Centro de Visitantes Istmo Carlos Ameghino

Coastal Patagonia

This cultural center, 22km beyond the entrance of Reserva Faunística Península Valdés, focuses on natural history, displays a full right-whale skeleton and has material on the peninsula’s colonization, from the area’s first Spanish settlement at Fuerte San José to later mineral exploration. Don’t miss the stunning panoramic view from the observation tower.

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