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“Excellent historical overview--with English translation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center
brown 1050, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
02902492799
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Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in El Calafate
Type: Museums
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Dallas, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Excellent historical overview--with English translation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Nicely done private museum with excellent overview of Patagonian history from dinosaurs to the present. Translations available in multiple languages, which was very helpful since so many other museums in Latin America are only in Spanish. You can also sample matte tea. Tasted like tobacco to us, so not planning on adopting this habit.

Visited January 2013
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very friendly, with a personal welcome, and a really good guide to the background of this area from 50 million years ago to the”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We visited this museum on a wet day when we were trying to find out more about the area. It is a small but excellent museum. It specialises in two areas. Firstly from the era of the dinosaurs right up to the extinction of the huge South American mammals following the invasion of Homo sapiens from Asia. The second theme is the fate of the natives of Patagonia following European settlement - interesting, and moving. The 20th century economic history of the region is also briefly covered together with oppression of workers that the museum suggests foreshadowed later military regimes in the country. The owner is really friendly and welcoming. We speak little Spanish, but there is a folder that you are given with an interpretation of all the exhibits into English. We strongly recommend a visit.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Don't miss this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Excellent museum put together by a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who, because he opposes the corrupt government gets no publicity or help. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Historical Content”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

The history of Patagonia is frought with vagueness and tall tales. As a professor of Argentine history I congratulate this fine museum on the quality of their installations.

Visited November 2010
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