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1972 Museum, Montevideo

(4.3/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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 museum far exceeded my expectations. We went in thinking we would stay an hour and we were there well over 3 hours. The movie at the beginning is beautifully done. I highly recommend this museum ...  more »
  • Very interesting site, with detailed information about the plane crash that happened with the Uruguay national rugby union team in 1972, unusual fact that has already been the subject of books and film. The owner there, who speaks Portuguese fluently, is very attentive and sweet.
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  • This museum collects a lot of data about the accident with the Uruguayan air force plane in the andes, when he carried a team of young players to compete in a tournament in chile. amazing the research done by the owner. Thanks very much worth a visit.
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  • 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".
  • In fact the collection is small but still all knowledge is very Rico and the service was wonderful.
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  • I had the opportunity to meet one of the Sisters of the survivors, Nando Parrales, that his mother and sister lost in the catastrophe. It is truly a museum that touches your heart. I learned much and Yes, it may be small, but it has a message of enormous, rating life every second. I fully recommend the place as a must-see to Montevideo. I would come again! Incredible and very friendly staff.
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