Monument de la Bandera
The flag of Argentina was designed by Manuel Belgrano(1770-1820) and now he's lying in the crypt of the tower's base level.
The monument of the Flag is the landmark of Rosario and the locals are really proud about that.
It is a huge boat-shaped tower, located near the river and it was built mostly using stone from the Andes. It holds a small museum (about Latin America) inside. At the exterior you can see some nice sculptures and statues but don’t just pass by the tower taking photos of it. Go inside (entrance fee is only 2 pesos) and go up with the elevator! The view from there will catch your breath away… The Flag Monument (and the park that surrounds it) are the seat of national celebrations every Flag Day, on June 20, the anniversary of Belgrano's death.
The monument has 3 parts:
1.the 70metres tower, which commemorates the Revolution of May 1810
2.the Civic Courtyard, which symbolizes the effort of the organization of the state
3.the Triumphal Propylaeum, representing the Nation as organized after the 1853 Constitution. Under the Propylaeum there is the Honour Room for the Flags of America (you can see all of them)
The monument is also beautiful during the night because of the special lights on it. I went inside about 9 o'clock in the morning and for 15' I was alone on top floor taking pictures of the surrounding area.
- Museum Visits
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rosario (MACRO)
As I was walking along the waterfront I saw a strange building, an abandoned grain silo complex. The eight large concrete silos is painted in different nice pastel colors!
In our days it works as a museum of contemporary art and opened on November 2004. There were some weird paintings inside but unfortunately photos aren’t allowed inside. The best thing was that you can do here beside see the exhibition is to go up to the last floor and admire the view of the river and the nearby islands, part of the city, the old train station etc (see pics)
The museum is closed on Mondays, the other days is opened from 14:00 to 20:00
Entrance fee:2pesos (0.60euros)
- Museum Visits
The bridge Rosario-Victoria is a bridge I was looking at on my walking along the waterfront and it connects the other side of the river where the city of Victoria is (province of Entre Rios).
The bridge opened in 2003 and after that more visitors were able to come here. The bridge started to built in 1998 but interrupted many times especially in the period of the argentine economic crisis of 2001. In fact the roadlink is composed of several bridges(total length 12km) that crosses the river Parana and touches down on several islands in the way. The main part of the bridge is a 330 metres cable-stayed bridge and I tried to ask some locals about the official name but all of them told me “hey, dude it’s the Rosario-Victoria bridge or Rosario-Entre Rios bridge”! The truth is that the official name is “Nuestra Senora del Rosario”(Our Lady of Rosario)
It's located at the north of the city and it's the most popular destination for summer. You have beaches with many nice bars and you can always find people selling fresh river fish on the street.
The river it's not so clean but you can enjoy it swimming and also windsurfing when it's windy, you can enjoy cruising, camping and cross the river with kayak if you want.
From here you have boats for a very cheap rate to cross the river and go to the islands, there you have campings too.
This is our Municipal Palace or how we call it the Lions Palace. Its architecture will remaind you some buildings in Europe since most of the people living in this city are from Spain or Italy. It has 2 big lions sculptures in its entrance, that's why we call it like that.
Planetarium, Observatory and Museum
The Planetarium offers you many proyections on saturdays, sundays and national holidays, the time may vary depending on the seasons but they are mostly at afternoon.
The Observatory is free and you can watch the sky usually mondays and thursdays from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. This observatory makes investigations about astronomy and related sciences and it inform to the comunity about any interesting thing happening on the sky.
You also can visit the Experimental Sciences Museum, it's the first one in the country. Usually it's open the same hours as the Planetarium.
You can call for more info mondays to fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learning about the local people
If you are in Rosario, you should visit its many bars and pubs. New ones and old ones.
It's the best way you have to understand this city, the people, the habits. Go to the bars and pubs and have a nice time with friends or alone (why not?), learn about us, you'll like it.
Monument dela Bandera - the...
Monument dela Bandera - the Flag monument. General Belgrano designed the Argentine flag in Rosario about 180 years ago. This is an impressive edifice with a nice museum to Latin America inside (on the right, half way up as you face the tall front of the monument). Make sure you go up to the top for fantastic views.
This monument has many bas relief sculptures on the walls and statues behind it with a reflecting pool. I have probably taken more pictures here than any other single place on earth. I love this monument day or night
listing of activities
1. take a trip on the barca Rosario up and down the Parana ... see the massive new bridge being built
2. Sunbathe (don't swim) on Vladimir beach in the river.
3. Parque Independencia (see photo)
4. FUTBOL!!!!!!!!!!! take a risk and go see the fanatics at a Central or Old Boys game.
5. People watch from a sidewalk cafe
6. Stroll Cordoba street
7. Visit the Monument to the flag
PARQUES Y PASEOSRosario...
PARQUES Y PASEOS
Rosario cuenta con numerosos parques y plazas .Podemos mencionar : Parque Nacional a la Bandera ( 1º de Mayo y San Juan , Río Paraná ,Bajada Sargento Cabral ) , Parque de la Independencia , Parque Justo José de Urquiza ( Av. de la Tradición y Chacabuco), Parque España ( San Martín , Río Paraná y España ), Parque de las Colectividades , Parque Scalabrini Ortiz parquescalabriniortiz.htm( Av. Mongsfeld ) Parque Sunchales (Av. Estanislao Lopez ) , Parque Regional Sur ( a la vera del arroyo saladillo desde Av San Martín al Río) , Parque ' Leandro N. Alem ' (Av de los Trabajadores , Arroyo Ludueña y Río Paraná ) Parque de los Constituyentes ( Av de Circunvalación 25 de mayo y Arroyo Ludueña , que cuenta con una extensión de 300 hectáreas y contiene cerca de 75.000 árboles ) , Parque del Mercado (Av Cepeda entre Laprida y Gutierrez ), Parque Gral Juan Domingo Perón ( Ubicado en la calle Eva Perón Vera Mujica , Santa Fe y Caferatta ).
- Wine Tasting
I recommend you to visit the...
I recommend you to visit the Independencia Park, it´s a beautiful green place located in the center of the gray city. There is a big stadium 'Newell´s Old Boys'.
Obviously the main attraction of Rosario is the National Flag Monument and Park, a monumental place, with a magnificent museum.
Go to the top of the Flag Monument, you will see from there all the big city, the Paraná River and the Front Islands, and lots of cargo ships.
El Monumento de la Bandera
This monument is the central and more upscale part of Rosario. It is a monument dedicated to the national flag. It's so famous it's even on one of the pesos I think the 10 bill.
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