Museo Andes 1972, Montevideo
(4.2/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Museo Andes 1972 honors the lives of both survivors and victims of a plane 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 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 visited the Museum of the Andes, about the plane crash of 1972 that left 16 survivors of the 45 passengers on the plane from Montevideo to Santiago, Chile. They were in the Andes mountains, with temperatures below zero, without food and drink, until they decided to feed on human flesh, of fallen comrades, by a lack of options. After much suffering, three of them (a returned on the first day) decided to walk in the snow, in order to find someone to help them. After many days of walking they found a Chilean, which housed both Chilean authorities and warned about the location of the plane. In this way, helicopters rescued the remaining survivors. I want to highlight the people responsible for the Museum, the Gia and her mother, who are very educated and know everything about the accident.
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  • Walking through the streets of Montevideo, we came across the Andes Museum was a surprise. Is little better, especially for those who watched the film, you keep remembering the details. I loved.
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  • In this museum if you know the story of people who survived a plane crash in the Andes. Watch the movie Alive. You will know the story!
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  • 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".
  • very cute
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  • Montevideo, Uruguay. Monday, May 9, 2016, by visiting the "Museum Andes 1972" in the hands of its Director the Lord Jörg P. A. Thomsen. We were amazed and impressed by the care, dedication and interest of its director, as well as broad knowledge and excellent explanation of the accident. Worth come and go with such meticulous, brilliant and well-prepared Guide. We were five crew members of the Airbus A330 of Air Europa fleet. A different point of view to learn to value the important and unimportant things in life and a very good review sobré CRM, leadership, human factors, teamwork and decision-making. Miss Henriette and the Miss Natalia, spectacular in its indications being great knowledgeable and guides of the Museum. Good wishes for the Lady Manager Andrea which we wish the best of luck in the world. Highly recommended and very good lesson. It was my fourth visit and I note that always improve exposure by adding new things. Don't forget to visit it because it will be a magnificent and highly edifying hours. Commander William AIR EUROPA fleet of Airbus A330 Base of Rodeos in North Tenerife Canary Islands, Spain
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  • Bem interessante.
  • highly recommended
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