Tucuman Journals

Tucuman is Not the Man of Tookoo

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A November 2007 trip to Tucuman by SeenThat

Tucuman Photo, Tucuman, Argentina More Photos
Quote: I spent a weekend in Tucuman; the forty degrees Celsius reminded me that writing a journal demands sweat.

Downtown Tucuman

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Attraction | "Dust in the Wind: an Afternoon Walk through Tucuman"

Iglesia y Convento San Francisco Photo, La Paz, Bolivia
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Few cities in Argentina have an historical importance comparable to that of Tucuman. Since its peak days during the early 19th century the city has been constantly declining in prominence; yet, with half a million denizens, it is the biggest city in Northern Argentina. Moreover, the fertile plains surrounding it provide few touristy attractions. These have transformed Tucuman into a paradise for the tourist attempting to avoid crowds fighting for the best photograph’s angle while nearby they can purchase it as a postcard.Despite its mild ...Read More

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Tucuman Photo, Tucuman, Argentina
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Two of the most important churches in Tucuman and Northern Argentina are placed at kitty corners of the Plaza Independencia. Both – the Cathedral and the Iglesia y Convento San Francisco – include important relics beyond the fact of being important historical buildings themselves. Visiting them as a unit is recommended. The huge plaza separating them allows also enjoying the buildings at their full glory; viewing angles and distances are not determined by surrounding structures.The CathedralTucuman’s original Iglesia Matriz, was reconstructed and consecrated as a cathedral in 1856. Back then it was considered one of the best churches in the country and one of...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 19, 2009

Restaurant Nueva Terminal

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Iglesia y Convento San Francisco Photo, La Paz, Bolivia
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On Sunday’s noon, I found myself alone in a deserted city; the denizens had disappeared for their obligatory siesta and the downtown shops were closed. With forty degrees Celsius in the shade (where had the trees disappeared?), wandering around was out of the question. The shopping mall at the nearby terminal was open, but eating fast food there seemed wrong.In front of the terminal I spotted an open restaurant; it obviously was meant for workers, but for me it meant the opportunity to visit a truly local food joint. Since I was visiting Tucuman for the second time, it was time for deepening my understanding of the local food. I entered and ignoring the looks of the clientele took a seat, ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 30, 2007

Tucuman Government Palace

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Attraction | "Casa De Gobierno"

Tucuman Government Palace Photo, Tucuman, Argentina
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The enormous Government House in Tucuman occupies a big chunk around Plaza Independencia’s central square and seems to be out of place in such a backwater, sleepy town, unless something about Argentina’s far past is known.During the 19th century and following their independence, Argentineans fought a civil war upon their country’s organization. Federalists wanted a federation of strong, autonomous provinces while centralists wanted all the political power to be concentrated in Buenos Aires. The later won and a new constitution was accepted in 1853. Nowadays Buenos Aires...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 1, 2007

Tucuman Government Palace
Plaza Independencia
Tucuman, Argentina
+54 (387) 436–0401

Tucuman: Northern Argentina’s Travel Hub

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Cathedral Photo, La Paz, Bolivia
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Known as "El Jardín de la República" or the Republic’s Garden, Tucuman is better defined with the title of Northern Argentina’s Travel Hub. Since it was along the way connecting the silver mines of Potosi with the River Plate Basin, Tucuman was at an important crossroads location. Nowadays, its location at the very heart of Argentina’s north, assures it to be a must destination while traveling in the area. Being near ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2007