Firstly we talk about the history of a nation that has the great significance and the best symbols for emphasizing the history are the monuments and museums. It was ranked to be the first surfing museum in the entire world. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is one of the most notorious museums of Santa Cruz South America. It was built in May 1986. It was constructed for documenting the history of surfing. Museum is a hub of history having a large collection of antiques and many other items. In the beginning it was a little museum that contains certain artifacts, pictures, surfboards, and photographs and videos tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz but now with the help of private donations and Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society the museum has opened properly. This museum is an adorable place where you and your family can learn a lot about the history of Santa Cruz. It is a place from where one can get a lot after visiting the site. The unique culture and tradition is exhibited in the museum. Throughout its history, every era of surf culture that tells us about various historic facts and figures has based in the museum. The culture has reflected from its ancient time to the popular culture. It also offers you a shop which specializes in great surfing articles, books and several surfing related items. A funding base is established for ongoing maintenance, staffing and infrequent opportunities to intensify the exhibitions in the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The local as well as the native communities celebrate Santa Cruz as a World Surfing Reserve. This reserve focuses and works up for the importance of waves and coastlines. The museum had celebrated its Silver Anniversary (25 anniversary) in 2011. Tourists will enjoy a lot after visiting the museum because it offers you the best opportunities and also provides you a peaceful environment. Its location is another plus point to attract the visitors.
Now we take a look at one of the most famous national park of the country. The park is situated in Southwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. Los Glaciares National Park is the largest national park in Argentina stretching over an area of 726,927 ha. The park was inaugurated in May 11, 1937 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The name of the park invokes to the giant ice cap in the Andas range that has 47 large glaciers. The ice cap is the largest ice cap in Greenland and Antarctica. The park is a perfect place to hang out and to make your free time enjoyable. The weather of the park also favors its visitation. The cool and moist temperature climate and the snow fall during the colder months make it worthy in front of the tourist who wants to have a perfect day at a perfect place. The Los Glaciares National Park is a piece of land full with an exceptional and breath-taking natural beauty featuring sky high scraggy mountains and turquoise several glacial lakes. These mesmerizing lakes include Lake Argentino that is a 160 km long lake and has its own charm and beauty. The park has a perfect landscape and is an excellent example of glaciations. Various types of forests, steppe and high altitude vegetation are included in the park’s area. In addition to its beauty and charm, the park endeavors you complete safety and security and in case of any emergency, the park’s authorities are fairly capable to handle and overcome such kind of juncture. The park’s property has particularly trained and specialized technical and administrative staff. Park rangers are there to provide a full security. Fire brigade and support park rangers are also there in any situation of insurgencies. Besides the superintendence and main administrative office several additional units are distributed all across the area of the park. The tourism towards the park is increment day by day and services like road improvements, constructions, and walkway systems, services for visitors, restaurants, cafes and toilets are making the image of place far much better than the past.
Glaciarium is a museum that truly exceeded our expectations. The Glaciarium is situated in the town of El Calafata in the Santa Cruz. It was inaugurated on 17th January, 2011 and the president has attended this ceremony. The building has formed by a main hall and three exhibition halls. The two halls are used for glaciological exhibits that include 3D model, multimedia and other modern resources while the third hall is formed by a cultural venue. This third hall has a movie theatre where films and 3D documentaries are screened. The museum has each and everything that the visitors need to know about glaciers. Glaciarium is totally informative and well set out. Not only this museum provides visitation but also show you a lovely movie after that. Being there is definitely a good opportunity to learn and know about the amazing glaciers. There is also an ice bar but it will charge you extra to go there but the transportation to go there is free. The ice bar was opened in the Glaciarium in October, 2011. This ice bar has an honor to being the only bar in the world those us made up of completely from glacial ice. The visitors are provided with caps, boots and gloves to go there but they are allowed to stay in the bar for 20 minutes because of the extreme cold. The place is totally awesome for tourists visiting this area, the museum not only explain about the glaciers but it also mentions the importance of numerous historical figures and points out border conflict issues between the Argentines and the Chileans. The visitors being there are very well satisfied by the organization of the place. Events like Banff Mountain Film Festival make this place a much more than a museum. The gift shop in the Glaciarium sells handmade and sustainable gifts crafted by Argentine artisans.
