Casa de la Independencia
Turismo del Tucumán
Guided trips to spots of interest around the province, including the Yungas circuit (AR$175), Tafí del Valle (AR$250) and Quilmes...
Alongside the Casa de Gobierno, this partly-restored mid-19th-century house belonged to provincial governor José Frías (1792–1874), then...
Museo Folclórico Manuel Belgrano
Occupying a colonial house, this pleasant museum features a good collection of traditional gaucho gear, indigenous musical instruments...
Glasses gleaming on the gantry, outdoor tables and bow-tied waiters make this a great cafe. Top espresso, prize-worthy apple licuados ...
Congreso 151 · interesting places nearby
Casa de la Independencia information
Unitarist lawyers and clerics (Federalists boycotted) declared Argentina’s independence from Spain on July 9, 1816, in this late-colonial mansion. Portraits of the signatories line the walls of the original room. There’s plenty of information in Spanish on the lead-up to these seismic events, and English guided tours (free) are available.
There’s a sound-and-light show nightly except Thursday; entry is AR$10/5 per adult/child. Get tickets at the tourist office.
Alongside the building are areas with handicrafts stalls and stands selling traditional foods.