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Centro Cultural Del Bicentenario - Museum Santiago Del Estero - Argentina

Santiago del Estero’s major museums now share a space in the renovated, colonial-era cabildo. On the first and second stories is the Museo Histórico Provincial which has an interesting wooden cross carved with indigenous symbols (1594) and other artifacts from Jesuit missions, and items from the city’s history.

On the second floor is the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes with permanent art collections and temporary exhibits.

The third floor is dedicated to Museo de Ciencias AntropolĂłgicas y Naturales, covering palaeontology, archaeology and anthropology. It has a fine collection of ancient ceramics.


Libertad 439

Santiago Del Estero , Argentina

Museum Types:
History, Art, Archaeology, Paleontology, Anthropology, ethnography, History, Art

Getting There

Travel Tips:

If you need a rest from the touring the museums, stop into the complex’s café-bar and gift shop. Admission includes entry into a subterranean tunnel that once connected the cabildo with other buildings.

Price Description:

Adults $1.50; children to 14 years old, university students, retirees $$0.80; children under 8 years old free

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Daily 9 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 9 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Browse the museums. Tour the churches on the Circuito de las Iglesias. Hang out in Parque Francisco de Aguirre. Join in on the Sunday bombo jam sessions at Froilán “El Indio” González’ workshop. Take a road trip down to Upianita’s Saturday market or up to Termas de Río Hondo.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: Museo de Bellas Artes 422-3763, Museo de Ciencias AntropolĂłgicas 421-0223, Museo HistĂłrico 421-2388

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