Museo de la Patagonia, San Carlos de Bariloche

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As a museum of Argentina’s natural and cultural history, Museo de la Patagonia uses a multitude of exhibits to help visitors learn visually. The first floor of this national historic monument houses the natural history exhibits, where you can see the animals from Argentina’s past and present set up in exhibits highlighting their significance to the ecosystem. The uppper floor teaches visitors about the cultural history of the area. This section has explanations only in Spanish, but there are also several photos and artifacts that visitors can view. Expect to see displays pertaining to the Mapuche, Selknam, Tehuelche, and Yámana cultures, including tools used in astronomy. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo de la Patagonia by using our San Carlos de Bariloche tour planner.
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  • The Patagoni Museum is a building beautiful wooden building located near the Civic Square in the centre of Barolo. The museum has a total of two layers, one showing the natural landscape of Patagoni, animals and plants, and the second floor is the historical and cultural relics of the land.
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  • The Museum is located in the Civic Center, near calle Mitre and Bariloche. It costs 50 pesos to entry and although it is small, worth visiting! Starting with the building of the Museum that is beautiful, the exhibition is well detailed and rich in present the history of the colonization of Bariloche and briefly, the history of Argentina. Has multiple documents, stone and wood artifacts of the ancient Indians, clothes and weapons from soldiers and settlers, old maps of the region with relief, soil type and an incredible diversity of stuffed animals, separated by regions of Patagonia. In the Museum it is possible to take only pictures without flash. In the end, the day we went, there was a separate room that contained shows an artist of the region. By that I spoke to one of the employees, this room changes from time to time. Anyway, it's a really cool activity to do if you are with a free morning in Calle Mitre. Very good!
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  • It is interesting to visit somewhere is small but it is not very well distributed and a lot of history in this small but cozy place
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  • Well organized and with a nice review over the whole region history although a small museum.
  • Nice and well organised.
  • They have all kind of reading material about Patagonia's history and stuff
  • So much history! I thought it was very well organized. There is a lot of material to read about the birth of Bariloche. Pity that it is so small! Hopefully enlarge it
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  • It is a very interesting place to meet, is quite large and is learned enough of the history of Patagonia, and its flora and fauna. The attention is good.
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