Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, Santiago
(4.5/5 based on 4,600+ 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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  • Super interesting Museum. You can see the entire history of the era of President Salvador Allende, the coup and the social persecution of supporters of Allende
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  • Particular museum about the recent history of Chile. Extensive information on events where I have so far only a small part of knew.
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  • Very good audiovisual recording of all violations of human rights that occurred during the dictatorship, and in the same coup of the year 73. Recommended to assist with someone, adult or Chilean
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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