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A Memorial Museum

This small, private museum is solely dedicated to the 1972 crash of the plane carrying the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandi C
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I wasn't all that familiar with story of the 1972 crash but I'll be buying a copy of the book... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mel_M802
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Rincon 619 | Ubicado a 27 metros al este de la Plaza Matriz, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

I was familiar with the crash and I had read the book. I did not know what to expect upon entering, but was very glad I did. The vignettes are well done and artifacts are displayed with great attention. The intimacy you gain from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small, private museum is solely dedicated to the 1972 crash of the plane carrying the Uruguayan rugby team and some of their family members to Chile. The survivors of the crash were stranded in the extreme conditions at the top of an Andes mountain....More

Thank Sandi C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't all that familiar with story of the 1972 crash but I'll be buying a copy of the book, Alive!, when i get home. The museum is very informative and done in a tasteful manner to honour those that didn't survive, those that did...More

Thank Mel_M802
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was a moving and dignified tribute to the survivors of the plane crash. It focused on the determination, ingenuity, and will to survive of the survivors. It also highlighted how it gave the survivors a greater appreciation for every day of life. A...More

Thank scottrunnr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that the founder Jorg, has done a tremendous job with minimal help from the authorities. It is built on a profound interest in reconciling the interests of survivors, non survivors and their families, and anyone with an interest in this extraordinary...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In memory of the 1972 Andes air crash. Very powerful and emotional. Probably the best museum in Montevideo.

Thank GourmetMVD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the movie and knowing the store behind this amazing survival of people of the crash in very extreme weather conditions, this museum gives you more depth and corrects some facts of how everything happened. I would recommend visiting if in Montevideo.

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed a few hours here. Everything was in Spanish and English so easy to navigate. We learnt a lot about how lucky those who survived were. We met the Director who told us the museum is to help young people learn the importance...More

Thank AdventurerAmy
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Little museum about the 1972 Uruguayan air crash.A must read book and a movie t start with ("Alive").Here all the info and collected objects connected to the human tragedy remind us how tiny & humble we must stay in front of the all mighty nature...More

1  Thank jonperona80
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We are two Australian's with very limited knowledge of the Andes crisis, however we were very pleased we visited the museum. Many locals dont even know about it but the collection is fantastic. at $200 pesos it is well worth it, we spent 2hrs there....More

2  Thank hannabobanna
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This museum doesn’t stop to the “miraculous`’ survival of some members of this `Uruguayan rugby team after their plane crached in the `Andes over 4000 meters high or so. It encompasses various aspects of survival, biology, focussing on hypothermia as well as other factors, the...More

2  Thank Erik S
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orangerose5
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
hmmm, we stayed at an AirBnB about a block away that I think I mentioned in my review. But there were no laundry facilities at that apartment. But the museum is very cool, with or without laundry facilities ;-)
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