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Fragata ARA Sarmiento

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Puerto Madero
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Address: Avenida Alicia Moreau de Justo 980 - Capital Federal | Dock 3, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number:
4334 - 9386
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An excellent museum sail training ship.

Built in 1898 in Birkenhead, UK for the Argentine Navy as a sail training ship it did 37 world voyages before being restricted to South American waters in 1939. Well worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael N
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1898 in Birkenhead, UK for the Argentine Navy as a sail training ship it did 37 world voyages before being restricted to South American waters in 1939. Well worth a wander around below decks. A look in the engine room and the captains quarters would have been of interest however I do feel we got our AR$10 pesos... More 

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We saw this ship as we passed by on our hop on hop off bus tour. After doing a little research we found out that it was a museum that we could visit, and went there the next day. It's very well maintained and preserved, and you can explore several decks that have museum displays. Great way to spend a... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Puerto Madero....what other sight would you want to see than a boat of that caliber. You can't miss it....great place to take pictures!

Thank lee7323
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a cool super cheap way to kill an hour or so. There are well done displays throughout the boat and it was a cool look at some naval history. I would go check this out again, and even if you can't read the displays it's still worth the small entry fee to walk around the boat.

Thank Andrew M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close by the port. This old ship has been turned into a museum. 10 minutes walk from the Pink house and worth a look

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very close to Plaza de Mayo, less than 10 min walk. There is a $10 Argentinean peso fee for entering the museum. They really tried to preserve all the small details on board from the sailors rooms, clothing/uniforms, maps of previous voyages, weaponry. Lots if interesting historical facts and photos.

Thank Diana D
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very stately beautiful training ship. Lots of brass & timber fittings & well presented in it's now museum function

Thank Darrel J
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

A older sailing ship worth visiting. The entrance fee was exceptionally low. It is full of historical items with explanations in Spanish and English. You need an hour to do your tour justice.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Walked along the spectacular waterfront and enjoyed all the wonderful sites. There are a number of museum ships which are worth a visit and this is one. It is well worth strolling the waterfront and if you are lucky you will see the road bridge open as we did.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fairly interesting even if you are not a big sailing buff. 280 foot sailing ship that has trained thousands of Argentine sailors and in its prime boasted 33 sails and a crew of 300. Cabins well restored and give a glimpse at life in the Argentine navy in the 1890s. Free on Mondays and Wednesdays

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