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Neuquen

Country
Argentina
State
Neuquen
City
Neuquen
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How to Reach

By Air

The Presidente Peron Airport (IATA: NQN, ICAO: SAZN) located about 6 km from downtown, is a direct link to the City of Buenos Aires and other parts of Argentina.The main access roads are the RN 22 and Avenida San Martin.This airport also serves other cities of the valley of Black River and Neuquen, such as Cipolletti, Plottier, Centennial, General Roca and several more.For aviation activity the airport itself provides various services, including navigation aids have VOR and ILS (Category I), approach lighting systems PAPI, as well as being credited with Category 6 firefighting.It also has 7 hangars and aircraft maintenance services.Also houses the Neuquen Aeroclub.

By Train

Currently the project is being studied to reactivate passenger service between various parts of the Black River Valley and Neuquen, known as "Valley Train".It is assumed that the service would be provided between the towns of Senillosa and Chichester, taking stops at all the places, towns and cities.In the latter it is possible that several stations are enabled, providing a new mode of transport more agile and cost within them.

By Bus

The city of Neuquen has a number of automotive transportation either urban type ( taxis and buses INDALO system) and Intercity (companies Ko-Ko, Pehuenche INDALO Interurban).The arrivals of long distance buses are concentrated in the ETON, where you can get tickets to a large number of domestic and international destinations.

By Road

Access to the city is through the National Route 22 (motorway with tolls from the east, linking with Cipolletti or west, uniting with Plottier ), Provincial Route 7, Neuquen (toll motorway from the north, linking the city with Centennial ) or Provincial Route 74, Black River (gravel, there is a bridge with the town of Las Perlas in the south, formerly had to cross in a rudimentary raft ).Currently under construction is called the Northern Highway a road around the town to help relieve congestion on Route 22.

Key places to visit
National Museum of Fine Arts, Gregorio Alvarez Museum, Paleontological Museum of Ernesto Bachmann, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Centenario Park, Neuquen Prov Park, Schroeder Winery


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Places to Visit

National Museum of Fine Arts

The National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA) of Argentina is located on Avenida del Libertador 1473, Buenos Aires.Designed by Mario Roberto Alvarez, opened in 2004.The museum showcases both national and international artists.The building consists of 4 halls which include both the temporary and the permanent collection, as well as an auditorium and theater.The permanent rooms on the first floor are entirely devoted to international art dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.The MNBA’s collection is considered to be the most important of European art in South America and includes works by Tintoretto, El Greco, Rembrandt, Zurbaran, Tiepolo and medieval masters.The amount of space dedicated to the 19th century in our collections denounces its relevance. It withholds paintings of Goya, the landscapes of Courbet, Millet, Troyon and Daubigny of the Barbizon School, as well as of their academic contemporaries such as Bouguereau and Lefebvre, the dawn of impressionism in Manet’s emblematic Nymph Surprised, the vibrant colour in the views of Pissarro, Monet and Sisley, the post-impressionist search in Van Gogh, Gauguin, Tolouse-Lautrec and Degas. It can be seen the valuable local contributions, as well as Italian painting, the Macchiaioli, the Spanish version of impressionism and a thematic core devoted to various different manifestations of late 19th century European symbolism.The last part of the tour through the permanent exhibition brings together various early 20th century avant-garde masters such as Klee, Kandinsky, De Chirico, Carra, Modigliani, Picasso and Leger.Post-war trends are represented by European artists like Nicholson, Fontana, Vasarely, Dubuffet, Fautrier, Saura, Alechinsky and Henry Moore, while US section includes paintings by Rothko, Pollock and Nevelson.

Gregorio Alvarez Museum

has an educational circuit with archaeological pieces over 7000 years old. They were discovered in a room in the town of Las Lajas, Neuquen.The building was built in 1901 by the British, today kept its original facade as well as the stained glass, but in 2006 closed its doors to be restored.His story begins in 1986 when the Southern Railway began to operate the building as a workshop of the company.For years the land belonged to the provincial government, but in 1993 this site will the property, now called Central Park, the capital city, along with the museum building.The Museum's cultural proposal contemplates, in addition to its heritage, new exhibitions.

