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Río Gallegos

For most travelers Rio Gallegos simply represents the gateway to Southern Patagonia, but it is not an entirely uninteresting port town near the southern tip of Argentina. It’s most recent claim to fame, or infamy, depending on whether you ask an Argentine or Englishman, was its use as a military base in the Falkland Island war in 1982. One might be interested in viewing the monuments dedicated to the military personnel who served in the conflict. Rio Gallegos also offers some museums and architecture relating to its historical development as a boom coal town and sheep farming community settled by adventurous Brits and Chileans.

Neighborhoods in Río Gallegos: Near Río Gallegos,

Other places nearby Río Gallegos: Sarmiento, Puerto Deseado, San Antonio Oeste , Puerto Santa Cruz, Bahía San Blas , Rawson , Puerto Piramides, Cabo Dos Bahías And Parque Marítimo Costero Patagonia Austral, Caleta Olivia and Las Grutas.







By Lorraine Caputo

Upon re-declaring her independence at age 29, Lorraine Caputo packed her trusty Rocinante (so her knapsack's called) and began...

27 Oct 2009

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Near Río Gallegos

Around Río Gallegos, and especially heading south on Ruta Nacional 3, travelers can stop to enjoy more of Patagonia\'s beauty. There are shipwrecks to explore, beaches to comb and lighthouses to ...
City Zone
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Things to do in Río Gallegos

Pioneer Museum

107722In Río Gallegos' oldest surviving building is Museo de los Pioneros. The house, built about 1890, was home first to Dr. Arthur Fenton and later to the Parisi family for 60 years. The six rooms ...
Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina

Reserva Costera Urbana de Río Gallegos

135724Down along the city's seafront the low tide reveals marshlands and tidal flats stretching many kilometers south. Resting and feeding here are resident species like the Ostero Austral (Magellanic ...
Birdwatching
Río Gallegos, Argentina

Museo Padre Molina

Museo Padre Molina provides various galleries about the natural and human history of Argentina's southern Patagonia. The paleontology displays focus on species unique to this part of South America ...
Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina

Punta Loyola and Isla Deseada

On the delta of the Río Gallegos is Punta Loyola. Here is Puerto Illía, the last port of continental Argentina. On the horizon are rigs exploiting oil reserves. This is the backdrop for one of the ...
Boating
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Fishing around Río Gallegos

Anglers can practice their favorite sport in the crystalline rivers surrounding Río Gallegos. From November through April, avid fly casters and spinners line the banks of the Gallegos, Chico Sur, ...
Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Laguna Azul

Out on the Patagonian steppe rises an ancient volcano whose rough, basaltic rim is studded with colorful lichens. Within its crater, Laguna Azul’s crystalline blue waters gleam under the sun and ...
Hiking
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Reserva Provincial Cabo Vírgenes

This far southeast corner of South America called Cabo Vírgenes is scattered with the remains of human endeavors. Here are the ruins of Ciudad del Nombre de Jesús, founded by Spaniard Sarmiento de ...
Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Estancia Monte Dinero

This sheep ranch was originally founded by Irishman Greenshyls and his wife, Emma McMunn, who called it the Luckacho Sheep Farming Company. After Greenshyls’ death, Emma married Dr. Arthur Fenton ...
Other Activity
Near Río Gallegos, Río Gallegos, Argentina

Río Gallegos’ Museums

Each day of the week, you can choose a different museum to explore in Río Gallegos. They are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All are free, though some appreciate ...
Museum
Río Gallegos, Argentina
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