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
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.
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
Telephone Number: +54 297 477 7101
Opening Hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm Sat & Sun
Pricing: admission free
Address: cnr Av Rivadavia & Chacabuco
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
Telephone Number:: +54 297 446 5800
Opening Hours: closed Sun
Pricing: mains AR$32-48
Price Range: High
Address: Mitre 675