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    Government House (Grey House)

    by pili Updated May 4, 2003

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    House of the Government

    Favorite thing: Located in the civic centre, it was built between the years 1884 and 1900. In ?The Grey House?, as it is known, you can find the governor?s oficces and the two cameras of the Parliament (the low camera and the high one)

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    Urquiza Park

    by pili Updated May 4, 2003

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    Urquiza Park

    Favorite thing: This fabulous park of 44 hectares has three diferent levels: the high promenade, the middle and the low promenades, united for ancient outside stairs. Between cascades, you can find a rich vegetation, fountains and several sculptures.-
    On the weekends the park is crowded with tourist and local citizens all day long, even at night.

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    "Jose María Torres" School

    by pili Updated May 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It was founded in 1870 by the President of the Country in those days, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. It is one of the most important state school in this city.-
    It was the first school where people in this country graduated as teachers.-

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    Town Hall

    by pili Updated May 3, 2003

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    Town Hall

    Favorite thing: It is placed in the centre of town, opossite the main square: "1ro. de Mayo".-
    It was built in 1890. This building is a mixture of italian and french styles, which you can mainly admire in the clock and in the bell tower.-
    This building is the place where the local authorities work

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    1ero. de Mayo Square

    by pili Updated May 3, 2003

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    Plaza 1ro. de Mayo

    Favorite thing: This is the most important square in Paraná. Around the square you can find, the Town Hall, the Cathedral and two important schools: "Jose María Torres" and "Justo José de Urquiza" (known as Colegio del Huerto).-

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    Cathedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario

    by pili Updated May 3, 2003

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    The Cathedral

    Favorite thing: The cathedral is located just opposite the main square, “Primero de Mayo”. It was built under the command of Pope Pio XI in bisantine style. Its construction, that began in 1883, has a special architectonic beauty. At the entrance there is a sculture of Saint Peter that is a copy of the one that is in St. Peter´s Basilique. It´s one of the most important cathedrals in this country.-

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    Martiniano Leguizamón History Museum of Entre Ríos

    by pili Updated Apr 27, 2003

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    Martiniano Leguizam��n History Museum of Entre R��os

    Favorite thing: It possesses one of the most important collections of rural silverwork in Argentina. It also displays everyday utensils made from leather, horn, iron and wood that were used by settlers in the Entre Ríos province. There is an important collection of firearms of outstanding craftsmanship, such as the “trabucos naranjeros”. A collection of medals, coins and bills allows the visitor to learn about and appreciate the evolution of the province’s different sectors. Photographs, musical materials, catalogues, newspapers, periodicals and books complete this collection.-
    Teléfono: (0343) 420-7869
    Fax: (0343)420-7829
    E-mail: museoleguizamon@ciudad.com.ar

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    Pedro E. Martínez Provincial Museum of Fine Arts

    by pili Updated Apr 6, 2003

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    Pedro E. Mart��nez Provincial Museum of Fine Arts

    Favorite thing: This museum houses more than 900 paintings, specialy of artists of our province. There are masterpieceses of nacional artists from the period 1920 to 1930 and an interesting group of paintings by Cesareo Quirós, the most important painter in this province.
    Located in 355 Buenos Aires St. ( opposite Alvear Square ) - Tel/fax: 0343-4207868
    museomartinez@infovia.com.ar
    Thuesday to Friday 7:00 a 13:00 y 15:00 a 19:00 Hs.
    Saturday: 10:00 a 14:00 y 17:00 a 20:00 Hs.
    Sunday: 16:00 a 13:00 Hs.

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    St. Michael Church

    by pili Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    St. Michael Church

    Favorite thing: It is located on one side of Alvear Square. Its construction began in 1822 and it was finished in 1895. Its style is neogothic in the facade. Inside you can find two images of St. Michael, one of them was brought from Peru.-

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    Plaza Alvear

    by pili Updated Mar 31, 2003

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    Plaza Alvear

    Favorite thing: Plaza Alvear (Alvear Square) is another important square in Paraná. It Is located in the centre of the city and on one of its sides, you can find St. Michael´s Church and on the other side there are two museums: "Dr. Pedro E. Martínez" and the historic Museum "Martiniano Leguizamon.-

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    Theatre: "3 de Febrero"

    by pili Updated Mar 29, 2003

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    Theatre

    Favorite thing: This municipal theatre is located in the centre of the city. It may host 850 people. Its style is eclectic, inside the italian academicism.- Its construction started on dicember, 1851 and it was officially opened in 1852.-
    It is one of the most important, beautiful and conviniently equipped theatre in Argentina. It is a real pride for us!

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    Monument to the General Justo José de Urquiza

    by pili Written Mar 23, 2003

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    Monument to the General Urquiza

    Favorite thing: It is located at the end of Rivadavia Avenue (one of the most beautiful avenue in Paraná). It was designed by Agustín Querol, but he couldn´t finish the sculture, because he died, so it was finished by Mariano Benlliure.-

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    The Amphitheatre

    by pili Updated May 4, 2003

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    The Amphitheatre

    Favorite thing: This place can host 2,000 people and it?s a scenery for theatre plays, films and music shows in the open air. Its acoustics is really perfect.-

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