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Resistencia

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Resistencia is a city in Chaco, Argentina.

It is known as City of Sculptures, with more than 600 sculptures across the city. Bienal Internacional de Esculturas is the main attraction, in a week you can see how artists from all over the world make sculptures.

It is the biggest city in Chaco Province, a great point to arrive its touristical attractions like Parque Nacional Chaco, Isla del Cerrito and Bermejo River.

Understand[edit]

It is very difficult to understand people here, they speak too quickly.

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By plane[edit]

There are regular flights to Resistencia airport from Buenos Aires Aeroparque airport. Flying into Corrientes airport is also an option. There are buses from Corrientes airport to Resistencia.

By train[edit]

There was a service that linked Resistencia with its metropolitan area: Barranqueras and Fontana, and with nearby towns like Puerto Tirol and La Sabana. Now it departs from Fontana.

By car[edit]

Main roads are paved:

  • RN11: it takes you to the South to Santa Fe, Rosario and Buenos Aires. To the Norte it goes to Formosa City and Asunción (Paraguay). In 2015 it is being changed into a motorroad through Resistencia, so traffic could be very slow. If you go to Buenos Aires it could be a better option go to Corrientes and then take RN12, it is safer and quicker.
  • RN16: it takes you to Corrientes City to the East, and to the North-West goes to Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña and Salta. It is a motorroad between Barranqueras and Puerto Tirol, very quick and safe. In 2015 motorroad it is being constructed up to Makallé (40 km) with little influence on traffic.

There are other minor unpaved roads that take you to touristic places Villa Paranacito and Isla del Cerrito.

By bus[edit]

A coach from Salta takes about 12 hours and costs about 80 pesos, however it is difficult to get one at sensible hours, ie you have to either leave stupidly early or arrive stupidly early, the best I could find was 6pm - 6am, and the bus was an hour late, which suited me fine.

Being a central hub for the Chaco Province, the bus terminal in Resistencia has many connections per day with Buenos Aires (12 hours), Rosario (10 hours), Puerto Iguazú (12 hours), Salta (13 hours) and Asunción in Paraguay (6 hours). Lesser served routes (ie. once per day) include Córdoba, Posadas and Rosario. There are numerous local buses to the neighbouring town of Corrientes and the National Park Chaco. The bus terminal is located outside the town center: Taxi rides between downtown and the bus terminal cost around 120 Argentinean Pesos.

By boat[edit]

Resistencia is besides Barranqueras which is over Paraná River, although this river is used for fishing and for its beaches.

Negro River has some leisure boats.

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  • Fenix Cafe on Don Bosco and Guemes is fantastic, they served warm bread and creamed Roquefort before the meal and servered the best canalones and salsa mixto in Argentina! Cheap too!
  • HSJ on the main plaza, over the road from the tourist information office is fantastic for facturas and great for pizza.
  • "Tres Caracoles" this is a really nice place for dinner, it has a delightful menu where you can find dishes from rabbit to "sweet batata" (local plate). By the way the waitress are as amazing as the food.

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  • Hotel Luxor a cheap hotel (23 pesos without breakfast) only a few blocks from the plaza.
  • Hotel Colon, Sta Maria de Oro 495, +54 9 362 4422861. Single $40.

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