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Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma

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Pure and cruel history of dictatorship

The place is a group of small memorial and exposition of the disappeared, tortured and killed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Important and thought-provoking place to visit

Took Uber to and from site. Many buildings at ESMA including Malvinas Museum but main building is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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Av. Del Libertador, 8151, Buenos Aires C1046AAQ, Argentina
+54 11 4704-5525
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 8 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

1  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.

1  Thank SergioViaggio
Reviewed 3 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

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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.

1  Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 6 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

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.

1  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

2  Thank canucktraveller216
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Firstly, as of Jan 2018 I believe guided tours in English are on Tuesday at 10 am but anyone interested should e-mail to find out/check. The site is huge. It's true my partner and I are fascinated by this kind of place but we were...More

1  Thank wonderstevie
Reviewed 27 January 2018

From our Palermo condo, we took metro D to the end of the line to metro Congreso de Tucuman, then a cab (60 Ap) for the 3 km to this large former Naval Mechanics School. At the main entrance, an English speaking lady gave us...More

1  Thank Gene R J
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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