Memorial de los Detenidos Desaparecidos, Montevideo

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Pay tribute to the 178 people that were marked as missing prisoners during the 1972 to 1985 Uruguay dictatorship at Memorial de los Detenidos Desaparecidos. Known as the 'disappeared,' these victims of an authoritarian military regime are honored in the memorial, which consists of two pieces of high-strain glass with the names of the victims etched in. The memorial was unveiled in 2001, designed by architects Martha Kohen and Ruben Otero, who won first place in a bid for the project. To visit Memorial de los Detenidos Desaparecidos on your trip to Montevideo, use our Montevideo trip builder.
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  • Combine this and the Fort for a day of history. The surrounding neighborhood is not the best in Montevideo. It pays to keep aware of your surroundings and the people around you. It does get very crowd...  more »
  • It is an average monument, I cannot rate this monument as excellent or terrible...this depends on the person I guess, it is just a monument, stands for a sad cause, but has nothing in itself making it...  more »
  • Worth a detour both to see El Cerro but also because of what this monument stands for and it actually has been done very tastefully. Offer yourself a drink at the local golf course afterwards for a tr...  more »
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  • A very beautiful and charming place where you can go with your family and have a good time enjoying the air and the view, since you can see from this place the rambla of the Hill and with it all the good view of the port of Montevideo
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  • Very vandalizado.
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  • One of the jewels hidden in Montevideo. Everything invites to enjoyment, peace, tranquility, in an atmosphere full of green, silent and very well maintained with views to the beach. The best not only from the Hill but citywide
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  • It is an excellent place to appeal to the memory and to take a few mates to the Park.
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  • The memorial is an excellent place, quiet, gentle, careful okay and this in an area where you can enjoy nature
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