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Top Choice Monument in Rosario

Monumento Nacional a La Bandera

Manuel Belgrano, who designed the Argentine flag, rests in a crypt beneath this colossal stone obelisk built where the blue-and-white stripes were first raised. If rampant nationalism isn’t your thing, it’s neverthe…
Top Choice Gallery in Rosario

Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes

This gallery is worth a visit for its inventive displays of contemporary and 20th-century artworks from the Macro collection, and its small collection of European works, which contains a couple of very fine pieces.
Top Choice Museum in Paraná

Museo Histórico de Entre Ríos

Flaunting local pride, this modern museum on Plaza Alvear contains information on the short-lived Republic of Entre Ríos and the battle of Monte Camperos, as well as mate paraphernalia and numerous solid wooden desk…
Top Choice Handicrafts in Paraná

Museo y Mercado Provincial de Artesanías

Promoting handicrafts from throughout the province, this is a likable little place. Ask the curator to explain things to you; you’ll be amazed at the intricacy of some of the work, like the hats made from tightly wo…
Top Choice Argentine in Colón

La Cosquilla del Ángel

Colón’s best restaurant combines elegant, romantic decor and service with a whimsical and unpretentious approach, particularly in the curiously named dishes and the intriguing restaurant name: The Angel’s Tickle. Ma…
Top Choice Monastery in Santa Fe

Convento y Museo de San Francisco

Santa Fe's principal historical landmark is this Franciscan monastery and museum, built in 1680. While the museum is mediocre, the church is beautiful, with an exquisite wooden ceiling. The lovely cloister has a rea…
Top Choice Museum in Santa Fe

Museo Histórico Provincial

In a lovable 17th-century building, this museum has a variety of possessions and mementos of various provincial governors and caudillos (provincial strongmen), as well as religious art and fine period furnishings, i…
Top Choice Ruins in San Ignacio

San Ignacio Miní

These mission ruins are the most complete of those in Argentina: atmospheric and impressive for the quantity of carved ornamentation still visible and for the amount of restoration. The interpretation center provide…
Top Choice Argentine in Puerto Iguazú

María Preta

The indoor-outdoor eating area and live music make this a popular dinner choice, whether it’s for steaks that are actually cooked the way you want them, for a wide range of typical Argentine-Spanish dishes, or for s…
Top Choice Park in Iguazú Falls

Parque Nacional Iguazú

On the Argentine side of the marvelous falls, this park has loads to offer, and involves a fair amount of walking. The spread-out entrance complex ends at a train station, with departures every half-hour to the Cata…