existing Moais outside the island. 
 Transported in 1953, it was installed beside the sea in Avenida Marina and then moved to its present location in 1987 in order to preserve it from sea erosion.
 Viña del Mar City Council awarded it the status of a Historical and Architectural Building on Tuesday 9th May in 2000. 
 Opening hours for the general public are Tuesday to Friday: 09:30 to 18:00, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 09:30 a 14:00. An entrance fee is charged.
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