Parque de la Memoria
Parque de la Memoria
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
What people are saying
Don't go out of your way to come here.
2.0 of 5 bubblesJan 2020
This is a nice, large park with a grass lawn that slopes down toward the wide concrete path that overlooks the Rio de La Plate River. The Memorial contained some interesting, artsy monuments dedicated to the memory of the "disappeared" - the victims who were labeled as dissenters, abducted, and silenced during the militant dictatorship called the "Dirty War". Rather than serving as an informative outdoor museum of art, the purpose of this park is to display larger-than-life artistic sculptures with thought-provoking messages about human rights and peace. A memorial wall with the names of the disappeared will endure as a reminder of the event and the injustices dealt to the murdered victims and their families who never knew what happened to their children. We walked through this park after visiting the ESMA museum and detention center where the victims were taken to be tortured and executed. I thought the park sculptures were interesting, but not as powerful as I'd anticipated. In hindsight, I think if you're going to visit the park, you should visit BEFORE the ESMA detention center because everything else pales in comparison after the profound experience of visiting ESMA. However, I wouldn't recommend visiting this park if you haven't read up on the event first. We stopped at this park because it was walking distance to Tierra Santa. After viewing the memorial art, we continued past the waterfront where many families were picnicking and fishing, and further down the avenue to the theme park. If we hadn't planned on going to Tierra Santa, we would not have visited this park because it is a bit out-of-the-way (near the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport). Unless you are really into modern art, I don't feel like it's worth a trip out there just to see the memorial park. If you want to know about the "Dirty War" and the "disappeared", travel about five miles farther north to the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma museum. The museum building closes at 5pm, and contains all of the history and explanation of the "disappeared". You need about an hour inside. The detention center site; however, is open until 9 or 10 pm, and visitors can roam the grounds freely. Lining the narrow dirt roads were several displays, each with the picture and biography of the "disappeared" victims. To me, these displays were far more informative and moving than the sculptures at the memorial park because the displays put a face on the tragedy, bringing it into sharper focus, and making it "real". The area itself was disturbing. Wandering the area, it was clear that all of the abandoned buildings were locked, the windows boarded up, and the grounds, empty and silent. No one else was on site and the silence was deafening. I could almost feel the echoes of violence lingering in the shadows, and an eerie chill seeped through the air, like the stain of tortured screams, unspeakable deeds, and cries for mercy hovering oppressively above me. In my opinion, walking around this unsettling detention site was a powerful way to memorialize the real faces and stories of the victims who were tortured and killed at the hands of the dictatorial regime. The surreal creepiness of the site will imprint this event into your memory far more than a few sculptures ever could.

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Neighbourhood: Belgrano
As one of the main commercial hubs of Buenos Aires, Belgrano has something for everyone. The myriad of shop windows in Cabildo Ave. will draw you in, but it is Chinatown — an area of no more than two square blocks — which will keep you hooked. Crowned by an ornate arch marking its entrance and filled with small stores packed to the brim, it is a place where colour and scent emanate from every corner, particularly during the Chinese New Year when they spill over to surrounding areas. But if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, the residential quarter of Belgrano is the perfect destination. This section of town features some of the most magnificent mansions in the city, spread out on cobbled streets lined by tall, majestic trees: a true feast for the eyes.
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Paul
Claremont, CA29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A little off the beaten track. Includes a memorial wall with names of victims, outdoor sculptures, and informative displays. Helped me gain an understanding of the "Dirty War".
Written 19 November 2021
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Queen J
California2,160 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a nice, large park with a grass lawn that slopes down toward the wide concrete path that overlooks the Rio de La Plate River. The Memorial contained some interesting, artsy monuments dedicated to the memory of the "disappeared" - the victims who were labeled as dissenters, abducted, and silenced during the militant dictatorship called the "Dirty War". Rather than serving as an informative outdoor museum of art, the purpose of this park is to display larger-than-life artistic sculptures with thought-provoking messages about human rights and peace. A memorial wall with the names of the disappeared will endure as a reminder of the event and the injustices dealt to the murdered victims and their families who never knew what happened to their children.

We walked through this park after visiting the ESMA museum and detention center where the victims were taken to be tortured and executed. I thought the park sculptures were interesting, but not as powerful as I'd anticipated. In hindsight, I think if you're going to visit the park, you should visit BEFORE the ESMA detention center because everything else pales in comparison after the profound experience of visiting ESMA. However, I wouldn't recommend visiting this park if you haven't read up on the event first.

