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By Air

Rafaela is served by Rafaela Aerodrome with daily flights to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (in Buenos Aires) is a small airport near Rafaela It features a small passenger terminal due to be rebuilt or upgraded and three short runways.Daily traffic consists of one or two small commercial flights and Sauce Viejo Airport (in Santa Fe).

By Train

Rafaela was a major point of the railway network and has three lines, railroads Central Cordoba (FCCC), Santa Fe Provincial (FCPSF, 1885) and Buenos Aires to Rosario (FCByR, 1887).The station's FCByR, then transferred to the Central Argentine Railway and currently within the jurisdiction of the Ferrocarril General Bartolome Mitre, is the only operational in 2009.The first two, known colloquially Belgrano Cordoba Central, the network part of Ferrocarril General Belgrano.For Mitre Railway station, licensed to Nuevo Central Argentino, passing trains mostly transportation of cargoes (mineral grains).The passenger service charge of the company Ferrocentral joins the station Retiro to San Miguel de Tucuman.The Belgrano Cordoba and Central lines are now closed by the closure of railways in 1992 during the presidency of Carlos Menem, although there is a project to reopen the Belgrano railway, which eventually would Rafaela.In 1888 he established the Steam Tram named Rafaela, a service that connected the city with other colonies to the town of Vila to the west.

By Bus

The city has 6 bus lines they cover a wide area linking the city from north to south and from east to west.Two years ago was put into operation a line connecting the center of the city's new bus terminal on National Route 34, it is the express line.From the early hours of the morning Monday, February 8 of 2010 began operating the line item that helps return the close suburbs to come to the center more quickly.Before you had to wait for the group would all return to the city when now every 30 minutes drive them closer to their homes quickly.On January 15th of 2011 the line became operational in April to help with the connection between the southeast and northwest of the city.

By Road

Rafaela is well connected to the rest of the country through the network of national and provincial routes.The city is crossed from south to north on National Route 34 and east to west on Provincial Route 70.Is about 30 km of National Road 19, part of Corridor of Mercosur, joining Brazil and Chile.In 2006 began the process of re-functioning of Route 34 as it passes through the city.During most of 2007 and 2008 works were carried out to transform the route into a central avenue with beds full extent from north to SREP Villa Aero Club neighborhood, about 8 km away.Is scheduled for February 2009 are completed later works (placement of new traffic lights and signage vertical).The cost of the project was 56 million pesos in early 2009.

Key places to visit
The Museum of Photography's Photo Film Club Rafaela, Arminio Weiss Argentine Pre-Columbian Art Collection, Turismo Carretera, San Rafael Cathedral, Alfredo Williner Amphitheater


Places to Visit

The Museum of Photography's Photo Film Club Rafaela

has a rich heritage consisting of photographs of all time, mostly donated by descendants of pioneers who inhabited the region in the late nineteenth century, coupled with a remarkable collection of photographs of authors contemporary Argentines and foreigners with different aesthetic manifestations.It also has a gallery old cameras and objects related to the world of images that help understand and evaluate the evolution that took place since the beginning of photography today.This is possible because there are facilities oriented to the preservation, using temperature and humidity controls, as well as comply with standards relating to the proper filing of each photograph.The museum, considered by his pioneering features Argentina, organizes exhibitions of contemporary authors and other times, with different styles and backgrounds, as well as lectures and activities that encourage the emergence and exchange of views on the inexhaustible range of topics covered in the picture.

Arminio Weiss Argentine Pre-Columbian Art Collection

This museum forms part of the Municipal Museological Complex.Exhibits include ceramics and lithic objects pertaining to the Candelaria, San Francisco and Santa María cultures as well as ethnographic material from the province of Chaco.Worthy of mentioning is a cloth cap embroidered with mollusk shells by the Toba Indians and zoomorphic and anthropomorphic vessels belonging to the Candelaria culture.Also on exhibition are axeheads and mortars and different pieces used for religious rites and domestic activities.Temporary exhibitions are held periodically focusing on the different tribes that inhabited the territory.Rafaela is located 98 km away from the city of Santa Rafaela Fe from which one must travel down national route No.11 and then turn down provincial route No.70.

Turismo Carretera

is the largest category of motor racing in the Republic of Argentina.It was created in 1939, succeeding the Argentine Championship of Speed, created in 1937 by the Automobile Club Argentino and is today the oldest cars in the world competition and the most popular in the country.The current champion is Canapino Augustine.In his early skills were performed on roads and paths (hence the name), usually land.After numerous claims are currently suspended this practice can only be made within closed road courses.After this victory, began the dominance of Torino, consecutively won the championship in 1969, 1970 and 1971.The first two championships were achieved by Hector Gradassi the first and Gaston Perkins second the two prototypes each with a hare-Torino.The following year the domain of Torino is increased when championships are made official Formula A and Formula B.The first aimed at the so-called Sport Prototypes while the second was intended for series production cars.In the first, Copello reissued the 67 victory this time in command of a Hare.In the second add his name for the first time in Argentine racing one of his greatest strongholds: Ruben Luis Di Palma.However this dominance was short lived due to continuing complaints from users of other brands and the consequent restrictions imposed by regulation to these cars.Finally, the official team IKA would retire in 1972.

San Rafael Cathedral

This Cathedral is located facing the San Martin Square, at the corner of Belgrano and Pellegrini Streets.On the right-hand side stands the Torre San Marcos (San Marcos Tower) which was donated by the Vinuela family in 1952 when the works were finished.Regarding the architecture of this building, it has a neo- colonial style.All the construction work was carried out between 1935 and 1952.Monsignor Ernesto Vicente de Miguel who was by then the priest (from 1941 to 1985) worked really hard to finish the Cathedral.Therefore his body rests in the outside part of the entrance where a wall made of black marble can be found.

Alfredo Williner Amphitheater

It was built by Alfredo Williner Foundation in response to community demand to have a space for the development of outdoor entertainment.After his inauguration was donated to the Municipality of Rafaela to add it to the cultural spaces of the city who was in charge of the administration, programming and maintenance.From the outset the public adopted it as the main option for the shows in the summer.It consists of a stage 9m wide by 12m long, surrounded by jagged cement steps in a semicircle with capacity for 950 people seated.It also has two dressing rooms, office, bathroom, kitchen and warehouse lighting and sound elements.Many proposals are developed performing arts organized by the Municipality of Rafaela or cultural and educational institutions of the city.Especially during the spring and summer.

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February - May
September - December


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