Neuquén Capital City

Neuquén city, the capital of the province, lies in the east of Neuquén territory, in the Confluencia department, where two important rivers converge: Limay and Neuquén. They are the natural boundaries of the province, and they give life to the productive valley that lies among the typical plains of the Patagonian relief. The city is located within the tourist area called Steppe of Dinosaurs.

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CP (ZIP): 8300
DDI: 00 54 299
DDN: 0299

Dirección Municipal de Turismo

Teléfono: (0299) 4491200 Int. 4174/4355/4355
Website Oficial

Neuquén city never sleeps. Day and night, it offers a wide variety of activities and places to visit, including the most important shopping centre in Patagonia.

Among its many attractions, you can visit theatres, art galleries, museums, administrative buildings, shows, an astronomic observatory, a game reserve or the valley’s balcony, from which you get a panoramic view of the whole city.

Besides, there is a Central Park full of trees, a large green space which holds the old train station. In front of the park lies the old freight shed of the Southern Railroad, built in the year 1911 and later remodelled to become the Emilio Saraco Municipal Art and Exhibition Room.

You can also visit the handicrafts fair in front of the majestic Cathedral and buy all kinds of handmade regional products.

In the past few years, the city has turned into an adequate venue to carry out congresses and conventions, offering varied tourist services to receive visitors from all over the world.

The city

Aerial view of Neuquén Capital City

Neuquén is one of the most important cities in Patagonia, and it is the economic, political and administrative centre of Neuquén province. As a capital city, it is under a constant social and cultural development, caused mostly by the migrating masses that come from the interior of the province, from other provinces of the country, and from the neighbouring Republic of Chile in search of a better lifestyle.

Natural attractions

Limay River from the bridge towards Island 132 (Coast Promenade)

For good leisure times in the open air, there are public bathing places on the banks of Limay River, where you and your family can enjoy the nature of Neuquén valley or its near lakes, where you can practise sport fishing and water sports.

Its development

As regards its economic activities, there are different industrial establishments located mainly in the Industrial Park of Neuquén: metallurgical, timber, ceramic, and packaging material industries, among others. These, along with oil exploitation, construction and services companies, contribute to the development of the area and to the creation of different job positions.

Apple picking

Neuquén and Limay rivers have contributed to the rise of the agricultural activities, specially the intensive culture of fruit trees, like apples and pears. This activity is expanding into the near towns of Plottier, Senillosa and Centenario, where the production of fruit and, to a minor extent, the growing of vegetables, is the main source of income for the regional economy.

With a proper name

Neuquén is a modern and nature embracing city that is constantly growing. Its name means daring, impetuous, arrogant in mapuche language. We invite you to discover its essence and enjoy nature in the valley.

Neuquén city never sleeps. Day or night, it offers a wide variety of activities and places to visit, including the most important shopping centre in the Patagonian region. It is the economic and administrative centre of the whole province.

It is located within the tourist area called “Steppe of Dinosaurs”, and it lies 750 miles away from Buenos Aires.

In Neuquén you can visit shopping malls, theatres, parks, walks, museums and art galleries, monuments on green spaces, an astronomic observation site, agricultural tourism sites, a game reserve and vineyards and wineries in the near towns. You can also stop by bars, discos, theatres and cinemas.

As regards the lodging options, there are hotels, inns, lodges and apart-hotels.
For palaeontology lovers, there is an area near the city which holds the palaeontological centre called Barreales Lake.

In Limay and Neuquén Rivers, you can practise some sport fishing, by spinning, trolling or fly fishing methods. During the summer, these rivers have public bathing places, ideal for spending the afternoon and for practising water sports.