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Santiago del Estero

Santiago del Estero
Santiago del Estero
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

The Santiago del Estero Airport is located 6 kilometres north of the city, and has regular flights to Buenos Aires and San Miguel de was built in 1959 and the runway was re-paved in 2001.It has 109,000 m2 of runways, 10,350 m2 of taxiways, a 1,000 m2 terminal and place for parking 45 cars.In 2007, it handled 49,517 passengers.The airport does not handle international flights.

By Car

Santiago del Estero may be reached from the South along National Routes 34 and 9, from Santa Fe and Córdoba, respectively. From the West, Catamarca and the Cuyo area, the city may be accessed along National Route 64.From Chaco, National Route 89 may be used, whereas from Tucumán, the city is reached along National Route 9.

By Ferry

To the Rio Hondo Thermal Waters you get first to Santiago del Estero and then you drive for the rest of the way (71 kilometers) to the thermal water complex.

By Road

from Buenos Aires, you take the route RN 9, RN 34, RN 9. Flights leave daily to Santiago del Estero from Buenos Aires and other cities in the country.

Key places to visit
Cradle of Folklore, Copo National Park, Anthropological Museum of Natural Sciences, Aguirre park


Places to Visit

Cradle of Folklore

The folklore is very rooted in this region, especially in Tucuman and Santiago del Estero, the origin of many of the leading performers and composers of popular music in the country.Thus are found in almost all locations in the region where you can enjoy sites zambas, Vidal, songs and chacareras, the clubs and festivals abound.

Copo National Park

is a national park of Argentina, located in the Copo Department, province of Santiago del Estero.It has an area of 1142.5 km2.It was created in 1998 in order to preserve a number of endangered species.The park belongs to the Dry Chaco ecosystem.The climate is warm, with annual rainfall between 500 and 700 mm.A large part of it is made up of forest, with the Santiago red quebracho (quebracho colorado santiagueno) being its characteristic tree species.This tree has a strong wood and high content of tannin and in the past it suffered a devastating exploitation in other parts of the country.At the beginning of the 20th century, Santiago del Estero was 80% quebracho scrubland; nowadays only 20% remain.

Anthropological Museum of Natural Sciences

An excellent collection founded by two French archaeologist brothers, it is by far the most interesting thing to see in town.There’s a stunning array of indigenous ceramics mostly sizable, noble funerary urns used for secondary burial (the remains were put in the pot after decomposition) – as well as jewelry, flutes and a large case filled with ornate loom weights.There are also some impressive fossils of glyptodonts, an extinct family of creatures that somewhat resembled large armadillos.

Aguirre park

Named for the city's founder, enormous Park Aguirre has a small zoo, camping areas, a swimming pool and, on the far side, a new costanera (riverside road) along the erratic Rio Dulce.At time of research this was mostly recreational, but bars and restaurants tend to blossom in these places, so it might just be a happening place by the time you read this.

Right Time to Visit

May - September
December - February