Museo Andes 1972, Montevideo

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Museo Andes 1972 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 Museo Andes 1972 and discover more family-friendly attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo family vacation planner.
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  • I suppose the idea of visiting a museum entirely dedicated to a tragic and appalling airplane crash might seem a bit bizarre, but really it's absolutely worthwhile. Not only is the museum the reposito...  more »
  • The Museum surprised me. I already knew the story and it's all very well explained and detailed. You can watch a video in a room that tells the story and then take a walk in the Museum which has several original pieces of the plane and the survivors. Admission is 200 pesos. Worth the visit
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  • At first I didn't want to make the visit thinking they would be morbid. I was completely wrong! The Museum is wonderful! We left with a feeling so good ... This is a fascinating story of hope, perseverance and companionship! Obligatory stop! This museum makes us reflect about life and about the things that really matter! Wonderful!!!
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  • Good museum and lovely people. They can explain about every details of the tragedy and miracle.
  • 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".
  • A história é incrível, mas o local poderia ser melhor apresentado. Mais atrações, interatividade e participação dos turístas.
  • Interessante para conhecer ou relembrar dessa emocionante história. Mas falta algo para tornar a experiência um pouco mais imersiva.
  • TEM QUE VISITAR! É uma baita história que merece nossa atenção.