Wall of Tears – Galapagos

Isabela Island

Wall of Tears - Galapagos Islands

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Wall of Tears Highlights

Where the strong cried and the week died, the wall of tears is a historical location dating back to 1946 when Isabela was used as a penal colony, its prisoners were forced to build a wall made of huge blocks of lava, in order to keep them busy & barricade them in their confinements, many died in the process given the harsh & inhumane conditions, locals of the area claim to have heard cries originating from the walls.


Main Features: Historical Site, Semi vegetated zone
Interaction In Site: Hiking
Type of Landing: Dry Landing - Accessible on foot
Fitness: Low

*Visit point inclusion is subject to cruise programs and logistics. These are regulated by the galapagos national park.