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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 159 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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Huntington Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is always sad to visit places that recall the misery of the people placed upon them by dictators. This Museum is in memory of that time in the lives of the people of Chile and how they survived.

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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Living in Chile, one should want to learn something about the country. So we went to this museum that treats such an important and interesting period in Chilean history. Unfortunately, we came away mostly disappointed. The lay-out of the Museum is confusing, and it is difficult to really learn about the history unless you already know so much about it... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This museum deals with the history of the oppression and times mostly of the Pinochet regime. The museum chronologically journeys the time of the coup detailing the players involved and what situation it had stemmed from to the the more recent vote and change of power. The museum focuses on the persecution, confinement, torture, and violation of rights of dissenters.... More

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We paid 2 thousand pesos (US$4) for an English language audio guide device, and it was absolutely worth it, I highly recommend picking one up from the front desk before you have a look around. The Museum is very well laid out, we spent over 3 hours there. It was harrowing, brutally honest and sometimes confronting, but overall, we left... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

At times very dark, always very informative and told from a neutral perspective. This museum doesn't accuse or make judgement it presents facts. The facts are terrible and frightening but it is important for people who want to try and understand modern Chile and the divisions that still exist there. It's a very brave thing for a nation to try... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A museum worthy of the tragedies it stands for and touching. no visitor should miss it. Easy to walk around and good collection of past memorablia.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you want to gain a history of the human rights abuses of the Pinochet regime, go to this museum. From the outside it looks like a three-story "container" suspended above two artifical ponds. Water steers you down to the sunken entrance. The musuem was well laid out and I am glad to have found this place. To learn about... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a must if you have time. All of the locals say the same. It is not the kind of place you can just pop into though. It takes a good hour to get a real sense of what went on in Chile's recent past.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited the predecessor to this museum a few years back and was moved almost to tears. The audio was particularly painful to hear, even though my Spanish was not that good. I really admire the Chileans for shining a light on their dark past.

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Santiago, Chile
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well-designed, beautiful space. Emotional yet very informative. The first two floors are hard to take in terms of violence, but it's well worth it.

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