Buenos Aires The dark years of the Dirty War

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Learn  of Argentinas past in the company of an English speaking guide who will take you on a journey through this dark period of Argentinas history. Visit the park of memory to learn of the thousands that disappeared under the brutal dictatorship of the 70s and 80s. visit the ESMA centre which was run by the navy and was one of the most notorious torture and dissapearance centres.     We will also visit the cemetery of Recoleta and see the Plaza de Mayo where the mothers of the disappeared have marched every Thursday since 1977. The tour will finish with a relaxed visit to the Caminito in La Boca.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Buenos Aires taxis private tours

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Stop At: Bosques de Palermo

The Rose gardens of Palermo are the jewel in the crown of the park system of Buenos Aires and represent the glory years of Argentina. Before the Great Depression of 1929 knocked Argentina off track and brought about the rise of populism and Jaun Peron.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parque de la Memoria

The park is dedicated to the thousands of people murdered by the dictatorship during the Dirty War. I will take you through the history of this very dark history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma

The navy training school where thousands were tortured then murdered. We will see where the prisoners were detained and tortured before being sedated and thrown to their deaths from military planes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cemiterio de Recoleta

The main cemetery of the elites of Argentina including Evita Peron. The most remarkable graveyard you will ever visit. Where the Argentine elites compete even in death to show who had the most money.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Mayo

We will visit the Plaza De Mayo in the heart of the city.See where the mothers of the Plaza de Mayo march weekly to remember their missing youngsters that disappeared in the 70's and 80's.

Duration: 15 minutes
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