San Miguel de Tucuman, invites us to visit, both those who never knew her, and those who already know and want to reconnect with history, independence, the garden of the Republic and the warmth of its people
San Miguel de Tucumán, declared "Historic Town of Argentine" since 1999. Renews its tourism, through the enhancement 8 footpaths designed according to themes, some of which share attractions: the first one: "The route of the Paseo de la Independencia" main attractions which includes: The Independence Square with the statue of "Freedom", sculpted by the famous "Lola Mora", the pedestrian street "Congress" first and second block, where it has signage throughout the history of the events of the era culminating in the declaration of independence, "The Place of the congressional": Where one marble reflects the names of the 29 signatories congressmen of the declaration of independence, a bust invites homage to the avant-garde "Lola Mora", an adjoining courtyard with a great centennial Lapacho (native species) houses the replica of "Four cannons used during the Battle of Tucumán in 1812"; Crafts and a walk complete this square, The Historical House of Independence National Historical Museum, where besides the Hall of Jura which is preserved intact, you can see works of art, furniture and objects of the time, in the same house from 21.30 you can attend the light and sound show which is represented in the yards; Towards the last corner is the "thematic area of Paseo de la Independencia", where contemporary architecture combines current trends with historical -independence themes: there can be seen two panels of current design, backlit, one is represented as what was the life like of the town of San Miguel de Tucumán in 1816, with its customs and habits characteristic, and in the other timeline, divided in 12 stages from native peoples to the Mercosur summit held in the city this year, which can be compared in parallel the events that took place in Tucuman, Argentina, and the World.
Another pedestrian route resolves themed "The Battle of Tucumán" fought in 1812, which changed the fate of the Northern army commanded by General Manuel Belgrano, in this tour you can see the baton that General Belgrano offered up to the Virgin of Mercy in this Church, imploring the victory, as the numerical difference only a miracle could make reality replication cannons used in the battle found in the Congressional Plaza; current Belgrano Square, old Course careers where this battle was fought, a few blocks from downtown, there can be seen a monument to Belgrano addition to nameplates tribute fallen bravely in this war.
Another possibility is a path on the sculptor "Lola Mora", where you can contact: The 15 x 5 m reliefs on bronze, that are in the House of Independence: representing the May Revolution of 1810 and the Declaration of Independencein 1816; Bust Tribute to the image of the sculptor of the square of congressmen; dimensional works in charcoal, which are located on the first floor of the Museum of History Nicolás Avellaneda, located on Congress Street first block , the Statue of Liberty is located in Independence Square, the statue tribute to Juan Bautista Alberdi, located in the homonymous square, And his grave in the West Cemetery.
The fourth thematic tour of the "Garden of the Republic": its motivation green spaces: 9 de Julio Park, designed by landscape architect Carlos Thays, with statues brought in the 20s, from Italy Carrara marble and from France in bronze, a rose garden, a floral mechanical clock, a sundial, light sources, native and exotic green species and wide gastronomic offer to enjoy the outdoors both day and night, Independence Square, Plaza Irigoyen, The Plaza San Martin, Plaza Belgrano, El Parque Avellaneda, La Plaza Alberdi and La Plaza Urquiza.
The fifth proposal is to issue the "Museology": Where the comprehensive spectrum is very wide, starting with the "Native America Museum" situated in Virla Center, part of the National University of Tucumán, The "Museo Casa Padilla", The "Folk Museum provincial", the "Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Timoteo Navarro”, the "Provincial Historical Museum Nicolás Avellaneda", and the "Museum of the Sugar Industry, Casa del Obispo colombres”: in the park July 9 recently restored paneling, and bilingual signage and themed store.
"Faith and religion" have an important place in the history of the country and the city, as from the delivery of Belgrano baton at the Battle of Tucumán, through the loan of furniture religious convent San Francisco so he could hold sessions of congress independence to religious participation therein; shown the importance, influence and guidance of the Faith in our history, so you can visit: the Cathedral church, where retains the founding cross of San Miguel de Tucumán, 1565, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo Church and convent of San Francisco, the Chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, and the Elmina Gallo Peace Museum on the history of dominica order in the region.
"Architecture" is another of the attractions of the city, with countless works of architects such as: José De Bassols, Sunday Selva, Pedro Vozza, Buschiazzo Mario Alberto Pelmaekers, Benicampi José Luis Giorgi, Alberto Prebish (Author of Obelisk Capital Federal), Joseph Grana, Luis Martin, Juan Pasteris, Waldorp José Pedro Dalgare Etcheverry, Alberto Sacriste, among others, with varied styles like colonial, baroque, Italianate, English, French-style, neoclassical, art nouveau, modern, etc. ..
The circuit of West has four suggestions: The Crypt Space, frustrated project Crypt of Basilica by a water table was repurposed as a space for the gestation of contemporary art projects by young, The Munt, building created in 1888 for arts school and offices, now houses the Institute of Museum and Archaeology and Juan B. Teran UNT, The Miguel Lillo Museum, part of the College of Natural sciences UNT, where Fossil remains are exhibited in a herbarium of 590,000 specimens, a collection of 1200 pieces of wood intended for scientific study, and collections from around the world. The entire West Cemetery founded in 1859, where lie the most important protagonists of our history, governors, industrialists, merchants, artists and personalities of our culture, standing out Lola Mora with 2997 tombs, graves and mausoleums.
Finally, the city offers an important walk of "shopping and dining" complementing the varied cultural issues from anticipated tours, where you can buy from handicrafts, clothing and gifts, to taste regional foods, gourmet, grilled, etc.. While taking into account the specialty tucumana pie whose distinctive features, the knife cut meat, green onion as an ingredient and seasoning of cumin and spicy.
San Miguel de Tucuman, invites you to visit, both those who never knew it, and those who already know and want to reconnect with history, independence, the garden of the Republic and the warmth of its people.
Prof. Alejandro Tec Auvieux
Deputy Director of Tourism
San Miguel de Tucuman
traslation: Belén Zapata