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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 508 things to do in Santiago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Memory and Human Rights seeks to draw attention to human rights violations committed by the Chilean state between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to allow dignity for victims and their families, stimulate reflection and debate and to promote respect and tolerance in order that these events never happen again. It is a Bicentennial project, inaugurated on January 2010, by then President Bachelet. Its purpose is to promote educational initiatives that enhance knowledge and consideration. Its location, on Matucana Street, is also part of an ongoing effort to promote the cultural circuit of Santiago's West Side. Through objects, documents and archives presented in different settings and formats, as well as a innovative sight and sound presentation, it is possible to learn part of this history: the military coup, the repression that took place in the following years, the resistance movement, exile, international solidarity, reparation policies.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Great stop to see”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

I think this was a very great stop and very educational. important to understand chilean history. Guides in english and it is free entry !

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The memories live on”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

I highly recommend visiting this museum. It is very well presented in a personal, yet very respectful way, with plenty of visuals and audio. Visiting this museum really helped to give me a better understanding of Chile and Chileans.

But, no matter how much of a cheapskate you are, if you don't speak/understand Spanish to a high level, you really should pay the ~$3.000 pesos for the audio guide.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Should be the first stop on your list!”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

This museum covers the sept. 11th 1973 coup. It details every aspect of the politics, the people and the events that followed the 17 reign by Pinochet. Lots of content, the audioguide is a must if you want to go deeper into every exhibit. My only negative was the sequence of exhibits was hard to follow... Signage is minimal. The architecture of the building itself is quite interesting as well. Easy to get to on the subway, at the Quinta Normal stop.

Visited October 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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“Really good and interactive”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Really good museum with loads of information about the Chilean militar dictadure. Interesting, interative and FOR FREE!

Visited September 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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“wed - sun”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good to know before you guess down there: it is open Wednesday thru Sunday but there is a small section open accessible from the subway terminal.

Visited October 2013
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