All Other Destinations and Attractions in Argentina
Iguazu Falls (Iguazu National Park)
The stunning Iguazu Falls are located along the Brazil and Argentina border with Iguazu National Park on the Argentina side and Iguaçu National Park on the Brazil side. These huge falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most spectacular sights in Argentina. Visitors can get quite close at various points on walk ways and viewing platforms that are designed for the best views and in some cases very wet experiences.
Located in central Argentina Cordoba is Argentina's second largest city. This is a virbrant city often used as a stopping point on trips to the Andes.Cordoba has many old historical buildings with a history that dates back to the 16th Century, but has also seen much development in modern times. The historical area of the city around Plaza San Martin is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Jesuit Block in Cordoba consists of a group of 17th Century colonial buildings is one of the main academic areas of Argentina and home to the National University of Cordoba and the Monserrat School as well as other religious buildings. The whole historical area, which still functions, is open to the public.
Plaza San Martin
Plaza San Martin in Cordoba's city center is a beautiful open square where visitors will find the Cabildo and the Cathedral. The plaza is a nice place to spend some time relaxing on a bench under the shade of a tree people watching. It is also a good place to start a tour of the city.
The Jesuit Cathedral in Cordoba is a mix of architectural styles due to the fact that it took two centuries to build, completed in the late 18th Century. The cathedral is located at Plaza San Martin.
Museo Histórico Provincial Marqués de Sobre Monte
The Museo Histórico Provincial Marqués de Sobre Monte in Cordoba is located in an impressive late 18th Century colonial home that is an attraction in its own right. Colonial era furnishings decorate the interior.
San Rafael, Argentina
San Rafael was founded 1805, when the military outpost of Fort San Rafael was founded at the confluence of the Atuel and Diamante Rivers in the shadow of scenic peaks.San Rafael is now a modern commercialized industrial center. The city possesses an active commercial center and various lodging and restaurants. Its clean, tree-lined streets are a source of local pride.San Rafael is surrounded by rivers that irrigate the farms with diverse crops such corn, alfalfa, olive and fruit trees.Outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking and rafting are common. The Atuel Canyon is a white-water rafting destination.
Atuel Canyon near San Rafael is a multi-colored ravine similar to the Grand Canyon with white-water rafting and Dique El Nihuil a large, 9,600ha/24,000ac water-sports reservoir suitable for windsurfing, sailing, swimming and fishing.
Cathedral San Rafael Arcangel
Relatively modern Cathedral San Rafael Arcangel c 1952, is designed in a neo-classical style.
Hipolito Yrigoyen Park
Hipolito Yrigoyen Park in San Rafael is a pleasant green park containing a children's playground, pool, athletic center and an amphitheater that seats 10,000.
Natural History Museum
Cuesta de los Terneros
Petroglyphs are seen on the Cuesta de los Terneros.
San Luis, Argentina
San Luis is the capital of San Luis province. The city has a number of cultural attractions but does not tend to draw tourists. Visitors may pass through here on the way to other destinations as it sits on the main highway between Mendoza and Buenos Aires. The city has some interesting buildings, including the Cathedral, and a number of pleasant parks.
The central Plaza Pringles in San Luis is a pleasant open square with trees and benches and the Cathedral on one side. This is a nice place to relax and enjoy the city.
San Luis Cathedral
The 19th Century neo-classical San Luis Cathedral is one of the central sights of San Luis. It is unmistakable with exterior columns in the front and twin towers.
La Rioja, Argentina
Located northwest of Cordoba is the city of La Rioja, capital of the province of the same name. The city is located in a beautiful area with surrounding mountains. Of interest in La Rioja are a number of museums and historic religious buildings. Of particular note is the late 19th Century Cathedral with a fabulous facade, twin towers and dome.This is an arid region of Argentina and summer temperatures in La Rioja can be very hot.
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