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Excellent museum - moving experience

You have to visit Museo Andes 1972 - even if you have only a brief time for sightseeing in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Quite simply the must-visit museum in Montevideo

This is one of the most informative museums I've ever seen. It has so much information and exhibits... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to visit Museo Andes 1972 - even if you have only a brief time for sightseeing in Montevideo. It is a professionally designed and managed museum covering the tragic flight accident in minute detail. The exhibition draws you emotionally into the event and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LarsInSweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most informative museums I've ever seen. It has so much information and exhibits from the 1972 plane crash of the Uruguayan rugby team that inspired the book and film "Alive!".

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Geoeater
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation of an extraordinary tragedy and miracle. Great staff too - inviting and warm. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ripwalk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I always visit this museum every time we are in Montevideo, and my 2 daughters likewise. It is very instructive and very emotional. We have gone almost every year since 2008 to Montevideo. Jorg is a wonderful host. Note- Special conference on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AndreM1936
Reviewed 1 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandi C
Reviewed 28 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mel_M802
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scottrunnr
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marksexton2018
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GourmetMVD
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 ;-)