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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
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
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
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:
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.
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