We stopped at this park because it was walking distance to Tierra Santa. After viewing the memorial art, we continued past the waterfront where many families were picnicking and fishing, and further down the avenue to the theme park. If we hadn't planned on going to Tierra Santa, we would not have visited this park because it is a bit out-of-the-way (near the Jorge Newberry Domestic Airport). Unless you are really into modern art, I don't feel like it's worth a trip out there just to see the memorial park.

If you want to know about the "Dirty War" and the "disappeared", travel about five miles farther north to the Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma museum. The museum building closes at 5pm, and contains all of the history and explanation of the "disappeared". You need about an hour inside.

The detention center site; however, is open until 9 or 10 pm, and visitors can roam the grounds freely. Lining the narrow dirt roads were several displays, each with the picture and biography of the "disappeared" victims. To me, these displays were far more informative and moving than the sculptures at the memorial park because the displays put a face on the tragedy, bringing it into sharper focus, and making it "real".

The area itself was disturbing. Wandering the area, it was clear that all of the abandoned buildings were locked, the windows boarded up, and the grounds, empty and silent. No one else was on site and the silence was deafening. I could almost feel the echoes of violence lingering in the shadows, and an eerie chill seeped through the air, like the stain of tortured screams, unspeakable deeds, and cries for mercy hovering oppressively above me.

In my opinion, walking around this unsettling detention site was a powerful way to memorialize the real faces and stories of the victims who were tortured and killed at the hands of the dictatorial regime. The surreal creepiness of the site will imprint this event into your memory far more than a few sculptures ever could.
Written 5 April 2020
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Oleksandr Danylenko
Buenos Aires, Argentina296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
this is not a touristy place, but it doesn't need to be one in order to let you disconnect and enjoy your time. On one side, there is the green areas of the park itself, and right across, the river where sometimes you can almost see Uruguay. Nice please. Been many times. Never crowded.
Written 7 February 2020
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livinglifetothefull1
Hertfordshire, UK902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a moving place. Seeing all the names and the timescale if this horror is truest moving. A place for reflection.
Written 29 December 2019
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Grand Bobi
Tel Aviv, Israel9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Right on the seashore, with several art monuments in memory of the people who were killed by the military regime in Argentina during the 70's. Impressive statues and presentations. Good for spending about two hours Accessible foe disabled.
Written 6 November 2019
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RaktimRay
Singapore, Singapore1,476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
The park is dedicated to the disappeared during the civil revolution of the country in the 70s. This isn't one of those places in BA steeped with history or something which you should go out of the way to visit. But if you are nearby you may stop by as it is a nice outdoor location.
Located on the border of Recoleta and near the domestic airport of Jorge Newbury not really central to most of the tourist attractions in BA.
Entrance is free. There are park guide pamphlets but these are not available in English. There are no audioguides either.
The park is generally open till around 7 PM and may be a nice place to catch the sunset.
This park mostly is a memorial with walls located at odd angles and the names of all those who disappeared in the Rio de la Plata carved on them. In between in the greens there are some installation arts of which without the English guide its impossible to understand the meaning. If you follow the walls you will come to a section with an opening where there is an art installation in the river. It shows the statue of a boy walking into the river and is the ultimate memorial to the thousands who were drowned in its waters and quite a powerful statement indeed. The park is a nice place for picnic and is quite busy during the weekends. You can watch the flights take off from the nearby JN airport as well. There is an eatery right opposite the park too in case you feel like a bite.
Written 14 October 2019
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Gustavo M
Buenos Aires, Argentina165 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Completed abandon place. Dificult to understand the memories, there are some ugly sculptures, no trees, no places to sit down. Not a safe area
Written 7 October 2019
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Carol O
Cardiff, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This is the memorial to the people who were "disappeared" under the military Junta in the 70's and 80's. It gives a good insight into the awful events at that time - thousands upon thousands of opposnents to the Junta were arrested without proper cause and illegally detained/ki9lled. It is very moving and thoughtprovoking place.
Written 25 August 2019
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
A memorial part to the ‘disappeared’ during the dictatorship extending from the mid 70’s to the early 80’s, immortalised in various sculptures, and the walls of names listing those whose lives were cut short.

Less we all forget - and yet repeated in so many counties since that time.
Written 5 March 2019
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Punksedona
Tucson, AZ71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
We had 5 hours to see the city and this was one of the places our guide took us.
We were very impressed with his explanation of the wall and highly recommend.
Written 11 January 2019
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