Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto, San Juan

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Get a glimpse of the city as it was before the earthquake in the 1940s at Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto. Dedicated to the memory of the earthquake and those lost and affected by it, this museum walks you through headlines from Argentine newspapers from the time period to give you a feel of how the earthquake affected the country. Most of the exhibits show photos of the city before and after the earthquake. Also look for historical displays dedicated to early San Juan settlers, including those from pre- and post-colonial times. Planning San Juan trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • A museum that commemorates something sad, however its curators were given manna to "distract" the public and allow you to "enjoy" the content which consists mainly of photos pre and post earthquake, newspapers of the era, belongings of people who died in the terremono, etc. The Museum is close to moving to a place, where will operate an earthquake simulator, told us. I learned a lot. The visit is guided and free.
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  • Valuable Museum which shows how was the city of San Juan before, during and after the earthquake of 1944 from pictures, models, articles in newspapers, several objects. Excellent service! It amply meets in order to show the courage and the determination by the San Juan to rebuild his destroyed city. An inevitable being for San Juan!
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  • It was interesting to know how an earthquake can destroy a city and discover that residents won't and rebuilt a new city on rubble. Interesting
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