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On foot by parchment

Parchment has a history of centuries.

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The importance of the site was related to its strategic location on two fundamental roads, the route to Cordoba and the North and the road to Cuyo and Chile. In its beginnings La Dormida, as it was called, was a place for the parking of wagons and cattle in transit and for the rest of passengers and passengers who crossed the dusty Pampean roads heading towards Buenos Aires, N and O of the vast viceroyal territory.

That's why I propose a walking tour of the city of Pergamino, located on the RN8 222km from the City of Buenos Aires. I'll help you discover a destination, from the province of Buenos Aires which has a great cultural, religious and patrimonial wealth.

Let's start from an icon of Scroll the so-called Iron Bridge or Iron Bridge as the ones here call it. Located now next to the new viaduct that allows to speed up traffic between two important neighborhoods. This bridge was built by the Western Railway, which then owned the Central Argentine Railway, or Central Argentino as we call it the Creoles. A plaque indicates that the structure was built in London and assembled in our country.

On September 12, 1878 at the session of the Municipal Council decided to donate land for the construction of The Western Railway Parchment Station. The first building was precarious, but in 1883 the city already had its new station that allowed receive the trains from the branch from Luján, the first to be built and enabled.

That's the next point to visit the station of the General Bartolomé Mitre Railway. I have to highlight that, in this huge area, several urban interventions have been carried out, such as the aforementioned viaduct and the recycling of the main building that houses the Museum of the City of Parchment. He suffered a terrible fire that consumed much of the story on parchment paper. This space protects the collective memory of Parchment, through valuable objects heritage that arouse enriching experiences of the past. Inside, also, we find a coquette confectionery where we can know its floors original.

On the way to the station we visited the Railway Museum. The site was highlighted by the Pergamino Railway Preservation Association (APREF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to defend the railway and its history. In this place, the little ones and those with little memory will know the history of the railway in the province of Buenos Aires.

As we get out of there we stumbled on the street St. Nicholas, the backbone of this circuit I propose. In addition, it is one of the shopping tours of the city of Pergamino with which you can buy some I remember. Circulating through this artery we can see the former Berini factory, built in 1903 by the architect Cacciolatti. Already on Avenida De Mayo, we will find the building of the Spanish Society of Mutual Relief. It life of this organization began with Spanish immigrants who were installed on Parchment in the face of the need to group together and create

Publication Date: 09/09/2019

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