Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago

(4.5/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web)
Poignant, sobering, and politically charged, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos explores the human rights violations perpetrated by Chile's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet. During his 17-year reign between 1973 and 1990, Pinochet executed thousands of Chileans, tortured tens of thousands more, and forced up to 200,000 into exile. The museum cleverly compares his government's atrocities with others still happening around the world today, through a chronological and multisensory experience. Consider renting an English audio guide, as many of the signs are only in Spanish. Before you head to Santiago, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Santiago trip builder, to make sure you see all that Santiago has to offer, including Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.
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  • Even if you are not injured himself to become heavily influenced! Very nice arranged museum in memory of the executed people during the Pinochet regime lost o! Worth to visit!
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  • This museum gives a great history of the Pinochet era. It is modern and raw in it's information. The candle lit memorial of the victims is very moving. 
  • I hit as Chile keeps alive his memory. There's that attend to know in depth. Very good as he is dealt with everything. The link to other Latin American dictatorships is very good. Prepare for the solemn. Never again!
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  • A very intresting museum about the crimes on human rights during the dictatorship of 1973-1990. Well presented. Very important to keep up the knowledge about why a modern democracy is important. Strongly recommended!
  • Definitely the best museum in Santiago. Beautiful building and its exhibition material is so complete and well displayed. The interactive resources makes the shocking reality of dictatorial period something even more touching. The wall of disappeared ones is attonishing
  • This is one of the most impressive museum I've ever been. I literally sat down and cried while listening to Salvador Allende's speech before the military coup. Take your time for it if you want to go deep into one of the most gruesome parts of the south american's 20th century history.
  • Beautiful modern architecture and exterior peaceful fountain. The museum not only covers Pinochet's regime but also other crimes against humanity occurring in other countries.
  • Very interesting museum that focuses more of its exhibitions on Pinochet's dictatorship