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El Calafate Museums - Museum El Calafate - Argentina

Not all activities in El Calafate are outdoor affairs. The city has three museums of interest:

 

Museo Regional is a small museum with basic paleontological, archaeological and geological exhibits, photos and a good fauna collection. Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., weekends 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Av. del Libertador 575. Tel: 49-1924, E-mail: cultura@elcalafate.gov.ar. Entry: free.

 

In the Centro de Interpretación Histórica Calafate, photographic and artifact exhibits give a journey through 14,000 years of environmental and human history, from the megafauna of the last Ice Age to the founding of El Calafate. Tours in English; video in six languages. Open Wednesday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Av. A. Brown and Bonarelli. Tel.: 49-2799, E-mail: calafatecentro@yahoo.com.ar. Entry: $5.50.

 

Casa Verde has exhibits detailing the flora and birdlife of Bahía Redonda, plus interpretive trails. Open October – mid-April, daily 4 - 8 p.m.; mid-April – September, irregular hours. Av. Costanera 4212. Tel: 49-8780. Entry: free.

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El Calafate, Argentina

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Getting There
It is easy to walk to the Museo Regional and the Centro de Interpretación Histórica Calafate. Casa Verde is at the far western end of town, approximately 3 kilometers (1.8 mi) from the center. No city bus passes that way. A taxi costs $3.70 - 4.30.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Head into Parque Nacional Los Glaciares to boat to and trek Glaciar Perito Moreno and the other glaciers, fish at Lago Roca. Go out to the estancias to enjoy an asado del palo and go horseback riding. Explore the ancient history of the region, at Cuevas del Waliche and Bosque Petrificado la Leona. In town, birdwatch at Reserva Laguna Nímez.










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