Breaks homelands to celebrate the Bicentennial

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A day commemorating the 200 years of the country, is decreased time to know what they offer those parts of the country where history was forged. Prices and data to know where to go. The “mini vacation” from May, starting on Saturday 22 only once in the context of the Bicentennial, become the perfect excuse to find interesting places, monuments, streets and places in Argentina’s history that left its mark.

Breaks homelands to celebrate the Bicentennial

Photography by Mariano Pernicone

The headquarters of the Independence:

The provincial capital San Miguel de Tucumán was declared a Historic City in 2000 by the national government. While going through it, stands the magnificent Government House, built in the late nineteenth century, with the imposing tomb of Juan Bautista Alberdi inside, the old Cathedral, the Basilica of San Francisco and the traditional Church of Santo Domingo. Also, are located in the birthplace of Nicolas Avellaneda and the Independence Square in downtown.

But the most important is the House of Tucumán, officially called the Historical House of Independence. It was a July 9, 1816, in that house, where it was resolved that the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata would be independent of Spain and foreign domination.

To commemorate the national holiday, will take place at 12:30 on 24 over from the outposts of Honor museum. “It’s a very emotional and significant event, since it also features the band”,  said Dilma Stump, by the Cultural Extension Area Casita de Tucumán and added that he also presented the play “The Pulse of Freedom” the 12. The next day, there will be hot chocolate and delivery of rosettes in the morning at Plaza Independencia.

Getting There:

Packages include roundtrip airfare (Aerolineas Argentinas or LAN), arrival and departure transfers, hotel nights in 4 star hotel with breakfast buffet. Price per person in double room $ 2,450 pesos.

La casa de San Martín:

In Yapeyú, province of Corrientes, you can find the historic San Martin Temple, opened in 1938. Inside the building are the remains of the house in which lived the Lieutenant Governor Don Juan de San Martin when he took office in 1774, and his wife Doña Gregoria Matos.

There are still walls, made of bricks and mortar made of the Jesuit Missions though the roof could not keep. In addition, there is an urn that holds the remains of the Argentine hero’s father, who was governor of Yapeyú.

In the area you can visit the main square of San Martin and the museum, ranging from the Jesuit period to the present and the whole period of San Martin. It has historical pieces like the bed occupied by the General San Martín. In addition, the Jesuit Father Furlong Museum, Arc Higuerón truncated and the renowned tree where he played the hero in his childhood.

Directions: The passage to and from micro currents (ideally set in the provincial capital and then travel to Yapeyú per day) of the $ 320. The night’s accommodation in a 4 star hotel double occupancy rooms from $ 170.

The cradle of the Flag:

Rosario is almost a must to go in the weekend’s independence. A little over three hours of Buenos Aires, the city invites tourists to know the key points of history.

The city is known as the “cradle of the flag” because it was on the banks of the Parana River where Manuel Belgrano hoisted the first flag. In that landmark, the world’s only monument dedicated to a flag, is an imposing monument built in marble travertine and inaugurated on June 20, 1957.

Another site to visit is the Plaza 25 de Mayo, around which was built the historic old city, with the Basilica Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Palacio de los Leones and Pasaje Juramento.

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Photography by Koluso

Among the architectural heritage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are advisable Foundation Josefina Prats, the former Police Headquarters, the headquarters of the Archdiocese, the Biblioteca Argentina Dr. Juan Alvarez, the Palacio Minetti, Felix Mills building, the Stock Exchange, The Jockey Club and the building of Bola de Nieve.

You can also visit in the province of Santa Fe de San Lorenzo department where the battle took place the same name on February 3, 1813. The post is located 26 km from Rosario. Commanded by Colonel José de San Martín, Argentina faced the pro-independence forces and Spanish colonialists.

Getting There:

Packages include sleeper bus fare round trip (Chevallier), arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel with breakfast buffet. Price per person in double room $ 1,115 pesos.

Urquiza Palace:

Some 250 kilometers of Paraná, Concepción del Uruguay, Entre Ríos, is the Palacio San José, last residence of the first constitutional President of Argentina. Its impressive beauty and Justo José de Urquiza believed his house was hit because there lived the concentration of power.

Since its construction was an example of luxury and opulence, the mansion houses marble, gold plated ceilings, mirrors, French, Italian slabs, an artificial lake, 30 rooms, a chapel and a store and stunning gardens with exotic species. As a “pearl”, it is noteworthy that the first house in the country that had running water.

This residence is of immense historic and Urquiza was murdered there in 1870 and 1994 internal meeting, the Constituent Assembly amended the Constitution.

Directions: The passage to and from micro Paraná (an alternative is established in the provincial capital and then travel on to Concepción del Uruguay) part of $ 190. The night’s accommodation in a 3 star hotel double occupancy rooms with about $ 150.

Aspects of the city:

In Cordoba is the National University of Cordoba, founded by the order of the Jesuits in 1613. Main generator of the ruling classes, houses the oldest university cloisters of the country where they formed many of the revolutionaries of May.

In this province, where colonial architecture coexists with many modern buildings, it is possible to know the courts of the College of Montserrat, home of many men’s studies critical to the story. Among many other places to discover is the Cathedral, the Plaza San Martín, the Cabildo of Córdoba and the Santa Catalina.

Near Cordoba, with a unique mountain landscape, is Alta Gracia, a famous tourist spot where you can visit the Museum of the Jesuit Mission and the Viceroy’s house Liniers, whose yard will house a feast on 22 May.

Getting There:

The package includes roundtrip airfare (Aerolineas Argentinas or LAN), arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel with breakfast buffet. Price per person in double room $ 1,650 pesos

Sanmartinanas routes:

Mendoza historical tourism is one of the richest of Argentina. The spirit of St. Martin appears present in much of the province, where you can penetrate its features as a military, political, liberator and father.

There are several routes for the purpose of stepping back in time. Can be done the way soldiers of independence by the Paso de Los Andes, meet up camp sites, museums with incredible replicas and even shoot a gun.

There is much more to see: the Cabildo Mendoza, the Avenue, seven blocks that planted poplar General San Martín, museums and libraries and for the most religious, the Virgen del Carmen de Cuyo, before whom the Liberator deposited the baton .

Notably, in the province of San Juan is the Paso de los Patos, another well-known route of San Martin.

Getting There: A Mendoza package includes roundtrip airfare (Aerolineas Argentinas or LAN), arrival and departure transfers, 3 nights accommodation in 3 star hotel with breakfast buffet. Price per person in double room $ 1,920 pesos.

Getting to Salta:

The northern province has a historical chapter, the oldest building in Salta. Its construction dates back to April 1582 (when the city was founded), but was rebuilt several times and today is the most complete and best preserved of Argentina.

In the city you can see the Cathedral Basilica, in pink and yellow details, with one of the most important shrines in the country and around the Plaza 9 de Julio, you can see old houses in Spanish style, characterized by patios with cisterns and tiled roofs, thick walls of adobe and important bars and balconies.

Salta is also the Historical Museum North, the San Francisco Church, which has built a great tower of 53 meters (the largest in South America) and the Convento San Bernardo.

In the Bicentennial remind the General Martin Miguel de Guemes (which has a monument at the foot of Cerro San Bernardo) as the first mayor of the provincial governor elected by popular vote in 1815.

Getting There:

The roundtrip airfare (Aerolineas Argentinas or LAN) share of $ 1,100 and a room in double room in a three star hotel located in the city center costs about $ 320 per night.

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Photography by Dulce Limón

This is all a safe journey but worth the trip.

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