Corrientes means ‘Currents ‘and refer to the seven peninsulas on the shore of the mighty river Parana, that produced wild currents. It is the capital city of the same named province, about 1,000 km north of Buenos Aires. Across the huge General Belgrano Bridge lies its neighboring province Chaco with the city Resistencia and is as well pretty close to the Yacireta dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant. Corrientes was founded in the 1500’s during explorations up the river in search for silver.
After your arrival at the Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport use the services like car for rent in Corrientes for the short drive to the city and you surely will enjoy your own vehicle while touring this great town with its magnificent colonial baroque buildings and the streets rimmed with a variety of trees. Stop at its many attractions such as the Convent of Saint Francis, having walls, ceilings and windows of leather kept since the 16th and 17th century. Worthwhile is a visit to the Central Market and cathedral with its Italian Renaissance style portals, placed on Corinthian columns. For Art and history enthusiasts drop by the Fine Arts Provincial Museum with its colonial and contemporary art exhibition and the Historical Colonial Museum where Corrientes history is told. Have a break on the Square of 25 de Mayo Street, and enjoy its magnificent park before strolling through Junín Pedestrian Street where one can get a gift to remember the holiday. When visiting this great place during November, don’t miss the occasion to celebrate The National Festival of Orange in November while during the whole month of February, Corrientes City dresses up to celebrate its unique carnival, giving the tourist the present of an unforgettable ritual.
Rent a car in Corrientes and drive to the San Martin Coastal Avenue to observe the colorful vegetation surrounding on its river coast. The nearby beaches are very popular for relax and plunge into clean water, then watch a terrific sunset with a cold drink at one of the restaurants and enjoy delicious barbecues and fried river fish.
Hire a car in Corrientes for an exiting drive to Bella Vista and discover whether they effectively stand up for their name. It is surely a time out worth to enjoy the beautiful ravines carved by wind into attractive natural sculptures. If you are interested in fishing, try your luck and go for it! But be aware, fish smaller than 70 cm must be returned to the river according to the local law.
Corrientes offers to all kind of visitors an unforgettable vacation, don’t let it wait, come and see this place with your own eyes.
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