The city of Empedrado in the northwest of the province of Corrientes , is known as La Perla del Paraná . They attest to this, those incredible ravines that protrude from the waters on imposing earth wallings. Giving that particular and striking touch to the city landscape.
But, the great attraction of this town in Correntina is its beautiful beaches . Wide shores of sand and river, which are combined with serenity, nature and history. It is that Empedrado is a point on the map like any other, but by the end of the nineteenth century, it already had a reputation as a tourist destination . In those years, it began to be frequented by its unique spas by tourists in Correntinos. And not just for them! The steamboats of the Paraná River arrived every year, full of Argentine visitors from all corners of the country .
Cobblestone is also famous for many more things. For being a great fishing center, for its serene streets, the kindness of the people and its religious circuit. We tell you what things you have to do in this beautiful city in Correntina.
We already said, the beaches of Empedrado are beautiful wherever you look at them. Access is very easy, as there are several points of descent to the river from the city.There are also numerous islands and sandbanks accessible with small boats to visit.
For lovers of this activity, Empedrado has a lot to offer. On its shores you can fish large pieces such as golden , surubí, vogue, pacu, all species very recognized for the quality and taste of their meats.
Fishing is varied all year round, which together with the beauty of sunsets make it a highly sought-after destination for fishing lovers .
This Provincial Historical Monument dates from 1916. Today it is the Casa de la Cultura, which serves as a venue for exhibitions, courses, fairs and workshops for folk dances.
Being a colonial city, Empedrado has many historical sites to explore. However, its main attraction comes from religious tourism. On August 20, the town welcomes thousands of pilgrims who come to ask and thank San La Muerte . The sanctuary is located on RN 12 and has grown over the years. He is not recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, where he is considered a pagan and is not recommended to worship him because he is considered diabolical.
However, this Popular Saint is a revered entity in much of Latin America. In our country it has strong roots in Corrientes , however, by internal migration, it is possible to see hermitages in different parts of Argentina. It is important to have reservations if you plan to travel on that date. Another important date is September 14, the day of the Lady Found, the town's patron saint's holiday. A story that arises from the hand of Felipe Olivera, neighbor of the place. But that unmissable event will be the subject of another note.
If you want to travel by bus to Empedrado you can do so through the following companies: Nueva Chevallier, VOSA Veraye and Via Bariloche.
The following routes are located nearby and can be taken as a reference to travel by car, the town is almost on RN 12. Another access from the provincial interior is PR 10.
The offer to sleep is varied from hotels, inns, cottages and a campsite.
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Misionero y argentino por elección. Profesor de Historia (UBA), aficionado a la astronomía y a la ciencia ficción. Soy docente en el nivel medio y superior, pero antes fui maestro heladero, librero, administrativo, encuestador, mozo y hasta repartidor de películas de VHS. Mi pasión es escribir. Tengo unos cuantos cuentos y unas cuantas historias para contar. Como dicen por mi zona, solo “entre, pase y pregunte”.