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Parque Urquiza - City Park Paraná - Argentina

Paranense life focuses on the river. For several kilometers along the Río Paraná's towering left bank bluffs stretches the terraced Parque Urquiza. This greenspace begins in the Puerto Nuevo where kayaking, sailing and other nautical adventures begin. Baqueaños (fishermen) take hikers over to wander Islote Curupí. South along the park's costanera are restaurants and bars that come alive on weekends. Anglers are trying their luck with the fish, bathers are enjoying the beaches. The park unfolds with sculpture and rose gardens. Parque Urquiza ends at Bajada Los Vascos and the old port. On the heights is the monument to General Urquiza.

Location:

Río Uruguay, between Avenida Corrientes / San Martín and Avenida Rivadavia


Paraná, Argentina

City Park

Getting There

Walk down Avenida Corrientes / San Martín, or Avenida Rivadavia or any other street between the two heading west to the river. City bus Línea 1 "Lomas del Mirador" passes through the park ($0.65).

Travel Tips:

Between dusk and dawn the inner trails and roads of the park are not safe. If in the park after dark, stick to the riverside costanera road.

Lots of companies offer river cruises, kayaking trips and other excursions on the river. Their offices are at the Puerto Nuevo. Ask the tourism office for a list of companies and guides. The Baqueanos del Río do guided tours of Islote Curupí (Tel: 423-4893 / 155-109-646, E-mail: baqueanodelrio@ecourbano.org.ar, URL: www.ecourbano.org.ar).

Price Description:

The park is free. Some beaches charge an access fee. Kayaking and canoeing expeditions cost $13-34. River cruises are $8.50-13.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

For any activity, bring along water, a picnic (unless planning to enjoy a fish parrilla at one of the restaurants) and sun protection. If you want to swim or sunbathe, don't forget the bathing suit. Leave valuables back at your hotel safe.

Visit the Museo Histórico Provincial, Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Antropológicas and other museums. Take a cruise on the Río Uruguay, or match the catamarán to Santa Fe. Canoe amidst the river’s islands. Go hiking on Islote Curupí. Head down to Oro Verde or Pare Nacional Pre Delta.

Currencies accepted
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