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Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos

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Address: Avenida Matucana 501 | Interseccion Catedral, Santiago 8350392, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 2597 9600
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet...

A top-notch presentation of the history and suffering of the Pinochet years. Just opened in 2010.

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Not a casual endevor, very worthwhile

Our experience in visiting this museum was mixed. It is a very moving monument to a devastating period in Chile's history. Watching a sophisticated well developed democratic... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our experience in visiting this museum was mixed. It is a very moving monument to a devastating period in Chile's history. Watching a sophisticated well developed democratic country being taken over by a ruthless dictator was a chilling confrontation to the idea that "things like that don't happen to countries like ours." Many of the displays are very moving. The... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is beautiful and very well organized. It has great pictures and testemonials about this horror times. However it lacks information. I feel I didn't learn anything about the living in this dictatorship, why it started, why it ended, why were people starving, why were they divided... it is visually very interesting but could be much more informative. I... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very few countries have been able to squarely address in such a clear fashion the difficulties of a social conflict. It is astounding that such an institution has been built in a country in which none of the perpetrators of massive human rights crimes have yet been brought to justice. It is a truth that you might pass an agent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is not to celebrate but to show us how horrible human being can be - and how wonderful can be too. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”(George Santayana). The architecture is impressive !! Congratulations!! The museum is arround the Quinta Normal Park.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in history, freedom, and democracy this museum is a must. It is very easy to get to by metro or even walking (a great opportunity to see lots of different neighbourhoods on the way from Santiago Centro). The museum is an architecturally interesting building, massive but simple.The museum needs at least 4 hours to explore. Inside the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily accessible by subway. Well presented with accompanying audio tour in English. Provides an excellent understanding of the repression of The Pinochet dictatorship. A must see when you are in Santiago

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, very impressive museum. The entrance is free, however I paid 2000 to get an English audio guide. This was worth it! Most things in the museum are in Spanish, all though almost all the movies that are shown have English subtitles. I found it very impressive to see all that has happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum to get a better understanding of the political history of Chile. It covers the history of the Pinochet era from 1973 to 1990 when Chile was controlled by a military junta and lots of human rights violations occurred. They also include displays showing where other human rights violations occurred in the world. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum that depicts the brutality of the dictators in Chile. Its not ideal for small children but captures a lot of history in one museum. The location is off the main city of Santiago and you would wonder why they did not build this in more upscale part of the town. We left with a glimpse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum portraits beautifully a very sensible episode of the Chilean history. It explains thoroughly and in a clear manner story of the people that, in one way or another, were part of the dictatorship period in Chile. It is very interactive, you can arrive by subway and it is free. Definitely a must during your stay in Santiago

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