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Hito Tres Fronteras - Monument Puerto Iguazú - Argentina

On the very tip of a point jutting into the Río Paraná river is Hito Tres Fronteras. A sky-blue and white obelisk is the hito (border marker) that marks the Argentine side of the frontier. Terraced gardens descend to a sweeping view of the confluence of the Río Iguazú into the Paraná. On the other side of the river, to the right, is Brazil’s yellow and green marker. Across the Paraná, to the left, is Paraguay’s red-white-blue hito. In the distance is Ciudad del Este. Next to Hito Tres Fronteras is an artisan market selling crafts from the three nations.


Avenida Tres Fronteras and Avenida Costanera

Puerto Iguazú, Argentina

Monument Types:
Monument, Monument

Getting There

Walk down Avenida V Aguirre to Plaza San Martín. Continue due west down Avenida Tres Fronteras. From the port, walk 600 meters (0.5 mi) uphill along Avenida Costanera. El Práctico buses ply between the Hito and bus terminal (half-hourly 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m., $0.40). A taxi stand is across from Hotel Amerian, about 150 meters (500 ft) up Avenida Aguirre.

Travel Tips:

Along Avenida Costanera are Anfiteatro Ramón Ayala are a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes with a small waterfall and the Almedia-Kurá mural. Several restaurants and small parks give excellent views of the river.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

If walking, protect yourself against the sun (hat, sunblock) and take water.

Several orchid nurseries are nearby. Check out the city’s museums and murals. Smell the flowers at an orchid house. Explore the indigenous communities, botanical garden and other sights along Ruta 12. Take a boat trip on the rivers. Daytrip out to the semi-precious stone mines in Wanda. And, of course, visit the national park and Iguazú Falls.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso

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