History, Art and Flavors
of Bariloche

In Bariloche, it is essential to enjoy nature. There is so much to do: beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains, woods, steppe, hiking, doing sports or simply contemplating. But to get a real feel of Bariloche's life, you may want to devote some time to getting to know its culture and visit some of the many museums the city has to offer. Besides, you will always find very good cultural events to visit as a family. Some of them are unique in the family.

Museums Pat Museum

Museo de la Patagonia - Patagonia Museum

It was inaugurated by the National Parks Administration on 17 March, 1940. The building is located in the East Wing of San Carlos de Bariloche Civic Center, a complex declared National Historic Monument.

The first director of the Museum was Enrique Amadeo Artayeta, from whom the National Parks Administration purchased the first anthropological collection exhibited there. Today, the museum has a vast ethnographic and historic collection, which has been growing over time thanks to donations, gifts and research.

Historical Guided Walks from the Civic Center and going into the Museum of Patagonia 

For updated information, news, activities and temporary exhibits, go to Museum Facebook.


Address
Address
Civil Center
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 4422309
Hours
Hours
Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Websites
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Mount Otto Museum

Mount Otto Cable Car Complex Art Gallery

In its permanent collection, it has replicas of Michelangelo Buonarroti's three most outstanding sculptures, The David, The Pietà and The Moses, full size, traced directly from the Italian originals. There's also a night club, a small movie theater called Otto HouseMusic, and lots of shops to buy regional products.

Address
Address
Mount Otto Km 4
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 15423654
154271527
154559354
Hours
Hours
Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Websites
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Chocolate Museum

Museo del Chocolate - Chocolate Museum

The Chocolate Museum is the newest museum, and the first in South America. There, you will learn about the history of the product that has most travelled throughout the world since America was discovered, and the one best liked by people from every culture. Get a taste of its history, from its origins to present date, guided by a group of promoters specialized in the sweetest product.

Learn why the Mayans called it "the food of the Gods" and Aztecs called it "cacahuatl", drink of kings and warriers. And find out why Mariquita Sánchez de Thompson was famous for entertaining the high society of Buenos Aires.

Address
Address
Av. Bustillo 1158
Phone Number
Phone Number
(0294) 442-2170 / 0009
Hours
Hours
Mondays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 7 :00 p.m.
Websites
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Geology Museum

Museo Geológico Rosendo Pascual - Rosendo Pascual Geological Museum

The museum has five exhibit galleries, and has the largest sea invertebrate collection in the region, with 10,000 objects. It also features mammals in the tertiary-quaternary gallery.

The museum exhibits a complete humerus of an Argentinosaurio (the largest dinosaur in the world) and virtually complete skeleton on a Plesiosaurio (marine reptile). In addition, the Geology space offers a sample of crystals and rocks from the Patagonia and the world, while the Ornithology space exhibits 80 taxidermy birds from the Patagonia.

The museum has a small library and video-library for consultation. The museum team has discovered a gigantic ammonite (Cephalopods mollusk), the second largest in the world, currently under study in the Zapala Museum, Neuquén, and a new species of crab which was named after his discoverer: proterocarsinus corsolini.

Address
Address
Bosque Petrificado 365
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 4467578
154506944
Hours
Hours
Every day, 9:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Websites
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Paleonthology Museum

Museo Paleontológico - Palentological Museum

This museum was established by Bariloche's Paleontology Association, which focuses on identifying and preserving the fossils in the region, particularly from the Northeast of Argentina's Patagonia. Among the different specimens, there is a complete Ichthyosaurus from Mount Lotena, which inhabited Jurassic seas 150 million years ago.

Additionally, you will find the reconstruction of a shark jaw from the Tertiary era approximately 22 million years old, as well as numerous insects, amphibians and plants. The museum also offers a rich collection of fossils which bear testimony to the exuberant variety of flora and fauna that dwelled in the area.

You will also find from 300-million old fossils to many organisms similar to contemporary ones. Among others, you will see the Archaeopteryx, which was the size of a crow and had feathers like birds, but yet retained its reptile characteristics, such as a jaw with teeth and long tail.

The museum also exhibits a dinosaur that inhabited the Cinco Saltos area during the Higher Cretaceous Period, 90 million years ago. This specimen stands out for its small size, since it is only 1.50 meters long.

Finally, you will have the chance of seeing a dinosaur egg up close, next to a picture showing its internal development.

Museum hours are Monday to Saturday, 3 pm to 7 pm.

Address
Address

12 de Octubre and Sarmiento
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 154611210
Hours
Hours
Mondays through Saturdays, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Websites
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Settlers Museum

Museo de los Viejos Colonos - Old Settlers Museum

When touring Short Circuit, one of the recommended places to be visited is Colonia Suiza.

The first settlers, in the first decades of the 20th century, came from Switzerland and France, which explains the characteristic style of the place. They cultivated the land and built their own homes for their families. Today, one of them hosts the Museo de los Viejos Colonos / Old Settlers Museum, in a house that dates back to 1937.

