Skip the Line: Museo Andes 1972 Crash Memorial Admission Ticket

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Departs: Montevideo, Montevideo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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The Museum honors the memory of the 29 Uruguayans who perished in the Andes in 1972, when their airplane crashed on its way from Montevideo to Santiago de Chile. This exhibition is also dedicated to the16 fellow, who “returned to life” after having endured 72 infernal days under the worst imaginable conditions. (see movie and/or book: "Alive")

The exhibit includes pictures, documents, personal belongings and airplane debris, among other relevant items. A timeline provides a day-to-day account of the events that took place in the “Valley of Tears”, during those never-ending 72 days.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 7
  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 12
  • YOUTH: Age: 13 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Andes Museum
The Museum is located in a 19th century building in the historic City centre of Montevideo, which was declared national heritage. The exhibit includes pictures, documents, personal belongings and airplane debris, among other relevant items. A timeline provides a day-to-day account of the events that took place in the “Valley of Tears”, as well as of important events that were occuring at the same time in other parts of the world, during those never-ending 72 days. 400 square metres, 40 bilingual panels, 30 cabinets, several screens and original debries, shows you all the relevant facts about this unique story of survival. Our activities (Art contests, conferences, etc. related to several topics in connection with the story) can be followed via our web page.

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Excellent museum
198nickyp, 06-01-2023
Absolutely excellent museum. Really informative about this tragic and inspirational story. The museum owner was absolutely brilliant, giving us additional information to what was shown, and clearly had a real passion for sharing this story. Well worth a visit while you're in Montevideo.
Worth a visit to fully understand this incredible and moving story
Twesty4, 05-01-2023
Just dropped in as we saw the museum advertised on a city map, it was a good decision!

Excellent range of information and generous hospitality which together represented great value at $8 per adult.

Well worth a visit
Must go
Lara L, 13-11-2022
I really enjoy the visit to this Museum. It is easy to find the museum. It is possible to buy the tickets online or pay for it in the same place because there is free wifi on the museum. The guide is really nice and he knows all about the story. There are a lot of details that you can discover in the visit to the museum.
I am really impressive of the strenght of the survivors. They are an example of what the desire to live is.
The film really moves you inside.
Must See! (...and keep this remarkable story alive)
SLedoh, 16-08-2022
Great piece of Montevidean and Uruguayan history with it's extremely welcoming (and multilingual) staff.
Well thought and emotionally moving exposition
annamW9870DB, 31-07-2022
The museum is dedicated to the victims and survivors of the plane crush in Andes in 1972. Deeply moving and educational but not depressing experience.
Remarkable example of human bravery, endurance and teamwork
B6465VHjacobn, 13-01-2023
This thoughtful museum is a tragic illustration of how negligence and unpreparedness of one team could force other team to become heroes. While the 1972 plane crush in the Ands was a horrible disaster, the situation became really catastrophic by complete unpreparedness of the plane's crew for any emergency landing in the mountains.

The plane did not have any emergency supply of food, water, clothes and radio-beacons capable to work in case of emergency landing in the mountains. It somehow reminded me a case with "Titanic" when its crew found that here not enough life saving boats for every passenger on the ship.

However, the remarkable part of this story is that the passengers - rugby team
from Uruguay, behaved like a real heroes. They survived freezing temperatures,
extreme cold, hunger, fatigue, and many other dangers but did not give up, helped
each other and some of them finally were able to come home. I admire their bravery, strength, inventiveness and collective responsibility of each other.

The museum thorough documented their story. We talked to museum curator and
director Jörg P. A. Thomsen and he provided us with a lot of emotionally moving
details about that time and atmosphere around the search. We recommend you to go and have a look if you’re in Montevideo!

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