El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, El Calafate

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#2 of 7 in Museums in Province of Santa Cruz
Visit El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center for a chance to travel through Argentina's rich history, from the age of dinosaurs to the days of European colonization. Designed to preserve, display, and interpret the last 100 million years of Patagonia's history, the center uses multimedia exhibits to teach visitors about ecological processes that shaped this part of the world and the impact European settlers had on the indigenous societies. Don't miss the giant skeletons of dinosaurs and megafauna, especially appealing to budding natural history lovers. Grab a souvenir at the gift shop and drop by the snack bar for a cup of refreshing yerba mate, a traditional Argentinian drink. With our international travel planner, El Calafate attractions like El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I call this my "best Museum" 2017, because it beats the big bow on a small space by the formation of the continents beats up on the current situation in Patagonia. Also the sad genocide of indigenous peoples is described objectively open.
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  • Very good graphics and material in the first rooms. But when you talk about the conquest, not to speak of interest to evangelize and civilize, pointing out that the only interest was the looting of riches. Then, is idealized the Tehuelche culture contrast it with UNESCO judeocristiana-occidental, besides some issues from a perspective of struggle of genres, which is more political activism than historical reflection.
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  • A tiny Museum with great content, is near the Laguna Nimez is worth a lot to go through there and see the story from the era of large fauna until the arrival of the Patagonian pioneers, super cool!
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  • Interesting content. Small and humble. If you really like museums you will like it.
  • I love! Soon we arrived was excellent. We did the journey taking about Matt rich. The historical value of the Museum is incalculable. We ended up watching a few videos on the glaciers. And you feel part of history because you're argentina.
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  • I loved the place, the staff was very good, and the information is clear. I recommend it for lovers of history, evolution and biology. Detail... Adult admission is $170. To me, I loved it, but I understand that someone who is not loving for, the cost you would cancel the visit.
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  • Very good attention. Very friendly. The tour is interesting for children. Ideal for them.
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  • Worth the visit for more information about the formation of Patagonia Argentina. Not to be missed is the video displays ruptures of the glaciers.
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El Calafate offers abundant lodgings, from budget-friendly guesthouses to four-star hotels. Top beds sell out well before the peak season (October to April, and especially December to February), so it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you plan to visit during that time. Spontaneous travelers without prior arrangements can look for youth hostels, many of which are located just outside of town. To stay in comfort without burning a hole in your wallet, consider vacationing here during the low season, when most hotels offer deep discounts.
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