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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  • This Museum hits strong memory and feeling. It has very well exposed documents upon the request of the military dictatorship. It is a must-see if you come to Santiago.
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  • A very well maintained Museum, and beautiful. Very touching too, but what struck me most was the care and investment that is given in this museum.
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  • Museum that depicts the Chilean dictatorship period in your start to the beginning of democracy and the struggle in the present day. The Museum is quite large, with 3 floors underground, has a + huge collection of documents, newspapers, objects, models, videos, audios. Is a striking place and hard to be thrilled! If we had copied this idea, certainly we wouldn't have Brazilians supporting the dictatorship and defending torturers!
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  • A very well done museum. Takes you through recent Chilean history in a thoughtful and practical approach. Be sure to take the self-guided audio tour - especially if you only speak English. All of the exhibits are in Spanish and the audio tour does a great job explaining what you're looking at or watching. It was inspiring to see Chileans coming here to visit when many appeared to have been of an age that they lived through the Pinochet dictatorship. You could tell how close the topic is to so many people still, making the message of this museum even more important.
  • A really inspiring and interacting museum to better understand the history of Chile and its traditions. It is also a place that makes you aware of the differences between people and that inspires in being more open to other cultures. Really recommended!!
  • Excelente lugar para ter uma experiência de sincronia histórica. Vive-se o período amargo e difícil da ditadura Chilena, uma das mais violentas da A. Latina, na pele. Prepare-se para sentir-se afetado(a).
  • A must go place in Santiago. Starting from its impacting architecture, this museu describe in details the Chilean history and all human rights violations this people has been submitted. Excellent learning opportunity for people for many countries who went through similar situation and / or those who may think that authoritarian government may be beneficial in some way.
  • Excellent, any visitor to Chile should visit to understand one of the less pleasant aspects of Chile´s history. HOWEVER you need to read and watch with a critical eye as there was a context as to why it happened that is not explained in the museum. My Chilean friends say Chile was well on track to becoming another Cuba, it was difficult to buy food & the influence of Communism was high. Hence the coup by Pinochet. That said, there was no excuse for the outrageous Human Rights abuses.
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