Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma, Buenos Aires

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Learn about the suppressive history of Argentina at Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma, a museum dedicated to the victims of the 1976 to 1983 military coup. The building functioned as a school for naval mechanics, then a concentration camp from 1976 to 1983, and now acts as a museum. Inside find collages with pictures of the military coup victims. Take a guided tour to learn about Argentina's dark years, though consider bringing an interpreter as most information presented is in Spanish. Use our Buenos Aires tour planner to arrange your visit to Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma and other attractions in Buenos Aires.
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  • Museum that traces a sad page of history Argentina: Videla from 1976 to 1983 dictatorship Government. Must visit in order not to forget how many in this place were torn by the affection of their families, brutally tortured and imprisoned illegally, made to disappear (traslados) with the complicity of all vertices of the State (including church). It's sad to think that an entire generation of young adults Argentines (almost 30,000) has gone, silencing conclusively how many were, at that time, the best of the Argentine State and they were bearers of values such as freedom, democracy, culture and civil life. This place is a true Holocaust argentina. Recommend a guided tour is the one that retraces the old school buildings outside military, is the one that traces the building of illegal detention.
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  • A special experience to check out some of the Argentine history to learn, from the military dictatorship during 1976-1983. You come in places where a large proportion of prisoners were held and tortured. The tour is free and is possible in English. Do not forget to contact us in advance.
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  • ESMA is a former army college that the Videla dictatorship used as a location of torture and imprisonment. In the 1970's the buildings were used as a detention centre where opponents of the junta were...  more »
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  • Tiene muchas pokestops
  • Impactante, imprescindible su visita
  • Historical site - a must see - a learning place for humanity
  • Excellent throughout the campus. When you do by the streets you becomes dense. The story that people there lived inside revives in each door, window, wall, and not only in the posters. Everyone should walk out there, at least once in our life. The museums inside, (the Malvinas, Haroldo Conti, etc), are very interesting and overflow our collective memory. I wish all areas were upgraded, since there are many closed spaces that overflow with furnishings, and could be used / enabled.
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  • Really impressive the curatorship of the exhibition of the Esma. Projectors really make the place. The Golden is a video that is attained from way excellent
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