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Argentina Tours | El Calafate, Wonder Of The World

Monday, February 25th, 2013
Panoramic view, Calafate, Argentina

¨Panoramic view, Calafate, Argentina

Among steppe fields and massive glaciers, on the shores of the Argentino Lake and the foot of the Cerro Calafate, lies the charming tourist town of El Calafate. It is a city known around the world for its proximity to the Glacier National Park, just 80 kilometers, created in 1937 to preserve this unique ecosystem in the world where rapid rivers, cold lakes and recognized hills (El Chalten, for example) make a landscape of great value. This heavenly spot was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1981.

 

El Calafate, also known as the Glacier National Capital, offers a number of museums and experiences directly linked to these magnanimous frozen structures (with the Perito Moreno Glacier as the star) that are part of what is known as “ice fields” in the mountainous southern tip of our continent.

 

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

The adventure of traveling the icy waters of the southern shore of the Argentino Lake is renewed aboard the unique cruises that offer the possibility of sleeping inside the national park, and enjoying the tranquility of this natural environment.

 

With ice walls of about 60 meters high (216.5 ft) on average, the Upsala and Perito Moreno Glaciers are two of the main attractions of the region, as well as the Spegazzini with an area of 66 km2 (7.1042+ft2) and a front to up 135 meters (442.9 ft), the highest in the park.

 

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

Catamaran, Calafate, Argentina

 

 

 

The ride known as “The Spirit of the Glaciers” has ports in different strategic locations of each place in order to observe closely the flora and fauna that inhabit the lake, and allows you to learn a little more about the evolution and importance of these impressive ice walls.

 

 

 

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GLACIARUM AND GLACIOBAR?

 

Glaciarum, the Museum of Patagonian Ice, which is located 6 kilometers from El Calafate shows the amazing sound of the Perito Moreno landslides.

 

These are some of the proposals in the museum, which is equipped with the latest technology dedicated to exploring and revealing scientific facts while caring for the glaciers.

GlacioBar, Calafate
Glacio Bar

The GlacioBar is one of the most-visited attractions of the Glaciarium Museum. For its constant temperature of 10°C below zero (14°F), it is only permitted to remain in the bar for 25 minutes.

 

 

HOW TO GET THERE?

From Buenos Aires: 4 flights a day departing from Ezeiza International Airport and Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport

Sightseeing Buenos Aires | Inmortal Buenos Aires

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Buenos Aires in fifty years” tours different corners and aspects of the city through the eyes of the photographer Aldo Sessa.

Inmortal Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires art

 

This exhibit is located on the second and third floors of the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat Art Collection, in Puerto Madero neighbourghood. The exhibition shows a series of 130 photographs, most of them never before published, curated by the German Michael Nungesser, specialist in Latin American art.

 

Buenos Aires art

Buenos Aires art

 

 

In these photographs, Sessa has tried to capture the essence of the Argentine capital: tango, the Obelisk, the Botanic Garden, the woods, La Boca and street football. All emblematic  throughout the years.

The exhibition is presented for the first time in Buenos Aires and will be open until March 19th, 2013.

Then it will tour different cities in America and Europe.

 

 

 

 

Aldo Sessa

Aldo Sessa photographer

 

Who is Aldo Sessa?

He is an Argentine artist, born in 1939 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He started his artistic carreer in the workshop  “De Ridder” when he was 10 years old. He then specialized in graphic arts, audio visualism and photography.

 

Aldo Sessa´s Works are shown in prestigious national and international museums.

Among them,  el Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile, Withney Museum of American Art de N. Y., The Museum of Fine Arts de Houston, The Norton Museum of Art de Palm Beach, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum de Londres, The National Portrait Gallery in Londres and important private collections.

Since 1952 until today,  Sessa participated in more than 200 exhibitions, published more than 40 books and his work take part in international auctions at  Sotheby´s N.Y. and  WestLicht Museum in Vienna.

 

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