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Posadas, Argentina - Points Of Interest & The Bridge To Paraguay

Argentina travel blog by Mark Berman - March 2008 June 2012 April 2016   » View Photoset (35 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
2016: This was my 3rd time in Posadas. I arrived at 5am after 8hrs on a bus from Concordia southward on the border of Uruguay. I spent the night
Argentina Photo - Monumento al Comte. Andres Guacurari, huge monument beside the river in Posadas.
Monumento al Comte. Andres Guacurari, huge monument beside the river in Posadas.
and had a decent look around town. It's a pleasant city but there is not that much to see, it's a good place for shopping and eating in my opinion.

Points of Interest

Plaza 9 de Julio has the best sights surrounding it - cathedral, fountain, historic buildings, various artworks and the government house. The other main plaza is Plaza San Martin featuring a statue of San Martin on his horse. You have to really wander around the streets in the center to find the other occasional things of interest. I only found a few historic buildings, wall art and statues and monuments.

Waterfront and Bridge to Paraguay

Apart from a few things around the center of Posadas the real main attraction is the waterfront and the bridge to Encarnacion - Paraguay. Walking along the waterfront is nice, there are restaurants and bars, a train station with trains running between Posadas and Encarnacion, an open air theatre, a giant monument and of course beautiful views.

Bus to Resistencia

One night in Posadas was perfect and from here I bused 5hrs and 10mins west to Resistencia.

Bus to Encarnacion

2012: I passed through Posadas again in 2012, 4yrs after the first time. I had spent all night traveling up from Tacuarembo in northern Uruguay, through the corner of Brazil and up to Posadas. I didn't stay in Posadas this time, I caught a bus straight across the bridge to Encarnacion for my second time in Paraguay.

My First Time in Posadas

2008: I came to Posadas from the border town with Brazil called Paso de los Libres and spent a few nights here. It was during easter weekend and things were a bit quiet around town.
Argentina Photo - Stone artwork, painted man with flag, Plaza 9 de Julio, Posadas.
Stone artwork, painted man with flag, Plaza 9 de Julio, Posadas.
There are lots of shops and nice restaurants, bakeries, ice-cream parlours, lots of families out and about, jugglers, clowns, buskers and jewelry salesmen in and about the plaza. It's a pleasant place to walk around in. I took a stroll down to the Rio Parana and had a look across to Paraguay, it is extremely hot here in the month of March. Trucks, cars and vans were going back and forth across the bridge carrying goods. Posadas is a nice place to stay in on the way to or from Iguazu Falls which was where I was going. There are a couple of museums in town also. Apart from Encarnacion, buses go north to Iguazu which takes 5 - 6hrs, west to Corrientes and Salta and south to Buenos Aires.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from Posadas (Argentina) to:


Map location: Posadas, Argentina. Have been to or passed through Posadas several times, it's across the river from Paraguay so you really should go across to Encarnacion from here to see the Jesuit ruins!
 A : Encarnacion & the Jesuit Ruins - Paraguay 11 kms 11 kms straight distance | 1hr 15mins 1hr 15mins by car (46 kms) | 1hr 30mins 1hr 30mins by bus (46 kms) (46 kms)
 B : Encarnacion to Paraguari - Paraguay 140 kms 140 kms straight distance | 2hrs 47mins 2hrs 47mins by car (220 kms) | 3hrs 20mins 3hrs 20mins by bus (220 kms) (220 kms)
 C : Ciudad del Este - Paraguay 242 kms 242 kms straight distance | 4hrs 7mins 4hrs 7mins by car (281 kms) | 4hrs 56mins 4hrs 56mins by bus (281 kms) (281 kms)
 D : Iguazu Falls - Argentina 241 kms 241 kms straight distance | 4hrs 48mins 4hrs 48mins by car (298 kms) | 5hrs 45mins 5hrs 45mins by bus (298 kms) (298 kms)
 E : Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil 249 kms 249 kms straight distance | 4hrs 27mins 4hrs 27mins by car (301 kms) | 5hrs 20mins 5hrs 20mins by bus (301 kms) (301 kms)
 F : Ybycui & Ybycui National Park - Paraguay 184 kms 184 kms straight distance | 4hrs 24mins 4hrs 24mins by car (327 kms) | 5hrs 16mins 5hrs 16mins by bus (327 kms) (327 kms)
 G : Resistencia - Argentina 303 kms 303 kms straight distance | 4hrs 3mins 4hrs 3mins by car (344 kms) | 4hrs 51mins 4hrs 51mins by bus (344 kms) (344 kms)
 H : Paraguari - Paraguay 205 kms 205 kms straight distance | 4hrs 28mins 4hrs 28mins by car (353 kms) | 5hrs 21mins 5hrs 21mins by bus (353 kms) (353 kms)
 I : Ciudad del Este to Ybycui - Paraguay 214 kms 214 kms straight distance | 5hrs 43mins 5hrs 43mins by car (395 kms) | 6hrs 51mins 6hrs 51mins by bus (395 kms) (395 kms)
 J : San Bernardino & Caacupe - Paraguay 258 kms 258 kms straight distance | 5hrs 14mins 5hrs 14mins by car (395 kms) | 6hrs 16mins 6hrs 16mins by bus (395 kms) (395 kms)
 K : Aregua & Itaugua - Paraguay 273 kms 273 kms straight distance | 5hrs 33mins 5hrs 33mins by car (407 kms) | 6hrs 39mins 6hrs 39mins by bus (407 kms) (407 kms)
 L : Asuncion - Paraguay 286 kms 286 kms straight distance | 6hrs 4mins 6hrs 4mins by car (422 kms) | 7hrs 16mins 7hrs 16mins by bus (422 kms) (422 kms)
 M : Villarrica - Paraguay 186 kms 186 kms straight distance | 5hrs 34mins 5hrs 34mins by car (430 kms) | 6hrs 40mins 6hrs 40mins by bus (430 kms) (430 kms)
 N : Oviedo to Villarrica - Paraguay 202 kms 202 kms straight distance | 5hrs 42mins 5hrs 42mins by car (452 kms) | 6hrs 50mins 6hrs 50mins by bus (452 kms) (452 kms)
 O : Uruguay Border, Livramento to Uriguiana - Brazil 334 kms 334 kms straight distance | 7hrs 9mins 7hrs 9mins by car (507 kms) | 8hrs 34mins 8hrs 34mins by bus (507 kms) (507 kms)
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


My Hostel & Hotel Reviews for Posadas, Argentina:

City Hotel, Posadas, Argentina - Large Photo
City Hotel, Posadas, Argentina (April 2016 - 1 night) - Located beside the main plaza in the city but expensive at $30USD considering there is not much to see in Posadas. But cheaper than some other nearby hotels. I had a room with 2 single beds and private bathroom, a double bed would have been nice at that price. 9th floor view of the city and better places across the river in Paraguay (Encarnacion).
Residencial Misiones, Posadas, Argentina - Large Photo
Residencial Misiones, Posadas, Argentina (Mar 2008 - 3 nights) - Run by helpful older and younger people, 3 minutes walk to the center, has a sunny courtyard, a lounge and tv area with couches, a big kitchen at the back, a wind up clothes line. The rooms are fairly average but adequate and have bathrooms. I found a small snake about 1 foot long crawling in the shower one night and had to ask the doorman to remove it.

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