Paraná Travel Guide

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Paraná Things to Do

  • Italian school

    There are many immigrants from Italy and their children are sent to Italian schools in order to learn Italian language. I saw the children singing a famous italian song. There is a statue devoted to Garibaldi just in front of the school.

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  • Visit the Spanish Mall

    You do not need to buy anything but it is nice inside, it looks like the Alhambra de Granada, style Mudejar.

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  • Plaza de los Bomberos

    Bomdero is a fireman, and there is a monument to a bombero saving the life of a child in his arms. That was the fist stop of my bus coming from Santa Fe, just after the long tunnel. I got off there to start eploring the city.

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  • Monument to the mate

    It was at the entrance of Parana city. Mate is like beer in Germany or Wine in Spain, or vodka in Russia. But it is not an alcoholic drink.

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  • Slovenia park

    Before it was claled Yugoslavian park, but after the desintegration of Yugoslavia now is Slovenia park. There are many emigrants from ex Yugoalsvia in Chile and Argentina.

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  • Nueva Constanera

    The riverfront in Parana is a good place for a stroll, or even a jog if you feel the need. We saw more joggers here in one day than we've seen so far in three weeks in South America! There´s a small beach here too though it was still out of season in early October so no one was on it. There are great views of the Parana river from the Costanera and...

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  • Museo de Belles Artes

    Parana's Fine Arts Museum contains some interesting paintings by the artist Cesareo Bernaldo de Quiros. His work was the only thing on display during our visit as all the other rooms were being prepared for an upcoming exhibition. We had a very entertaining tour with a girl working there. She spoke very little English and her accent was very...

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  • Plaza 1 Mayo

    Parana has two main squares: Plaza 1 Mayo and Plaza Alvear. Plaza 1 Mayo is much the nicer and contains some of the city's most important buildings, such as the Cathedral and the Palacio Municipal. It´s always busy and is a great place to sit, relax and watch everyone go by. Nice place for a picnic too in fine weather.

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  • Urquiza Park

    Urquiza Park overlooks the Parana river and is a nice place to visit both for its riverside views and for some much needed green space in a busy town. A statue of General Urquiza dominates the entrance road to the park. From here, there are steps down to the port and beach area via well kept gardens.

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  • Enjoy the river

    Paraná is a city that enjoys its river very much. We can´t forget Paraná is the longest river in Argentina and the second most important river in America. On the river you can practise all kinds of water sports, like: surfing, rowing, water sking, swimming. etc..You can also cross by ship or boat to the islands that surround the river . They´re...

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  • Have a good time on the beach

    Paraná has lots of beaches where you can enjoy the sun and where you can practise water sports.-The beach you can see in the picture is part of the "Rowing Club", one of the most important and traditional clubs in Paraná.-

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  • Urquiza Park

    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.This picture was...

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Paraná Restaurants

  • Isenbeck Cafe

    I´m not sure if Isenback Cafe is the correct name for this place, but there´s a big Isenbeck beer sign as well as a sign saying Azafran - I´ll call it Isenbeck cafe here to keep things simple. We ate here on two of our three nights in Parana, attracted by the tasty food, friendly service and good value food. I had Bife a la Pimienta (steak in...

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  • Newstone Cafe

    Newstone Cafe is a nice place for a coffee or a good value lunch. It´s in a great location at the corner of Calle San Martin, the main street, and Plaza 1 Mayo. Service was a bit slow here but the food was good as were the drinks when we called in a second time for a quick coffee break.

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Paraná Transportation

  • Parana to Puerto Iguazu

    After leaving Parana, we moved onto Puerto Iguazu by bus, a trip of 14 hours on our first overnight bus in Argentina. Anyone who hasn't travelled by bus in Argentina is in for a pleasant surprise on their first long distance journey as most services are of excellent quality. This bus was semi-cama class so we had fairly big, comfortable seats....

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  • Parana to Santa Fe

    There are regular, cheap buses to Santa Fe, one of the country's oldest cities, on the west side of the Parana river. Santa Fe makes a good day trip from Parana, and has a couple of interesting museums and churches, as well as plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. Buses leave from the main terminal every half hour throughout the day and the...

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  • Concordia to Parana

    We travelled to Parana from Concordia, on the Uruguayan border, a trip that gave us our first experience of Argentina's bus system. We were very impressed. Nice, big comfortable seats, a movie - "Meet the Fockers" - in Spanish with Spanish subtitles (great to help us learn the language), a good lunch. All in all a very relaxing journey. It made me...

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Paraná Off The Beaten Path

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    A day trip to Villa Urquiza

    by pili Written Mar 23, 2003

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    Villa Urquiza is a nice town, near Paraná. It´s about 30 km. from Paraná. There are lots of beautiful beaches that you can visit in a day trip.-
    It´s a good place to go fishing too.-

    Villa Urquiza
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    • Beaches
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    • Fishing

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Paraná Favorites

  • Government House (Grey House)

    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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  • The Amphitheatre

    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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  • Urquiza Park

    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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