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By Air

Resistencia International Airport (IATA: RES, ICAO: SARE) is an airport in Chaco Province, Argentina serving the city of Resistencia, built in 1965 while the terminal was completed in 1971.It is also known as Aeropuerto de Resistencia General José de San Martin.It is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport, serving Corrientes, is 16 km (10 mi) from this airport and it is usual to fly from one and return to the other.

By Train

Following the closure of rail lines in the area during the privatization of the nation's railways in the early 1990s, the city's rail links were re-established with the opening of the provincially-funded Sefecha line in 1997.

By Bus

A coach from Salta takes about 12 hours and costs about 80 pesos, however it is difficult to get one at sensible hours, ie you have to either leave stupidly early or arrive stupidly early, the best I could find was 6pm - 6am, and the bus was an hour late, which suited me fine.Being a central hub for the Chaco country, the bus terminal in Resistencia has many connections per day with Buenos Aires (12 hours), Rosario (10 hours), Puerto Iguazu (12 hours), Salta (13 hours) and Asuncion in Paraguay (6 hours).Lesser served routes (ie. once per day) include Cordoba, Posadas and Rosario. There are numerous local buses to the neighbouring town of Corrientes and the National Park Chaco.The bus terminal is located outside the town center: Taxi rides between downtown and the bus terminal cost around 10 Argentinean Pesos.

Key places to visit
International Sculpture Biennale, Cathedral of Resistencia, Juan Alfredo Martinet Museum of Anthropology, Ichoalay Cultural Museum, Fogon de los Arrieros


Places to Visit

International Sculpture Biennale

is a competition of sculptures that is held every two years in the city of Resistencia, province Argentina's Chaco.Been held since 1988 in the month of July.In the years since we conducted the Biennial, a local exhibition of sculptors is also done in the month of July.It is organized by the Foundation Urunday and the Municipality of Resistencia.In each edition, ten artists of regional, national and international levels are pre-selected based on their participation in this or other previous events.During the period of a week must do their work outdoors and in view of visitors.At the end of the week, Sunday night, held a closing ceremony with their respective awards.At the end of the contest, the works are exhibited for 60 days.After this time are scattered in different parts of the city under the title of Cultural Heritage of the City of the Sculptures.The contest is the most important event that takes place in Resistencia and this is reflected in the 8,000 visitors per day are the sculptors and the approximately 25,000 who attend the closing ceremony.At around the work area cultural events are held such as art workshops, concerts and shows.

Cathedral of Resistencia

is the seat of the Archdiocese of Resistencia.It leads to an ecclesiastical province that straddles the provinces of Chaco and Formosa.Built in the 1930s.On July 3 of 1939, Pope Pius XII divided the diocese of Santa Fe to create the Diocese of Resistencia.On April 1st of 1984, Pope John Paul II elevated it to the rank of archdiocese.On May 5th of 1999, the power to eject from the Province of Chaco, declared "Cultural heritage of the province" the building of the Cathedral of Resistencia.In late 2008 began remodeladicion profound works, both internal and external that have a completion date for Easter Sunday 2009.

Juan Alfredo Martinet Museum of Anthropology

This museum occupies a hall inside the School of Humanities of the National University of the Northwest and amongst its most treasured exhibits there are hand axes hoes carved in stone belonging to the Altoparanaense (Upper Parana) culture.There are also several archaeological pieces from the colonial city of Concepcion del Bermejo that existed between 1585 and 1632, and large bags made of chaguar (hemp fiber) used by the Mataco Indians for collecting wild fruit. Exhibits also include archaeological and ethnographic pieces discovered in the Chaco region and in other neighboring areas, ceramic vessels, fabrics of vegetable fibers and wool, wickerwork weapons made of wood and musical instruments.

Ichoalay Cultural Museum

This museum was created in 1949 upon the initiative of its fourth year students.It was named after Ichoalay, the Abipon Indian chief whose intervention made possible the foundation of San Fernando del Río Negro in 1750. Its two halls exhibit material related to the history of the region including aboriginal clothing, instruments used by the first immigrants who settled in Chaco, religious imagery and photographs of the city of Resistencia from 1910 up to the present.Also on display are uniforms that belonged to Colonel Juarez and instruments belonging to Dr. Perrano, a pioneer in the field of medicine in Chaco.Open Mondays from 3 to 9:30p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 to 12 a.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 2 to 6p.m.

Fogon de los Arrieros

The Bonfire of the Horsemen was the name of a successful radio program back in the 60's and through the waves spread and pushed our beloved Argentine folklore.We wanted to call The Bonfire of the Carriers, in homage to that wonderful radio show, the restaurant here in Spain, offers a taste of Argentine fires, our beef, our dulce de leche, accompanied by authentic music of Argentina. We await you in The Bonfire of the muleteers to taste our "harmonic" dishes to the rhythm of our music.

Right Time to Visit

November - February
May - October