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Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia, San Carlos de Bariloche

Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia, San Carlos de Bariloche (must see)

The Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia is a natural history and cultural anthropology museum located in the Civic Center of Bariloche. It was inaugurated on March 17, 1940, as part of the unveiling of the Bariloche Civic Center, which was commissioned by the national government as part of an effort to promote the then-remote Río Negro Province ski resort town. The museum, and its accompanying Domingo Sarmiento Public Library and Bariloche City Hall, were designed by Ernesto de Estrada. Built from polished green tuff, cypress and fitzroya, with slate roofing, the buildings are centered by a plaza put down entirely in flagstone pavers.

The majority of its collections were requisitioned from the National Parks Adeministration by the museum's first director, Enrique Artayeta. Named in honor of Argentine surveyor and academic Francisco Moreno, the institution was organized in the tradition of the La Plata Museum, whose 1888 establishment was owed in large measure to the renowned explorer.

Expanded and modernized during a 1992 restoration, the museum's collections are divided by a number of categorized halls: Natural, Sciences, Prehistory, Aboriginal History, Regional History, The Conquest of the Desert, etc. The museum also includes a hall for temporary exhibits, an auditorium, workshop, library and archives, as well as facilities for curators and researchers.

The Bariloche Civic Center, including the museum, was declared a National Historic Monument in 1987.

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Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia on Map

Sight Name: Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia
Sight Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Create Your Own Walk in San Carlos de Bariloche

Create Your Own Walk in San Carlos de Bariloche

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Carlos de Bariloche is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Best Known Museums of San Carlos de Bariloche

Best Known Museums of San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche, commonly known as Bariloche, is an amazing city with a long history and ethnic culture. You can discover many important aspects and interesting facts in the museums. The most popular among tourists are: "Francisco P. Moreno" Museum of Patagonia and Museo del Chocolate Fenoglio. Be sure to visit some of the attractions listed below.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles
Chocolate Shops of San Carlos de Bariloche

Chocolate Shops of San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche is famous for making chocolate, this being one of the premises for tourism. One of the most popular streets visited by chocoholics is Calle Mitre. It is situated in the center of Bariloche and is the second main street in the city. Lots of sweet shops are located here, but only the best of them are listed here. Enjoy your tour!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Shopping in San Carlos de Bariloche

Shopping in San Carlos de Bariloche

Bariloche is a good place for shopping, as there is a large number of shops, boutiques, outdoor vendors, etc. We have selected some of the most interesting stores to visit, those which offer typical local and national products, handicrafts, silver works and others. You will find some tips on where to go and some of the most popular shopping destinations below.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
San Carlos de Bariloche Introduction Walk

San Carlos de Bariloche Introduction Walk

Commonly referred to as Bariloche, San Carlos de Bariloche is a town nestled high in the Andes in the Argentinean region of Patagonia. The town makes mark with its Swiss-style alpine architecture and the vibrant shopping scene of its main artery, Avenida Bartolomé Mitre. If shops, stores, and boutiques selling handmade products sound like your kind of fun, make sure to embark on this orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Squares of San Carlos de Bariloche

Squares of San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche is famous for its plazas and multitude of parks, most of them national parks. It is a very welcoming city, with a friendly environment and nice people. They will be glad to help you to find the place you are searching for. The following is a list of attractions that are popular for tourists and Bariloche's friendly locals.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Arts and Crafts Tour in San Carlos de Bariloche

Arts and Crafts Tour in San Carlos de Bariloche

To understand the culture and traditions of a country or a city, you need to get in touch with its people, customs and art. Here, in San Carlos de Bariloche, you can find all of these. In this self-guided tour are the most prominent and popular craft and art bazaars and exhibition spaces. Be sure to visit some of the attractions listed here.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles