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Walking through the santafesino center

In the provincial capital, we propose a pedestrian tour through the beautiful downtown area.

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When one arrives in our provincial capital, the question may arise as to what to do in Santa Fe. That, if you arrive without the task of investigating  the main attractions of the city . It may also happen that you didn't plan to visit us. The trip surprised you with the need  to spend a day on our streets . In any case, the good news is that time can be used in the best way. You can know a lot about our history, culture and the most beautiful thing we have to show with  a simple tourist circuit . The proposal is that you take a very piola tour, with your own feet as a means of transport. The city of Santa Fe has one of the longest  pedestrians  on our continent. And it is not only long, but also very beautiful and functional.  It is Calle San Martín, which connects the historic center of the city with Boulevard Pellegrini, the main avenue of the macrocentro , with endless dining options. We will then go into this pedestrian tour through the Santafesino center.

This is a tour of the pedestrian street that concentrates commerce and rich social activity around the confectioneries and restaurants of today's city center . It is a short walk, which gives to be done preferably during business hours . The Paseo starts around Plaza San Martín. This green lung is delimited by 9 de julio, Primera Junta, Tucumán and Primero de Mayo streets. Around it are the Museum of the Medical College, a Sapper  Fire  Unit and the Police Headquarters. Next to the latter is the Florentino Ameghino Natural Science Museum, with an interesting collection. In front of the square, on the 1st of May, appears the Centro Cultural Catedral Nueva.

 A cathedral of culture 

The building was designed in 1884 by the Italian architect Juan Bautista Arnaldi and its founding stone was laid in 1897, with the intention of creating a future civic-religious center. Construction progressed slowly, being completed in 1947. Currently , what remains of the new church is used as a beautiful and picturesque Cultural Center .

Leaving San Martín Square, we recommend you advance through Tucumán to the pedestrian San Martín. It is 1,500 meters that concentrate the social and commercial life of the city. Turn  left  you will reach, after half a block, the church Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

The artery, of intense movement, runs south or north. In it you will find several confectioneries, suitable for a light meal, next to several restaurants. On the corner with First Junta, you can turn to .left until 25 de Mayo. There, continue on the right to reach the Municipal Cultural Center. Behind it are  two beautiful places: Alberdi Park and Colón Square, with beautiful views of the port from the canyon.  They're worth a visit.

The return to San Martín is by the Falucho cut. Between Lisandro de la Torre and Juan de Garay, you will find first the City Museum and then the  Sor Josefa Díaz y Clucellas Municipal Museum of Visual Arts . Both have an important artistic collection. Finally, on the corner of the pedestrian promenade and Juan de Garay street, you will arrive at the majestic building, in classic French style, of the Municipal Theatre 1° de Mayo.

This is just a suggestion to walk through the Santafesino center taking advantage of getting to know emblematic points.  If not, you can stay in the little boats on the pedestrian or boulevard, refreshing yourself with our unique smooth ones . Anyway, we're waiting for you in the friendly city.

Publication Date: 27/10/2020

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