Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago

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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. Put Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santiago planner .
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  • A must-see to everyone who needs to understand the huge damage made by the US presence, not only in Chile but in South America, during the 60s, a damage that reflects until now.  more »
  • The names are written in stone, but you realize it is blood. Under the terror of Pinochet many died or disappeared. This is a memorial  more »
  • I met when I went to visit the Parque Quinta Normal entered without pretension out very excited tells the story of the Chilean Military Dictatorship, is creepy, perfect, right now I'm doing this review I'm shivers remembering everything I saw, go with time, as you will love especially if you believe in human rights and like history, don't let go, not to be missed.
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  • Really interesting place. Once you are in Santiago you should go there and educate yourself. Entry is free but you can order Audioguides for 2.000 pesos.
  • Good overview of what happened in Chile during the reign of the military junta - from start to end. Non-spanish speakers can get an audio guide that provides enough information. We enjoyed it (if I may say that given the theme of the museum)!
  • The struggles of the Chilean people against military dictatorship should never be forgotten. This memorial museum is a moving and comprehensive narration of what happened. Enter with an open mind and persevere with the displays all the way to the 3rd floor.
  • This is a curious museum. I have been to memory museums around the world and this is by far and away the list informative. There is absolutely nothing about the pre-coup period. There is nothing about Allende's election, and turmoil, the politics, the reasons for the coup. There is nothing about the US involvement.
  • It has to be the No. 1 dark tourism destination in South America. And now that Mister Pinochet even has his own image enhancing museum, it is all the more urgent you come here for a couple of hours. Take a bus from downtown through some sketchy neighborhoods, this monumental memorial should have been constructed in a more unavoidable, central location, being an indelible stain on Chile's political identity.
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