10 Things to Do in Rio Gallegos That You Shouldn't Miss

October 27, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Río Gallegos (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ɣaˈʃeɣos]) is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Located in the department of Guer Aike, it has a population of about 98,000, according to the 2010 census [INDEC], a 24% increase from the 79,000 in the 2001 census [INDEC]. The city bears the name of the Gallegos River, and sits on its estuary 2,636 km (1,638 mi) south from the Argentinian federal capital Buenos Aires.
Restaurants in Rio Gallegos

1. Laguna Azul

Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
38%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 146 reviews

Laguna Azul

Reviewed By marquestra - Montreal, Canada

Wild, out of the way and plenty of great wildlife… The crater is quite impressive, the colours and rock formations are a real stunner, well worth the 5km off route 3.

2. Cabo Virgenes

133 km de Rio Gallegos, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Cabo Virgenes

Reviewed By Rodolfo M - Mielan, France

If you love Patagonia, do not miss this spot! Your can share the desolation with penguins and small ostriches. That is where the famous Road 40 begins, next to a lighthouse that boasts a museum and a pub (not a human soul in miles when I stopped there). Close by, a cemetery that seems taken from another era, and the remains of the oldest attempt of a settlement in Patagonia. Great Ranches along the way, where you can spend the day engaging in interesting activities and even stay for the night or longer.

3. Museo de los Pioneros

El cano y Alberdi, Rio Gallegos, Argentina +54 2966 43-7763
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Museo de los Pioneros

Reviewed By Kittekatte

The only real attraction worth the name in Rio Gallegos. Nice place, nice objects, nicd presentation. Good and short descriptions of every room (in spanish and english!). The employee did not speak english but did the best she could to answer my questions.

4. Plaza San Martin

Avenida San Martin, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
17%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
48%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 74 reviews

Plaza San Martin

Reviewed By Vijay K

Its in middle of the town having roads around without any walls. Beautiful place to visit but not maintained as it should be. You can have any location for photos.

5. Barco hundido Marjory Glen

Punta Loyola, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
21%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 55 reviews

Barco hundido Marjory Glen

Reviewed By Hugo Roberto M - PATAGONIA

El emblemático carguero Marjory Glen, permanece arrogante desafiando las inclemencias del Océano Atlantico Sur y el paso del tiempo. Su conocida silueta es visible aun desde los 30 Kmt de distancia a la que se encuentra sobre el lado Este de la ciudad, frente al Cabo Buen Tiempo. Los fines de semana es una parada obligada para todos los visitante locales y foráneos que se aventuran hasta el mar... El buque de bandera Britanica, permanece varado luego de haber sufrido un incendio en el puerto que lo dejo al garete, durante una tormenta encayo en la playa y desde entonces se convirtió en una de las atracciones que identifican a Rio Gallegos. Durante el conflicto armado con gran Bretaña por la recuperación de nuestras Islas Malvinas, nuestros avezados pilotos militares, practicaban corridas de tiro utilizando este buque a modo de blanco en vuelos razantes sobre el mar, todavía es posible ver los impactos de las armas sobre su estructura, las que luego serian utilizadas contra modernos buques pertenecientes a la Royal Navy, a casi 600 Kmts mar adentro con rumbo de navegación 095, como un fiel testigo de aquellas batallas este viejo barco de acero llego a nuestras costas para no regresar mas a su puerto de origen en Europa, Inglaterra...

6. Costanera Angel Sureda

Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
11%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
56%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 62 reviews

Costanera Angel Sureda

Reviewed By Vijay K

Its a nice place with great view. Long footpath for walk and jogging. In last there is a very old terminal which not in use now and a scrapped tug boat also. Long Mountains on the other side. Awesome view.

7. Casino Club Rio Gallegos

Avenida San Martin 641, Rio Gallegos Z9400IBG, Argentina +54 2966 42-0860
Excellent
16%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
48%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 43 reviews

Casino Club Rio Gallegos

Reviewed By meretti - Ribeirao Preto, SP

Cool place, very tidy and neat, but the personel was new and under training when i was there. The bar is expensive but they got a good tv showing the Argentinian football matches. And even when the 2 open tables of the roulet were crowded they didnt open another one. Maybe because of the short staff..

8. Museo Malvinas Argentinas

Calle Dr Luis Pasteur 72, Rio Gallegos Z9400BNB, Argentina +54 2966 43-7618
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Museo Malvinas Argentinas

Reviewed By William C - Porto Alegre, RS

É um museu pequeno e até mesmo meio escondido, porém vale muito a visita. Toda a história da Guerra das Malvinas é contada através de miniaturas de aviões, barcos e etc, além de itens reais usados pelos soldados durante a guerra.

9. Monumento al Piloto de la Fuerza Aerea

Av. Centenario de Infanteria de Marina | Chacabuco, Rio Gallegos Z9400, Argentina
Excellent
6%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 16 reviews

Monumento al Piloto de la Fuerza Aerea

Reviewed By Domingo V - Tampico, Mexico

Located close to the river side, this sculpture pays tribute to war pilots who fought during the Falkland war. Is a good place for visit! I couldn't have full access to it as there was a fence and I could only take pictures from outside.
The sad issue is that apart from this an another sculpture close by, they have been painted with aerosol (graffiti)

10. Rio Gallegos, Tierra de Tehuelches e Inmigrantes

Chacabuco y Orkeke, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Excellent
20%
Good
80%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Rio Gallegos, Tierra de Tehuelches e Inmigrantes

Reviewed By veroenviaje - Argentina

Enorme Mural, fijo en la parte trasera de una escuela. Muy lindo para apreciar de cerca y de lejos. se llama “Río Gallegos, Tierra de Tehuelches e Inmigrantes”, en conmemoración del 30° Aniversario de Fundacruz, realizado por el artista Alfredo Segatori. El mural fue intervenido por el artista durante poco más de una semana, y la idea es que se represente los orígenes de Río Gallegos a través de la imagen de Copacho y un inmigrante.

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