Destination guide: Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina

Comodoro Rivadavia is a city in the middle of Argentine Patagonia and its inhabitants come from lots of different races and cultures, due to the arrival of immigrants drawn by the oil deposits in this part of South America. Comodoro Rivadavia also has a pleasant climate, ideal for outdoor activities and water sports.

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  • Comodoro Rivadavia - Things to do

    Sights

    Museo Nacional del Petróleo

     Petroleum fans should head to Museo Nacional del Petróleo for an insider look at the social and historical aspects of petroleum development. The museum was built by the former state oil agency YPF (it is now managed by the Universidad Nacional de Patagonia). While its historical photos are interesting, the detailed models of tankers, refineries and the entire zone of exploitation are best left to the die hard. Guided tours are available.

    Sub-Type: Museum
    Telephone Number: +54 297 455 9558
    Opening Hours: 9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 3-6pm Sat
    Pricing: admission Arg$5
    Address: N of City Center 

    Museo Regional Patagónico Natural-history specimens at this museum nearly overshadow the entertaining archaeological and historical items, including well-crafted pottery, spear points and materials on early South African Boer immigrants.

    Latitude: -45.8622600000000 / Longitude: -67.4901504516602
    Sub-Type: Museum
    Telephone Number: +54 297 477 7101
    Opening Hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat & Sun
    Pricing: admission free
    Address: cnr Av Rivadavia & Chacabuco

    Eat

    La Tradición

    This elegant parrilla grills excellent meats in a setting of white linens and oil paintings (literally, since their subjects are oil rigs!).

    Latitude: -45.8637900000000 / Longitude: -67.4825134277344
    Sub-Type
    : Argentine
    Telephone Number:: +54 297 446 5800
    Opening Hours: closed Sun
    Pricing: mains AR$32-48
    Price Range
    : High
    Address
    : Mitre 675