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5 museums to visit in Colón

Entre Ríos is a province that was made with settlers, therefore it has museums that deserve to be visited. We visited 5 of them in the department of Colón.

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In the middle of the 19th century Justo José de Urquiza founded Colonia San José, to shelter 530 Swiss, French and Italian immigrants. Shortly after, the Villa de Colon stands a few kilometers away. These immigrants give a very particular mark to the department of Colón in the province of Entre Ríos. We take a tour of five museums that you can visit during your next stay in the province.

Ubajay Station Historical Museum

historical museum of the ubajay station

It is located in the old train station, where the name of the town is born. Visitors can take a 90-minute ride on a motor fox, an unforgettable experience, between Ubajay and Berduc stations.

The place has three rooms in one of them exposes the natural environment and the life of the gauchos describing the different activities that were carried out in the area related to logging and afforestation.

Another room is focused on the Jewish colony, there we can find manuscripts from the idishe school, a plan of early settlers, the first successful winners of the Colonia Palmar Yatay (original name of Ubajay) and an exhibition of paintings by a local artist.

And finally, the reference to railway life manifests itself in the office of the station manager, preserved intact since the closing of the station. There are telegraphs, train logs, a desk and the rest of the furniture, up to a safe and a cap.

 Opening hours:  Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00

Estancia Museo El Porvenir in Villa Elisa

Estancia Museo El Porvenir in Villa Elisa

The Estancia Museo El Porvenir operates in a hull from 1885, residence of the founder of Villa Elisa, Hector de Elia. In 1980 the Municipality acquired it to transform it into a museum. The beautiful viewpoint inspired by the Italian Renaissance impresses in the building.

Today, its rooms house elements that rescue the history of the first settlers and their families. The annexed rooms add up old cars and carriages, which complete a very entertaining cultural walk, allowing the visitor to discover the local history. In addition, a two-hectare park surrounds the construction, intended for recreation of those who visit it, with grills, playgrounds and sports area to spend the day.

 Address:  Bv. Chorroarin 458

Hours: Every day 10:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00

Museological exhibition of Colón

Museological exhibition of Colón

It consists of the conservation of objects that constitute the local heritage, in what it does to their traditions, customs, people transcendent to that community and everything that identifies Columbus as a town that possesses its own history. The value of it is that it was armed with pieces given by the neighbors, in each showcase a family tells part of its history, It is open to the public throughout the year.

 Address:  Moreno and Laprida - Colon

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00.

Liebig and his permanent butterfly exhibition

This strange and unique museum has specimens of butterflies from all continents gathered by Dr. Matthew Zelich, for more than 40 years of his life dedicated to the natural sciences.

 Address:  Eric Evans 149 - Liebig

 Opening hours:  Every day from 9:00 to 20:00.

San José Museum of Natural Sciences

To learn about fossils in the area. The museum offers visitors a tour of regional paleontological history. In it stands out the jaw of a Stegomastodon

 Address:  Sarmiento y Centenario — San Jose

 Opening hours:  Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00

Publication Date: 02/12/2020

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