“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. We are not going inside the place.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. We will also talk about one of the worst aspects of the dictatorship: the babies stolen from their imprisoned mothers and raised by military families. And, finally, you will hear some testimonies.
FOR: Intellectually curious travelers. Not for children.
Availability: Tours run everyday. Please message me before booking to confirm availability.
I am a Buenos Aires native who loves interacting with people and sharing my deep knowledge and passion for this city: its history, art, architecture, food, literature etc. The tours I offer are meant for people who love to explore places off the beaten track, and for those who enjoy discovering hidden gems. My Past and Present occupations: I was a bilingual assistant for a medical tourism company, history research assistant, and an adviser to a travel magazine about places and activities in Argentina. I have taken classes in Argentine literature and history, tourism, History of Art, Latin American Art, architecture and the history of Buenos Aires and its neighborhoods. Each of my tours lasts around 3 hours. We could take longer, as I am flexible to accommodate the needs and questions you might have. And if you want to linger a while, don't worry -- this is your tour and, because I only book small parties, you can linger all you want. This is not your typical "hurry-hurry" tour. Full profile
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