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Tucuman


Tucuman

San Miguel of Tucumán, capital of the province with the same name, is located in the northwestern region and is one of the major producers of sugar cane in the world. It was established in 1565 by Diego de Villarroel, moved and founded again in 1685. 
The city still conserves much of its colonial roots and was the cradle of the independent movements in 1816, when it declared its independence from Spain. This is an excellent destination for history lovers.
Tucumán offers the visitor a diverse geography. The peaks of Calchaquíes and the Snow-capped peaks of Aconquija are located to the west. A series of flatlands that follow the Sali river are located to the east. 
Tucumán's cliimate is subtropical, with a maximum annual temperature of 25ºC (77ºF) and a minimum of 13ºC (55ºF).
In Tucumán one can tour historical sites such as the Carreras Campus, the House of Bishop Colombres, the colonial house where the Museum of the Sugar mill Industry is located, the Historical House of the Independence of Argentina, Santo Domingo church and its magnificent choir organ, the Temple of San Francisco National Monument, constructed in 1767, and Independence Plaza. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through 9 de Julio Park. 
In the surrounding areas, one can visit cities such as Yerba Buena (Good Herb) and wander through Cerro(Hill) San Javier, or go horseback riding through Nougués Villa. Fish for trout in the Raco stream or the Siambón river, site of the Monasterio de los Padres Benedictinos (Monastery of the Benedictine Fathers), where one can purchase delicious sweets and jelly manufactured by its religious dwellers. A little further away is El Mollar, ideal for horseback riding and bicycle rides, La Angostura Reservoir and Escaba Dam, where water sports are practiced, and the Menhires Park, mysterious archaeological site of monoliths from the pre-Colombian period. Other tourist destinations include the Amaicha Valley, home of one of Argentina's few surviving indigenous communities, the ruins of the prehispanic indigenous city of Quilmes, and the Feria Simoca, where every Saturday hundreds of people gather to sell or trade all kinds of products. 
Trek or climb the peaks of the Aconquija. Mountain biking through the woods and paragliding off the Loma Bola (Bola Hill) are also popular pastimes.

Region
Tucumán Province.
When to go
Year-round.
Attractions
Archaeological, cultural, historical, environmental.
How to get there
By bus, train or domestic flights to Lt. Benjamín Matienzo Airport.
Activities
Hiking, sports, fishing, excursions, horseback riding.
Services
Accommodations, restaurants, transportation, entertainment.

 

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