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Visit to Zárate

 

 

 

 

Vieja estación de ferrocarril.

 

 

 

 

Vieja estación de ferrocarril.

 

 

 

 

Barrio Smithfield

 

 

 

 

Barrio Smithfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iglesia Ntra. Sra. del Carmen

 

 

 

 

Municipalidad de Zárate. Estatua de Leandro N. Alem

 

 

 

 

Plaza Italia. Anfiteatro.
 
To know a city and their surrounding field that conserve many of the historical characteristics of their origin, with splendid views of the Paraná of the Palmas and of the great complex of bridges on the river and the sector of islands. Of special attraction for those who are interested in the architectural patrimony of century end in a county city.
Located to 100 Km. from Buenos Aires, for Pan-American freeway. Supply in route and urban area of Campana and Zárate. Lunch or snack in Zárate, or to take picnic. For the day to happen. In bus, expressed 194 of company Chevalier from square Miserere or expressed 228 from Bridge Saavedra, both with frequencies each stocking hour, approximately. For train, line Mitre from Retiro.
 
For Pan-American until the Km. 91; take the exit to the right to Bridges Long Zárate-arm and City of Zárate. Advancing 4 Km., you will find the crossing round with RN12. Continue right toward the toll station and access to the bridges; continue to the left, to continue for Av. Lavalle that takes to downtown of Zarate.
 
Zarate
 
Zárate is an industrial city to the coast of the river Parana of the Plamas in whose end the group of islands and streams that conform the Delta opens up.
Framed by the complex ferrovial Zárate - Long Arm (that unites the counties of Buenos Aires and Entre Ríos) and the Nuclear Power station of Atucha, this industrial city is erected and is center of an important agricultural, forest activity and frutícola.
 
That to know in a visit
 
Continue for the Av. Lavalle and take to the right in Rivadavia to the square Mitre, a calm corner with añosos trees, surrounded by buildings of height uniform and even architecture, where stands out the monument to Leandro Alem (the political commander represented in eloquent attitude), statue of the Spanish sculptor's brass Manuel Basterra, 1910. In front will find the building of the Municipality lifted in 1934, and it is a late exponent of the classicist influences (specially Bourbon) that were made feel in the official architecture of century beginnings. Great volume in two plants, with a loggia on the entrance and finished off by mansardas in slate with oval windows; in their entrance hall stands out the great stairway, with enormous vitral that illuminates it from behind.
In the following corner, the branch of the Bank of the Nation, original of 1907, with the great access for the ochava, the ornamented facade sector, in a neoclassical vocabulary of great ornamental economy. AI to rotate around the square will find Our church Mrs. of the Carmen.
 
Our Mrs. of the Carmen
 

It was finished in 1880, donated by Fair Lima of Atucha. The facade expressed classic influence. Both toast steeple that flank it they finish in curious slate domes.
The interior is of a single ship, with a vault of run canyon. To the right, in Alsina, the sector of historical protection begins, with tree-lined cálles and you marry of harmonic architecture. To the left, in tuzaingó, a short block without exit finished in a balcony to the first floor of Zárate and the river. On her the Farm Jovita will observe.

 
Farm Jovita
 
Built by Manuel José of the Tower, first procurator of the Municipality of Zárate, toward 1870. It surrounds it an old fence of masonry pillars and grills. A dense vegetation that enhances the value paisajístico of the place hides the house, which has stayed without alterations along the years, conserving its style italianizante. You can the line of balustrades that crown the perimeter of the house and the loggia that it marks the main entrance turns. In the front, the Club Paraná.
 
Club Paraná
 

It occupies the one that was residence Otálora, one of the first families in acquiring lands in the area, built toward 1880. Their terraces in plant discharge allowed limitless views of the river. Although it is of I outline classic, it uses ornamental elements in iron characteristic of the modernity, as eaves and balustrades. It can visit one another requesting permission. Leave from here the low landscape the ravine, with the lands of Marina's Arsenal toward the left occupying an extensive area.
This was created by Domingo Sarmiento in 1873 who was Managing of the same one up to 1876.

Return to the left to bend in Alsina and to the right in Independence. In the corner with March 19 observes the building of the Theater Coliseum.

 
Theater Coliseum
 
It is a work of the Italian collective of this city, inaugurated in 1928 and built in time record. The entrance is for March 19, marked by a great metallic marquee, and gives to a foyer of double height from where you consents to the room in horseshoe form, according to the tradition of the Italian lyrical theater, of sober decoration. There continue to the left in Av. Mitre; on the right one can see the House Güerci.
 
House Güerci
 
This dominating the ravine and surrounded of a grove that hardly hidden their enormous deterioration. It dates of the second decade of this century. Strategically located, it was the residence of bigger sumptuosity of the city. It continues an I outline of Italian village, with the leaning main level on the important basement, lending bigger relief to the volume and with important loggia or gallery looking to the river.
Bend the left in the next street and to the right in H Yrigoyen, for which descends until the port. To the left it begins Coastal Av. AND Buscaglia, pleasant walk with the vicinity of the river, ideal place for picnic (there are grills for it uses of the public) and to enjoy the views of the coast and the great perspective of the bridge that it connects with the region mesopotámica. The avenue continues passing sectors of nautical clubs on the riverside until the street slope Rivadavia; to ascend for this and to turn to the right in July 9, skirting the lands of the Arsenal now, until the end; continue again to the left two blocks and the right until the end of the pavement. Visit in this place a beautiful garden on the ravine, with a cross in their center, with spectacular views of the Paraná and, to the left, at the distance, the abandoned facilities of an old refrigerator.
To return for street February 3, then March 19, until H Yrigoyen; there continue to the right. Among Admiral Brown and Leandro Alem, on hand right, observe the great tower of water.
To the left in Brown will cross on the old one via of the railroad Urquiza that runs in trench, used when they crossed the boxcars in raft to the other side of the Paraná. To the right, on Mitre, the one that was the station of that line, disabled today, an attractive example of the rail architecture of the time leave. To the right then and to the left in Leandro Alem. To continue until the end; when finding a monoblocks neighborhood, to surround it for the left (Second lieutenant remains silent Pacheco)y to the left two you square later. An earth street that takes until the old Neighborhood Smithfield continues.
 
Neighborhood Smithfield
 
It was built by the refrigerating Smithfield for their employees at the beginning of century. They are few the constructions that are conserved, pore the environment of dense vegetation and the presence of the ravine give to the place a special character. Follow the right when finding the small square and to the left a block later; the asphalted street descends the ravine steeply and from here one has a beautiful panoramic of the river, with the inmediatez of the great bridge. On the right you will see an array of 4 houses of the original neighborhood, with generous porches, some still with the front had in wood. Toward the river, they are come at the distance the abandoned buildings from which was the great refrigerator.
The street to the right continues toward a sector of low lands, running among the towering pillars of the bridge. You will find a road that, to the left, it continues in address to the river. Solitary and wild sector, is lent for walks or jogging. For the same one in route to the right you goes up the ravine and you comes out to the access round to the city. From here you continues with the Walks other walks or one returns to Buenos Aires.
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