Corrientes Province Tourism, Argentina
Corrientes is the capital of the province.
Distances: 1.074 kilometers from Buenos Aires
895 kilometers from Córdoba
320 kilometers from Posadas
Corrientes is located at the shoreline of the Parana River where the General Manuel Belgrano constructed a bridge that connects it to the city of Resistencia, the capital of the Chaco province.
It is a growing industry. Multiple cultural circles are mixed here. The rich and varied architecture (from colonial and autochthonous residences to modern sky-scrapers) make it an attractive tourist city.
Weather is an important factor in the landscape of Corrientes. Located in the subtropical zone, the area is subject to abundant rainfall that decreases from northeast to southwest. The climate is subtropical with rain throughout the year and a very hot summer.
Following the little slope that presents the territory correntino and its subtropical climate, a huge water mass form flood areas of swamps and marshes. The 17% of the total area of the province is of its kind, and is part of the Guarani Aquifer System.
Tradition, courage and religiosity
Corrientes is synonymous with tradition, the cradle of patriots, gauchos and religious faith.
It was founded in 1588 by Spanish conquerors as San Juan de la Vera of the seven streams. The name is because of in front of the capital city two waterways converge: the Paraguay river and Parana river.
Jesuit missions that arrived with the colonization settled on the banks of the Uruguay River, to the east, as La Cruz, Sao Tomé or Yapeyú where the American liberator General Jose de San Martin born.
In the Jesuit tradition emerge the deep religious faith of the people of Corrientes, the arts, music and knowledge of trades such as carpentry, woodworking, weaving and blacksmithing, among others.
Corrientes has large expanses of countryside, mostly devoted to livestock and rice and citrus farming. In its cities and rural landscapes is the gaucho, attentive and caring makes the trip worthwhile. They are simple, hardworking, always willing to help, to share a mate or correntino music.
The rural tasks alternated with making utilitarian objects complementary their job. Hands artisans engaged in soguería and other works in leather, fabric sheep wool made by women.
Religious fervor is experienced in the many churches in the cities of Corrientes. In Corrientes Capital you can visit the cathedral, churches and chapels of austere refinement. But probably the most venerated site is the sanctuary of the Virgin of Itati, in the village of the same name. On July 16 is the feast of the patron saint of Itatí, thousands of pilgrims gather around the basilica arriving on foot, on horseback, in cars and in aquatic procession along the Paraná River.
The attraction of the province is based primarily on its varied forest wealth, its marshes and mountains, also in the architectural style, colonial and indigenous, mainly of its capital, and other urban centers in general. It also hosts the Carnival, where throughout the province provide a luxurious and colorful spectacle.
Moreover fishing is one of the main attractions of Corrientes, especially el dorado in August at Paso de la Patria, and surubí in May at Goya, and pacu in March in Esquina.
Is interesting to visit
- Tidelands of Iberá, reservations with big lagoons and rivers.
- The Bridge General Belgrano
- Santisima Cruz de los Milagros Church
- Nuestra Señora de Itatí Basilica
- San Francisco and La Merced Convents
- Historical Colonial Museum
- Franciscano Museum Art
- Complejo Hidroeléctrico Yaciretá (Hydroelectric Complex)
- The Jesuits Mission Route
- Mburucuyá National Park
How to get there
From Buenos Aires:
You should take on Highway 25 May, then by General Luis Dellepiane Highway, until Perito Moreno Highway, and access to A001National Route.
Later, take National Route 9, then join the National Route 12.
You access the National Route 14, and the height of Ceibas will join National Route 130 EMP, and then back to Route 14.
You willl enter to the National Route 119, follow National Route 123, and go to the National Route 12. This route shares his journey with Provincial Route 3, where the path to be followed to reach Corrientes Capital.
Hotels in Corrientes