- San Carlos de Bariloche
- Puerto Madryn
- El Calafate
- Ushuaia - Tourist centre of Tierra del Fuego, and base for most excursions, treks and trips to Antarctica. Arguably the most southerly city in the world.
View the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park from El Calafate.
View the Patagonian Ice Sheet from an airplane or nearby mountain.
Visit Penguin colonies near Ushuaia, the southermost city in the world. While there, visit the prison museum which explains the areas history as a penal colony.
In Patagonia, there are plenty of unique and delicious things to eat. As in all of Argentina, beef is important, but unique to the area is the cordero, lamb, which is of a very unique flavor (supposedly because the Patagonian lamb eats a unique mixture of herbs found only in Patagonia) especially when grilled in the typical parrilla (grill).
Dulce de leche, similar to caramel and made by adding sugar to milk and cooking it, is used on nearly all desserts, including facturas (pastries eaten for breakfast or tea, or to accompany mate, filled with dulce de leche, dulce de membrillo, crema pastelera, roquefort, or many other things), alfajores (traditional cookies that consist of tiny biscuits stuck together), and many other Argentine desserts.
Mate (pronounced MAH-tay), a bitter tea, is drunk very frequently. Adding sugar is not rare because of its bitter taste. Many different things can be added to the drink, including milk, sugar, lemon or orange rinds, and cinammon sticks.
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