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“A must visit in Santiago” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Memory and Human Rights

Museum of Memory and Human Rights
Matucana 501, Santiago, Chile
(562) 365 11 65
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Ranked #2 of 148 attractions in Santiago
Type: Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet years. Just opened in 2010.
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“A must visit in Santiago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Easily accessible from the metro, the museum can be accessed from the metro station, entrance free.
Get the audio guide as the displays are not in English.
3 exceptionally well laid out floors capturing a very difficult period in Chile's recent history, explaining the context of the challenges that Chileans are still coming to terms with today.
The musuem highlights the indomitable spirit of the human being.

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“Went for the architecture; was deeply moved by the museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I couldn't help but compare this to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC in that the building itself is so integral to the story told. The items on display and the numerous video presentations will give you a detailed story of this county's (recent) history, even if your Spanish is (like mine) weak. These museums are necessary and important reminders at what can happen now, not far in the past. I highly recommend a visit.

Visited December 2012
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“A must see when in Santiago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This museum only open in 2010 and is very impressive. We stayed for over two hours. Although much of it was difficult to see/listen to, it is such an important part of Chile´s recent history and something many Chileans still struggle to accept/acknowledge.

The museum is directly opposite the Quinta Normal metro station. The Quinta Normal park is also next to the metro station and well worth a visit for some quite reflection after the museum. We had lunch at a great little ´Shoperia´ just down the road next to a service station (same side of the road as the part and metro station).

Visited December 2012
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Top 5 site in Santiago. At Quinta Normal metro stop. Very moving & well presented exhibition of Chile's lost years under dictator Pinochet. Stroll Parque Quinta Normal after visit.

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“Disturbing, moving, and a necessary reminder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Tells the history of repression, torture, and the struggle for democracy in Chile. Video of the revolution, military junta and testimonials of torture victims. Not for the faint hearted.

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