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. To visit Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma and other attractions in Buenos Aires, use our Buenos Aires trip planning site .
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  • The way it is exposed is part of Argentina's sad history of the 1970s that seemed fair to me. I have gone to many places by heart and here it is particularly moving because the building where so many horrors occurred has practically not been intervened. On the contrary. It is about showing it as a living voice of abductions, tortures, disappearances, deaths on state orders. There are guided tours that add information to what can be read, videos with testimonies, zero objects that recreate morbid violence. Everything is free.
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  • It is essential to visit this place if you really want to get into the thick of Argentine modern history but be warned, this is not for the faint of heart. Logistics first, This museum complex is clos...  more »
  • A place that should be sacred, a secular sanctuary of the memory of pain, reduced to a landfill. Full of waste, dust and waste. It tarnishes the memory and suffering of those who have found them death. Better to shut it down to the public than to leave it in these conditions at the mercy of these people who don't know what respect is. I am surprised that although we are permanent principals of associations that protect the memory of children and grandchildren desaparecidos, they remain indifferent in the face of such carelessness and sloth. Essentially a sewer in what should be a temple.
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  • If you are in BA you can't miss this place. Amazing work of reconstruction of memory of the dictatorship. They let everything how it was without changing the structure. A strong experience. Check the opening times out.
  • Harrowing but very very well laid out and presented.
  • A must-see. You may feel several sensations since in the 70s and 80s militaries used to torture and kill people who were “suspects”. It is very interesting but also shocking. Very recommended.
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  • Haunting. A Buenos Aires must-see. I was chilled to the bone to see what happened in the late 70s when I was just a baby in the United States. Comparatively, the terrorism memorialized here seemed so far away to Americans back then. Now experiencing it, there is a chilling similarity to the Nazis Holocaust, and a forboding sense of warning to our contemporaneous heads of state who might consider employing these tactics. Not mentioning any names...
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