Omaira Sánchez Memorial Centre

The Parque Temático Omaira Sánchez was inaugurated in nearby town Armero Guayabal by former president Juan Manuel Santos in 2015. It opened formally to visitors in 2018. The Park features a learning centre, where visitors can read information and watch videos about the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, and listen to memories and testimonies of survivors. It also offers leisure facilities such as swimming pools, a sports stadium and a cafe. The Park has been held up by scientists and politicians as a way to preserve collective memory beyond tours of the ruins, while educating new generations about volcanic risks and preparedness.

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