Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal, Tarrafal

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See photos and personal belongings of former inmates at Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal, a memorial center at the erstwhile Portuguese colonial prison camp. Established in 1936 at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, this penal colony for political and social prisoners kept those who had made trouble on the mainland and incited other inmates into action through sit-ins. Known as the "camp of slow death," it saw the deaths of 32 prisoners before finally closing in 1974. More recently, African leaders and militants did forced labor here. Using our international travel planner, Tarrafal attractions like Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I really wanted to see this place. Did not disappoint, with the exception of the Guide, that seemed slightly annoyed by the terms subtracted to your lethargy. Made a visit vapid and without any enthusiasm. Wasn't I already provided with some information about the space and had not been to know nothing.
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  • Worth a visit, which inevitably leads to meditation, for connoisseurs of history ... Currently in the process of transition to a Museum, keeping the original brakes from prison (camp as is known as alleys lands)
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  • Allow a few explanatory signs written in french to learn details about the place if you are visiting to Tarrafal and have time, interesting to stop by this Museum (there are few historic sites) Attention to the children that you asking for money even before the arrival in front of the Museum, even insistently aggressive for some...
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