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) â€” This former detention and torture center preserves the memory of the atrocities committed by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.
Museo del Hombre ChaqueÃ±o (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 3-8 p.m., Saturday 5-8 p.m. JB Justo 280, Tel: 45-3005, E-mail: email@example.com) â€” Covers the history of the people of Chaco province, with colonial and indigenous artifacts; information in English and Spanish.
Museo de Medios de ComunicaciÃ³n (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-9 p.m. Pelligrini 213, Tel.: 45-3146) â€” Next to the Historical Archives, this museum recounts the history of Chacoâ€™s Fifth Estate.
El FogÃ³n de los Arrieros (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-noon. Brown 350, Tel: 42-6418, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry: $1.40; children under 14 years not permitted) â€” 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) â€” This depository has impressive collections of weapons.
Museo HistÃ³rico Ichoalay (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon, 5-7:30 p.m. Necochea 440, Tel: 42-4200) â€” A hodge-podge collection covering indigenous and immigrant history, the military conquest and ChaqueÃ±a culture.
Museo del TÃtere Tibi (Vedia 498, Tel: 42-1094) â€” Welcome to the world of puppets, with over 600 pieces from around the world
Museo Regional de AntropologÃa (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.- noon, during university terms. Avenida Las Heras 727, Tel: 44-2257 / 6958) â€” Universidad Nacional del Nordeste's Anthropolgy Department's collection of artifacts, including some from ConcepciÃ³n del Bermejo.
Sitio HistÃ³rico, 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) â€” 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
Most of the museums are within walking distance of downtown.
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.
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.