Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
Av República 475
Telephone
+56 2 2 689 8761
Getting there
Metro: República
More information
www.mssa.cl
Prices
CH$1000
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Picasso, Miró, Tápies and Matta are some of the artistic heavyweights who gave works to the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende. Begun as a populist art initiative during Allende's presidency – and named in his honor – the incredible collection was taken abroad during the dictatorship, where it became a symbol of Chilean resistance.

The 2000 works finally found a home in 2006, when the Fundación Allende bought and remodeled this grand old townhouse. The permanent collection sometimes goes on tour and is replaced by temporary exhibitions, and there's a darkened room with an eerie display of Allende's personal effects. Guided tours (email ahead) visit the basement, where you can see tangled telephone wires and torture instruments left over from when the house was used by the dictatorship's notorious DINA as a listening station.