“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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