Paleontological Museum of Ernesto Bachmann

The Paleontological Museum Ernesto Bachmann was created from the discovery of Giganotosaurus carolinii, the largest carnivorous dinosaur in the world, found in July 1993 by Ruben Dario Carolini.There are shown the remains of the only known specimen of this species, 14 m long and weighed an estimated about 9 t.This museum was inaugurated on July 19 of 1997 and from March 16, 1999 is named "Ernesto Bachmann", who was a fan of paleontology, as Carolini.You can also watch other fossil remains of prehistoric reptiles, terrestrial and marine, found in the area or donated, replicas of bones, fossilized footprints of worms, self-created and used by Carolini, rocks etc.

Nahuel Huapi National Park

is in the provinces of Neuquen and Rio Negro, in Patagonia, in the foothills of the Andes mountains.The Nahuel Huapi National park is the oldest of Argentina's parks and was founded in 1934.Nahuel Huapi National Park is in San Carlos de Bariloche, which is a city in Rio Negro, Argentina.Bariloche is one of those places you'll end up staying longer than you planned.it's not for the city's aesthetic appeal, rather it's for the great outdoors and night life.It's the elite honeymoon capital in Argentina.It's the main hub for travelling around the Lake District, the gateway to Patagonia and chocolate capital of Argentina.visit Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi on the corner of San Martin and Morales.Also Club Andino offers free maps and provide information on trekking area.They sell transfers and trekking packages and you can reserve a bunk there for most of the shelters in the nearby mountains.

Centenario Park

is an extensive public park in the Caballito district of Buenos Aires, Argentina.Presiding over a rapidly expanding city, the Buenos Aires City Council in 1908 approved the purchase of a 10 hectare (25 acre) plot belonging to Parmenio Pinero, a local brickmaker, for the purpose of a creating a "Westside Park" (the area was near Buenos Aires' western limits at the time).The project was entrusted to the City Parks Administrator, the renowned French Argentine urbanist Charles Thays, who completed the project in time for the 1910 centennial of the May Revolution (hence the park's name, Centenario).Rerouting two streets, Thays created a circular green space anchored by fountain in the middle.The outer sections of the park were planned for residential development, though these plans were later rescinded.Parque Centenario increasingly suffered from neglect during the 1980s and in 1989, sculptor Luis Perlotti's Fountain of the Irupe Flower suffered the theft of its iconic bronze female nude. Mayor Anibal Ibarra initiatied an ambitious restoration project for the park in 2005, resulting in the reconstruction of the amphitheatre, the refurbishment of the swan lake and the creation of a number of new facilities.The park's refurbishment was concluded in May 2009, and the new, 2,000 seat amphitheatre was inaugurated with a performance by the City Tango Orchestra.

Neuquen Prov Park

Centenario has a new race track and the Province of Neuquen starts its way up to the top car racing categories: the dream has come true.The dream of the great race track has become true in Centenario, Province of Neuquen and it will make a revolution among car racing fans all over the country. It has been named Parque de la Provincia del Neuquen.Experts on this matter assert openly that this track is a real masterpiece in which the presence of car racing experience in the last few years and the new technologies can be perceived. Even laying out a kart racing circuit among its tracks is being considered.Has far as the circuits in this new track are concerned, it can be said that its novel layout presents four outlines.The main circuit is 4,330 meters long.The track, at any of its points, is 15 meters wide.This enables cars to develop great speed even on the bends.

Schroeder Winery

110 hectares belonging to the Schroeders spread under the clear blue sky shining above the Patagonian plateau.Vineyards containing the Malbec, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varieties grow in this thick rocky soil.They are jealously grown and cared to manage the best wine quality.This Argentinian family of European origins and Patagonian heart built the winery at the foot of the plateau.With modern architecture and highly advanced technological equipment, Schroeder winery has a special design that enables the use of gravity in the winemaking process thus preserving quality and contributing to a good environmental policy.As a part of its particular creation the remains of a herbivorous dinosaur measuring over 12 meters of length were found during the building works of the venue.The finding inspired the Schroeders, who gave a special identity to their wines by naming them Saurus.The Saurus line, which stands out for its freshness, youth and frutal touches, comes in the Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.Saurus vintages have been awarded several distinctions, such as the Decanter Awards 2005 bronze medal for the Saurus Pinot Noir 2004, which also deserved the silver medal granted by the Brussels World Contest in the same year.San Patricio del Chañar is accessed through Provincial Route 7, 53 km from Neuquen heading for the district of Anelo.

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