“In Rosario you'll find the most attractive women in Argentina!” This is what you come to hear from argentineans if you speak about your intention to visit this city. During my stay I realized that the city itself is a real beauty queen – the pictures of this photo essay show you why.
I came to take a break from travelling, to improve my spanish skills and to relax. This place was perfect for that and really enjoyed living in Rosario for more than 1,5 months. This student city is a great place to be as it offers all amenities of a big city but isn't that hustling and bustling like for example B.A.: if you stay in the microcentro you can walk or bike everywhere, you have great parks to relax and on the weekends you can party hard in one of the numerous clubs. And you can meet beautiful people.
Curious? Let's get to know this place better:
Rosario Central – this is the former main railway station near the former harbour This train will not leave as there are only a few meters of rails left – it is surrounded by a park A big ship is passing by a last relict of the time when this area used to be an industrial one …which is today a big promenade to stroll along The whole area where you can find the promenade and parks along the river is only 20 years old – before that time it was not a place you like to spent a lot of time The perfect sunday city – every sunday the inhabitants meet up in the park with friends for sharing mate and stories..and sometimes also to sober up ;) Rosario is also the birthplace of “Che” Guevara a march for?…yes! Political statements and some “WTF?” – graffitis are a popular way in Argentina to express anything Colorful Graffiti right next to the skate area Murals can be found all around Rosario – this colorful one is close to the promenade Don't touch the Parana River! – another statement sprayed on a building near the riverside honestly: taking a bike to get around is a great idea in Rosario The Orono Avenue leads from the independence park to the Parana river …and is a wide walkway seamed with palm trees! Fall colors near the independence park If you go for a walk you can leave hungry because you'll find popcorn, chocolate, nuts, almonds and churros all around the city sold by hawkers One of the most beautiful parks in town is the Park of Independence Fall isn't a bad time to visit Rosario The “Parque Independencia” is a nice spot to relax and it isn't that far from the city center A little roundtrip by boat? Ha, life is so bad… Rosario is the birthplace of the argentine flag The “Monumento a la Bandera” really is a monument ;) Though it might be a bit colossal – sometimes it isn't Also in Rosario a square with a statue for San Martin can be found – he is one of the national heroes as the prime leader of South America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire Like everywhere in Argentina you can see great architecture in Rosario as well …and it is a city full of young people – a lot of universities can be found in Rosario, this is the tower of one of them right next to Plaza San Martin Colorful Rosario – even those Silos are painted in a nice way, inside you can find an art museum A good place to have a coffee can be found right next to the Silos at the riverside Healthy! I found the inhabitants to be very sportive and considered about health – beside those colorful greengroceries you meet a lot of jogger running along the promenade in the evening. Newspapers? Magazines? Bars? Kioscos can be found on every corner and sometimes they are open 24/7 Newells! You'll find the most enthusiastic supporters in Argentina here: the fans of Newells Old Boys (red-black & shirt shown here) and Central (yellow-blue) are known for their powerful support all over the country. In 2013 Newells became National Champion of Argentina and Central went from the 2nd to the first league. Rosario a good place to life – indeed!
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ta´linda mi novia!
Que saudade de Rosário!!!!
The ganas de volver..
Hi, The bike graffitti that you posted in a photo here has a story. There are many bike graffittis around the city that relate to "El Ángel de la Bicicleta", Pocho Lepratti. He was a militant killed by the Police on the riots/crisis of Argentina in 2001. He even has a song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cvb3g7bHUI. Thought you should know.
awesome work mate.
thx a lot for sharing this – it's great that you took the time to add more information. Cheers!
Thanks, Nate! You miss the city already, huh?…me too! ;)
ESA ES MI CIUDAD.
I live in Rosario, and I really appreciate your work :) Its very nice see how people from other places, enjoy our city! Thanks for this beautiful pictures.
increible trabajo! de rosario para el mundo! un lugar para conocer!
amazing work! from Rosario to the world! a place to meet!
la verdad que si, pero hay fotos del 2 equipo de la ciudad y no del primero.. qué pachó?
ahhh, jaja, ya vi la aclaración que le pusiste a Vanesita
muy buen informe turistico…
Im from Rosario and all I got to say is sir! you are doing ir right!
Hannah, las puertas estan abiertas en Rosario, para cuando quieras volver hasta pronto!
MUY BUENAS FOTOS, FELICITACIONES….
fredom hostel is really one of the best hostels I have been.
So where are all the beautiful women?! Ha Ha Ha. Only kidding. Nice pictures.
Thanks for adding the info and sharing this story, Lisandro!
El nombre del artista que pintó los graffitis de bicicletas es Fernando Traverso