This photo is taken from the waterfront of Posadas Misiones Argentina to the port city. This historic port almost cannot be seen because the river is rising because of the Yasireta dam was built in the province of Corrientes 1 kilometer from the city . I wanted to show the world something that is about to disappear due to this dam being built.
This bridge opened in the year 1990 bringing even closer 2 cities in 2 countries by the Rio Paraná: Posadas (Argentina) and Encarnación (Paraguay) and was planned by the Binational Entity Yaciretá Hydroelectric Dam. It Proudly has the name of Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz, a Jesuit missionary saint born in Asuncion, Paraguay in the year 1576, ve devoted his life to founding Jesuit missions in both countries and was killed with a stone ax in the year 1628. He was beatified in the year 1934 and declared a Saint by Pope John Paul II in the year 1988. Work on the bridge began in the year 1980. It's quite a sight to see sailboats, speedboats and interesting boats in sports competitions going down the river.
This modern shopping center is centrally situated and despite its small size, has all the best known national and international clothing and footwear brands for women, men and children. There are cinemas, bookstores specializing in literature for children and adults from the most famous collections of world literature, to medicine, health food, books and for those in the constant search of Latin American literature icons like Julio Cortázar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, Joaquín Lavado (Quino the "father" of Mafalda) and many other world-renowned authors. We keep walking and see perfume houses imported with imported and domestic products, "Plaza Art" encourages us to take pieces of red earth with us, handmade piece, toys "Bambino" to the delight of the little ones, new cars, bars, restaurants , cafes and playground spread over its two very neat and chilled plants.
While touring Plaza 9 de Julio and after visiting the Cathedral, I found a sign indicating that Paseo Bosetti was 250 yards away so I decided to go there. It was 7 pm, 35 º in the shade (but it did not seem it) and 30% humidity, my warm desire turned to adventure. There I learned that the land had been occupied and donated by the Bosetti family for a Municipal market. The original purpose has changed as today it is a "space for assembling cultural activities, seeking harmony of its elements, inviting recognition of the fundamental importance of enhancing the values of our culture and preserving the environment" as can be read on one of the marble slabs there and that is signed by then City Mayor Carlos Rovira in 1997. Visit the Artisans Fair as it is also known, which has sculptures like a giant metal gaucho called "Monument to Mate" by Geronimo Rodriguez, the quintessential drink of the missionaries, and a large stone hand holding a ball. There are also painted wall murals (in color and black and white) trying to recreate the history of the city, mosaics with legends, "The Literary Trail" where they exhibit and sell new and used books, reed crafts, cane, gigantic tree trunks, carvings on demand, colorful jewelery (many made with vegetable seeds), decorative boxes, watercolors, tablecloths, painted bags, shawls, scarves and hammocks ... yes like those that are hung from trees and in which you can nap. In the middle of a small garden walk are some typical local trees and wooden benches under a weeping willow. This street has a direct connection with the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Mate. The phone and the website are the website of the Ministry of Tourism of Misiones.
The old "Posadas station" Railroad "General Justo José de Urquiza" was constructed in the year 1912 in a classic English style, like almost all railway stations in Argentina, that have been forgotten with time. With the memory of those ve were its users on the railway associations, provincial and municipal authorities and the support of the people in general, they provided the work that allowed for its recovery. Characteristics were restored in its granite walls, roofed galleries, box office and slates, and the locomotives "The Posadena" and "The Misionerita" can be seen on the rails in the huge park surrounding it and some pieces that were supposedly lost . From the year 2008 one has been able to see this collection in the rooms of the Museum called the "Cultural Village Station" and part of what needs to be found on the Costanera Monsignor "Kermerer". This structure was declared by Provincial and Municipal Ordinance Act of the year 1996 and a "Cultural Heritage site and is part of the Provincial Heritage. The phone and the website are from the Ministry of Tourism.
