Resting along the Paraná River, Rosario is the largest city in the Santa Fe province of Argentina. The city carefully preserves centuries of art, architecture and history, and invites travellers to explore its scenic waterfront vistas, green spaces and pulsating nightlife. Beyond its cultural and commercial highlights, the city is also famous for being the birthplace of Che Guevara and Lionel Messi.
Any typical itinerary of Rosario will include the National Flag Memorial, a massive complex where the Argentine flag was first hoisted. You can admire this imposing structure and also climb up to the main tower to take in the sweeping views of the city. Situated a stone’s throw away from the memorial is Parque Urquiza, a sprawling urban park that is worth strolling around while snacking on some churros from a local vendor. Independence Park is another open space where you can enjoy a paddle-boat ride, walk around the Rose Garden, sculptures and fountains, as well as visit museums, such as Dr. Julio Marc Provincial Historical Museum and Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum.
Rosario impresses with its wide array of travel experiences. You can navigate through the tree-lined streets and lively neighbourhoods of the city by renting a bike or set out on a walk along the riverside promenade, La Costanera. Another interesting place to visit is Teatro El Círculo, a prominent theatre where you can enjoy a show or join a tour to see its interiors and backstage area.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Average weekend price||$56 per night|
|Average weekday price||$54 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
The archetype of the Argentinean 20's 50's middle class, Rosario has many samples of elegant architecture. Walk it up and down, from the river to the boulevards, keeping your eyes up to see beautiful old buildings. Or if you prefer to saunter or jog along the Paraná River, you have miles to go admiring the occasional red flowered ceibos, blue flowered jacarandás, the Palo Borrachos, and the brown, persistent river. There are plenty of restaurants catering to European tastes. Cafés in every corner. Getting around is easy, mostly on foot, but also by taxi, bus. Although I was warned about security, I did not find any problem
I love Rosario's friendly people. There is an astonishing mixture of old, delightful properties, and striking new murals. The streets roll down to the brown, sweet perfumed, waters of the Paraná River. There are long hikes to be walked along the river and through the quaint streets. The population is diverse. People hang out in cute cafés and restaurants until late at night. There is a bookstore in every block and lots of musical events. We found ourselves talking to the symphony conductor (a woman from Cuba) who was sitting next to us in El Cairo, a traditional café. She accepted our invitation to share a cup of coffee. That's the epitome of friendly Rosario.
We only spent a full day walking around in hot and humid conditions. However, we enjoyed the river ramblas and seeing THE monument. The pedestrian streets were most welcome as motorists are a bit aggressive but will yield to mothers with small children (hint). Great food at reasonable prices with good beer and exceptional wine.
The grills were excellent. People were very friendly. The buses were easy to use once you bought the rechargeable card. The Beatles themed cafe / bar was an pleasant surprise. The Historical Museum was worth visiting. The river walks were good.
As a visitor, I wouldn’t travel to Rosario until the summer time as nothing was opened for tourists. However we were advised stuff opens the weekend. Unfortunately our stay didn’t let us witness that.
It was easy to quickly feel like a local in Rosario, the people we met were quick to practice what English they knew. The taxi service made it effortless to get around. We enjoyed a local Tango show. Rock & Fella is a must as is trying the local Malbec! A highlight for me was visiting Che Guevara monument, walking by the river and visiting the monuments and cathedral. I highly recommend Chinchibira restaurant as a favorite. The food, wine, cocktails, and staff were second to none.
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