Museo Etnográfico y Colonial Provincial

Along the Río Paraná

Run with heartwarming enthusiasm by local teachers, this museum has a chronological display of stone tools, Guaraní ceramics, jewelry, carved bricks and colonial objects. Highlights include a set of tablas (a colonial game similar to backgammon) and a scale model of both original Santa Fe settlements. Afternoon opening hours vary.

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