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One of the prettiest towns in the Pampas, San Antonio de Areco has retained gaucho traditions

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Argentina holidays would not be the same without experiencing some of Argentina traditional  towns. One of the prettiest towns in the Pampas, San Antonio de Areco is a popular tourist destination and has retained all its charm and authenticity. The pleasant roads are lined with colonial houses and the working cowboys, known as gauchos, are dressed in their traditional bombachas and neckerchiefs. An easy drive from Buenos Aires, approximately 115 kilometres away, it is set next to the coastline and offers many restaurants and traditional estancias for tourists.

The town dates back to the 18th century and the gaucho traditions are still very prominent today. Visitors to the area can walk around the small centre of San Antonio de Areco easily as it is compact and small. The main plaza, Plaza Ruiz de Arellano, which is named after the first Estancia owner is the main focus of the town. There are a number of historic buildings including the local church and the main site of the first Estancia that you can admire. The puente viejo/old bridge, which crosses the Río Areco, follows the original cart road to northern Argentina. Once it was a toll crossing, but now it’s a pedestrian bridge leading to San Antonio de Areco’s main attraction, the Museo Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes, which is well worth visiting on your holiday in Argentina.
 

San Antonio de Areco is pleasantly quiet throughout the year but in November they hold a festival of country dancing and equestrian displays so the town really comes alive to celebrate gaucho traditions. Gauchos from all over the country show up to come to this festival.

 

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