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Parque Nacional El Leoncito

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Address: Barreal, Argentina
Phone Number: 02648441240
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Milky way and more!

At night amazing place to see the milky way and easy to spot shooting stars. During day time this is a nice place for trekking, explore local flora and enjoy a pic-nic under the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Pilar, Argentina
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Pilar, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

At night amazing place to see the milky way and easy to spot shooting stars. During day time this is a nice place for trekking, explore local flora and enjoy a pic-nic under the trees. Across over the other side of the main road in "La Pampa del Leoncito" you can go on wind sail karts where Rogelio and his... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Eat before you go and wear your warm jackets, if you go to the observatory you might wait around for the wind to die down and then you are stargazing outside so it gets chilly. WELL WORTH IT though, the sky in Barreal is glorious

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The views you get here are like nothing else I've seen - especially at dusk, as the sun comes down over the mountains. Make sure you check it out if you're in town for the carrovelismo.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

See the sky with your nude eye as you have never seen it! We all loved the evening visit to the observatory, all the explanations and telescope-viewing are great but the most wonderful experience was to see the sky bursting with stars. The guides make sure everybody finds something interesting in the visit, be it a kid or someone who... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

visited in july 2011. such an amazing place! we had a nice tour of the observatory and explored the surrounding landscape. amazing mountain views and red rocks. the flatbed of dried earth where people wind sail was really cool-we drove our car down there and explored. wild geography.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We were lucky and took a private Tour of thé observatory with the mechanics

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This national park is quite off the popular tourist track and that alone made us want to visit it. It's not too easy to find tour operators / guides from Mendoza, even though everyone says that the road from Mdz through Uspallata to El Leoncito must be quite amazing. We started from San Juan. Main difference being that the road... More 

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