Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi

Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi, Santiago: Hours, Address, Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi Reviews: 4.5/5

Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi

Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks
10:00 AM - 6:00 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 - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Jane H
30 contributions
Moving
Dec. 2019 • Friends
A moving, but calm and peaceful reminder of a very dark history of Chile. Respectfully developed into a garden for peace with good information boards and beautiful sculptures. I am very grateful that we went there.
Written 31 December 2019
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Henry S
9 contributions
Most underrated monument in Santiago
Aug. 2018
This park is such an important piece of Chilean history; it is the largest clandestine detention center in the Santiago region and possibly all of Chile. If you have been to the ex ESMA in Buenos Aires it has a very similar feel. The audio guide is in a variety of languages and is worth whatever it costs (free for students). Pretty much a must do if you are interested in understanding Chile’s dictatorship and state sponsored terrorism.
Written 7 August 2018
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mthomp96
Tacna, Peru66 contributions
Important historical memorial
Jul. 2017 • Friends
This is an important part of Chilean history that is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, especially since it is not very close to a metro stop (although it is very accessible via micro). No cost for entrance. Definitely utilize one of the free audio guides - most things do not have descriptors with them, so having the audio guide will help you understand what you are seeing and dig deeper into the history of the dictatorship. Although an extremely heavy topic, the park gives an optimistic, hopeful, and artistic outlook for the future and is really focused on remembering and honoring those who were affected. It is entirely outdoors, so not the best activity for a very cold day!
Written 11 August 2017
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AliceFromWonderland
Hong Kong, China1,462 contributions
Solemn place to pay homage to the victims
Jul. 2017 • Solo
This place represents a dark period of Chilean history. It is such an irony, the place was once the most beautiful compound in the city and was used involuntarily for the ugliest mission of detaining and torturing people.

The host and designers have given so much efforts in keep the authenticity and make visitors reflect on what happened. You will go through a difficult journey but it is certainly worth the visit.
Written 22 July 2017
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foreverdreamin
Melbourne, Australia434 contributions
Understanding history
Apr. 2017 • Friends
Spending a few hours at this Memorial Park will help you understand the awful past suffered by so many. It is out of the centre of Santiago but easy to get to. Take the blue line train to Plaza Egaña then hail a taxi. Entrance & Audio are free. Leave a donation to help continue the good work.
Written 25 June 2017
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Shawn D
Charlotte, NC19 contributions
Moving site in Santiago that it feels many miss
Dec. 2016 • Couples
It is difficult to reach as the nearest metro stop was 3.5 km away. When asking for directions most locals did not know where we were talking about. We did get lucky and walk through a massive market along Jose Arrietta that helped pass the distance. Once there it is free even with audio guides. The way they have restored and set up the property makes you wonder why you are the only person there. This was an window back into a very unpleasant part of history we all need to remember. This should not be missed by anyone.
Written 19 December 2016
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Isabella D
Valparaiso, Chile88 contributions
Interesting concept of memory
May 2016 • Friends
Take a guided tour through the villa and learn all about the history of the torture that occurred here and realize that the Chileans have a different concept of memory than that compared to Europe, and the Holocaust. It is a peaceful park with flowers representing women victims, mosaic signs on the ground representing how victims were blindfolded and could only see parts of the ground, and has a replica of an isolation cell with drawings of prisoners' experiences inside. Tour of a replica of the tower where many victims met their end, as well as the "changing rooms," an original tiny building which now holds personal effects of a few victims. Finally, pass the pool where the secret police's children would play while victims were tortured just across the villa. Leaving the villa, be sure to see the parts of train rails used to sink victims just off the Chilean coast.
Written 8 May 2016
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Victali B
112 contributions
Great site to learn chile's histriy
Feb. 2016 • Friends
This memorial park is a great opportunity to see some of Chile's history firsthand. The audio guide is available in English and is very good. It is a little bit outside of the city but we took a taxi there and back for about 6000 pesos from las condes. Entrance to the park and the audio guides are both free.
Written 12 February 2016
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welovetotravel84
Toronto, Canada60 contributions
Find Out The Truth of the Dictatorship
Nov. 2015
We truly recommend a visit to Villa Grimaldi. You will be overwhelmed by the atrocities committed there. At the time of our visit - November 2015, there was no cost to enter. We did leave a donation so their work can continue. Everyone who visits Chile should pay Villa Grimaldi a visit. To get there you need to take the Metro and then a cab to the actual Villa. Well worth the travel, though.
Written 18 January 2016
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Mary C
Cordova, TN60 contributions
Must Visit!
Jul. 2015 • Family
I found this place to be the most fascinating place I visited in Santiago. It is a crucial site to visit in order to see, understand and learn about the human right violations that occurred in this site and Chile as a whole. I would recommend visiting the Museum of Human Rights first and then coming here. You might feel a bit sad while visiting this place and it really is a touching and heart felt experience. the audio guide is a must when visiting this place as it will inform you of important facts of each area. I was a bit upset some areas were locked. You cant leave Santiago without visiting this place as it serves as a pivotal place in Chile history. I was awed by everything that took place here and for what it stands now. The rose garden was the most touching place of all as it remembers the victims that were once held in this place. Overall, a very good experience. Took public transportation to get here and it was fairly easy.
Written 4 January 2016
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