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Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi

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Most underrated monument in Santiago

This park is such an important piece of Chilean history; it is the largest clandestine detention... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Henry S
via mobile
Important historical memorial

This is an important part of Chilean history that is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Maggie T
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Henry S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank foreverdreamin
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank shawnd714
Reviewed 8 May 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Isabella D
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Victali B
Reviewed 19 January 2016

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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank welovetotravel84
Reviewed 4 January 2016

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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank marycK6858KO
Reviewed 1 October 2015

In the same manner that people visit Auschwitz in Poland, I think it's important to visit Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi. This is not only for those who have a "disappeared" political prisoner in their families. Violation of human rights is something that happened...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Vilma N N
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