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Argentina. Mar del plata



65 km west from Mar del Plata lays the city of Balcarce, where we find Fangio Museum since five times FM1 Racing Car world champion was born and lived. On this tour we will pass through some of the most fertile land in Argentina interspersed with low mountains and beautiful farms in the valleys. The area is also rich in folklore as well as being the potato growing capital of Argentina. Cattle rising are another of the area's activities and we will see both historical and modern ranches. From the highway we can see the National Institute of Agriculture and Technology and the Earth Station for Satellite Communications. The native stone traditionally used in construction throughout the region is quarried in this area. We will visit Balcarce's principal attraction: the Fangio Museum. It was donated to the city by the grand champion. In this museum, specially designed by world famous architects, Mr. Fangio has gathered all of his trophies, cars and documents showing the history and development of car racing and the auto industry in our country. Other points of interest to be visited in this picturesque city are the Juan Manuel Fangio Racetrack, his parents' house and the garage where he started and developed his passion for auto racing.