Tukuman is the administrative center of the province of the same name. Its population is 527,000 people. Total area - 90 square meters. km. This is the 5th largest city in the country after Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Rosario and Mendoza.
General Information on Tucumán, Argentina
The city is located in the north of the country, 1,300 km from the capital. San Miguel de Tucuman, this is the full name of it, was founded in 1565, on May 31, by conquistador Diego de Villarogel. In 1865 the city was moved to another place due to the poor quality of drinking water. At the beginning of the XX century, its area increased by 400 hectares. There was a large park, and by 1930 the population had also doubled.
Climate of the province of Tucumán and its administrative center
It lies in the zone of transition of the temperate climate (in the south) to the subtropical (in the north). Summer precipitation is much greater than in winter. The average annual temperature is + 19.3 ° C. The annual rainfall is 960 mm. The average winter temperature is + 13.6 ° C. July is the coldest month (the average temperature is + 12.1 ° C). During freezing, it can drop to -2 ° C. Snow falls rarely. The last time it happened in 2007, in 2010 only wet snow fell out.
December-February - the hottest months. The average temperature ranges from +24 ° C to + 27 ° C. The highest degree here was recorded in 2009, in October, - + 45 ° C, and low in July 2007 (-2.5 ° C).
Local residents are proud of the following attractions:
- Basilica of Our Lady of La Merced. It is dedicated to the heavenly protector of the entire Argentine army and city. It was built in 1565.
- Basilica of San Francisco. It is located in the historical center of the city, on Independence Square. Earlier in the temple was the first in Tucumán Franciscan school.
- The government house of the province. It is famous for its beautiful external decorations, richly decorated interior.
- House Tucuman. It was built in 1816 in a colonial style. Now it houses a museum.
- The Pachamam Museum. In fact, this is a small village, located near the city. The museum was created especially for those who are interested in the culture of local natives.
- Museum of the sugar industry. It is a vivid example of the colonial architecture of the 18th century. It was built in 1800 year. It stores portraits of Argentine national heroes, a collection of old coins and banknotes, a wooden apparatus for processing sugar cane.
- The park is on the 9th of July. This is the place where the Declaration of Independence of the country was signed. The park was opened in 1916. On its territory is located the lake of San Miguel.
- Independence Square. This is the main square of the city, and it has the sign "Zero kilometer". It was founded in 1685.
- The San Martin Theater. The main cultural institution is Tucuman. Opened on May 18, 1912 under the name Odeon.
Hotels and restaurants
An ideal place to stay overnight is here:
- Hotel Francia ($ 46);
- Hotel Metropol ($ 49);
- Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman ($ 85);
- Sheraton Tucuman Hotel ($ 111) $
- Hotel Garden Park ($ 90);
- Dallas Hotel Tucuman ($ 30);
- Catalinas Park ($ 46);
- Hotel República ($ 30)
- Hotel Miami ($ 40).
Local residents are positive about the following restaurants and cafes:
- Los Negros;
- La Querencia Parrilla;
- Restó 9;
- Il Postino Restobar;
- Delicias Barrio Norte;
- Café 25;
- La Pizzada;
- Le Esquina;
- Alla Nona Pietruccia;
- Sushi Top.
One of the largest bus stations in the country, Benjamin Mathienzo International Airport, is located in Tucumán. Annually about 300 000 passengers come here. There are daily flights to Jujuy, Buenos Aires, Compo Arenal, Santiago, and international to Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
At 16 km west of the city is a private airport named after Mauricio Gili. Also in Tucumán there are 4 railway stations.
By car you can get to Tucuman from the capital for 13.5 hours. (route RN157), and on the plane - to fly for 2 hours.