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Fragata ARA Sarmiento

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Address: Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 980 - Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 4334 - 9386
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Interesting to see this vessel which was Argentina's flagship showing off her sailors around the world. Quite well preserved but sad to see many parts deteriorating and likely to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Interesting to see this vessel which was Argentina's flagship showing off her sailors around the world. Quite well preserved but sad to see many parts deteriorating and likely to disintegrate in time. Would have been a magnificent vessel when constructed (in Liverpool, England). The history of her voyages and life aboard is fascinating to read.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I kept seeing this darn boat on all the pictures for Buenos Aries and had no idea what it was, but thought I wouldn't visit. Too touristy I thought. Well, it ended up going past it, and I had some time on my hands. It turned out to be REALLY cool. and extremely cheap... $5 pesos cheap (.50 US) Full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is best piece of naval history I have seen ever. I have never made it to Massachusetts to see the Constitution museum, so I consider this a fine substitute. Everything is so well preserved, You can see the original sleeping quarters, mess decks(eating area), heads(bathrooms), and climb up and down the original ladders (stairways). Most importantly this is not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting vessel with lots to see and admire. Ship originally built at Cammel Lairds in Liverpool but more latterly used to train young sailors Extremely good value at $5 per visit. Great location in restored Puerto Madero surrounded by acres of restaurants and cafes.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

if you visit puerto Madero , you have to stop and visit the Fragata Sarmiento, part of the history of Argentina, was a training ship built for the Argentinian Army, very intresting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is nice little stop in Puerto Madero! There is fee for entrance, but it's very cheap; it only costs 2 or 3 pesos. It was fun and it's also great place to take tons of pictures!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I am a landlubber from the midwest of the USA. I have always been interested in the seafaring life and have visited several famous sailing ships. This visit was a great time. One can walk throughout the ship. Many items of the seafaring life are present and the Captain was quite friendly. Besides being one of the cheapest experiences in... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The frigate is a nice stop as you meander through Puerto Madero, and as many have pointed out, it is a bargain. Our 5 yr old enjoyed it very much and it was a nice way to spend an hour or so on a warm, sunny day. A ton of artifacts inside and a glimpse of how the ship works.... More 

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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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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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