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Corrientes

Country
Argentina
State
Corrientes
City
Corrientes
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How to Reach

By Air

The Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport (IATA: CNQ, ICAO: SARC) is an airport in Corrientes Province, Argentina serving the city of Corrientes 5 km away from the city.It is usual to fly from Corrientes and return to Resistencia, because both airports are really close to each other.The same happens with Sauce Viejo Airport (SFN - in Santa Fe City) and General Justo Jose de Urquiza Airport (PRA - in Parana, Entre Rios), which are 19 km (12 mi) apart.It has a 1,400 square metres (15,000 sq ft) passenger terminal.Alternative from Corrientes it is Resistencia International Airport, in Resistencia, Chaco, which is 16 km (10 mi) to the west.

By Road

The bridge General Manuel Belgrano across the Parana River and links the city with the neighboring province of Chaco, while the National Highway No. 12 connects to Current Capital with missions to the northeast and Entre Rios and Buenos Aires, to the south.

By Bus

Not far from the downtown station is the bus terminal, where they operate several bus companies that connect with the whole country Corrientes, as well as with cities of Paraguay and southern Brazil.

By Ferry

The General Belgrano Bridge crosses the Parana River that serves as the natural border with the neighbouring Chaco Province.On the other side of the bridge is Resistencia, capital of Chaco.To the west and up the Parana, between Paraguay and Argentina, lies the Yacireta dam, one of the largest hydroelectric power generators in the world.

Key places to visit
National Capital Carnaval, Cambacua Park, Vera Square, Mburucuya National Park, May 25 square


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Places to Visit

National Capital Carnaval

Corrientes is the National Capital Carnaval parades take place in a carnival party Corsodromo and is considered among the best carnivals in the world next to Rio de Janeiro, Nice, Venice and New Orleans.It highlights the groups sapucay Ara Bera and also participate Arandu Beleza, Total Samba, Samba Baiano Show and Empire, among others.In the same locality also performed the so-called neighborhood carnivals seeking to keep the original spirit of the party who went missing after the magnitude reached by the traditional carnival.In Paso de los Libres is celebrated under the name Carnival Border and Integration due to the participation of Brazilians who are part of the various extras worth noting that the city has more extras than the neighboring ancient city of Uruguaiana (Brazil) and has with Sambodromo mounted for parades and the municipality is the organizer of the big event.

Cambacua Park

is one of the largest in the city. In this park, visitors can find a municipal cultural center, walking lanes, playgrounds, lanes for bicycles, roller skates and skateboards and handicrafts and food stores.On the waterfront are the seven tips that give name to the province of Corrientes (against them hits the Parana river and seven streams originate calls) on each item can be trips, banks, cultural centers and exhibition.Their entrances and are combined with the coastal walk north.It highlights in particular the Punta San Sebastian, a former settlement of a chapel bearing the same name.Today is a prime spot for walkers and photographers.The tip is extensive and advances several feet into the river.You have gazebos, plants, wide sidewalks and benches.

Vera Square

one of the smallest and newest of the city.Housed in the last block before the pedestrian Junin, where once stood the City Market building.It stands out as a meeting place for young buskers, street artists of sporadic and some cultural presentations the sum of the exemption from the pedestrian plaza, makes this point in the widest part of the pedestrian.On it converge bus stops, plus the front with a hotel, the intersection of Calle San Juan, of great cultural movement and a shopping arcade.

Mburucuya National Park

is a National park in Argentina.It is located in the north west of the Corrientes Province around 150 km from the city of Corrientes and covers an area of 176 square kilometres of the Ibera Wetlands.The area is important for the provision of water, the regulation of floods and draughts in the local region through its effects on the regional microclimate.Around 5,000 years ago the area was populated by indigenous peoples, in more recent times the area was occupied by the Guaraní who introduced the cultivation of maize, squash, beans, Cassava, cotton and yerba mate.When the territory was colonized by the Spanish many of the original settlements were occupied and substantially modified.The introduction of large scale agriculture saw the indescriminate deforestation of native trees.The creation of the national park occurred in the 20th century.After the 2nd World War Dr. Troels Pederson donated the territory for the creation of the national park.The objectives of the park are to maintain the environment and show the region in its historical context.

May 25 square

retains its original splendor source.It was "Field of Mars" gunship main center of the province during the time of Confederation.Around it is the civic center of Corrientes: Police Headquarters, 1900 Building was erected where before the council, government and legislature House, a building erected where once stood the cathedral, Rector of the UNNE; Palace of Revenue of the Province of La Merced Church promoted financed and built by the citizens themselves.

Right Time to Visit

October - March
May - August

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