Museo Llelque is located approximately 80 km (48 miles) from
El Bolson, and 180km (110 miles) from San Carlos de Bariloche
in Argentina on the Leleque Estancia in Patagonia, Argentina.
of 4 rooms the Museo Llelque includes:
Peoples - When
the Spaniards arrived in the 16th century they called
them the Patagones (the savages) . This section of the
museum deals with the historic perspective of the people
who dwelled here from the Paleolithic period.
Meeting of Two Worlds - This area of the museum deals
of the indigenous people of Patagonia that were dramatically
altered forever encounter of western civilization. With
the introduction of horses, new weapons,
liquor, and horses forever changed and systematic armed
actionfrom the Argentina government called the
for Sedentary Society - Colonization
of the Patagonia which includes farming and sheep breeding
and the acculturation of the aborigines of the the Patagonia.
room entails the immigrants of Patagonia from other parts
of Argentina and other countries in Europe who decided
to pack up their belongings and move to Patagonia
and start a new life. This was particular at the turn
of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty first
Shop and Bookstore
Leleque Museum has a must see quaint coffee shop and bookstore
for those that would like to relax and browse. There is
a book for sale about the museum and the Patagonia region
written in English and also in Spanish. The
book is very informative and worth taking home for future
reference. Monica, the manager of the small shop is very
knowledgeable about the history of Patagonia and quite helpful.
They also sell handicrafts and items of local crafts including
pottery, rugs and other items handmade by local Indians
with a certificate of authenticity and written explanation.of
the functions and features.
you are into museums it is a must see with a English speaking
guide. All the information is in Spanish and with a pamphlet
in English. The Leelque is well laid out and a must if you
would like to have a better understanding of the People
of Patragoni, Past and present.
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