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Shopping Summary - Shopping El Calafate - Argentina

Being a tourist town, El Calafate has a rich selection of artisan crafts, from humble woolens to fine alpaca, stone works to silver jewelry. Hand-carved mates (gourds for drinking yerba mate tea) are also a specialty, as is leatherwear. Goods are high quality and rather expensive. Also look for the shops all along the main avenue that sell jams, smoked meats, liqueurs and other homemade products Patagonia is famous for. If you arrive after the summer season ends, you’ll be coming at clearance time, with stores offering large discounts before closing for the winter.

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