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Resistencia Museums - Museum Resistencia - Argentina

Along with mountains of public art, Resistencia also has a number of interesting museums for visitors to enjoy. Many are free (except where noted).

  • Museo de la Memoria (Monday-Friday 8 am.-1 p.m., 4-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon, 5-8 p.m., Sunday 5-8 p.m. Alvear 32, Tel: 45-3223, URL: comisionporlamemoria.chaco.gov.ar) — This former detention and torture center preserves the memory of the atrocities committed by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
  • Museo de Bellas Artes René Brusau (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 5-8 p.m. Mitre 163, Tel: 45-3007) — Two galleries feature temporary exhibits by regional artists.
  • Museo del Hombre Chaqueño (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 3-8 p.m., Saturday 5-8 p.m. JB Justo 280, Tel: 45-3005, E-mail: museochaqueno@gmail.com) — Covers the history of the people of Chaco province, with colonial and indigenous artifacts; information in English and Spanish.
  • Museo de Medios de Comunicación (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Pelligrini 213, Tel.: 45-3146) — Next to the Historical Archives, this museum recounts the history of Chaco’s Fifth Estate.
  • El Fogón de los Arrieros (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Brown 350, Tel: 42-6418, E-mail: elfogondelosarrieros@hotmail.com. Entry: $1.40; children under 14 years not permitted) — An exhibit space established in 1943 by local artists and musicians.
  • Museo Policial (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 4-9 p.m. Julio A. Roca 233, Tel: 42-1551) — This depository has impressive collections of weapons.
  • Museo Histórico Ichoalay (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon, 5-7:30 p.m. Necochea 440, Tel: 42-4200) — A hodge-podge collection covering indigenous and immigrant history, the military conquest and Chaqueña culture.
  • Museo del Títere Tibi (Vedia 498, Tel: 42-1094) — Welcome to the world of puppets, with over 600 pieces from around the world
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3-6 p.m., Sunday 6-9 p.m. Avenida Laprida 802, Tel: 42-3864) — This museum, in the former Estación Francés of the Santa Fe Railroad, has displays on Chaco ecosystems, flora, fauna, and palaeontology.
  • Museo Regional de Antropología (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- noon, during university terms. Avenida Las Heras 727, Tel: 44-2257 / 6958) — Universidad Nacional del Nordeste's Anthropolgy Department's collection of artifacts, including some from Concepción del Bermejo.
  • Sitio Histórico, Casa y Museo Luis Geraldi (Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2-5 p.m. Santa Fe 3100, Tel: 46-8577) — In the oldest house in Chaco Province, this museum is dedicated to the 19th-century immigrants that founded Resistencia.

Location:
Resistencia, Argentina

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Science and nature, Anthropology, ethnography

Getting There

Most of the museums are within walking distance of downtown.

Travel Tips:

It gets extremely hot in Resistencia, so be sure to limit your walking during the hottest time of the day, drink plenty of fluids, use a broad-brimmed hat and sunscreen.

Price Description:

Most of the museums are free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Stroll through the open-air sculpture "museum," or check out the Cathedral. Hang out in Parque 2 de Febrero. Go fishing out on Isla de Cerrito. Take in a concert or movie.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso










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