Attractions

Museum in The Central Sierras

Museo Rocsen

The 27,000-plus pieces on display in this museum near the tiny town of Nono form probably the most eclectic collection of trash/treasure you’re ever likely to see. It's packed to the rafters with a bizarre mishmash …
Museum in Alta Gracia

Museo Casa de Ernesto Che Guevara

In the 1930s, the family of young Ernesto (Che) Guevara moved here because a doctor recommended the dry climate for his asthma. Though Che lived in several houses – including one in Rosario, where he was born – the …
Mountain in Capilla del Monte

Uritorco

The highest mountain of the Sierras Chicas, at 1950m, Uritorco is the main reason people come to Capilla del Monte. No matter what it is that draws them in – UFO sightings, energy vortexes or ancient vibes of the in…
Estancia in Estancia Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina

One of the most beautiful of the Sierras' Unesco World Heritage Sites, the Jesuit estancia (ranch) of Santa Catalina, some 20km northwest of Jesús María, is a quiet, tiny place, where the village store occupies part…
Agricultural Center in San Marcos Sierras

El Árbol

If you like honey and want to learn about the importance of bees to our planet's biodiversity, don't miss a 15-minute walk northwest of town to check out the artisanal honeys produced at El Árbol. The owner, Claudio…
Museum in La Falda

Hotel Eden

Take a guided tour of the once-extravagant, now-decaying Hotel Eden, built in 1897, where the guest list has included Albert Einstein, the duke of Savoy and several Argentine presidents. You can also wander around b…
Museum in San Marcos Sierras

Museo Hippie

Far more interesting for the stream-of-consciousness commentary on the evolution of the hippie movement in Argentina (dating back to the Greek philosophers) than the actual artifacts it holds, this small museum on t…
Museum in Alta Gracia

Museo Histórico Nacional del Virrey Liniers

Beside the Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Señora de la Merced is this museum, named after the building's former resident Virrey Liniers, one of the last officials to occupy the post of Viceroy of the River Plate. On dis…
Notable Building in Alta Gracia

Jesuit Estancia

The most impressive building on the estancia (ranch) is the Iglesia Parroquial Nuestra Señora de la Merced. Directly south of the church, the colonial Jesuit workshops of El Obraje (1643) are now a public school.
Historic Site in Jesús María

Museo Jesuítico Nacional de Jesús María

The Unesco-listed Museo Jesuítico Nacional de Jesús María has good archaeological pieces from indigenous groups throughout Argentina, informative maps of the missionary trajectory and well-restored (though dubiously…