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1972 Museum, Montevideo

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1972 Museum honors the survivors and victims of a crash that involved a group of high school rugby players, their friends, and relatives. The story that inspired many books revolves around 16 Uruguayans who endured 72 days in the cold mountains, with no food or proper clothing. See their personal belongings, airplane debris, documents, and photographs from the "Valley of Tears." The 19th-century museum building with balconies made of Carrara marble is a worthwhile architectural attraction in and of itself. Arrange your visit to 1972 Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo family vacation planner.
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  • This was one of our most favourite things in Montevideo - a lovely little place that brilliantly tells an amazing story. We read about in our Lonely Planet book and thought we'd pop in quickly for a h...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our experience. Plan 2-3 hours to really take the time to absorb all the information. The owner is a true gentleman and it was very captivating to listen to all the information he sh...  more »
  • A great tribute to the passengers of the tragic plane crash into the Andes. A story of pain, desperation, hope and ultimately courage. Definitely worth a visit. Very knowledgeable staff.  more »
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  • This museum will give you a completely different and inspiring perspective on life, through the incredible story of survival and relentless hope. It was a major highlight for me in Montevideo and I recommend it to anyone who has the chance to see it. This museum is dedicated to the story depicted in "Alive" and shares thought-provoking and touching displays of people surviving the unthinkable.
  • Good museum and lovely people. They can explain about every details of the tragedy and miracle.
  • If you are an art lover, you are going to enjoy savouring the exhibition. Even if you are not highly interested in art, you still can broaden your views.
  • Interesting but lacks a bit more. It could have been a deeper experience if the collection was a bit bigger, just one big room and a little upstairs. The ticket costs 200 pesos, but it is possible to negotiate... I bargained two tickets for 300. It worths the visit but definitely is not a "must go".
  • The visit to the Museum Andes is something indescribable. A mixture of fascination and emotion for one of the most impressive stories of overcoming the world, that was the tragedy of a Uruguayan air force plane that crashed in the Andes mountains with a team of young rugby players. A true miracle have been survivors in adverse conditions. Fantastic!
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