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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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Address: Matucana 501 | Interseccion Catedral, Santiago 8350392, Chile
Phone Number: 56-2-25979600
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet...
A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet years. Just opened in 2010.
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The museum is near Quinta Normal station, so it´s actually a bit far from the main tourist spots in Santiago. However, if you´re in town, this is an attraction that cannot be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There is no reason why a Chilean museum should write everything in English at all but it's kind of why my review is only 3 stars. There are attempts to do some bits in English and we had the headphones in English but it didn't quite do the job. The best bit was watching the videos which were really informative.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I know the Pinochet regime was barbaric and I found the museum very interesting and informative but I was disconcerted by the complete lack of any objectivity. Why was Allende overthrown in the first place and why did 40% vote to keep the regime. I felt that I blindly had to accept everything that was written and said without the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The museum is near Quinta Normal station, so it´s actually a bit far from the main tourist spots in Santiago. However, if you´re in town, this is an attraction that cannot be missed! It will give you a glimpse of the years when Chile was ruled by a dictator who set out to torture, persecute and murder all those who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This museum was sad, and compelling. It goes over the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile during the late 20th century. At least as an American, I did not learn much about this regime, or the human rights abuses which happened during it. It was a good way to expose yourself to an important part of Chile's recent past, and help restore... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Before going to this Museum I had spoken with a mother of one of my students in Australia. She had left Chile during the Pinochet years. I also recently spoke with a few Chileans who talked about the era being a "controversial issue" here; however, they believed the evidence (from Human Rights Lawyers, Church groups, families et al) at this... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Is a very sad story about what happend in this beautifull country , but don`t hesitate to go. I like to know real history.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very interesting museum which will give you good background for further discussion with Chilean people who, based on my conversations, remain divided on the Pinochet years. Well worth a couple of hours and very moving at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Very good experience showing the tragic Chilean history. Prepare yourself emotionally before going and get the audio guide. The full audio guide tour can take approx 3-4 hours. Highly recommended

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Museum of Memory and Human Rights will present you with some ugly moments in Chilean history. Stories come alive with video and artifacts showcasing disappearances, torture etc. Entrance was free but I recommend renting an audio guide in your preferred language to get a better understanding (2000 CLP).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We did not take the kids here, and I am glad. We spent 3 hours here, and still did not get through the entire audioguide. Fascinating and powerful.

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