It is interesting to know where the artisans display their works so I went to the "Paseo Bosetti" and did the tour joined by the ground floor of the "Palacio del Mate" to visit this museum . At the time there was no one was there and the person ve served me told me that soon there would be an exposition that I could go to. He showed me the room and told me that there were works that belonged to the museum but they were not in sight. It had alarms, security, special lights to not damage the paint and AC. This museum has some rooms in which usually exhibit a temporary local artists and others for permanent exhibitions. There I see a painting by Geronimo Rodriguez "The old down," and another one called "The Artist",as well as other paintings that were colorful, still-lifes, woodcuts and other very contemporary ones. In the "Sala Juan de Dios Mena" what caught my attention was the perfect finish, for example that of "The Bitter" or "Two Rows" and otherst that are too many to list. There is a legend regarding the type of wood used for these carvings. John of God was born in Puerto Cabot Mena (Santa Fe) in the year 1897 and died in Rosario in 1954, was self-taught and had numerous exhibitions in the country and after his death in the capitals of Europe and New York. The opening hours to the public are from 8-12 and 16-20, Monday through Friday.
The Mensú circuit starts in the so-called Bajada Vieja extending about 4 blocks down the winding, tree lined Fleming Av and descends sharply towards the river. On the esplanade which forms a balcony, in the corner we can find the monument "The Mensú" the work of the missionary artist Hugo Viera, ve made this larger one to replace a work that was destroyed by falling trees a year earlier. The area still has old houses dating from early in the last century. The song of the poet Ramón Ayala made the area famous. "This story reminds us of inns from the late nineteenth to mid twentieth century. What Kapanga, The Dancing, yerba mate, ferrywomen navigating the Paraná River, and Mensú, symbol of work, exploitation and sacrifice " as the sign we can read indicates. The workers ve worked in the mills of the missionary mountains were called "menshú", and "Kapanga" were those ve worked in the, in inhumane conditions. The phone number and the website are those of the Ministry of Tourism of the Province of Misiones in 1985 Columbus Street.
After visiting the Cathedral I went walking and took a left on Felix de Azara and found the Diocese of Posadas building. Part of this building was the family home of Domingo Barthe, a Frenchman ve was born in Paris and died in 1917, but ve helped build things here in the early 1900s. The eclectic architecture of this building is a mashup of different styles, such as neoclassical inspired by Roman architecture, some columns, pediments and vaults. You know, the usual stuff for the Romans. The balconies have elaborate iron railings and windows, but with very simple window treatments. In this house important activities are carried out in favor of the community. This is where the Caritas delegation Posadas, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Game Addicts Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Centre for the blind, etc. No, I'm not joking. Those days and hours of operation different from the general public are Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 12 pm. The building is considered a World Heritage City.
This work in bronze and steel rising in this small square is situated in one of the most prominent streets, Bishop Kemerer Costanera Avenue, surrounded by lawns, shrubs and flowers, and was commissioned in the year 2006 by the large Polish community Missions Czeslaw Dzwigaj . It was done y a famous sculptor of the same nationality as the Pope Traveler, specializing in religious art and creating the different representations of Blessed John Paul II Data is the Portal of the Ministry of Tourism, whose address is 1985 Columbus
Posadas is the capital city of the province of Misiones, northeast end of the Republic Argentina. Currently, Posadas is the with more growth in the region NEA ("Nordeste Argentino") and forms the metropolitan area Gran Posadas. The name honors José Gervasio Posadas, who was an Argentine politician, "Supreme Director" in 1814 of the United Provinces of Rio de la Plata. In this area, both in the province of Misiones and Corrientes, there is a character that is not well known in the rest of Argentina. This is "Comandante Andresito", an army leader, the only fully indigenous one, whose fight on the coast the earned him the title of General. He was born in 1778 and lived little more than 40 years. In his military career, he was adopted by Jose Gervasio Artigas a rioplatense military leader, so that he could be promoted and continue his brilliant career as Andres Guazuzar and Artigas. During the invasions, the captain Andres led the resistance successfully until he fell prisoner to the Brasilians in 1819. He was sent to the prison of Porto Alegre wrapped in fresh leather, which when dries made it hard to breath. It is believed that he died in Rio de Janeiro. In the city of Posadas is a memorial statue was inaugurated in December 2013, in which plate says "Commander Andres Guacurar and Artigas, hero guarana, for his contribution to the epic of Latin American emancipation and its contribution to territorial integrity."
