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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
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
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.
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'.
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
There is not much to see and you need to understand Portuguese to read the papers on the walls that tells the story of the people, nevertheless imagine how it must have been for them who where locked here
This place is really interesting and a good chance to show Cabo Verde history to visitors.
HOWEVER they are not making the most with this opportunity.
Ticket fee is 100CVE, and you get what you pay for.
There was a lot of information in the...More