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Landmark in Puerto Deseado

Vagón Histórico

In the center of town, this restored 1898 wagon is famous as the car from which rebel leader Facón Grande prepared the ‘Patagonia Rebellion.’ In 1979 the car was almost sold for scrap, but disgruntled townspeople bl…
Historic Site in Puerto Deseado

Estación del Ferrocarril Patagónico

Train fans can check out the imposing English-designed train station off Av Oneto, built by Yugoslav stonecutters in 1908. Puerto Deseado was once the coastal terminus for a cargo and passenger route that hauled woo…
Museum in Puerto Deseado

Museo Municipal Mario Brozoski

Displays relics of the English corvette Swift, sunk off the coast of Deseado in 1776. Divers continue to recover artifacts from the wreck, which was discovered in 1982.
Seafood in Puerto Deseado

Puerto Cristal

Bridezilla decor aside, this popular seafood haunt satisfies with sturdy portions of grilled fish, fried calamari and an extensive wine selection.
Cafe in Puerto Deseado

Lo de Piola

Recommended by locals, this unassuming confitería serves satisfying meals and snacks, with grilled meats, beer and wine.
Landmark in Puerto Deseado

Sociedad Española

A few blocks west of Vagón Histórico is the attractive Sociedad Española building, c 1915.