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Viedma and Carmen de Patagones Services

Viedma Services
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Viedma’s tourism office is extremely helpful (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; weekends, holidays noon-1 p.m. Av Viedma 51, Tel: 42-7171, E-mail: turismo@viedma.gov.ar, URL: www.viedma.gov.ar). Other vital agencies are police (Alem 161, Tel: 42-2111) and ACA (Ruta Nacional 3, Km 962, Tel: 42-2441).

Money
In Viedma, several banks with 24-hour ATMs are on San MartĂ­n. Teller hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
—Banco de la Nación (25 de Mayo and San Martín)—exchanges US dollar, Euros; Western Union agent
—Banco Patagonia (Sarmiento 373)—exchanges US dollar, Euro cash and American Express travelers checks

ConfĂ­ar exchanges US dollars (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m. Irigoyen 188).

Communications
The post office is south of Plaza Alsina (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rivadavia 151). Phone centers are every couple of blocks. Cyber Café Arroba has Internet (Colón and Sarmiento).

Medical
Viedma’s public medical center is Hospital Artemides Zatti (Rivadavia 351, Tel: 42-5907). Pharmacies us the de turno system. Several are on Rivadavia and San Martín streets. Farma Sur is open 24 hours and delivers (Rivadavia and Moreno Tel: 42-6030).

Laundry
Lave Rap charges $4 per basket for wash and dry (Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Gallardo 282, Tel: 42-3137).

Carmen de Patagones Services
Information
The tourism office is in one of Patagones’ oldest buildings (Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; weekends, holidays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m. Mitre 84, Tel: 46-4819, E-mail: turismopatagones@speedy.com.ar, URL: www.patagones.gov.ar). The police station is 1.5 blocks north of Plaza Villarino (C Rivadavia 582, Tel: 46-3885).

Money
Both of Patagones’ banks have ATMs and exchange US dollars. To exchange Euros, go to Viedma. Teller hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
—Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (C Rivadavia and Alsina)—also exchanges American Express travelers checks (US dollar)
—Banco de la Nación (Paraguay and Bynon, Plaza 7 de Marzo)—also Western Union agent

Communications
The post office is a half-block east of Plaza 7 de Marzo (Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-noon. Paraguay, between Villgas and Alsina). There are several Telefónica phone-cyber centers (C Rivadavia and España; C Rivadavia, between Alsina and 7 de Marzo). Internet is slow. No-one has Skype.

Medical
The city’s health facility is Hospital Municipal (Baraja 740, Tel: 46-1111). A couple of pharmacies are on Alsina and Baraja streets. They use the de turno system.










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