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Posadas Museums - Museum Posadas - Argentina

A great way to get out of the torrential rains or scorching heat is to hide out in one of Posadas many museu

  • Palacio del Mate and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Lucas Braulio Areco (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 – 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 – 8:30 p.m. Rivadavia 1846, Tel: 44-9074, E-mail: Entry: free) â€” Itinerant art exhibits. The second floor of the Palacio has a series of murals depicting the history and processing of yerba mate, painted by René Brusau and other artists (1950-52).
  • Museo Arqueológico e Histórico Andrés Guacurarí (Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – noon, 3:30 – 7:30 p.m., weekends and holidays 4 – 8 p.m. General Paz 1865, Tel: 44-7373. Entry: free) â€” On display are indigenous and Jesuit artifacts from the permanent collection and temporary art exhibits. A cooking class teaches regional culinary traditions.
  • Museo de Arte Juan Yaparí (Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 4:30 – 9 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 5 – 9 p.m. Sarmiento 319, Tel: 44-7375. Entry: free) â€” Two stories of galleries exhibiting the permanent collection and temporary art shows.
  • Centro Cultural Vicente Cidade (Belgrano 1326, Tel: 44-7355) â€” Dance and other performances, as well as short-term art exhibits.
  • Museo FerroBarco Ezequiel Ramos Mejía (closed for repairs. Puerto, Avenida Costanera) â€” Old ferrobarco used to transport railcars across the river to Encarnación, Paraguay.
  • Museo Regional Aníbal Cambas (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – noon, 3 – 7 p.m.; also weekends in summer. Alberdi 600, Parque Paraguayo, Tel: 42-2860. Entry: $0.60, children under 10 years free) â€” The ethnology of the Tupi Guaraní nations explained with fine displays of pottery, basketry, food, music and other items, plus relics from the Jesuit Missions and the Triple Alliance War.
  • Museo de Historia y Ciencias Naturales (Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – noon, 3 – 7 p.m. Avenida Urquiza, Tel: 46-6580. Take colectivo 13 or 3 from downtown. Entry: free; call ahead to arrange visit) â€” Although this museum covers archaeology, anthropology, geology and mineralogy, the big attraction is the serpentarium housing regional reptilian species.

Posadas, Argentina

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Archaeology, Science, art, cultural centers, Anthropology

Getting There
All the museums are located downtown or near the Costanera, except the Museo de Historia y Ciencias Naturales (take colectivo 13 or 3 from downtown, $0.40).

Travel Tips: Most of the museums have only Spanish explanations.

Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

Hang out at the costanera, drinking mate, taking a dip or canoeing on the river. Daytrip over to Paraguay, or to the Jesuit Missions of Santa Ana, Loreto and San Ignacio.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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