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Chile's recent history is marked by the Pinochet dictatorship and the transition to democracy. Take a dip into this history with this tour of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago.

Chile's recent history is marked by the Pinochet dictatorship and the transition to democracy. Take a dip into this history with this tour of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago.

Museum of Memory and Human Rights Free Tour

We will meet at 3 pm next to Quinta Normal Park, one of Santiago's green spaces. This idyllic area has been the scene of some of the most important events in the country's recent history, such as the occupation by Chilean troops and the mass arrest of protesters in the 1970s.

On one side of Quinta Normal Park is the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, an iconic institution in Santiago de Chile. This gallery dedicated to peace and memory is the best place to understand what happened in Chile between 1973 and 1990.

We will visit all 11 rooms of the Museum of Memory of Santiago to learn about the background and the course of the Pinochet dictatorship: how the coup d'état was conceived, how the guerrilla groups fought, and who succeeded him in office. We will reveal these and many other fascinating facts as we stroll through the museum's various exhibitions.

Based on photographs, real testimonies, and audiovisual material, we will try to understand the way of life for the Chilean population during the years of dictatorship. The museum also delves into the figure of Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist president in the world.

During the free tour of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, you will have the opportunity to observe chilling objects, such as an iron cross that was found in a common grave or a metal ladder from the torture centers of the Chilean secret police.

The last room we will visit during the free tour of the Museum of Memory will be the outer courtyard, where we will say goodbye at around 5:30 pm.

Groups

It is not possible to take the free tour of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights if you are a group of more than 6 people. In this case, we recommend booking a private tour of Santiago.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 10 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 25% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 25% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 12 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Metro Quinta Normal.