The Colonial Museum is located in the heart of Santiago. It is closely associated with the Church San Francisco. The Church (a national monument since 1951) is a living witness of the history of the Chile's colonial period. Built in 1628, the Church San Francisco is one of the oldest buildings in Santiago, which miraculously came through three earthquakes and countless renovations. However, visitors are attracted by the Museo Colonial and the monastery located here.
The Colonial Museum was founded in 1969 in the area of the monastery. Throughout its history, it undergone different processes of restoration of both its facade and its interior spaces, including the aisles, which were severely damaged after the earthquake of 1985. In the last decade of the 20th century, it lost its central nave and the false ceiling was removed to expose the original one.
The Colonial Museum is not big. However, this small Museum has a large collection of paintings of the 17th century (54 paintings date back to the period between 1668 and 1684). In addition to paintings, the Museum showcases the silverware, wrought iron, padlocks, furniture and other exhibits. A significant part of the heritage of the colonial period were created in Peru, which was the residence of the Spanish government in Latin America of that time.
I - V: 9:30 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 18:00
VI - VII: 10:00 - 14:00