San JuanDestination guide: San Juan, Argentina

San Juan is the ideal destination for trekking, rafting, mountain climbing, fishing and windsurfing in dykes. This city also houses some of the most important mineral and paleontological deposits in South America and has a very important wine production.

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San Juan- Things to do


Museo de Ciencias Naturales

The most interesting specimen at the Museo de Ciencias Naturales is the skeleton of the dinosaur Herrerasaurus from Ischigualasto, though there are plenty of provincial minerals, fossils and other exhibits to mull over.

Latitud: -31.5304700000000 Longitude: -68.5380800000000
Telephone number: +54 264 421 6774
Sub-Type: Museum
Opening Hours: 9am-1pm
Pricing: Admission free
Address: Av España at Maipú, Town Center
Extra: Next to the old train station

Museo de Vino Santiago Graffigna

Museo de Vino Santiago Graffigna is a wine museum well worth a visit. It also has a wine bar where you can taste many of San Juan’s best wines. Take bus 12A from in front of the tourist office on Sarmiento (AR$1.50, 15 minutes) and ask the driver to tell you when to get off.

Sub-Type: Museum
Telephone number: +54 264 421 4227
Opening Hours: 9am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun
Address: Colón 1342 Norte, NW of San Juan

Museo El Hombre y La Naturaleza

The now-defunct Estación Belgrano (train station) has been recycled into the Centro de Difusión Cultural Eva Perón, a cultural center that includes the anthropological museum, Museo El Hombre y La Naturaleza, a combination museum/gift shop showcasing weavings and pottery finds from the region.

Sub-Type: Museum
Opening Hours: 09:00-12:00 & 16:00-19:00
Pricing: Admission Arg$3
Address: At Av España & 25 de Mayo, Town Center