Casa de Horacio Quiroga

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Casa de Horacio Quiroga information

San Ignacio , Argentina
Av Quiroga s/n
admission AR$20
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Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga was a get-back-to-nature type who found his muse in the rough-and-ready Misiones backwoods lifestyle. His simple house at the southern end of town (a 30-minute walk) was built by himself out of stone.

To reach it, you walk along a trail through sugarcane, where panels (in English, too) detail the events of a deeply tragic life so full of shotgun accidents and doses of cyanide it’s almost funny. Grand views of the Paraná inspired Quiroga to write his regionally based stories.