Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago

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4.5/5 based on 4,400+ 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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  • The place is amazing! A history lesson. Reports the dramatic moments of the Chilean dictatorship. A Rico Museum in visuals, images, videos and sounds. Admission is free!
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  • A real history lesson. In some moments of the visitation somewhat heavy, but necessary to understand the events. The architecture is beautiful and quite symbolic.
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  • Already should not surprise, but as it is already being standard since years ago, history still write winners. They show a brick of currency (valid and existing), but not the other side. Unfortunately the children and youth remain with truncated things with the classic story of the good and the bad, without learning to look at things in context.
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Great museum with lots of articles, videos and info on the dictatorship. Entrance is free, but if you would like an audio tour it is $2,000 CLP ($3US) There is also a bag check. There are 3 floors and should take you about 2 hours to get through the museum. It is located right next to the Quinta Normal subway station.
  • Interesting and informative museum of Chilean history. Multimedia exhibits including videos, audio etc..
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