Santiago del Esteroâ€™s major museums now share a space in the renovated, colonial-era cabildo. On the first and second stories is the Museo HistĂłrico Provincial which has an interesting wooden cross carved with indigenous symbols (1594) and other artifacts from Jesuit missions, and items from the cityâ€™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.
History, Art, Archaeology, Paleontology, Anthropology, ethnography, History, Art
If you need a rest from the touring the museums, stop into the complexâ€™s cafĂ©-bar and gift shop. Admission includes entry into a subterranean tunnel that once connected the cabildo with other buildings.
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
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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 FroilĂˇn â€śEl Indioâ€ť GonzĂˇlezâ€™ workshop. Take a road trip down to Upianitaâ€™s Saturday market or up to Termas de RĂo Hondo.
Phone: Museo de Bellas Artes 422-3763, Museo de Ciencias AntropolĂłgicas 421-0223, Museo HistĂłrico 421-2388
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