San Miguel de Tucumán
This is the capital of the province of Tucuman, also known as the Garden of the Republic. It offers lots of options for tourism and it is an optimal place to start touring around the province through its good connections that will allow you to see all the main attractions.
The city counts with more than four centuries of history already, and its highlight is the Historical Independence House, where on the 9th of July of 1816 the Argentineans made their will to be free come true. San Miguel de Tucuman is not only a place of important cultural and economical significance, but also a place that treasures the remainings of ancient times.
You will have different options in the city, from a simple walk to see its historical treasures, to watching art exhibitions or shows, and also going out at night to the casino, pubs, discos and bars that are open till late at night. Tucuman has an extraordinary range of landscapes: plains in the east and mountains in the west, where the Calchaqui Valleys and the Snowed Aconquija Mountains are the main formations.
In the east side of the hills there is an impressive jungle of different species such as cedars, palos amarillos (yellow stalks), pink lapachos, laurels and chestnut trees, among others. The plain crossed by the Salí River is ideal for agriculture due to its fertile soil and proper climate. Tucuman’s economy is based crops and sugar production, being the most important producer of the country.
Options for sightseeing:
-Independence House, where in 1816 the sessions to of the General Congress started
-Padilla House, built in 1870 with an interesting façade of Italian architectonic influence
-Cathedral Church, of neoclassical style, it was considered the best church of the country at the end of the 19th Century
-Iglesia de la Merced, a neocolonial church that has been declared National Historical Monument in 1938
-Museum of Fine Arts, with a remarkable french influence, it counts with a splendid façade and different temporary exhibitions of both local and other Argentinean artits take place
-Gral. Belgrano Folkloric Museum, from the postcolonial period, it preserves the style of that time. Its expositions show excellent samples of popular and flokloric arts and crafts of Tucuman and other northern provinces
-9th of July Park, with its floral clock, the pergola, the illumated fountain and numerous sculptures
-Independence Square, an original place with orange trees, which gives it an Andalusian style
-San Martin Theatre, the theatre with the largest capacity in the capital, and the one with the most intense artistic activity all year long
-Amaicha del Valle
-Villa Lola and Monteros Dams
-La Aguadita and Escaba Dams
-Ruins of Ibatin
-San Pedro de Colalao
-Taco Ralo, with its hotsprings
-Tafi del Valle