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Top 5: Museums in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

by Benjamin Kerns

Aug 26, 2020

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Top 5 / Latin America

San Carlos de Bariloche is a popular ski destination located at the base of the Andes Mountains. Its vibrant outdoor culture blends well with a rich history that is showcased well in its most prominent museums.


Museo Paleontological
Museo Paleontological showcases one of the widest selections of dinosaur fossils from the Patagonia region. It contains numerous exhibits from the Jurassic Period, alongside dinosaur eggs, intact sharks and a rich display of fauna from throughout history.


Museo de la Patagonia
Museo de la Patagonia is a natural history and anthropology museum that contains artifacts dating back to the prehistoric era. It focuses on natural sciences, aboriginal history, regional history and the conquest of the desert.


Museo de Chocolate Fenoglio
Museo de Chocolate Fenoglio takes visitors on a tour of the chocolate-making process. Named for Aldo Fenoglio, the first chocolatier in Bariloche, here you can sample the wares before learning the ins and outs of what goes into making everyone’s favorite treat.


Museo Geologico Rosendo Pascual
Museo Geologico Rosendo Pascual boasts the largest invertebrate collection in Chile with more than 10,000 specimens. The museum showcases mammals, reptiles and birds from Patagonia, alongside a geology exhibit with rocks from all over the world.


La Casa de Acuarista
La Casa de Acuarista, better known as the Aquarium House, is the best place to learn about the local fish species. It houses more than 50 aquariums, each teeming with fish and other marine life from the region’s vast lakes and oceans.


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