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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Difficult Period of Chilean history -- very well curated museum

The museum is free to visitors and is bikeable from most parts of the city. It covers and sheds a great deal of light on a very difficult period of history for Chile, however I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is free to visitors and is bikeable from most parts of the city. It covers and sheds a great deal of light on a very difficult period of history for Chile, however I found that it was very well curated, and certainly worth a visit regardless of your familiarity with this period of Chilean history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nicely laid out, good explanations. I was using English audio guide. Will remember this visit. Important to know about this to understand Chilean society.

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Santiago, Chile
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a fairly good portrait of what it was to live under the dictatorship of augusto pinochet, (1973-1989)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a perfect way to understand what happens to us, Chileans, during the dictatorship years, even for the same Chileans since we were all blocked from the information. Actually more people from abroad knew what was happening here.

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Thank gozub
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to the museum with some colleagues from US. Since Chile is very far away from most of the coutries, they barely knew about the Chilean history. It has a great audiovisuals area where you can watch a series of documentaries and make deep dive into their past. It really feels like getting into a time machine. Be ready... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is very important to remind us and help us to avoid that any government commit new atrocities against civilians.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't bring small children please. It is not the place for them and they're loud. This place is an eye-opener to the horrific time that Chile went through with the dictature. It takes about 3 hours and it is just great to have a place that reminder of what happened and to never let it happen again. It's free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sobering and informative, but very little information in English. Extraordinary building which wasn't easy to identify even from across the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very moving tribute and memorial to those killed, tortured, and "disappeared" during the Pinochet regime. Large room dedicated to the coup, then a journey through the 17 year dictatorship. A 3 storey memorial with portraits of some of those killed that is visible from a memorial balcony gives a real presence to those that were killed. No entrance fee, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Listen to the tape of final speech that Allende made to the people of Chile. LIsten to the first broadcast made by the members of the junta after taking over the government, saying how difficult it was to take on such an important duty. It is mesmerizing and chilling. We could not even listen to all of the witness accounts.... More 

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