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By Air

Formosa International Airport (IATA: FMA, ICAO: SARF), 7 kilometres south of the city, serves charter flights and regular flights to Buenos Aires.which is served by Aerolíneas Argentinas.In 2007 1,547 flights and 45,653 passengers passed through Formosa airport and can be reached by bus number 40, which has a 30-minute frequency.The only flight to Buenos Aires, via Corrientes, leaves at 07:40am, 4 times a week.

By Train

The Ferrocarril General Manuel Belgrano (FCGMB), named after the hero of Argentina Manuel Belgrano, is the most extensive rail network Argentina.Of meter gauge, was formed in 1949 to incorporate all narrow-gauge branches operated by the State Railways at the time of nationalizing the rail network.Its main line starts from the head station of Retiro, in the City of Buenos Aires and heads to the north of Argentina, covering the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Cordoba, San Luis, Mendoza, San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Tucuman, Santiago del Estero, Chaco, Formosa, Salta and Jujuy.Plays a key economic role for the production of the provinces of the northwest and northeast of the country since it allows transport to major consumer centers and ports.

By Road

From the South National Highway 11, connected to the mainland by a bridge interprovincial with the Chaco and Paraguay from the north, across the International Bridge in San Ignacio de Loyola Clorinda 120 km and 81 which connects to Salta and Jujuy and from there to Bolivia and Chile.

By Ferry

Port of Formosa, from where boats depart daily to the nearby small Paraguayan town of Villa Alberdi, counting and a neighborhood heavy traffic between the two shores of the Paraguay River, at one side of the international boundary.

Key places to visit
General San Martin Square, Formosa Cathedral, Fiesta de la Virgen de la Catedral, Juan Pablo Duffard Regional Historical Museum


Places to Visit

General San Martin Square

is located in the city of Formosa, capital of the province Argentina of Formosa.Its name refers to General Jose de San Martin, Father of the Nation and hero of the Republic of Argentina.From it arise the four main avenues from which arise after the other streets of the city, making this place a real point of reference for orientation within the city.It is considered an excellent botanical garden, to have numerous specimens of palms, palo borracho, kapok, Lapacho, informers, among others.It is also one of the largest squares in South America, it covers an area of 4 has.The Plaza was founded in 1879 , the year the city was founded.At that time was called "Plaza April 8," referring to the day of the founding of the town.From the first moment was the meeting point of the families who lived in the new soil Formosa.

Formosa Cathedral

is a church in Formosa, Argentina.The ship arrives reservation.Its dome was no footage of the Virgen del Carmen and San Miguel Archangel.From the outset, the image of the Virgen del Carmen, brought from Villa Occidental, was accompanying the new town of Formosa: the people expressed their devotion to this Virgin. Because of this popular fervor is decided to impose the name of "Nuestra Senora del Carmen" a small and precarious sanctuary built on the banks of the Paraguay River.Lycnch and Cabrera Father celebrated Mass and preached under a tree, because they did not have a temple to house a certain number of people.A year later, the sanctuary was moved to a temporary chapel, a poor farm, without doors or windows or benches, unkempt and dirty, as the animals they used for shelter.According to old settlers have, in 1948, they were still the remains of the chapel where today is the Chief of Police of the Province (Saavedra and Moreno).

Fiesta de la Virgen de la Catedral

Formosa celebrates the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Catedral on July 16 in honor of its patron saint. Celebrations, which occur in the main Plaza San Martín, include the traditional pericón dance and stalls selling everything from food to balloons.

Juan Pablo Duffard Regional Historical Museum

Located in a building which was built in 1885 and belonged to the first governor of the Province- General Ignacio Fotheringham. It keeps objects that are evidence of great part of Formosa History.Located in a building which was built in 1885 and belonged to the first governor of the Province- General Ignacio Fotheringham. It keeps inside documents, photographies, furniture and clothes from the Colonial Period, appart from portraits, native crafts and an interesting variety of weapons that were used in the War of the "Triple Alianza".Displayed in four rooms, the museum is called Juan Pablo Duffard since he was one of the first settlers of the area to try to keep the cultural wealth of his ancestors.He grouped a great amount of historical pieces that were ordered to be shown.

Right Time to Visit

November - February
March - June