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Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma

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Calling all political science and history nerds...

...you need to visit. And if you don’t identify as a political science or history nerd, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Harrowing. Compelling. Essential

For anyone who wants to understand how things were in the Argentine between the mid-1970s and early... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2018
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Av. Del Libertador, 8151, Buenos Aires C1046AAQ, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...you need to visit. And if you don’t identify as a political science or history nerd, you especially need to visit. Free to visit with good handouts with timeline, key history, and glossary of players and acronyms. There wasn’t an English tour available when we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Catherine91011
Reviewed 18 December 2018

For anyone who wants to understand how things were in the Argentine between the mid-1970s and early 1980s, this is a must. A world-class holocaust-style museum which details and explains what happened to individuals and society around the time of the last military regime -...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

The place is a group of small memorial and exposition of the disappeared, tortured and killed people under the military dictatorship of Argentina. Shocking and sometimes heartbreaking stories.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Took Uber to and from site. Many buildings at ESMA including Malvinas Museum but main building is the important one to experience. Not often that you go to a place where 6000 people were brought after being abducted, tortured, humiliated, then murdered by being thrown...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank nycebh
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Our Auschwitz (not that the comparison should be stretched). The main clandestine detention centre, where thousands were held incomunicado, tortured, trhown alive into the River Plate fron helicopters and other niceties. A MUST for whomever cares deepñ for human rightrs.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank SergioViaggio
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is one of the most important monuments of the mankind. This place teach us that after WW II we haven't learned anything. We, as humanity, did not do anything to prevent crimes and murders and hate. We did not stop nacism after WW II....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank mmarijat
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is a place reminds you how humans can inhuman to other humans.The rulers did to their subjects.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The Space for Memory and for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights is within what was the site of the School of Mechanics of the Navy (ESMA). This was one of the more than 500 places in the country chosen by the dictators as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Betty P
Reviewed 20 March 2018

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 to ignite the wish to learn more about Argentina.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 73Maik
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

If you don’t speak or read Spanish give this place a miss. Completely unable to interpret anything at this site. Also during my first visit the staff was on strike and admission was denied. Also the contact information they give you for enquiring about English...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank canucktraveller216
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30 October 2018|
Response from nycebh | Reviewed this property |
Normally, they are at noon, 1300, 1400 and 1500. Times and dates can vary. Staff normally is very helpful.
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Response from ClaraZ | Reviewed this property |
Colectivos (buses) Liniers - Puente Alsina, por General Paz: 117 y 28 Benavídez - Valentín Alsina, por Avda. del Libertador: 15 La Boca - Olivos, por Avda. del Libertador: 29 La Boca - Estación Boulogne, por Avda. del... More