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Poignant, sobering, and politically charged, Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos explores the human rights violations perpetrated by Chile's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet. During his 17-year reign between 1973 and 1990, Pinochet executed thousands of Chileans, tortured tens of thousands more, and forced up to 200,000 into exile. The museum cleverly compares his government's atrocities with others still happening around the world today, through a chronological and multisensory experience. Consider renting an English audio guide, as many of the signs are only in Spanish. Put Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santiago planner.
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This is a sobering look at the atrocities committed in Chile under the Pinochet Regime, and a must-see for visitors to Santiago. The museum itself is beautiful and well laid-out, and the exhibits... more »
An absolute must if you are looking to get a thorough understanding of the awful events surrounding the Pinochet era. Excellent exhibits in both audio and visual formats and also supported by... more »
A bittersweet place. One of the best museums I ever visited, that's for sure. A must see for any traveler passing by Santiago. Spare at least two or three hours if you like places like this, there's a lot to see, read and feel. A bitter memory of a dark moment for Chile, and a sweet memento that democracy should and will always prevail. Remember the past so we don't repeat it.
Very important and historical museum. It was a dark time in Chile's history, yet it is worn in brilliant displays and sobering reminders for future generations. They have a tour in English, but I imagine it would be ten times better should they have had a tour guide to assist with the back story of the country.
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