Each of the objects on display has its own interpretation, a symbolism, and they all refer to an ancient race that featured a higher cultural development than other native communities.
One decade old, the Mapuche Museum in Pucón has managed to join elements and stories that invite viewers to get deep into the passionate life of those who dwelled in southern Chile in the past.
This is a private undertaking based on a collection of approximately 1,500 pieces the Ulloa-Metzger family gathered throughout almost a hundred years. Basically, lythic art and silverware whose roots were studied and analyzed by experts are shared today with all visitors.
Inside the rooms, the glass cabinets were classified according to what kind of handicraft was on display and from what period they were. We were guided by Gonzalo Ulloa, who is usually in charge of this task together with his son Rodrigo. His deep knowledge of the tribes settled in the region known as Araucanía and his moves in search of food and exchange means derives in anecdotes no one should miss.
Once the material was gathered, the Ulloa family observed that it was essential to rescue that richness as a way to take care of such heritage, which belongs to all and offers identity to the peoples. Thus, they put together the rooms to spread this information.
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ContactMuseo Mapuche de Pucón
Timetables: Check by phone, as they change throughout the year.
Recommendations: A minimum access ticket is charged.
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