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El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

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Address: Brown Esquina Bonarelli, El Calafate 9405, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2902 49-2799
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A good way to pass an hour. Full of information about Patagonia and what has happened in the area over a long period of time. Interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We found this to be one of the most interesting and informative museums we have visited for its size. The amazing fossils, and history and photos of the local Indians is not only informative, but very thought provoking. This is certainly a place that every visitor should make sure they spend some time in and visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

It seemed like a very small museum, but there were actually around 5 exhibits on natural history, human cultures, social history, and more. The perspectives on ancient human cultures in the area and the colonial and recent history of Patagonia were my personal favorite aspects, but there is much to learn from every area. I thought the entrance fee was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

A good way to pass an hour. Full of information about Patagonia and what has happened in the area over a long period of time. Interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Infos about people and all kind of animals are given and before you leave you get a freshly made Mate to taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

A treasure of a small museum in what looks from the outside like a warehouse. From dinosaurs to local fauna and the ravages faced by the indigenous people, it is educative as well as makes a strong political statement. The lady at the reception desk is friendly and has stories to tell while you drink your free mate cocido.

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We thank you for try the adventure of our museum. We also appreciate your clear and precise opinión about us. Greetings More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Its a small museum were you can see the evolution of Pataogonia (Earth) from the dinosaurs, ice age to the arrival of colonization.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Great little museum. Shows the fauna in the area through time. A good audio visual on the fate of the Patagonian Indians, the fate of the striking workers in the 20's and the cycle of ice build up of the Perito Moreno glacier. The latter grows to form a bridge across the lake, which then stops the water outlet on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This small museum, perhaps a rare case of individual efforts beyond mass tourism in El Calafate, puts you in touch with natural and human history in Patagônia and the cultural mischieves faced by its original inhabitants. Do not forget to chat a little with the attentive and qell informed lady at the reception.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Only a 10 minute stroll from the main drag this gem of an interpretation centre could be missed. Language guides available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, German and Italian makes for easy access for all. Dinosaurs to present day, and complimentary mate if you want when you exit the displays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

To our surprise this non-descript building contained a nice museum which gave a good, english overview of the geological periods in the are. The skeletons were fun, i think children will love them. The part on the original peoples looked honest and was informational.

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