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That to know in San Rafael














This city located on the river Diamond is the second city in importance after the provincial capital. In their surroundings there is one of their most beautiful provincial landscapes

Begin the visit in the pleasant square San Martin (1925), tree-lined and with gardens. It is the urban center, where is San Rafael 's Archangel cathedral (1952), the municipality (1938) and the National Hypothecary Bank (1928).


Continue for Ortega toward the east until the Immigrant's Plazoleta, created in 1983 next to the station of the General railroad San Martin. Their monument is the first locomotive that arrived to San Rafael , in 1903, and it symbolizes the progress; in its trips it transported immigrants and made possible the quick formation of the oasis.

The machine, the N° 76 received in the country, it was manufactured in Sheffield , England , by the Yorkshire Engine Co. Ltd.


Return behind until the Av. San Martin, the commercial street, where will find pizzerías, sweet shops and a hotel.

Then will be able to carry out a vehicular journey: for the Av. San Martin lowers until Bartolomé Mitre, an avenue of enormous wide; it bends toward the east (left) and advance for Mitre four blocks until Major Torres. There, rotate the right five blocks to visit the Cellar Bianchi, between Ortiz of Roses and Colonel Square . offers visits guided in fixed schedule.


Continue for the streets Colonel Square-Santa Fe, crossing the new residential sector of big houses with gardens, to arrive at the Park Hipólito Yrigoyen


Park Hipólito Yrigoyen


In their tree-lined grasslands will find places for picnic and games for children. The Teatro,Griego, with capacity for 10.000 spectators, offers several shows, culminating with the Departmental Party of the Vintage.


Continue the vehicular walk leaving the Park Yrigoyen and going to Av. Sarmiento. For this, arrive until the crossing with the highway that goes to the south. Rotate to the left and advance until to cross the river Diamond and to enter to the Island of the Diamond.


Island of the Diamond


It is located in the park Mariano Moreno. It is very picturesque, forestada. and has several attractiveness. Among them, the Municipal Museum of History and Natural Sciences, with five rooms dedicated to botany, zoology, mineralogy, archaeology, anthropology, history and regional folklore.

Next to an artificial lake will find the camping site The Inn, well equipped and pleasant, with a small one zoological and groves of varied species.


Return to downtown for a repairman lunch or visit the converged sweet shop.


Where to eat


There is good alternative in the microcentro and in places bordering to the city. On the Av. San Martin will find pizzerias, sweet shops and places of quick food, to go with children.


Where to house


Hotels exist of up to 3 *; they are not deluxe, but they offer good attention.


Tourist information


Look for the position of Municipal Tourist Information, strategically located in the access on the Av. Yrigoyen. It is open to newspaper.

offers a service of recruiting of guides for tourist journeys, besides exhibition of regional products and information has more than enough cultural events that are carried out in the House of the Culture, the Cultural Center , the Museum of Fine arts and the Greek Theater.

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