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Resistencia, Argentina - 154 Sculptures, 7 Museums and Culture

Argentina travel blog by Mark Berman - April 2016   » View Photoset (56 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
Argentina is a country already full of statues, monuments and busts. Restistencia is a city in the north / east that has taken this factor a step
Argentina Photo - An interesting and abstract mural behind a bus-stop in Resistencia.
An interesting and abstract mural behind a bus-stop in Resistencia.
further with 154 works (mainly sculptures) commissioned and scattered throughout its parks, plazas, streets and avenues. They call Resistencia 'The City of Sculptures'. I came to Resistencia by bus from Posadas (just over 5hrs and stopping briefly in Corrientes). It's a good halfway point between Posadas and Asuncion (Paraguay) where I would be heading the next day.

Modern Not Historic

Resistencia is more modern than historical, it was founded quite recently in historical terms - 1878. The city is centered around Plaza 25 de Mayo, as is the cathedral - Parroquia San Fernando. Inside this grassy plaza (park) you will find monuments of Argentine general Jose de San Martin, Maria Eva Duarte de Peron (Evita), General Antonio Donovan Atkins (1849-1897), military leader Martin Miguel de Guemes and ceramist Fernando Arranz (1897-1967).

Looking for the Sculptures

In the streets in the blocks surrounding the plaza is where you will find many of the cities sculptures. So off I went to explore the streets and look for some of them. Of course I won't list them all but I will say that they are mostly made from stone, bronze, wood, iron and marble / ceramic etc.

Hot and Humid in April

Resistencia is a very hot and humid place in early April, talk about sweat! I took a break between the mid-afternoon and early evening and headed out again after dark for some more exploring and night photography. I also had food on my mind and there are plenty of eating places and shops in the central area.
Argentina Photo - Figura en la Playa by Eros Ruben Vanz, (Girl at the Beach) sculpture of stone in Resistencia, bright sun.
Figura en la Playa by Eros Ruben Vanz, (Girl at the Beach) sculpture of stone in Resistencia, bright sun.

At Least 7 Museums

There are at least 7 museums in the city - fine arts, communication, indigenous, sculptures, history etc. There is a city tour which takes you to some of the museums and other locations with Chaco.

Bus to Asuncion - Paraguay

I enjoyed my short time in Resistencia and was now looking forward to my 3rd time in Paraguay! Early morning I took a taxi to the terminal and took a bus 4hrs north to Clorinda on the Argentinian side of the border with Asuncion. From there into central Asuncion took another 2hrs. Resistencia is a lot closer to the capital of Paraguay (Asuncion) than its own capital (Buenos Aires) 1000kms south.

     

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


Map location: Resistencia, Argentina. City of sculptures, statues, museums & culture. Argentina is loaded with bronze, here's a city full of it and more!
 A : Encarnacion to Paraguari - Paraguay 208 kms 208 kms straight distance | 4hrs 57mins 4hrs 57mins by car (281 kms) | 5hrs 56mins 5hrs 56mins by bus (281 kms) (281 kms)
 B : Aregua & Itaugua - Paraguay 289 kms 289 kms straight distance | 4hrs 46mins 4hrs 46mins by car (339 kms) | 5hrs 43mins 5hrs 43mins by bus (339 kms) (339 kms)
 C : Asuncion - Paraguay 277 kms 277 kms straight distance | 4hrs 53mins 4hrs 53mins by car (342 kms) | 5hrs 51mins 5hrs 51mins by bus (342 kms) (342 kms)
 D : Posadas - Argentina 303 kms 303 kms straight distance | 4hrs 6mins 4hrs 6mins by car (345 kms) | 4hrs 55mins 4hrs 55mins by bus (345 kms) (345 kms)
 E : San Bernardino & Caacupe - Paraguay 292 kms 292 kms straight distance | 5hrs 12mins 5hrs 12mins by car (371 kms) | 6hrs 14mins 6hrs 14mins by bus (371 kms) (371 kms)
 F : Encarnacion & the Jesuit Ruins - Paraguay 299 kms 299 kms straight distance | 5hrs 7mins 5hrs 7mins by car (392 kms) | 6hrs 8mins 6hrs 8mins by bus (392 kms) (392 kms)
 G : Ybycui & Ybycui National Park - Paraguay 257 kms 257 kms straight distance | 6hrs 45mins 6hrs 45mins by car (427 kms) | 8hrs 6mins 8hrs 6mins by bus (427 kms) (427 kms)
 H : Paraguari - Paraguay 266 kms 266 kms straight distance | 6hrs 49mins 6hrs 49mins by car (452 kms) | 8hrs 10mins 8hrs 10mins by bus (452 kms) (452 kms)
 I : Ciudad del Este to Ybycui - Paraguay 372 kms 372 kms straight distance | 7hrs 13mins 7hrs 13mins by car (497 kms) | 8hrs 39mins 8hrs 39mins by bus (497 kms) (497 kms)
 J : Villarrica - Paraguay 314 kms 314 kms straight distance | 7hrs 56mins 7hrs 56mins by car (529 kms) | 9hrs 31mins 9hrs 31mins by bus (529 kms) (529 kms)
 K : Oviedo to Villarrica - Paraguay 330 kms 330 kms straight distance | 8hrs 4mins 8hrs 4mins by car (551 kms) | 9hrs 40mins 9hrs 40mins by bus (551 kms) (551 kms)
 L : Uruguay Border, Livramento to Uriguiana - Brazil 442 kms 442 kms straight distance | 7hrs 5mins 7hrs 5mins by car (552 kms) | 8hrs 30mins 8hrs 30mins by bus (552 kms) (552 kms)
 M : Gran Chaco - Paraguay 441 kms 441 kms straight distance | 6hrs 53mins 6hrs 53mins by car (565 kms) | 8hrs 15mins 8hrs 15mins by bus (565 kms) (565 kms)
 N : Ciudad del Este - Paraguay 476 kms 476 kms straight distance | 8hrs 8hrs by car (627 kms) | 9hrs 36mins 9hrs 36mins by bus (627 kms) (627 kms)
 O : Concepcion - Paraguay 476 kms 476 kms straight distance | 8hrs 43mins 8hrs 43mins by car (712 kms) | 10hrs 27mins 10hrs 27mins by bus (712 kms) (712 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 Resistencia, Argentina:

Residencial Bariloche, Resistencia, Argentina - Large Photo
Residencial Bariloche, Resistencia, Argentina (April 2016 - 1 night) - Quite a nice room with private bathroom, aircon, tv and wifi at $26USD per night. Located around the center of the city and with helpful and friendly staff. A good deal and cheaper than another nearby hotel. Recommended.

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