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Konzentrationslager Colonia Penal de Tarrafal

Address: Strasse zwischen Chao Bom und Tarrafal, Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Ranked #4 of 4 Attractions in Tarrafal
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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  • English first
  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Historic site. Concentrationcamp for (political) prisoners from the the Portugese Salazar-periode. Goose-bumps if you see under what conditions they were kept in prison. Very low entrancefee. You can visit al buildings by yourself and you are free to take pictures all over.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A concentration camp will never be an uplifting experience, but this one was appalling. Aggressive begging children haunt the car park; the buildings are deserted, and what information there is fails to convey much about the history of the place. This was our introduction to Tarrafal, and it set a downbeat mood for the rest of our stay in this... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My first overseas trip was Portugal in 1972 when Salazar was dictator. Soldiers were stationed everywhere, but at 21 I did not well understand why. After all, they didn't bother us tourists. In Tarrafal, I saw Salazar's concentration camp. The place was ill tended, but my visit brought me full circle to see the human impact of fascism and the... More 

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