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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 Lebanese in Santiago del Estero

Aladdin

The marketing of this restaurant will look familiar to fans of the Disney film, but you've made the trek from the center of town for the authentic Lebanese fare. Think faithful hummus, baba ghanoush, falafel, kofta,…
Top Choice Art in Tafí del Valle

Ruta del Artesano

Tafi's main diversion, aside from walks in the countryside, is this driving route to the home studios of area artisans, whose work includes ceramics, jewelry, musical instruments, art and more. The Casa de Turista (…
Top Choice Argentine in Tafí del Valle

Restaurante El Museo

Set in the venerable adobe Jesuit chapel 1km from the center, this place makes an atmospheric venue for a lunch of traditional local specialties, such as humitas, tamales and empanadas. Just turn up and see what's c…
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. …
Top Choice Cafe in Tucumán

Plaza de Almas

This intimate, colorful and engaging multilevel place is popular with under-40 tucumanos and is one of the best of the city's many combination cafe/bar/restaurant/cultural centers. The short but interesting menu (ma…
Top Choice Traditional Music in Santiago del Estero

El Patio del Indio Froilán

For more than 40 years, indigenous local hero Froilán González has been making drums from the trunks of the ceibo tree. They're used by some of the biggest names in Latin music. On Sundays, locals and visitors gathe…
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 …
Burgers in Tucumán

Black Pan

Black Pan is a hip spot, exceptionally well branded, and beloved by Tucumán’s young and upwardly mobile. Its standard is a 120g burger with cheddar cheese, served on a brioche bun. But you can build yours as you lik…
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…