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The municipal tourism office is near the Cathedral (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; weekends, holidays 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sarmiento 683, Tel: 45-5385, E-mail:, URL: It also staffs a booth at the bus terminal (Monay-Friday, holidays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.). Some of the provincial tourism office’s staff speak English (daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m. República 446, Tel: 43-7987 / 0810-777-4321, E-mail: /, URL: Casa Antofagasta de la Sierra provides information on that village’s services, including lodging in family homes (Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-9 p.m. República 119, Tel: 42-2300, URL: Other important offices are police (Tucumán 836, Tel: 45-9940) and ACA (República 102, Tel: 43-0499).


Most banks are on Rivadavia, between San Martín and Equiú. Teller hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. All have 24-hour ATMs. The following exchange US dollar and Euro:

—Banco de la Nación (República and Sarmiento; also San Martín and Rivadavia)—also Western Union agent

—Banco Francés / BBVA (Rivadavia 520)—also exchanges American Express travelers checks (US dollar, Euro)

RT Inversiones, another Western Union agent, exchanges US dollar (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 5:30-8:45 p.m. Rivadavia 535).


The post office is two blocks east of the main plaza (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-noon. San Martín 751-761). Phone centers are easy to find. Cyber café La Gran 7 is open 24 hours, serves snacks and coffee, and has Skype (bring own headset) (San Martín and Ayacucho; $0.60 per hour).


Catamarca’s emergency facility is Hospital Interzonal San Juan Bautista (Av Illia 200, Tel: 45-9650) and the children’s Hospital de Niños (Av V del Valle 1050, Tel: 43-7831). Many pharmacies are around Plaza 25 de Mayo and its side streets. Farmacia Minerva is open 24 hours (Sarmineto and República).


Tintorería Tokio does not only dry cleaning, but also normal was and dry ($6 per basket) (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Prado 464, Tel: 45-8438).

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