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“The Museum by excelence!!” 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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“The Museum by excelence!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Being in Santiago and not visiting this museum is like being at the Vatican and not seeing the Sistine Chapel . A very well organized museum which takes us to the horror of the Pinochet dictatorship and all the atrocities commited then. By watching what happened in Chile, we learn the lessons for the future and the Human Rights respct everyone must have

Visited January 2013
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“Recent history, truth and reconciliation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Lot's of pics and stories in chronological order take you through the Pinochet era and after. Listen to Allende's farewell speech. The museum is free. If you are not fluent in Spanish, get an audioguide at the entrance (1000P). Take at least 2 hours. Impressive

Visited January 2013
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“Experience history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not many countries have experienced recent breakouts of severe violence unless you live in the middle east. The coup comes to live with a well documented film of the attack on the palace in 1973. The period after the coup is well laid out in the exhibition and it gives you a clear picture how things did develop after the coup.
Although the severity of the coup and especially for the people who were affected by the governent of those days, it was a terrible time. Still the exhibition is well done but also a bit clean. It does not express the rough edge of the time and the politics of those days.
But it is also clear that Chile and the Chileans have mastered themself through this period and came out better than before the coup. It did strengthen the Chilean nationalism and feelings and at the end of the exhibition this becomes clear. For those to experience the period pre the coup I recommend you watch the movie Machucha. It gives you a better understanding what finally led to the coup.

Do visit the museum, but for those who have seen the Holocaust museums in New York or Jerusalem, you do not leave this museum with the same emotion. In the city you can also visit a house (near Universidad Catolica) were the interegations took place. That gives you another impression of the way the secret police acted in those days.

Visited January 2013
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“Must see when in Chile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is well organized and very educational. Great visual and audio presentations. Anyone wanting to learn about Chile's painful history should visit the museum. Be prepared, it is emotionally draining.

Visited December 2012
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“Really fantastic information about a little talked about topic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Beautiful new museum on a very sad and raw topic. By far the best museum I have visited in Santiago, well put together and thorough, it gave me a better understanding of what the people of Chile went through so recently. In a slightly unexpected part of town and no many visitors when i attended, i think it might be a bit underrated, my Chilean friends certainly havent been yet. Free entry and a rare english audio guide (for 1000CLP) made the experience even better. Worth a visit when in Santiago for sure, as i have never heard much about this topic from Chilean friends, but i think it is important to understand.

Visited December 2012
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