Address
Address
Féliz Goye s/n
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 4448330
Hours
Hours
Wednesdays and Sundays, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Websites
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Muestra Ictícola - Fishing Museum / Club de Caza y Pesca - Hunting and Fishing Club

Located at the premises of the Hunting and Fishing Association. Ideal for those who love fishing. It features embalmed trouts, the famous 16-kg and 99-cm long Brown trout, the largest ever caught in the area.

Address
Address
12 de Octubre and Onelli
Phone Number
Phone Number
0294 - 421515
Hours
Hours
Mondays through Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Websites
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Cultural network

Cultural network

We are a group of independent rooms and spaces that get together to strengthen and foster Bariloche's cultural proposals.

CENTRO CULTURAL PUENTES
This is a space for artistic training where annual courses, workshops, seminars and events are offered. Dance, music, theatre and fine arts are among the activities this center provides. Within its 300 square meters, the Center has 2 classrooms, 3 rooms equipped for physical activities and a space for perfomances with a capacity of 50 people with stage lighting and sound.

https://www.facebook.com/centroculturalpuentes/
Rivadavia 547 (entre Gallardo y Tiscornia)
(0294) 442-5616

CAMPING MUSICAL BARILOCHE
Located in front of Lake Moreno, in the Llao Llao area, 26 kilometers away from downtown Bariloche, this camp offers 6.5 hectares with a study campus. It also offers cottages where musicians and attendants to seminars can stay, and a room for rehearsals and performances with a maximum capacity of 200 people.

https://www.facebook.com/campingmusicalbariloche
Calle Vivaldi 1000 (Km 25 de Av. Bustillo)
(0294) 15-457-9515 campingmusical@yahoo.com.ar

MOMA - Multiespacio
A cultural center with two rooms of approximately 90 square meters. This space offers: artistic workshops, production, drama classes, singing, dance and tanztheater, cultural events, meetings and seminars.

Traful 210
(0294) 4350916 marreteatro@gmail.com

PAICO - Casa de Arte
This building combines a covered surface of 40 square meters and a large garden to accommodate 40 people for workshops and shows. It is located within the El Frutillar neighbourhood.

https://www.facebook.com/teatropaico
Paico 617 esq. San Cayetano - Barrio El Frutillar
(0294) 4201305 paicocasadearte@gmail.com

USINA CULTURAL DEL CENTRO CÍVICO- Biblioteca Sarmiento
At the heart of Bariloche’s Civic Center, this space offers a library with over 45.000 books, a fully-equipped theatre with a capacity of 120 people, an exhibition room, and workshop classrooms.

https://www.facebook.com/bibpopsarmiento
Centro Cívico - Bariloche
(0294)4430459 teatro@bibliotecasarmiento.com.ar www.bibliotecasarmiento.com.ar

ESTACIÓN ARAUCANÍA - Arte & Espectáculos
A cultural space founded 14 years ago. It offers music, theatre, dance and cinema shows. Workshops and artistic and photographic exhibitions are also held. This space stands out because of the quality and variety of its proposals, offering performances by local, national and international artists.

https://www.facebook.com/AraucaniaArteYEspectaculos
Av. Bustillo 11,500
(0294) 444-8286

RAÍCES- RestoBar con espectáculos en vivo
This bar has a capacity of 50 people and a beautiful garden. Shows are offered by artists from Bariloche and other regions. In Raíces, customers feel comfortable and enjoy performances while having a great meal.

https://www.facebook.com/raicesbarcafe
Av.Bustillo 24300
011 23173435

ESPACIO ARTE
A theatre room with a capacity of 70 people. Dance, drama and music classes are provided and rehearsals are also carried out.

Campichuelo 1197
(0294) 154533260 o 154663284 espacioartebariloche@gmail.com

EL BROTE- Sala de Teatro Social
An independent, self-managed social theatre where shows, workshops and rehearsals are carried out, together with other cultural and social activities. Located downtown, the theatre has two equipped rooms with a capacity of 56 people.

https://www.facebook.com/elbrote.elbrotebariloche/
Beschtedt 568
(0294)4705528 saladeteatrosocialelbrote@gmail.com

AVIVARTE
This is a space where you can collaborate with artists in training, providing them with workshops and spaces for teaching practices. Leisure activities and staging preparation for national and international productions.

https://es-la.facebook.com/danzaenbariloche/
Onelli 170 1º piso
54 294 4579986 creativedancebche@gmail.com

Theater

Theatre

Bariloche's cultural agenda is a forever expanding diverse scene: theatre plays, art shows, photo exhibits, live music, bands, puppets, choirs, courses and workshops on all kinds of disciplines, so that you will always have something to do!

La Baita Theater
Moreno 39
(0294) 4435539

Asociación Teatreros Bariloche
Anasagasti and Palacios
(0294) 4435539