Along the Río Paraná

From the northern edge of downtown, Parque Urquiza slopes steeply downward to the banks of the Río Paraná. During summer, the waterfront fills with people strolling, fishing and swimming. There's a public beach, Playa El Parque, west of the Paraná Rowing Club's private strand, but a better strip of sand, Playas de Thompson, is 1km further east, beyond the port.

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Nearby Along the Río Paraná attractions

1. Playa El Parque


This strip of public beach is west of the Paraná Rowing Club's private one.

2. Museo Histórico de Entre Ríos

0.68 MILES

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,…

5. Estación Belgrano

10.97 MILES

This magnificent old train station close to the river serves to show just how much of a busy regional powerhouse Santa Fe used to be. It's now been turned…

6. Cervecería Santa Fe

11.04 MILES

This is the brewery that produces Santa Fe lager as well as Budweiser and Heineken under license. Numbers are limited on the free tours: come 15 minutes…

8. Convento y Museo de San Francisco

11.56 MILES

Santa Fe's principal historical landmark is this Franciscan monastery and museum, built in 1680. While the museum is mediocre, the church is beautiful,…