Galapagos Information - Columbus TravelIsabela Island

The Wall of Tears

Between 1946 and 1959 Isabela was a penal colony, where prisoners were made build a wall with huge blocks of lava as punishment. Due to the arduous labour and harsh conditions in which the prisoners lived, this site is known as the wall of tears. A set of stairs provides a bird's eye view of the wall and the surrounding landscape. You can still see the foundations of a USA base from the Second World War.

Highlights: View of the wall
Animals: Lava lizards, Galápagos finches, hawks
Difficulty: Easy
Landing: Dry

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