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Resistencia

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Resistencia

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Resistencia is a city in Chaco, Argentina.

Understand[edit]

Resistencia is a fairly large city in the north East of the country and the largest city in Argentina's Chaco region. It is famous for its statues. It is hard to find a street in the city center that doesn't contain a statue of some kind. Resistencia is a modern city but there are some older buildings around the city.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are regular flights to Resistencia airport from Buenos Aires Aeroparque airport. Flying into Corrientes airport is also an option. There are buses from Corrientes airport to Resistencia.

By bus[edit]

Being a central hub for the Chaco country, the bus terminal in Resistencia has many connections per day with Buenos Aires (12 hours), Rosario (10 hours), Puerto Iguazú (12 hours), Salta (13 hours) and Asunción in Paraguay (6 hours). Lesser served routes (ie. once per day) include Córdoba, Posadas and Rosario. There are numerous local buses to the neighboring town of Corrientes and the National Park Chaco. The bus terminal is located outside the town center.

A coach from Salta takes about 12 hours and costs about 80 pesos, however it is difficult to get one at sensible hours, i.e. you have to either leave stupidly early or arrive stupidly early. The best I could find was 6pm - 6am, and the bus was an hour late, which suited me fine.

Get around[edit]

There is a local bus system which can be useful when moving around the city. You will need to buy a card to use the bus system. If coming from the bus terminal you can buy one at the kiosk there. There are buses outside the bus station (number 110) that go to the center of town.

You can also hire bikes for free! go to the "Laguna Arguello" with passport or identification (you'll need to leave it at the desk) and you can use the bikes for the day.

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statue walk The city is peppered with statues, old, new, big and small. The tourist information center can provide a map that you follow to see the best statues. It's a nice way to see the city on a sunny day. There is also a workshop in the park (parque 2 de febrero) to the north of the city

Do[edit][add listing]

There is a tourist information center on the main square (plaza 25 de Mayo) in a small yellow hut. English and sometimes French spoken. They can provide a lot of information on what to do in the city.

Paddle Boating on the laguna Arguello you can hire paddle boats and go around the lake. every day from 10 - 21 hrs.

Museum visits There are many different museums in the city, including a belles Artes a natural science museum, a museum about the old Chaco history and much more, opening times for each museum vary - check with the tourist information center for their location and availability.

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Eat[edit][add listing]

The city is full of "heladerías" (ice cream shops) which make very tasty ice cream.

  • Fenix Cafe on Don Bosco and Guemes is fantastic. They served warm bread and creamed Roquefort before the meal and served the best canalones and salsa mixto in Argentina! Cheap too!
  • HSJ on the main plaza, over the road from the tourist information office is fantastic for facturas and great for pizza.

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are some nice cafés and bars near the square on Carlos Pelgrini, Vincente lopez y Planes and Calle French

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Hotel Luxor a cheap hotel (23 pesos without breakfast) only a few blocks from the plaza.
  • Hotel Colon, Sta Maria de Oro 495, 420 882. Single $40.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

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Contact[edit]

Stay safe[edit]

Resistencia is a fairly safe city. Within the center there are police on patrol and people are generally very friendly.

Cope[edit]

Get out[edit]

From Resistencia you can go to many places - it is a pretty good transport hub. You can go north to the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion, you can go to some of the larger cities of Argentina such as Salta, Tucuman and the capital Buenos Aires. Some of the long distance buses get booked up at the busy times of the year, so to be safe book these one or two days ahead if possible.

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