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What to visit in San Nicolás in 3 days

San Nicolás is an ideal destination to enjoy a three-day getaway, 72 kilometers from Rosario and 240 the country's capital.

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From walks along the banks of the  Parana River  to visits to historic museums, San Nicolás de los Arroyos offers a variety of options that make it an ideal destination for a three-day getaway , 240 kilometers from the country's capital.

With a varied hotel and gastronomic offer, an application of audio guides to explore it in an interactive way and renovated green spaces, the city that invites you to discover it is ready to receive tourism.

DAY 1 Coastal walk: river and nature

On the coast of the Yaguarón stream, the coastal promenade stretches, an exceptional public space to pass one by the river, bike or go for a jogging.

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The walk includes a trail that runs through Rafael de Aguiar Park, a protected area of 1500 hectares valuable for the diversity of species it houses. At certain times of the year you can see flocks of black-necked swans swimming in their lagoons, ducks and other typical birds of the region.

At the entrance to the Park, you will find the kayak rental post. From this point you can take a tour of the stream seeing from the water the charm of the Yaguarón. For wakeboarding enthusiasts there is also the possibility to spend a day in the lagoon of the municipal spa, a busy track that hosts national and regional tournaments.

Along the promenade, which is more than 10 kilometers long, you can observe different views of Paraná and its streams, stop on the shore to share a picnic or perform physical activity in a river and nature environment.

DAY 2 Historic center: shopping center, history and river

Joined with the waterfront through the traditional stairways known as “la descent de calle Belgrano”, is the city centre. Just a few steps from the coast, Plaza Mitre, the most traditional in the city, is the epicenter of the commercial and social life of San Nicolas.

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The square, an undisputed point of reference for nicoleños and tourists, concentrates around part of the city's gastronomic offer. The area of bars and restaurants is born at this point and extends over its surroundings, including varied options for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

On one of the ends of this square, is the Cathedral Church. Inaugurated in 1884 and recognized for its beauty, the temple that honors San Nicolás de Bari is one of the most recognized corners of the city. Just 50 metres away, a viewpoint on the river gives glimpse of the historic Club Regatas and the breadth of Paraná. Soon ahead, an imposing monument overlooking the river rises in honor of the First Naval Battle, fought off the city's shores.

Walking through De la Nación, one of the main streets, is the Casa del Acuerdo an obligatory stop to remember one of the most significant achievements in the history of Argentina: the San Nicolas Accord. Here, in 1852, General Urquiza gathered the governors of the provinces to sign the which laid the foundation for the first National Constitution. This house with colonial façade and white walls holds one of the fundamental chapters of the formation of Argentina. Together with the Cabildo and the Casa de Tucumán, the Casa del Acuerdo is part of the three founding icons of the nation.

DAY 3: Virgin of the Rosary and religion

A few blocks from the center, located on the ravine overlooking the river is the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Rosario de San Nicolás, and its bronze dome stands out on the typical postcards of the city. For more than three decades, on the 25th of each month and especially during September, thousands of faithful arrive at the sanctuary from different parts of the country.

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A few meters from this iconic place for believers, are the Sisters of the Virgin of the Rosary, who live in an old house full of calm. Here you can buy homemade handicrafts and sweets made by the nuns who open the doors of their home to visitors.

Plaza 14 de Abril, a resting point for pilgrims is located in front of the Municipal Cemetery, declared an open pit museum for the architectural richness it preserves inside.

This is the area most visited by pilgrims who come to the city driven by faith and gratitude to Our Lady.

In just 3 days, you can enjoy the northernmost city of the Province of Buenos Aires. San Nicolas, a destination that mixes river, nature, history and religion, close to everything.

For more information about hotels, gastronomy and audioguides, visit www.descubrísannicolas.com.ar

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Publication Date: 13/02/2021

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