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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, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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  • English first
  • French first
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  • Portuguese first
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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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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