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. Put Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto into our San Juan vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This little museum is the place to go if you are interested in learning more about the earthquake that destroyed the city in 1944. The only room of the museum which is filled with several photographs,...  more »
  • Housed in a single room, there are pictures and displays covering every detail of the dreadful earthquake in 1944. There is a clever simulator to show how an earthquake feels. Free of charge.  more »
  • It is a great place to learn how San Juan looked like before the earthquake that devastated the city in 1945. There is an earthquake simulator. It is worth visiting.  more »