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Museum of Memory and Human Rights

Matucana 501, Santiago, Chile
(562) 365 11 65
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Ranked #3 of 156 Attractions in Santiago
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet years. Just opened in 2010.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Yes- consider it in the group that includes Auschwitz, Yad Veshim, War Remnants Museum (Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon). An absolutely incredible experience that can take hours to absorb and effort to wipe away tears. Certainly a highlight and a must for anyone interested in history visiting Santiago de Chile.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place is great, and shows a lot about what happened during the military coup which was quite sad. You can buy an audio pack which is in english (looks like a mobile phone) and basically guides you around the museum. It cost 2000 pesos. Make sure you bring a set of headphones, or you'll have to put it to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

An important destination for anyone who wants to place contemporary Chile in the context of its recent, and disturbing, history. An excellent modern museum and a very moving one.

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Muenster, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The museum of memory and human rights is really worth a visit! It tells you everything about the years of dictatorship and the coup d'etat in Chile. Furthermore it's for free and very well constructed. Perfect for a rainy Sunday!

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My visit to this Museum helped me understand the history of Chile much better, and left me thinking. The space is solemn, and the content of the exhibits a powerful reminder of the horrors that dictatorships and abuse of power can bring to people. I found of particular interest all the information exhibited about other countries and how they dealt... More

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Newark, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The museum of memory was well organized and worth the money (free entry + $2,000 audio guide). However, I can't give it five stars because it felt like there was still some missing information leading up to September 11th, 1973, and any details post-1990. I think it would be good to know who was supporting Pinochet's coup and what happened... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Covering the dictatorship of 1973 this museum is a really interesting glimpse into the history of chile in the 20th century. Really enjoyable and powerful experience during our stay in santiago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We really enjoy experience. Very nice place with a lot of important information about military dictatorship. Its really close to quinta normal and natural history.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Leave enough time - this takes a couple of hours. If your Spanish isn't great, get the English handheld audio guide and you'll get a lot more out of the museum. There aren't a lot of English subtitles, though there are some. I especially liked the many different angles and thoroughness of the presentation. There was a lot of depth... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Absolutely amazing experience, but not for the faint of heart. Details about the torture and detainment of Chilean citizens under the Pinochet regime may be disturbing to some, but they are neither over- nor under-emphasized, and visitors can choose to read (or not read) the many details in the written parts of the exhibits. If you do not speak Spanish... More

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