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Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal

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Historically important

Any concentration camp is a permanent reminder of what should not be repeated and despite the fact... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Iolanda A
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Lisbon, Portugal
Heartbreaking visit to former prison camp

One can only become silent and respectful to the many that have suffered here in terrible... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2018
wwvanderlinden
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Bergambacht, The Netherlands
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10 Jul 2018
“Historically important”
11 Mar 2018
“Heartbreaking visit to former prison camp”
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Chao Bom, Tarrafal, Santiago 7110, Cape Verde
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Any concentration camp is a permanent reminder of what should not be repeated and despite the fact that most of the chambers don't convey what really happened it is nevertheless worth the visit in my personal perspective.

Thank Iolanda A
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see ofcourse but all the rooms amd chambers are empty. You don't really get an idea of the living conditions. Only 100$ to get in. When you walk there from the main street alot of childern come to you beggin for money.

Thank Willem H
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

One can only become silent and respectful to the many that have suffered here in terrible circumstances.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

Impressive part of cabo verde's history with some english information. You don't need the information to feel the impact this prisson/camp had...

Thank Pjotr R
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

The concentration camp was not at all busy the day we went. There was a fruit seller trying her luck at the gate trying to charge us 200 escudos but we realised there wasn't an official entrance ticket booth. It's very basic as it hasn't...More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed July 22, 2017

1. It costs 100 to get in. There was no tour guide when I went, but supposedly, there is one and it is at no charge or a very small one. 2. The museum itself is still in the works. There were some English writing,...More

Thank pinchetravels
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We visited this place during a week long stay in Tarrafal. Grim and haunting - this is where portugal locked away dissidents during colonial times. Not terribly well curated or presented but still worth visiting when you are in the area.

Thank alex w
Reviewed January 16, 2017

There isn't a great deal to see, but if you read the information ( which does have English translations) and go inside the buildings it is fairly easy to imagine and piece together the horrible history in this 'Camp of Slow Death'.

1  Thank UKbadiabranca
Reviewed January 7, 2017

One of those places you will never forget. You cannot think of such an awful place to have been still operating 40 years ago. A never closed wound, teaching so much.

1  Thank roseglobe
Reviewed December 29, 2016

For people interested in colonial history the two main sights in the Cape Verde are both on the island of Santiago: one, Cidade Velha, deals with the beginning of this period, the other, the Tarrafal Concentration Camp, with its end. Each of them is fascinating...More

1  Thank saronic
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