Nature Reserve in Southern Pampas

Reserva Provincial Parque Luro

Home to a mix of introduced and native species, as well as over 150 species of birds, this 76-sq-km reserve is a delightful spot to while away some easy hours. It’s more peaceful on weekdays: the picnicking masses f…
Park in Southern Pampas

Parque Nacional Lihué Calel

This desert-like park is a haven for native cats such as puma and yagouaroundi. You can easily spot armadillo, guanaco, mara (Patagonian hare) and vizcacha, while birdlife includes the rhea-like ñandú and many birds…
Nature Reserve in Southern Pampas

Parque Provincial Ernesto Tornquist

The main hike from the Centro de Visitantes is Cerro Bahía Blanca (two hours round-trip). There are great views from the trail and the peak and you don't need a guide to get there. There are also Cuevas con Pinturas…
Park in Tandil

Cerro El Centinela

For great views over Tandil and a relaxing afternoon hike, head 6km west of town to this hilltop park. There's a bakery, a restaurant with outdoor tables, and a chairlift (per person AR$130) that can whisk you furth…
Museum in Reserva Provincial Parque Luro

Museo El Castillo

Tours of the Castillo Luro, as the museum is known, offer insight into the luxurious eccentricities that Argentine landowners could afford to indulge in during the first half of the 20th century. Note, for instance,…
Hill in Tandil

Cerro La Movediza

At the north edge of town, the Piedra Movediza, a 300-tonne stone, teetered precariously atop Cerro La Movediza for many years before finally falling in 1912. A ‘replica’ (nonmoving) stone was built in 2007; like it…
Church in Santa Rosa

Obispado de la Diócesis de Santa Rosa

You've never seen a church like this. Faded now from what must have been its gleaming, feather-ruffling ribbon cutting, the facade in front of Santa Rosa's prominent cathedral right on the square is wholly original …
Church in Tandil

Parroquia Santísimo Sacramento

Built in 1878, Tandil's gorgeous central Catholic Church is decked out with arts-and-crafts era tiled floors, floral mosaic ceilings and a gilded altar. The domes are formed like budding tulips, and the stained glas…
Museum in Reserva Provincial Parque Luro

Museo San Huberto

This small museum houses an interesting collection of 15 horse-drawn carriages from the early 20th century.
Museum in Reserva Provincial Parque Luro

Museo El Caserío

The Museo El Caserío is where the French painter Tristán Lacroix lived and worked in 1911.