Argentina // Patagonia //

Río Gallegos

With its harsh climate and no-nonsense commercial feel, provincial capital RÍO GALLEGOS – 246km south of Piedra Buena – is not the kind of place where you’ll want to stay for long, though there are a couple of museums and some attractive early twentieth-century buildings. It is, however, an important transport hub and many travellers pass through en route to or from El Calafate or Tierra del Fuego. The city’s namesake river is also a top fly-fishing spot, with some of the world’s biggest brown trout.

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