Centro Cultural del Bicentenario

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Centro Cultural del Bicentenario

Centro Cultural del Bicentenario
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,947 contributions
Outstanding museum inside the new center
Mar 2018 • Couples
We walked 3 blocks southeast to this part old and part new cultural center. Entering at the new part, we passed the 15 ton meteorite to enter the atrium with its active cafe. Here we purchased our 5 AP each ticket and entered the museum at the display of artful ovens. After taking the elevator to the 3rd floor, we walked through the Modern Art Museum, descended to the 2nd floor Anthropology Museum with its Stegomastodon, then artifacts from the area's 1st culture back to 6,000 BC, pottery to 800 AD, then Jesuit(native carved stone), Revolutionary(gun collection), Governmental(Governor Rooms), and descended to the 1st floor Modern(musical instruments and buildings) Period. We spent 1 hour and could have spent longer in this wonderful Provincial museum.
Written March 8, 2018
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Antosch Kie
68 contributions
huge modern centre of history and art
Apr 2017 • Solo
You won't find anywhere the opening houres:
it is from 9am to 9 pm but - of course - closed during the siesta from 2pm - 4/5pm.
Apart from that very spacious building with a load of different things to see! I liked best the painting section and the ancient official rooms, where you learn something about the governors of Santiago.
Besides, there are guides available who you can ask anything you want to know about - they will joyful tell you something about the argentinian history.
I spent almost 3 hours there - worth it :))
Written April 6, 2017
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Janet G
Sydney, Australia241 contributions
Not only The Queens Guards don't blink
Apr 2016
The Centro Cultural del Bicentenario in Santiago del Estero situated in the recently renovated Plaza Libertad used to be a dilapidated police station. The old colonial building has been restored and turned into a Museum on the top floor and a coffee shop, artifact shop and a performance space on the ground floor. The museum itself houses various pottery exhibits as well as skeletons of the prehistoric animals which used to roam in what is now the Argentine part of the Latin American Continent. From time to time there are worthwhile musical performances which can be attended for free. The artifact shop sells probably the best selection of hand woven rugs worked by artisans in nearby Loretto, as well as hand carved wood souvenirs, hand woven belts bags and jewelry. You'll be most impressed by the two uniformed armed gents as you enter through the courtyard....it isn't only the queens guards who never blink! Don't forget to have a look through the glassed over well in the pretty courtyard, a reminder of times past.
Written July 4, 2016
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danielv1962
Boston, MA21 contributions
Simply amazing
Aug 2013 • Business
The best cultural option in Santiago del Estero
The place is fantastic and the staff is professiona
Don t miss it
Written August 10, 2013
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mariucha
Rosario, Argentina143 contributions
All in one
Dec 2011 • Couples
Bicentenary Cultural Centre is a museum complex that combines History Museum “Dr. Orestes Di Lullo”, Natural Science Museum “Emilio & Duncan Wagner” and Fine Arts Museum “Ramón Gómez Cornet”. The former “Cabildo” (government house during colonial times) has been recently refurbished and partially rebuilt and extended to bring together these three main institutions of the history of Santiago under one roof. The idea is not a bad one, and the pieces you find inside are diverse and many. From prehistoric animals bones to medals; from pre-Columbian pottery to contemporary paintings. The display techniques are appealing and contemporary, the building itself is spotless and smartly merges these three different areas. But.... the information is scarce (not a single map, nor a sign, nothing) and, which is even worse, originals and replicas are displayed without making any distinction. As an example, the back access to the building is an imitation of the “Colegio de San Gerónimo” Portico (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) and even when they do not say otherwise, they also choose to refer to it as “Romanic Portico”, which obviously is not. African sculptures are also imitations, as many other objects of the History Museum are.
All in all the place is worth visiting because even when it will leave you in want of more information, the pre-Columbian urns, pots, vases, figures are absolutely magnificent.
There is a very small fee for this attraction and is open from 9 am to 9 pm.
There is also a cafeteria on the ground floor, food is not bad and service is excellent.
Written January 10, 2012
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