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Andes Museum

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Address: Rincon 619, Montevideo 11008, Uruguay
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Hidden Gem!

This museum is the real thing. Its presentation is outstanding.if you read the book or saw the movie Alive, then you won't want to miss it. Very good points are made here about... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Carolyn S
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This museum is the real thing. Its presentation is outstanding.if you read the book or saw the movie Alive, then you won't want to miss it. Very good points are made here about the will to live and how strong some people can be.

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Thank Carolyn S
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Museum was suggested by a family member that lives in the area. The owner Jorg is very personable and spent time with our group to answer questions and explain the exhibits. I am a history and airplane buff so for me the experience was very rewarding. Regardless of one's background and interests the museum provides accurate and descriptive insights to... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Jorg meets you at the door and makes the whole experience personal. Remarkable story and what he has done to keep it alive is well worth the visit.

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1 Thank CorinaIW
Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This was a very interesting museum and we were lucky to find the owner there, who gave us a personalised tour, with insight commentary. Totally recommend it.

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St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

A most inspiring and moving exhibit... enthusiastically hosted by owner and friend of some survivors, amazing artifacts collected from the crash site, some of which you can touch. Chilling.

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Las Cruces
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

This was a hard place to find, and once you did the building's bad smell was over powering. It's a strange place - a little creepy.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Visited here today after it was recommended to me. I remember the film "Alive" but didn't remember it was about Uruguayans. Some great stuff and very informative. Jörg was excellent at explaining everything. He is passionate about it and you can tell. Very welcoming. Both in English and Spanish which was good. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

This museum is was so moving in its recouting of the stories of the survivors. My guide, Shalako, walked me through it telling the story of how the team got together, their journey and the subsequent rescue. The museum does a great job of recounting the stories, the ordeal the team went through and how the country stood watch for... More 

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Midlands
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

The tour started with a very comprehensive video of the events which sensitively brought home what will be done in order to survive. Various items from the site were well displayed and showed just what can be devised when necessary. Altogether a fascinating museum, all the more poignant when it displays such recent history.

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Irvine, California
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The museum is not be missed. You can walk thru in less than 1 1/2 hours but i suggest you call ahead and see if Jorg is there. His knowledge is vast and his passion runs as deep. Amazing story of survival and consequences of choice. Truly not to be missed. Makes you want to do more research and watch... More 

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