Attractions

Top Choice Ruins in Tucumán & Around

Quilmes

Dating from about AD 1000, Quilmes was a complex indigenous urban settlement that occupied about 30 hectares and housed as many as 5000 people. The inhabitants survived contact with the Inca, which occurred from abo…
Top Choice Museum in Santiago del Estero

Centro Cultural del Bicentenario

This excellent cultural center is an airy, modern space housing three museums, all imaginatively displayed; the highlight is the anthropological collection, with an array of indigenous ceramics, jewelry and flutes. …
National Park in Tucumán & Around

Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos

To the south of Tucumán, Parque Nacional Campo de los Alisos is a tempting destination, particularly if you have your own transportation. A hilly park at the zone where the montane forest and cloud forest meets the …
Museum in Amaicha del Valle

Museo de Pachamama

The ornate and unusual Museo de Pachamama combines a picturesque collection of indigenous art and artifacts with the sculpture and tapestries of the artist who designed the striking indoor-outdoor building. The gift…
Museum in Tucumán

Casa de la Independencia

Students and families descend from far and wide to visit this late-colonial mansion where a collection of Unitarist lawyers and clerics declared Argentina’s independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. Portraits of the …
Museum in Santa María

Museo Arqueológico Eric Boman

On one corner of Santa María's plaza, Museo Arqueológico Eric Boman has a worthwhile collection of ceramics that dates back to the 8th century, plus gold and silver grave jewelry from this important archaeological z…
Cathedral in Tucumán

Catedral Metropolitana

Tucumán's neoclassical cathedral is a handsome presence on Plaza Independencia, and has a Doric facade with a pediment depicting the Exodus. Curiously, Moses is receiving bunches of grapes in the desert; a reference…
Church in Tafí del Valle

Capilla La Banda

This is an 18th-century Jesuit chapel, built in 1708 and acquired by the Frías Silva family of Tucumán after the Jesuits’ expulsion. It was expanded in the 1830s, but restored to its original configuration in the 19…
Museum in Around Tafí del Valle

Parque de los Menhires

At pretty El Mollar, at the other end of the valley from Tafí, you can visit the Parque de los Menhires on the plaza, where there is a collection of more than 100 carved standing stones, found in the surrounding are…
Architecture in Tucumán

Casa de Gobierno

One of Tucumán's many magnificent structures, this neoclassic beauty has a Parisian quality, and you won't miss it as it's right on Plaza Independencia. While the exterior is rather majestic and the interior tiles a…