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Museo Regional Desiderio Torres - Museum Sarmiento - Argentina

Located in the former train station, Museo Regional Desiderio Torres is an excellent museum that has fantastic exhibits on A贸nikenk and Mapuche culture, lifestyle and beliefs, explaining their customs from birth to death. Another section displays buggies, a wooden washing machine and other colonial artifacts. The museum contains many unique objects in its 30,000-item collection, including a snake fossil and the only Argentine flag ever made with the help of indigenous people: European women sewed it and the A贸nikenk women painted the sun with dyes made from calafate berries and molle root.


Calle 20 de Junio 114

Sarmiento, Argentina

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Anthropology, ethnography

Travel Tips:

The museum is named for Sarmiento鈥檚 first settler, Desiderio Torres. Displays are only in Spanish.

Price Description:

Adults $2.25; children 7-12 years old, retirees over 60 years old $1.40; children under 7 years old free

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 9 a.m., weekends and holidays 11 a.m.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday 5 p.m., weekends and holidays 5 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Learn about the region鈥檚 history at Parque Tem谩tico Paleontol贸gico Valle de los Gigantes and Sala Hist贸rica de Malvinas. Visit the farms on the town鈥檚 outskirts. Go fishing in the R铆o Senguer or Lago Musters. Check out Monumento Natural Provincial Bosque Petrificado Sarmiento, Alero de Manos Pintadas and the Sarasola lava tunnel.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 489-3401

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