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San Juan

Country
Argentina
State
San Juan - Argentina
City
San Juan
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By bus

Public transport long distance is addressed in the modern "Bus Terminal," with more than 6,000 sq metres over the area of platforms and platform of about 4,000 sq metres or so. Holds hall waiting for the local administration, ticketing, information office, police, first-aid room, telephone booths, shops, restaurant, kitchen and sanitary.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport is located 15 kilometers from the city in the Department 9 de Julio, more precisely in the village of Las Chacritas carried that name until recently. It is located at coordinates [display in an interactive map] 31 ° 34'18 .70 "S, 68 ° 25'23 .00" O. IATA Code: UAQ. This airport serves the airlift from San Juan was the city of Buenos Aires

The city lays on National Route 40 that connects it with Mendoza (168 km) to the south and La Rioja (449 km) to the north, and is connected to the National Route 20, that leads to San Luis (323 km). Distance to other cities: Córdoba (585 km), Catamarca (623 km) and Buenos Aires (1110 km).

Key places to visit
Casa Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Amid Read Museum/Carlos Gardel House of Tango, Franklin Rawson Museum of Fine Arts, Natural Sciences Museum, Cathedral


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Places to Visit

Casa Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Casa Domingo Faustino Sarmiento is located at the intersection of Libertador General San Martín Avenue and Sarmiento street. Made a National Historic Monument in 1910, this was the first site so designated in Argentina. The local educator and President of the Republic from 1868 to 1874, Domingo Sarmiento, was born here in 1811 and raised here, as well. The modest, though comfortable 9 room house features original relics, furniture, commemorative photographs, medals, periodicals and books written by Sarmiento and belonging to his original collections. In the central patio of the house one can find a sprout of the famous fig tree and a replica of the historical loom of Doña Paula, his mother, whom Sarmiento mentions in his book Recuerdos de Provincia (Provincial Memories).

Amid Read Museum/Carlos Gardel House of Tango

This museum is located on General Mariano Acha Street between Brazil and Manuel Belgrano Streets. It provides displays and videos outlining the developent of Argentine Tango, and its evolution in the 20th century. Conferences, discussions, and violin and bandoneón classes are among the activities hosted here.

Franklin Rawson Museum of Fine Arts

Franklin Rawson Museum of Fine Arts/Agustín Gnecco Historical Provincial Museum is located at the intersection of General Paz Street and Rawson Avenue. There, one finds a valuable patrimony of paintings and sculptures, engravings and drawings of the greatest national masters. The Gnecco Museum features elements related to fashion in the 18th and 19th centuries, Creole silverwork, as well as historic numismatics and philately collections.

Natural Sciences Museum

Natural Sciences Museum is a facility, housed in a former railway station is known for its dinosaur fossil collections, found mainly in the nearby Ischigualasto Valley.

Cathedral

Designed by architect Daniel Ramos Correa, the cathedral was inaugurated on December 16, 1979. The bell tower is a steeple of 51 meters (170 feet) in height, and features a British clock and a German carillon which sounds every 15 minutes. The interior is accessed through a bronze vestibule crafted Faenza, Italy with bas-reliefs of Saint Rose of Lima, Saint Louis of France, the Apostle Santiago, Saint Anne and several shields and emblems. In the basement of the church is the crypt, the pantheon of the bishops and the chapel of Friar Justo Santa María de Oro.
 

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