Montevideo Sights

Museo de la Memoria

  • Av. Las Instrucciones 1057 Map It
  • Prado

Published 12/16/2015

Fodor's Review

The question still pains Uruguayans who remember the era: How did South America's strongest democracy dissolve into 12 years of brutal military dictatorship? This museum documents the history of the 1973–85 period that people here call simply the dictadura, during which an astounding 2% of the population experienced arrest for "political crimes" at some time or other. (The government did not begin investigating abuses by the military government until 2011.) The museum won't be a stop on most visitors' Montevideo itineraries, but if you're a student of Latin American history and politics, it's worth a look.

Sight Information

Address:

Av. Las Instrucciones 1057, Montevideo, Montevideo, 11700, Uruguay

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Phone:

/2355–5891

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. noon–6; in summer 1–7

Published 12/16/2015

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