Sights in Santiago Del Estero
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An excellent collection founded by two French archaeologist brothers, it is by far the most interesting thing to see in town. There’s a stunning array of indigenous ceramics – mostly sizable, noble funerary urns used for secondary burial (the remains were put in the pot after decomposition) – as well as jewelry, flutes and a large case filled with ornate loom weights. There are also some impressive fossils of glyptodonts, an extinct family of creatures that somewhat resembled large armadillos.
Named for the city's founder, enormous Parque Aguirre has a small zoo, camping areas, a swimming pool and, on the far side, a new costanera (riverside road) along the erratic Río Dulce. At time of research this was mostly recreational, but bars and restaurants tend to blossom in these places, so it might just be a happening place by the time you read this.