Events and Entertainment
Late February’s Semana de Esquel marks the city’s 1906 founding.
Hotel Argentino (25 de Mayo 862) has a great bar with a classic kitchen-sink collection of memorabilia and junk as well as and friendly staff, but don’t expect to get to sleep early if you’re staying upstairs.
In the utterly transformed old bus terminal, the new Centro Cultural de Esquel Melipal (Avenida Fontana and Avenida Alvear) encompasses a variety of art and performing arts spaces.
The renovated Cine Auditorio Municipal (Belgrano 330, tel. 02945/45-1929) shows first-run movies.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Argentina, 3rd edition