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Tucuman Travel Guide, Argentina

An overview of Tucuman, Argentina

Tucuman or San Miguel de Tucuman is the biggest city of Northern Argentina bordered by Banda del Rio Sali, Alderetes, Yerba Buena, Lules and Las Talitas. The city is sitting on the Aconquija Mountains slopes, which are the easternmost range of mountains before Chaco-Pampean flats. It is a commercial centre of the irrigated area that produces sugarcane, tobacco, fruit and rice in large quantities.

Culture: For decades, Tucuman has been an outstanding cultural spot of the country and it is the birthplace of several well known personalities including Mercedes Sosa, Tomas Eloy Martinez, Miguel Lilo, Luis Lobo de la Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella. Alberdi and San Martin, the two theatres offer a huge array of events from time to time including concerts, plays, ballets and operas. The Septiembre Musical Festival held every year brings together many national and local artists performing different styles of music from rock to folk.

Transportation: Many bus lines serve the city and also connect it to the neighbouring cities such as Yerba Buena, Tafi Viejo, El Manantial, Alderetes, Banda del Rio Sali and Las Talitas. Benjamin Matienzo International Airport has been serving the city with more than 250,000 passengers a year. Daily flights operate to Santiago del Estero, Jujuy and Buenos Aires. Mauricio Gilli Aerodrome or Aeroclub was designed for providing private aviation. Tucuman also boasts of one of the biggest bus stations of Argentina which is the Terminal del Tucuman. Hundreds of buses operate from this bus station to and from almost all big and small cities of the nation.

Tourism: For the patriotic people of Argentina, Tucuman is like a pilgrimage where the nation’s independence was declared in1816. The historical legacy of the city which includes many colonial monuments makes the city worth a visit and because it is easily accessible from Sierra de Aconquija, a large number of visitors come here every year.

The western Tucuman is forested and mountainous while the eastern part is laden with fertile plains. Sierra de Aconquija runs from north to south through the western part of the province and the mountains produce a favourable climate for the agriculture. The area receives sufficient rainfall, there is no frost and the air is humid. The rivers and streams that run down from the hills provide irrigation for the soil.

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