Due to its strategic location and its intense stock market activity, as the heart of the major agricultural and stock breeding region of the country, Rosario has become a key logistic center in Argentina.The peculiar contrast between this urban city and its natural surroundings, as well as its impressive architecture, make it uniquely beautiful.Its river bank and beaches, its boulevards lined with palm trees and its intense cultural life allows several options.
The historical National Flag Memorial is the only one in the world dedicated to the flag and its creator. Its 70-meter tower has one of the best panoramic views of the coast of the Paraná River. The historical city center is only a few meters away from the memorial and it is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palacio Municipal and the Pasaje Juramento. Another place worth visiting is the Pichincha neighborhood, which has become the cultural center of the city, district of handicrafts, antiques and tango chords.With its lakes and its decorative fountains with twirling waters, the De la Independencia Park is also worth visiting. It has a rose garden, museums and a racetrack.
Tourists can tour along Rosario by boat, sailing around its banks surrounded by magical islands and small brooks of the Paraná river.
The Isla de los Inventos (Island of Inventions), nestled at the old Rosario Central railway station, is a cultural center for children, with shows, exhibitions, educational circuits and research proposals.
In the evening, Rosario offers bars, pubs, night clubs and restaurants by the river, where you can eat while enjoying a magnificent view.
The city is also building up new infrastructure:Puerto Norte is a private undertaking on the north bank. In an old 100-hectare port area of silos and docks, new residences, shops and offices will be built. 42% of the total area will be set devoted to green spaces, streets and public walks.
Rosariois a city with unbeatable features for the organization of trade fairs and congresses, with places and facilities equipped with top-quality infrastructure and technology.Its service providers are known all around the country for their excellent value for money, their experience and their compliance with international quality standards.Rosario has vigorously responded to the high demands of congresses and exhibit organization. As a consequence, the city has hosted multiple events (among them the Third International Congress of the Spanish Language), positioning it as one of the first destinations of the country in the ICCA Ranking (2010).
There are several hotels that can accommodate more than 1,200 guests, which are included among the 10 resorts and three fairgrounds of great dimensions, totaling 25,000 m²(269,097.76 ft²)of indoor space destined to the organization of events.
The variety of services offered, a result of investments and training, has been able to accompany the growth of Rosario as a meeting industry destination.As part of that growth, many venues for major events (some of them currently under construction) and 5 star hotels have been built.
In addition to the convention center at the Hotel Ros Tower, which can accommodate up to 2,000 delegates, the recently inaugurated City Center Convention Center is located in a 7-hectare space, with a 108,000 m²(1,162,502.33 ft²)indoor surface. There is also a huge casino (featuring 2,000 slot machines, 80 felt tables and a bingo venue for 300 people) and the 5-stars Hotel Pullman, which has 3 pools with water slides and an indoor parking lot for 2,100 vehicles.
Puerto de la Música, first project designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer for Argentina, will be a cultural complex with a square-auditorium, a music school and concert halls. It will stretch over a 20,000 m2 (215,278.21 ft²) indoor area and a 50,000 m2 (538,195.52 ft²) outdoor surface.
Thanks to its great infrastructure, its easy and fast access and its wide variety of attractions, Rosario has become a business point to develop all kind of events.
HOW TO GET THERE
Rosariois only 300 km (186 mi) away from the City of Buenos Aires. Thanks to the highway connecting the two cities, it can be reached in just a few hours. Also, an international airport and a bus station connect it with the main cities of Argentina and other cities in bordering countries.
Secretariat of Tourism of Santa Fe
Phone: +54342 – 4589475/478/877
Rosario Tourism Entity (ETUR)
Phone: +54341 - 4802230/ 4802231
Rosario Convention & Visitors Bureau
Phone: +54341 - 5300579
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