Museum of Madness, Barbacena

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  • September 26, 2017
    Founded in 1996, the Museum of madness shows a little of the history of the colony, Barbacena hospital, a psychiatric House created in the year 1922, to accommodate patients with mental disorders. Known to harbor a great collection on the history of the first mental hospital in Minas Gerais, the Museum of madness of Barbacena guard photographs, texts, and a history of treatment offered to the inmates, the former insane asylum of Barbacena. More than that, the Museum of madness's mission is not to let get lost the memory of the place and of the serious conditions that have undergone psychiatric patients throughout history. It's worth visiting.
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  • September 20, 2017
    Definitely worth the visit to this Museum, to learn a little about this sad reality. I confess that we were a little impressed with the photos, with the records and objects exposed ... it is even hard to believe, but unfortunately all this happened! And still the Anti-asylum. The entrance and parking are free.
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  • August 23, 2017
    I visited the Museum after reading the book Holocaust. Place where we ran the hospital colony of Barbacena and portraying a sad history of our country. Visit is free and well worth knowing. Photos and reports of the time are shocking.
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