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capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina

Rio Gallegos (Río Gallegos) is a town in southern Argentina. There may not be much to see in town but it can be a base for exploring the wider area. The town serves as the provincial capital.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

Patagonia2000 has cheap connections to Rio Grande (around Ar$100) and in high-season to Ushuaia. Ask around in one of the tour agents in town.

By busEdit

The bus terminal is about 3 kilometers from the center. There are bus connections to Rio Grande and Ushuaia. Buses arrive from Buenos Aires (36 hours) and Puerto Madryn (16 hours) along Highway 3.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • Museo de Arte "Eduardo Minnicelli": Small art museum with free admission.
  • 1 Pioneer Museum (Museo de los Pioneros). Open weekdays 10 am to 7:30 pm.. The city's oldest standing house furnished with items from the late 19th and early 20th century. Free admission.

DoEdit

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EatEdit

DrinkEdit

  • 1 La Barrica, Comodoro Rivadavia 379, +54 2966 43-8572. Wine bar with a large selection of Argentinian wines.

SleepEdit

  • Casa de Familia Elcira Cantreras, Zuccarrino 431, 02966-429856. Offers cheap dormrooms. Only a 15-minute walk from the bus terminal.
  • 1 Hotel Patagonia, Monseñor Fagnano 54, +54 2966 44-4969. Modern, centrally located hotel.

Go nextEdit

  • There is a penguin reserve about 2 hours south that is right on the Strait of Magellan.
  • The glacier Perito Moreno is the only glacier in the world that is still advancing, and is 4 hours or so to the west, close to the village of El Calafate. It is a treat to see chunks of ice the size of a ten-story building falling into the blue depths of Lake Brazo Norte.


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