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San Miguel de Tucuman

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San Miguel de Tucuman

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San Miguel de Tucuman [1] is the capital city of The Tucuman Province, and the largest city in the Northwest region of Argentina.


San Miguel de Tucumán is an important historic spot in the country since the Declaration of Independence from Spain took place here on July 9, 1816. The actual place where this important event occurred is a colonial-style house known as "Casa Historica" by tucumanos or "Casita de Tucuman" by Argentineans from other regions.

Get in

By plane

On average, 4 daily flights depart from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP) in Buenos Aires to the Tucuman City Intl. Airport (TUC) located 12 kilometers west of Downtown Tucuman. From the airport, taxis cost approximately 10 pesos (roughly US$3.00. More information about flight times and rates at

By train

There is a weekly train from Buenos Aires and back. The journey takes aproximately 25 hours as it stops in many towns and cities along the railroad. It costs 35/45 pesos in tourist class/primera.

It leaves Bs.As at /something like tuesday 10 am - please check/ and returns from Tucuman every wednesday at 6 pm. During vacations there might be a second service per week. Get your tickets early - they are sometimes sold out 10 days in advance.

By car

By bus

Several bus companies provide services from Tucuman City to almost all major and mid-size cities in Argentina. The city boasts one the largest bus stations in the country and it is located at walking distance from downtown and the main hotels.

Get around

The best way to visit the historic area and downtown is on foot. Most attractions are located at walking distance from each other. Besides, the traffic is quite heavy and disorganized so renting a car or taking a taxi would be a waste of time and money.


  • Independence House: the most important tourist and historic spot in the city. The Independence of the country was declared here on July 9, 1816, by representatives from the different provinces. The only part of the house that remains of the original building is the room where the congressmen gathered and the declaration took place. The facade was rebuilt after the original one based on photographs of the XIX Century.
  • Government House: Located across from the main square "Plaza Independencia", this magnicent building was built where the old Cabildo was formerly situated.












Tucuman Hostel was the first hostel to open in the city and is a great place to meet other backpackers, Argentine travellers and the friendly 'Tucos' who work there. Website:

Hostel Argentina Norte. a nice place with friendly staff, (small) breakfast, internet (currently out of order), kitchen facilities, cable tv & dvd library, good mood. dorm 18 pesos.




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Get out

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