1972 Museum, Montevideo

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1972 Museum honors the survivors and victims of a crash that involved a group of high school rugby players, their friends, and relatives. The story that inspired many books revolves around 16 Uruguayans who endured 72 days in the cold mountains, with no food or proper clothing. See their personal belongings, airplane debris, documents, and photographs from the "Valley of Tears." The 19th-century museum building with balconies made of Carrara marble is a worthwhile architectural attraction in and of itself. Make 1972 Museum a part of your Montevideo vacation plans using our Montevideo trip itinerary maker.
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  • Without a doubt this is the most worthwhile time spent in a museum. The displays are well done, the information very complete and an excellent chronology of the events of the flight and survival... 
    Without a doubt this is the most worthwhile time spent in a museum. The displays are well done, the information very complete and an excellent chronology of the events of the flight and survival...  more »
  • This was the best 90 minutes I ever spent in a museum. It is really well laid out. The young woman who welcomed me was helpful and informative (and spoke perfect English). All the displays are... 
    This was the best 90 minutes I ever spent in a museum. It is really well laid out. The young woman who welcomed me was helpful and informative (and spoke perfect English). All the displays are...  more »
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  • Very knowledgeable curator, interesting story about the plane crash of 1972 in the Andes and their determination to return home.
  • Excellent experience. The staff was super friendly.

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