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Introducing Santiago Del Estero

Placid Santiago del Estero enjoys the distinction of the title ‘Madre de Ciudades’ (Mother of Cities) for this, founded in 1553, was the first Spanish urban settlement in what is now Argentina. Sadly, it boasts no architectural heritage from that period, but still makes a pleasant stopover.

Santiagueños (residents of Santiago del Estero) enjoy a nationwide reputation for valuing rest and relaxation over work. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of bustle around the town center, particularly in the evenings when life orbits around the pretty plaza and its adjoining pedestrian streets.