San Miguel de Tucumán is the capital of Tucumán Province. This city is at the heart of Argentina’s independence from Spain, because the Declaration of Independence took place here. Needless to say, the major attractions are all related to that singular event in the country’s history. You will need to get a car for hire in San Miguel de Tucuman in order to see all the sights.
On July 9, 1816, delegates from many of the provinces gathered together at the Casa de Tucumán in San Miguel de Tucumán and declared independence from Spain. The house, which was rebuilt in its original form in 1941, is now a historic monument on Congreso Street. Assuming you have got a car for rent in San Miguel de Tucuman, your Independence tour will also take you to the Ninth of July Park and Independence Square (Plaza Independencia) with the Statute of Liberty sculpted by Lola Mora. You must see the Independence Square after sundown, when the buildings are bathed in light and every contour is clearly visible.
Apart from the Independence related attractions, you will also enjoy a visit to the historic Tucumán Government Palace across from Independence Square. Do not miss Padilla House and Museum dedicated to antiques related to the original Tucumán residents. Take some time to visit the beautiful San Francisco Church and President Avellaneda’s House on Congreso St.
One of the prime attractions nearby is the El Cadillal Dam which offers plenty of scope for nature hikes and recreation. Cadillal is less than 25 minutes away on RN 9. The nearby city of Yerba Buena is also worth a visit, if only for the wide range of shopping, entertainment, restaurants, bars and cafes on Aconquija Avenue. You can also schedule a trip to the thermal spas in Termas de Rio Hondo, and then perhaps extend the trip on RN 9 to Santiago del estero. You might enjoy the Ninth of July Plaza and other historic attractions in Salta, if you are up for a 3 and half hour drive.
There are 10 agencies providing a car rental in San Miguel de Tucuman for travelers. Many of them have depots and provide service at San Miguel de Tucuman Benj Matienzo Airport (TUC), while others are spread around in the city at 25 de Mayo, Hotel Tucumán Center, San Lorenzo and Crisóstomo Álvarez. Compare all these agencies online, select a deal you like and book your vehicle right now to avoid hassles after you reach San Miguel de Tucuman.
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