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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  • 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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  • I was until they moved it in place, when the Simulator was still installed. Although it is quite simple, take you the desire to know that you feel during an earthquake. The rest of the exhibition is normal, without much to highlight. We will have to wait until you get it to install. The entrance is free.
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Where to stay in San Juan

Within Av. Circunvalacion sits the main bulk of San Juan's places to stay. Plush, modern high-rises tower over the central neighborhood, while older, more traditional hotels line the edges of the main urban parks and plazas. Budget-friendly options come in the form of unassuming, converted residential blocks and rental apartments. If you head outside of the ring road, you'll have a choice between relaxing lodgings on the estates of local wineries, and a good selection of back-to-basics campgrounds.
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