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    CATHEDRAL OF ROSARIO ARGENTINA

    by mehulraj Updated Jul 14, 2011

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    The basilica is located on the oldest part of the city, at the corner of Buenos Aires St. and Córdoba St., besides the Palacio de los Leones (that is, the municipal building), across the pedestrian path called Pasaje Juramento ("Oath Passage") that leads into the National Flag Memorial. The basilica faces Plaza 25 de Mayo (May 25th Square), also bordered by the Central Post Office.

    The first parish was built in this site in 1731, at a time when Rosario was no more than a small scattered village on the shore of the Paraná River. The image of the Virgin of the Rosary was brought from Cádiz, Spain, in 1773.

    The basilica dates from the last part of the 19th century; it was first projected in 1882 and its construction started in 1887. Its altar is of Italian origin, and it was made of Carrara marble. The motherchurch was officially named a cathedral at the canonical erection of the Diocese of Rosario, on 20 April 1934, and it became a basilica on 7 October 1966.

    The cathedral is on the list of works and sites of patrimonial value of the municipality of Rosario, as item 011161200.

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    Crypt

    by mehulraj Written Jul 9, 2011

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    In the very heart of the canyon, the birthplace of the ultimate symbol of our Argentina, is the crypt dedicated to Manuel Belgrano, where a statue of the hero before him the Cross of Christ as a sign and expression of their feelings rooted Catholics.
    The project authors proposed this site as a place to pay tribute to Belgrano but left a space-prepared under the crypt to rest the remains of one of the Founding Fathers. This was not possible since the remains are found in the Santo Domingo Church in Buenos Aires at the express request of Belgrano before he died.
    The total coating is made of marble and polished and the glow of the lights on the roof form the Argentina flag, give the area an atmosphere of great solemnity. Among the legends that span the most important it is to cut into the circumference of the Crypt puts us in the place and time

    "In this sacred site for the Argentine General Belgrano hoisted the first flag of the country being 6.30 in the afternoon of February 27, 1812"

    General Belgrano Manuel opp of genaral manuel statue On the steps to towner opp of genaral manuel statue On the steps
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    Plaza 25 de Mayo Rosario

    by mehulraj Written Jul 10, 2011

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    This place is just opposite of Cathedral of Rosario.We reached there at 330pm and had to wait for Cathedral to open.Meantime we sat there for some time.Watching people passing by is also kind a fun activity.

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    National Flag Monument

    by mehulraj Written Jul 14, 2011

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    This all monuments are just behind Cathedral Chruch.We can see it from Chruch street and very easy to locate in city.As i said before just behind this Chruch and built near the shore of Parana river.

    Monumento(Monument) Walking from the chruch u will see Triumphal Propylaeum its a contiues burning flame which might be kept on in the memory of soldier who died for their country and just beneath that there is Honor Room for the flags of America,where all American nation flags are on display.And u move towards parana river u will see this great,tall structure called national flag monument.At the base there u will see statue of General Belgrano's crypt and this monuemnt tower is 70 mtrs tall.For going to the top v had to pay 4 pesos and its just 1$ and either u can take lift or use stairways.Anyways its just 2 floor.From the top view of city and parana river is magnificient.

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    Che Park in City

    by mehulraj Written Jul 14, 2011

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    This city is Che Guevara... birth place didnt knew it when v were roaming that city.just we walked by from the place where he was born.Now its not like museum or tourist place its private residential place.
    After few hours of roaming finaly our leg tired so bad that v wanted to sit somewhere and suddenly we reached at Che park,its deep inside city and after few moments of rest there it time for some beer.In just right side of that park u will see one pub quite a good place to spend some time with 2 beer one is free.At this place i had the strongest beer its like having a shot of brandy.Ambience is so good we enjoyed there.

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    Civic Patio

    by mehulraj Written Jul 9, 2011

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    Civic El Patio, with its steps, relive the efforts of patriots to organize the State: battles, agreements, pacts. This allegory suggests the idea of ​​slow but steady rise, surrounded by ramparts that prevent deviation from the straight line, the eminent Argentine rule.
    The staircase surprised by its size and represents us as if it were a Greek drama modernized. It begins in the atrium where the Motherland and rises to the Propylaea Triumph of the Fatherland. Twenty-two poles and streetlights flickering of the teachings to ascend the staircase, is a feast for the spirit.
    This place is often used to perform massive outdoor shows organized by the Municipality of Rosario and this is woven the world's largest flag in the project high in the sky .

