Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago
(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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  • It is a memory-filled Museum. You can meet part of the cruel reality of the dictatorship in Chile, types of torture and historical documents that account for violating human rights.
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  • Contents in different formats (text, photos and videos) with historical account of how was the most critical period in the history of Chile, the coup and dictatorship of Pinochet. Essential for those who like history and politics.
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  • The theme not interested us, even we don't know (with rare exceptions), people who make up the recent history of Chile. For this reason, do not visit. However, the architecture of the building is interesting. Strolled around the building.
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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