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Fragata ARA Sarmiento

Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 980 - Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
4334 - 9386
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Ranked #37 of 312 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm not very into history but I loved it. It costs only 2 pesos per person, but you can find lots of nice stuff inside from the XX century. You can see how the "fragata" actually works, you can see all the equipment they used. PLUS, you got to walk through the Puerto Madero, wich is beautiful!

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Located in front of the bridge, Puente de la Mujer. Admission is only ARS 2 (USD 0.25). Highlights include the engine room, cabins and barber shop. An additional advantage to being onboard is getting a good picture of the bridge. Also, the captain is very friendly and willing to have his picture taken with you, so don't be afraid to... More

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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were fortunate to happen upon this floating museum located next to Puente de la Mujer. There are a lot of things to see and touch and climb. Our 6 year old daughter enjoyed it -- she'd rate it a 5! And it only costs 2 pesos/person. It was really hot outside when we visited (like 100 degrees fahrenheit) but... More

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Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Located in Puerto Madero. It´s actually a museum with an interesting display of naval artifacts, which reminds visitors of Argentine´s glorious naval history. They let you in downstairs so you get to see what it´s like inside a war ship.

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Rio Branco, AC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

The first sight of Fragata Sarmiento is awe-inspiring. When you walk at Puerto Madeira and get close to this training ship from the 1890's is like to going back in history. Only after you enter the ship and discover that it was converted into a museum can you realize that the place works it's magic. The only part that makes... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

It was very interesting to go round the ship, and it only cost 2 pesos (15 pence)! Puerto Madero is also a pleasant place for a walk round.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

For 2 pesos this must be the best value attraction in Buenos Aires and irrespective of the cost it's interest level must be one of the top things to see in the city. The vessel was built in Birkenhead, UK and used as a training ship for young sailors and to give them the opportunity to travel the world whilst... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I came back from the docks with a real desire to know more about this frigate - I wished that I'd read up on it beforehand. In any event it was a great experience and at only $2 ars per person, unbelievably cheap. The revamped waterfront is a lovely walk and there are many restaurants to choose from, but the... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

A miniature museum on a genuine decommissioned ship. I had fairly low expectations if I'm honest. But the ship was interesting enough to make the visit worthwhile. The entrance fee was only about 2 pesos, making it very good value for money. There are toilets on board, which is useful. My suggestion would be to do a little research on... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

As a lover of tall ships I found the Sarmiento fantastic - it has some old movies of the ship as well as many static displays - spent close to choirs wandering around and with only a 2 peso admittance it is a bargain.

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