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    Propylaeum

    by mehulraj Written Jul 9, 2011

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    Propylaeum
    sanctuary to house and to exalt the unsung hero of independence. In the center stands the stone pedestal on which stands the urn containing the remains of the Grenadiers of San Martin, San Lorenzo dead and that raises the votive candle, Sacred Fire of Argentina that burns continuously.
    In the two small galleries that line the broad street temple towards each other towards Cordoba and Santa Fe are the niches where they are located sculptures representing the great American Nation in its four stages: Native America, Colonial America, American Constitutional , Latin Futura.

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    VIEW FROM TOP OF NATIONAL MONUMENT OF FLAG

    by mehulraj Updated Jul 9, 2011

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    From this place u can have best view of parana river and city.As i have told u already going to the top v have to pay just 4 peses and lift is available and if u r fit then u can take steps too.
    From top the view is best and there are binoculars are also available for better view but u have put 1 peso coin to have a view.I didnt use it
    Its really worth visiting this place,I m sure u will enjoy it.

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    Pasaje Juramento

    by mehulraj Written Jul 9, 2011

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    This step connects the Plaza 25 de Mayo with the Triumph of the Fatherland Propylaeum is a project born in the late nineteenth century. Even the Arch Angel Guido project translating a sketch where an overview of the Monument and surrounding park. That dream came true when the Municipality in 1996, calls for a Preliminary Contest for the final completion of the Monumental Civic set that included the construction of the Passage and the relocation of the sculptures in Carrara marble by Lola Mora.

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    Monument de la Bandera

    by mindcrime Updated May 12, 2008

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    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.

    the monument of the flag view from the monument view from the monument view of the Propyleaum view from Belgrano Avenue
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    Parque Urquiza

    by mindcrime Written May 14, 2008

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    After some walking along the waterfront I turned right up to a small hill where park Urquiza is. I noticed the entrance from a large basrelief called the Sower and the stairs go up next to it. The park took its name from general Justo Jose de Urquiza that was president of the argentine confederation from 1854 to 1860).

    Like most of the urban parks in big cities it offers recreation and green space to the people of Rosario. It has great view over the river and I saw many locals lying in the sun for one more time (some of them have with them inflatable mattresses!! lol).

    In the park there is a planetarium building, the “complejo astronomico municipal” but I guess both of them are opened during the night. I had my breakfast at café amfiteatro, a self service small café with very helpful stuff. Next to the café there is the Amfiteatro, an open-air stage with 3,000people capacity, where many concerts take place in the summer period. I walked for a while among some sculptures, a fountain and some small paths and I returned back to the center of the city…

    the Sower the Planetario is behind the fountain the open-air stage a cannon in the park
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    La Florida

    by Rebecca_jp Updated Nov 7, 2002

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    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.

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    the Cathedral

    by mindcrime Written May 14, 2008

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    The full name of the cathedral is “Cathedral Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary”. Wow! With such a long name I was expecting to see a huge cathedral but it wasn’t anything special, just a cathedral/basilica dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary (rose garden).

    It was first built in 1731 but the basilica was built in 1887. I spent only a few minutes inside, I was too thirsty after walking for hours and I just rested inside for a while with some old local people. :)

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    plaza 25 de Mayo

    by mindcrime Written May 30, 2008

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    Every city in Argentina has a square with the name 25 de Mayo.

    It’s the main square of Rosario, located in the eastern edge of downtown of the city. I spend only a few minutes here after visiting the Cathedral. From here you can continue walking at Pasaje Juramento that leads to the Flag Monument or walk back at Cordoba street for the cafes/shopping etc Have in mind that the square is a good place to take some buses for several parts of Rosario like Parque Indepedencia or the beaches.

    There is a nice monument at the square. It was built in 1883 and it’s called Columna a la Libertad and consists of several statues. The one on top represens Liberty and the others some national heroes.

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    Museo municipal de arte decorativo

    by mindcrime Written May 30, 2008

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    I found by accident the municipal decorative art museum of Rosario because it’s located right next to the main square of the city (25 de Mayo). I’ve read at a leaflet that there is a permanent exhibition of several artworks that belonged to Estevez family (in fact the museum was the house of the family) like furniture, paintings, sculptures etc but I wasn’t in a good mood to see things like a chair of 16th century. The only thing I desperately wanted after walking under the sun for hours was an ice-cream!

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