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Atlas Obscura Abandoned Garcia Moreno Prison

On a tour of the abandoned Garcia Moreno prison, you can still see the belongings of the former inmates: an odd sock, an outdated magazine, old clothes. There are images of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary alongside messages designed to uplift the prisoners on the walls. The only thing missing is the prisoners.

The infamous 140-year-old prison, converted to a museum after it was shut down in 2014, has changed little since then. It now offers visitors a glimpse of the less-picturesque side of Ecuador. 

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