Pilar is part of Greater Buenos Aires in the same named province and is the head of the administrative division of Pilar Partido. It is well known for its heavy metal band Jheronimus Bosch. Its climate is sub tropical.
After arriving in one of the two main airports in Buenos Aires, use the services like car for rent in Pilar and drive the 65 km from the Ministro Pistarini International Airport or 60 km from the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport in about one hour to the final destination of Pilar. Here, in the year 1820 the Treaty of Pilar was signed, establishing the basis for Argentine federalism and is therefore also nicknamed as the “Cradle of National Federalism". Through this event the war between the provinces of Entre Ríos and Santa Fe against Buenos Aires was coming to an end. After the town was upgraded in 1958 to the category of city, it became an exclusive residential hideaway from downtown Buenos Aires for the hi-so and turned on week-ends into a classic get away destinations for the people of Buenos Aires.
Rent a car in Pilar and tour the city. The attractions are numerous and fit for every individual, young or old, culture and history lovers as well as city dwellers in search for great shopping and nightlife. Old Pilar and its ‘12 de Octubre Plaza’ is maybe THE history place because here the ‘Treaty of Pilar’ was signed and it was declared a National Historic Monument. The surrounding has a great variety of exotic plant species, and on week-ends glitzy handicraft vending stands are set up, therefore a great opportunity to get your hands on interesting objects. The ‘Pilar Village Compound’ is for ‘fun pure’ and hosts a huge amount of different shops and boutiques, restaurants, food courts, pubs and theme bars, a place for day and night activities. Two very big shopping complexes offer the entire palette of goods one can think of; there is abundance in quantity and quality.
Hire a car in Pilar and drive to one of the eight official polo courts, which makes it the second most important polo facility in the world and between August and March are when numerous international tournaments played. Another attractive place is the mountain bike circuit or the S. Zunino circuit for car races.
Drive your car to one of the nearby small towns of Manzanares, close to the Luján River where you can look at the charming rural settings and let the time pass by. Or choose tiny Fatima, another splendid place with an excellent landscape. Pilar and its surroundings will give you all the pleasure you are seeking from a city vacation.
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