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Pugliesse’s Personages - Monument El Calafate - Argentina

In your stroll around town, drop in to see Fernando Pugliesse’s life-size bronzed statues of important historical figures. Iglesia Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús holds Padre Manuel González, who ministered to villagers throughout Santa Cruz province, and Alberto María de Agostini, who explored the peaks and glaciers (Av. del Libertador and Olavarria). Perito Moreno, who mapped much of the region, hangs out in the national park office (Av. del Libertador 1302). Juan Piñeiro is at Puerto Punta Bandera, from which ships debark for the glaciers, the airport has Comandante Armando Tola, an important figure in Argentine aeronautic history.

El Calafate, Argentina

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Price Description: Free.

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, visit the museums or birdwatch at Reserva Laguna Nímez.

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