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Rio Gallegos

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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 in[edit]


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.


The bus terminal is located at about 3 kilometers from the center. There are bus connections to Rio Grande and Ushuaia.

Get around[edit]

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  • Museo de Arte "Eduardo Minnicelli": Small art museum with free admission.
  • Pioneer Museum: The city's oldest standing house furnished with items from the late 19th and early 20th century. Admission is free. Open daily 10 am to 7:30 pm.
  • Kirchner Mausoleum placed into the local cementery, you can visit the rest of the ex-president Nestor Carlos Kirchner.

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  • Las Delicias de la Abuela, Errazuriz 26 | Errazuriz 26, Río Gallegos Z9400HYB (close to main plaza San Martin), +54 2966 42-9996. 08:00-22:00. Cosy restaurant great for having a good breakfast with more choice than coffee and croissants. Very good coffee aswell. Service is good, reasonable prices. They also serve lunch, other than that they serve sandwiches, salads, pizza, lovely cakes. Restaurant functions also as a shop with craft beers, special spices, argentinian gins and other stuff $$.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Casa de Familia Elcira Cantreras, Zuccarrino 431, 02966-429856. Offers cheap dormrooms. Only a 15-minute walk from the bus terminal.

Get out[edit]

  • 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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