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A January 2009 trip to Rosario by SeenThat

Rosario Photo, Rosario, Argentina More Photos
Quote: An important industrial center along the mighty Parana River, Rosario is an almost unavoidable stop in the way to northern Argentina.
Bridge over the Parana River Photo, Rosario, Argentina
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Balneario La FloridaMy longest stay in a single place was next to the Mediterranean Sea, where high waves and strong breezes witnessed my daily jogging. Since then I don’t miss an opportunity to visit every seashore and riverside on my path. The last ones are somewhat disappointing. There are no real waves because the water runs parallel to the shore and the breeze is often suffocated by surrounding hills or human constructions. Moreover, the water is hotter – less refreshing – than in seas located at similar latitudes. Despite that, river beaches next to big cities provide a good relaxing opportunity, varied meals on attractive surroundings and friendly meetings with local pe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

Shopping Alto Rosario

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Railway Photo, Rosario, Argentina
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Traveling across the world in order to spend an afternoon in a Westernized shopping mall – even the name has been Anglicized – may seem obscene. Yet, even the roughest, wildest traveler needs to refill his extra-rugged backpack from time to time and have a fancy double espresso while stylish locals pass by the coffee shop he chose.Ashamed of being spotted? Worried about an uninvited picture in a local newspaper while having the most expensive cappuccino available? Don’t worry. It’s all for the sake of reporting on the local way of life. You can always claim the editors had forced the visit upon you. Few non-members understand the system and the preposterous claim may be silently acce...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

Monumento a la Bandera

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Attraction | "Monumento a la Bandera - The Flag National Park"

Rosario Photo, Rosario, Argentina
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The Flag National Park is the main symbol of Rosario and one of the main monuments in Argentina. It is even featured on the brownish 10 ARP note. It honors the Argentinean flag that was created and hoisted here on February 27, 1812 by General Belgrano. Strangely, the event is commemorated every June 20, commemorating the day of the monument inauguration in 1957.LocationLocated between 1º de Mayo, Bjda. Sargento Cabral and San Juan streets, the park is on former cliffs connecting the town’s central plaza with the Parana River. This site was the location of an Argentinean army defensive post during the Independence war. The modern monument runs all the way from...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

Plaza 25 de Mayo

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Attraction | "Plaza 25 de Mayo and Nearby Attractions"

Rosario Photo, Rosario, Argentina
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In all colonial cities, the central plaza was the settlement’s point of origin and the location of the main administrative buildings. Rosario is not different; its central plaza is named Plaza 25 de Mayo. The actual name was given in 1852 and refers to May 25, 1810, the date of the Argentinean May Revolution.Since then, the plaza has been shadowed by the adjacent Monumento a la Bandera, becoming a secondary attraction in the way there. However, it is still well worth a careful visit.The plaza is located in a square delimited by Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Laprida and Córdoba streets. On its eastern side is de Palacio de los Leones (Lions Palace) – the seat of the municipal governme...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 31, 2009

Downtown Rosario

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Rosario Photo, Rosario, Argentina
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Visiting Rosario was never in my plans. A big industrial city along a wide river in a very hot area can hardly be an alluring stop. I automatically assumed pollution, smog and a subliminal worry: does the city sewage end up in the river? Does it overflow? 300 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires, it was just an unavoidable stop in the way to Tucuman and the northwest.A few years ago I crossed the city without stopping. This year it was a stop in ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 30, 2009