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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  • A must-see for everyone who wants to understand the younger Argentinian history and what happened during the dictatorship 1976-1983. Highly interesting. Very competent and engaged guides who are able ...  more »
  • A must-see, free, Museum that allows to understand the Argentina of today, its history and its expectations... A short (roughly $ 400 for a taxi from the Center), the site is very large, composed of 20 buildings, one of them being the museum itself. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10: 00 to 17: 00, not suitable for children. Guided tours are offered (free also). We are back in what was a black page in the country by discovering different places of torture of the hostages. What happened to this place (and in many others of the country) is not reminiscent of the history of the Holocaust... A hook is unavoidable in the context of the duty to remember, so that these horrors do not fall into oblivion...
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  • The ESMA Museum is a 'must' for any who is interested in the social context and political of the Argentina of the 1970s to today. All those interested in human rights issues will also benefit. The Museum very well presented, the sites are moving and the staff is highly qualified, in addition to speak Spanish and English. Warning: the Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12: 00 to 17: 00. Guided tours are worth, they are offered in Spanish several times a day and English only once, at 3 pm. The only negative point being that the Tower in English does that with a minimum of 5 people and information in English on the site is rather short. (But the staff is more than willing to provide any additional information) Finally, information about the location of the site and details are difficult to find, but the Museum is really worth the trip.
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  • A very dignified homage to the islands and being British an important experience. Thankfully not over politicised either. Recommended.
  • Well organized and informative presentation of the sacrifices made by brave Argentines fighting for their democracy against state terror
  • This place is a "must" visit for human rights activists and for people who are interested in the dark period of the military junta regime ("the dirty war"). This "museum" is almost a live witness to the daily life of the detainees who were held in the place and later were murdered. The guided tour is excellent (there is a tour in english) and takes around 1.5 hours.
  • Memoria, verdad y justicia. Este gobierno nefasto atenta contra estos lugares. No es casual
  • Very historical place for the state of Argentina Also you can learn a lot from this place and a people who are there to guide you
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