“Become an eyewitness to an obscure period of our history and have a unique experience with the dark side of Argentina”
You will explore the following:
An ex-Clandestine Center often called the Auschwitz of Argentina.
Memorial plaques of the disappeared people.
Incredible murals (paintings & graffiti) on the topic. The individuals, history, and struggles they represent.
A Clandestine Center of Detention, Torture, and Annihilation was a place dedicated to the kidnapping and torture of suspected dissidents. They functioned during the last military dictatorship that took place in Argentina from 1976 to 1983.
This massive complex contained areas where political prisoners were detained and barbarously tortured. You won’t be touring the areas that are closed while archaeological techniques of restoration, conservation, and evidence-gathering work proceeds. But the most interesting things, for the most part, are easily seen from the outside.
These terrible places are important for understanding Argentina, and are a visceral depiction of the wide reach of the military dictatorship in its ability to terrorize the local population. The kidnapped people were systematically dehumanized; they experienced atrocities and lived in terrible conditions. All the while, they dreaded the infamous “transfer” – military-speak for execution; some of them were then dumped into the ocean from airplanes.
As I am a living history, I will tell you the interesting facts you need to know to understand the worst, most brutal, and most violent dictatorship in Argentinean history. I am willing to share with you what it was like to live through that dark period in Argentina’s history.
We will also talk about a couple of the worst aspects of the dictatorship: the systematic theft of babies from their imprisoned mothers and the Nazi ideology that permeated the military and security forces. And, finally, you will hear some recorded testimonies.
People who want to learn about Buenos Aires history.
People concerned about human rights violations.
Intellectually curious travelers.
Not for children.
Note: Since this is a short walk and not a strenuous one, it is a great idea to combine it with my Caballito Through the Ages tour.
Availability: Tours run everyday. (Booking ahead is required). Best option: Monday through Friday (except on holidays). On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the ex-Clandestine Center with the Memorial Park is closed (the most interesting things, for the most part, are easily seen from the outside)
• Duration: 2½ hours (approximately)
Small-group tour: US$30 p/p (Discount for students)
Private tour: US$45 p/p (minimum of 2 people are required to book a private tour)
Meet: We will meet at a street corner in the neighborhood: Rivadavia Avenue 6401 at the corner of Boyaca, outside the store “Pigmento”.
To get to the meeting point you can take a taxi or subway line “A” (light blue color). If you take the subway get off at “Carabobo” station. When you arrive and you are at the street level, just check out the corner of the store “Pigmento” Map
Please contact me to reserve your spot: