In the center of the Province of Buenos Aires inside the district bearing the same name lies the City of Bolívar. It is reached through National Route 205 from the Federal District, which is located 320 kilometers away. It is connected to other cities in Buenos Aires. Its agricultural and cattle activities have gained importance. However, the place still preserves some of the features of small inland towns.
Its history dates back to the times of the Desert Campaign and Fort San Carlos, starting point for the foundation of present day Bolívar in 1878.
The civic center shows green spaces and valuable architectural works. Alsina and Mitre Squares offer good tree groves and fountains of great artistic value. Saint Charles Borromeo’s parish, patron saint of the city, boasts amazing Gothic elements on its façade and Baroque, Romanic and Renaissance details inside. In turn, the Town Hall features noble style with large columns and imposing brass doors.
The park known as Parque Las Acollaradas is vast and offers worth visiting attractions. Accessed through a large arch, it shelters the municipal stadium and swimming-pool, a very tall Redeeming Christ and a lake with a suspension bridge leading to an island inside it. There are appropriate sites for picnics, camping and playgrounds within an extremely beautiful green space. The Cantabolívar Festival and the Sport Touring Meetings are held at this location every year.
Fishing enthusiasts have the chance to catch good specimens of silverside, dientudos and catfish at Lakes San Luis and El Tordillo. They just need to find out what the best season is and what elements they need.
A wide range of sports and cultural events are held throughout the year. The international charity marathon is one of them and so are the national league volleyball and football competitions. The Rural Exhibition, compared to that held in Palermo but smaller, is organized in September.
Far from being a tourist destination, Bolívar has become famous for its diverse attractions and gives a warm welcome to many visitors.