Major cities are the best place to enjoy the finer arts and important museums. In the north lookout for mummies thousands of years old, while in the south you can take in the local arts and crafts.
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Humberstone and Santa Laura works represent over 200 former saltpeter works where workers from Chile, Peru and Bolivia lived in company towns and forged a distinctive communal pampinos culture.
Museum of Sacred Art
Created in 1995, this Museum brings together about 400 pieces, which not only represent the history of the Church of Concepción, but also the peninsula, associated with the different cathedrals that the city has had, the art of different eras, the use of Latin, the ancient liturgical vestments and the visit of Pope John Paul II to Concepción.
Padre Le Paige Museum
Founded by Belgian priest Gustavo Le Paige, the Archaeological Museum that takes his name shows the evolution of the atacameñan culture throughout more than eleven thousand years, through a valuable collection of Andean archeology that it includes, among other things, pieces of ceramics, clothes, utensils and mummies, being famous the old atacameñan mummy found in the desert and baptized like Miss Chile.
The Huanchaca Ruins Museum
Located in the center of the Huanchaca Cultural Park, the musem has collections that cover different thematics, including the formation of the earth, how man related to minerals and how the latter looks at the universe discovering new constellations. It also has collections of rocks, minerals and marine fossils.
Located between the north bank of the Mapocho River and the San Cristóbal Hill, the Bellavista neighborhood is known as one of the most important meeting points of the Santiago bohemian.
O'Brien Underwater Naval Museum
The O'Brien submarine belongs to the Oberón class and was built in 1971 in Scotland, at the request of the Chilean Navy, arriving in the city of Punta Arenas on August 10, 1976. After having completed 25 years of service it was discharged on December 31, 2001, being acquired by the Municipality of Valdivia to be used for its current use. It is the second of the Oberón class that remains afloat in the world and is one of the three submarines that exist in South America as a museum.