The Itinerant Museum Train will arrive tomorrow in Mar del Plata with two daily and free proposals for the whole family, in what constitutes the second edition of the cultural and recreational cycle “EnTRENtenerte”.
Organized by Trenes Argentinos Capital Humano, dependent on the Ministry of Transportation, the initiative will allow tourists and residents of Mar del Plata to tour the Museum Train and attend the Bicho Gómez circus show until February 13.
The cycle will be at the Mar del Plata station every day, from January 14 to February 13, with hours from 17 to 24, and free entry that must be booked online.
“EnTRENtenerte” already had a first and successful edition between January and March 2021, in the Constitución and Retiro stations of the City of Buenos Aires and this time it is presented in Mar del Plata, with two proposals mounted at the train station of the seaside resort.
On the one hand, the Circo del Bicho Gómez, a show with 2 daily performances of 45 minutes every night of the week, designed for the entertainment of the whole family, with acrobats, jugglers, tightrope walker, state-of-the-art lights and sound, and an original wardrobe adapted to that time of the traditional circus with 15 artists on stage.
Directed by Marcos “El Bicho” Gómez, the show tells the story of the circuses that traveled on trains from city to city, to bring joy to each of the stations, where they deployed their large tents and attractions, with the train guard who remember those times and take them to a world of magic, humor and acrobatics.
On the other hand, the Itinerant Museum Train, a formation with 9 wagons, seeks to bring the culture and history of our railways to the entire country through guided tours.
In order to provide visitors with a safe environment in the current health context, those who attend must reserve in advance through the online system developed by Trenes Argentinos Capital Humano for this purpose.
Additionally, they will be asked for the health pass requested by the authorities of the province of Buenos Aires to allow entry.
Since it began filming in August 2021, the Itinerant Museum Train has already been visited by 30 thousand people and traveled 1,300 kilometers between Buenos Aires and La Pampa.
The 2022 summer season started last weekend in Chascomús and now stops in Mar del Plata for a month.
Among its main attractions are the Presidential car, used by John Paul II; a Lounge Bar car and a Cinema car; as well as CT 1517 MATERFER, specifically adapted to display part of the collection of the National Railway Museum.
Inside there are also samples prepared by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, the Casa de Moneda and the Ministry of Production, Science and Technological Innovation of the Province of Buenos Aires with trivia and interactive experiences for the largest and most the smallest.
The Itinerant Museum Train is made up of 9 vehicles that account for the different passenger cars used in the main historical trains of the country, as well as the customs of passengers and workers on the road.
It was built taking care of the environment, reusing cars that were destined to be transformed into scrap metal. Its value, carried out by workers from the “Junín Minister Mario Meoni Workshop”, implied an investment that represents only 8% of what it would have cost to buy new cars.
About the new experience, the head of Trenes Argentinos Capital Humano, Damián Contreras, commented: “We decided to bring the TRAIN to Mar del Plata so that families can enjoy a cultural proposal that brings together history and entertainment.”
“The constant support of the Minister of Transportation Alexis Guerrera allows us to continue this great project and reach new places in our country,” he added.
To book, go to https://tren-itinerante.decahf.gob.ar, select show: Itinerant Museum Train or Bicho Gómez Circus, then select Hours: guided visits to the Museum from 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., with guides every 20 minutes. Circo del Bicho Gómez with 2 daily performances of 45 minutes: 6.30 pm or 8 pm.
Subsequently, they must select the number of attendees: per reservation, up to 5 people can be included, complete the data of the reservation holder: means of contact and information of the companions.
When you arrive at the station, you enter after presenting the email with the reservation confirmation, the reservation code, and QR code, and the health pass from the cell phone.