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Parque por la Paz Villa Grimaldi

Av. Jose Arrieta 8401 | Comuna de Peñalolén, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2292 5229
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Important historical memorial

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

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Maggie T
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Santiago, Chile
Solemn place to pay homage to the victims

This place represents a dark period of Chilean history. It is such an irony, the place was once... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Alice Man Kwan C
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Brussels, Belgium
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Av. Jose Arrieta 8401 | Comuna de Peñalolén, Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 11 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

Thank Maggie T
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

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

1  Thank foreverdreamin
Reviewed 19 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

1  Thank ShawnandSewar
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

1  Thank Isabella D
Reviewed 12 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

Thank Victali B
Reviewed 18 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

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

1  Thank Mary C
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

1  Thank Vilma N N
Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is for Chile what Auschwitz and Dachau are for Europe. It's fairly far but pretty easy to reach, from the city center just take the red metro to Tobalaba, then change and take the blue line to Plaza Egana. In plaza Egana just take...More

3  Thank LeBarra
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