A notorious cave or series of caves called as Cueva de las Manos situated in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina. The cave is located in the valley of the Pinturas River, in Patagonian landscape. In Spanish, its name means the Cave of Hands. As the name is indicating that there is something related to hands and this association has used for handmade paintings. The art work kept and organized in the cave is executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. The entrance of the cave is made by rock wall covered by various hand stencils. Numerous people occupied the cave. The age of the paintings was determined by the fact that in the primeval, artists used animals’ bones to make and create several paintings and items. A Cueva de la Manos is almost 24 m deep, 10 m high and its entrance is 15 m wide. It has an honor to be the part of UNESCO World Heritage List in 1999. Another interesting fact in its art work is stenciled. Most of the paintings were made by left hands which show that the painters used the spraying pipe with their right hands. Besides these there are several depictions of human beings and these illustrations include rheas, guanacos; still commonly found in the region, felines and other animals as well as zigzag patterns, geometric shapes, certain hunting scenes and representations of sun. This art work represents the human and animals figures interacting in a naturalistic and dynamic manner. The hunting scenes and sceneries imply that the painters of these paintings were the ancestors of the historic hunter gatherer communities of Patagonia. The reason for its attraction over 25 years is its natural and eye catching beauty, rock art and the archeological sites on this region. The observers in the first sight drown in its deep gorge walls surrounded by a privileged landscape as well as in its variety of motifs, artistic architecture and polychromies. Exclusive evidences are given by these scenes to know about the first Patagonian hunters’ behavior and their way of hunting. These various features not only enhance your knowledge and information but also entertain you a lot. It is an historic place where one gets the chance to know about the past. You can visit the cave in free time to observe the nature and to acknowledge the hidden talents of artists and painters.
Perito Moreno Glacier is considered to be one of the most eminent tourist attractions. This Patagonian Glacier is also known as White Giant. Looking over the glacier gives an overwhelming sight that obliged the visitor to admire the location. It is a glacier that lies in the Los Glaciers National Park in the southwest Santa Cruz, Argentina. Perito Moreno Glacier has a width of 5 kilometers and an average height of 74 meters above the surface of the water of Argentino Lake, in Argentina. The aggregate ice depth of the glacier is about 170 meters. This glacier has a tremendous significance because it is one of the 48 glaciers that are fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system. It has an honor to be ranked as the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. It is better to view the glacier in winters due to the less swiftness and urgency in an extreme cold but in summers the atmosphere is normal because the hotness overcomes the cold of this area. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you to capture these amazing and memorable moments. You can enjoy a lot here with your friends or your family. This glacier is unusual in the way that it is elevated while most of the worldwide glaciers are evacuated time to time. It is convenient to access this place. Its receptiveness and its size are the two main causes of tourists’ attraction. A walking circuit is made in a large visitor centre at the spot to facilitate the visitors to view the southern flank and the east facing edge of the glacier. In past few years, tramps visits on ice have boosted acclamation because of the two standard tours. One of these two standard tours is a “mini trekking” choice and the other one is a “big ice”. The purpose of these tramps is to provide the way according to the visitors’ choice. The people who cannot walk over miles should choose a mini- trekking as it consists of a short walk of about an hour and a half. On the other hand the people who also relish the side views should prefer the big- ice because it takes your 5 hours to lead to your destination. One must adore the glacier and park visit. Planning to amuse this great journey? Nothing will be going to much better than being at this magnificent glacier.
If we say Santa Cruz as the land of glaciers then it would not be wrong because a number of glaciers are here to wander and to praise the beauty of nature. Viedma Glacier is one of these glaciers that is the part of giant southern Patagonian Ice Field That is situated at the southern end of mainland South America. The glacier is situated at as an undefined part of the limit between Chile and Argentina which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981. Climbing is one of the best activities you can do at the Viedma Glacier. Guiders are there to provide a complete guide so it will not be troublesome at all to be there and you can surely enjoy a great ride at there. The glacier is not as large as Moreno but is heavenly much beautiful than Moreno. One thing that should be kept in mind is to opt the appropriate weather because a bad weather may round your enjoyment. One thing that might be placed in the short comings is that unlike in the rest of the world you cannot book tours here at the pier or the harbor. The walk over here is totally a great and educational. The glacier can also be accessed by a boat ride and is completely wonderful lead up to what you will see. The guides are very informative, passionate and friendly and made the people zealous about hiking, down steeper crevasses and walking through the tunnels. One thing you should do before being here is that you should charge your cameras and mobiles batteries so that you will be able to capture each and every spectacular view at the Viedma Glacier.
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