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Santiago: 1973 Coup & Human Rights Walking Tour

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Discover the profound and emotional story of the main events that led to the coup d’état of September 11, 1973, in Chile on this walking tour. Learn how these events have impacted modern Chile.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Discover an deeply important part of Chile's history through the eyes of locals
  • See some of the most important locations connected to the coup
  • Learn what triggered the September 11 Coup of 1973
Full description
On this walking tour, you'll cover the events leading up to the coup d'état of 1973 chronologically with your guide, reconstructing the facts and happenings of that day. You'll relive the triumph felt at the election of Salvador Allende, the first democratically elected socialist leader in Chile's history and explore the complex and chaotic years of his government. Then, discover the details and consequences of the coup and the military dictatorship led by Augusto Pinochet. 

Throughout the tour, audiovisual equipment will be used to enhance your experience. There will also be a coffee break to re-energize midway through the tour. The coffee shop you'll visit offers a wide variety of local products that come from family farms and rural businesses throughout the country. 

Tour Itinerary

• Plaza de Armas: Meeting point and the start of your experience.

• Former National Congress: Delve into the atmosphere and popular sentiment of Chile in the late 60s and early 70s.

• Espacio M: Discover the role of the United States and the Soviet Union during the times of the Popular Unity government. 

• Leonardo Henrichsen Plaque: Learn the story of the first fallen reporter filming an attempt of a military coup, during the day of the failed uprising known as El Tanquetazo.

• Plaza de la Constitución: Look back on the days before the coup d'état and one of the most shocking betrayals in history.

• Morandé 80: Learn the outcome of the day of the coup d'état and understand the last moments of the Popular Unity government and the first of the military dictatorship.

• Bulnes Buildings: See traces of the coup still visible in the buildings near the Palacio de la Moneda.

• Londres 38: Reconstruct the story of London 38 as a center for clandestine detention, torture, and extermination, and reflect on the causes and consequences of the coup d'état.
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Coffee break
  • Tour souvenir
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Transport
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your tour meets at Plaza de Armas. Look for the tour team in orange shirts. Phillips 451, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• This tour suitable for all audiences
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather conditions.
• This is the first carbon neutral tourist experience in Chile.
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Product ID: 235992