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El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

781 Reviews

El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center

781 Reviews
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Berthaki wrote a review Feb. 2020
Arequipa, Peru131 contributions52 helpful votes
Although it's a bit far from the city center, it's worthy to visit if you want to have an idea of the rich history of this region. The museum has a timeline that accompanies you through all the rooms. It begins with an exposition of different kind of dinosaurs found in Patagonia and rebuilt by scientists. Then, it explains how human beings arrived to this remote place and what they left that let archaeologists and paleontologists know about their habits. Besides it tells how European colonized/invaded the place and treated native people as animals, a shameful history that unfortunately happened not only in Argentina but all along Latinamerica. The last room displays a collection of photos of native people and their sad stories, a wonderful reflection to appraise our American roots that make us different from the rest of the world.
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Date of experience: February 2020
GreyNomad2014 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Jannali, Australia842 contributions125 helpful votes
What a wonderful initiative giving people without Spanish language skills a book in English (in my case) that translates every display. I liked that, the chronological order of the displays starting millions of years ago, the video on Patagonia history with English subtitles, the free mate and the friendly conversation with Valentín who was the young man who greeted visitors. I had a brain full of information at the end. I hope I can remember most of it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from museocalafate, Propietario at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center
Responded 24 Feb. 2020
Que agradables tus palabras! Gracias por visitarnos y tomar tu tiempo para recomendarnos.
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latestfilly wrote a review Feb. 2020
West Yorkshire176 contributions111 helpful votes
i enjoyed this museum, we stayed for about 45-60 minutes. We were given a well used book with English translations of the displays which were quite confusing at times as they printed large arrows/information without an order - you could only work it out if you looked closely at the diagrams on the walls - the book would be better if the diagrams were greatly condensed and if the pages were laminated. The museum has a very interesting section at the end about how the indigenous people were treated, which was appalling and i am glad this has been highlighted. It was very sad.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Curiosity09475213093 wrote a review Jan. 2019
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We enjoyed it thoroughly! Yeah not shiny and new but I enjoyed the rich, detailed content. Price is right, and free mate.
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Date of experience: December 2018
ASmithPalmy wrote a review Nov. 2018
London, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
Tucked down a quieter part of town this museum covers prehistoric through to modern times describing history through all people from the native indigenous to recent migrants. The artefacts and testimonials are presented well and are insightful.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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