Glaciarium: Museum and ice-bar in El Calafate, Patagonia

From the road, it is possible to see a shape that unmistakably resembles the magnificent front of Perito Moreno Glacier. It is Glaciarium: an architectonic manifestation that offers an unforgettable experience. When getting into the tunnel, visitors start a tour to the Andes, Greenland and Antarctica. They can see capricious snow forms while they travel by frozen fields to know a region wrapped up in mystery. At the projection rooms, it is even possible to fly to the glacier’s height in 3D. At its lower level, among frozen walls, the GlacioBar invites to celebrate the adventure. Bottles shine on ice shelves while camera flashes try to capture a definitely magic atmosphere.

Glaciarium, the Patagonian Ice Museum, opened its doors at El Calafate, province of Santa Cruz, in 2010. It is the first museum of its kind in Argentina, a weird opportunity to explore the fascinating universe of glaciology and learn about the exploration of one of the most amazing areas of the continent. At a completely vanguardist space, this museum has several rooms with multimedia devices that invite to interaction. Every hour, there is a 3D projection of films about the National Park. The bar at the basement, a large coffee-house and a gift shop complement this unique museum.

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