Between 1920 and 1930, a humble wooden chapel stood in the Barrio Villa Sarita, in a neighborhood of many houses, lots of trees, rocky dirt roads and majestic views of the Parana. One day, the church completely burned but, miraculously, the image of San Roque remained intact. With the help of neighbors and faithful supporters ve survived, a small wooden building was built for the priests' residence. On December 8, 1977 in the District of Avocados, the foundation stone of the new church was placed and carried in procession to Our Lady of Caa Coupe where a plaque was placed. The new church is simple, light and airy, stripped of ornaments and with a few pictures. It is decorated with local wood and natural flowers and plants. It is a place that invites to meditation and prayer. The feast of San Roque is celebrated on August 16.
This traditional market was founded in 1962. It has no outstanding architectural features, but more than 250 stalls scattered across its surface; my first impression was sheer chaos! Historically, the items on sale were purely regional - herbs, vegetables, Paraguayan soup, bulbs, cassava flour, prepared foods, nuts, sugarcane, snuff, candy, earrings, bracelets and leather sandals. It was really a landmark, but all that has been lost now, in favour of Chinese toys, imported electronics, accessories, gifts, clothing, etc. It really feels like it's lost its' history, culture and above all, its identity. A survivor of the economic crisis, it's been declared a Provincial Heritage, which is strange because it really feels like it's lost its heritage. It's leaky when it rains, and you can expect torrents of water pouring down. The place is "La Placita", more information can be found at the Ministry of Tourism in 1985 Columbus Street
This square is filled with leafy local trees ... jacarandas, palm trees, pine trees of different varieties, etc. And there are the flower beds, too - roses, begonias, and many more, giving it a fresh and inviting air. Wild orchids hang from the branches of many of the trees, and I also spotted coffee plants and the "stenocarpus soniatus" or wheel of fire, with very red flowers. This square was created in what was once the cemetery, when the city was founded in the early 1600's. It was opened in 1871.
Remodeled by Alejandro Bustillo in 1937, a colourful water fountain was added with waterfalls, modern lighting, wooden benches, and two clocks. In the centre is the local Statue of Liberty, and on each of the side streets you'll find kiosks selling magazines, candy, crafts, etc. Facing the square and Calle San Martin is the Cathedral of St. Joseph and Government House. The place is well maintained and is a pleasure for the eyes to see so much green. The address of the Ministry of Tourism is Columbus 1985
After a 13-hour journey, I finally got to Posadas at 7 am, where I was due to meet my brother, who lives in the city but had gone back to Buenos Aires, and was due to arrive two hours later. So I found myself here, looking for ways to kill time. The station, equipped with modern infrastructure and much better than the old Mitre y Uruguay Bus Station, was inaugurated on July 17, 1998, and currently has a daily turnover of over 650-700 buses. That number increases dramatically during Christmas, New Year and Easter.
The ground floor and first floor hold ticket offices, machines, tourist iinformation, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, newsstands, cigarettes and sweets shops, toilets, a phone centre, taxi stops, national and international buses ... On the second floor is the waiting room, administration, and information office. As I was tired and wanted to have breakfast as dinner had been extremely frugal at 9 pm, I went to Local 27 Bar and Cafe for breakfast.
Dynamic and attractive, the most populous city in the province of Misiones has much to offer visitors, so if you're wondering what to do in Posadas, you're sure to find plenty of answers to your question. The Plaza 9 de Julio is the starting point of the places to visit in Posadas and the heart of the city. And there's also the equally popular Costanera Avenue, another of the things to see in Posadas, located next to the Paraná River. And do not miss the tour of the neighborhood of Bajada Vieja, the oldest in the city.
Following the route of the Jesuit missions is another of the essential Posadas activities. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, the ruins of San Ignacio de Miní are the most popular part of the tour, followed by Our Lady of Loreto, Santa Ana, and Santa Maria Maggiore. The Republic of Paraguay Park, another of the best Posadas attractions, is located in the neighborhood Villa Sarita. In the park you will also find the Museo Regional Aníbal Cambas and the Manuel Antonio Ramirez Amphitheater. Built with trunks of old trees, another of the attractions in Posadas is La Aripuca, a tourist, educational, and ecological complex that introduces visitors to the Guarani culture.
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