Perito Moreno

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Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno is a glacier in northwestern Patagonia, the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. This national park, declared by UNESCO as a monument of World Heritage in 1981 is located about 1500 km from Bariloche and 2727 km from Buenos Aires.

Most preferred time by tourists to visit during the year is between October and April. Convenient transportation to the reserve includes a flight to El Calafate airport, then travel is by car.

Perito Moreno is one of the largest reservoirs of fresh water reserves in the world. It is in the southern Argentine Lake and the starting divide is 5 km long and 60 meters in height.

Periodic collapses of ice masses at Perito Moreno are one of the most impressive natural spectacles, which can be present and which attract many tourists in this reserve. The last four detachments of huge blocks of ice from the glaciers were in July 2008, 2006, 2004 and 1988.

Perito Moreno is included, along with 355 glaciers, in national park "Glaciers" (Parque Nacional Los Glaciares), which are along the river Brzo Rico.

The initial view Perito Moreno is by the curve de los Suspiros, which rises to more than 60 meters above the icy waters of a river.

It was named after Paskasio Francisco Moreno (1852-1919), an Argentine scientist, naturalist and explorer.

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