Since its opening date, the Culture House has gathered not only local art expressions but also regional ones influenced by recognized artists of the littoral region and well-known Argentine visitors. The Municipal Amphitheater and the Artist Forest, which makes the inhabitants of Mercedes feel very proud and usually attracts many tourists, are two “must” visits.
Another attraction inside Mitre Park is the Azcona Park Mausoleum, which honors the memory of a soldier from the Province of Corrientes who fought in the provincial civil struggles and in the Paraguay War. Close to that site and marking the passing of time, there is a famous sundial which is the pride of the locals.
The Municipal Palace is another of the greatest historic buildings constructed in town. Its traditional and long façade resembles the famous House of Tucuman ("Casa de Tucumán")
, while its first floor is similar to the Buenos Aires Cabildo (the colonial government house)
. It has ceramic tile floor, white marble, local stones, carved framework and vitreaux
depicting the coat of arms of Argentina, the Province
and the town of Mercedes.
The jewel of the city is Cervantes Theatre, which deserves to be mentioned in a special paragraph. It is known as the “Petit Scala de Milan” because it resembles the small replica of the prestigious Italian theatre. Opened in 1928, its architecture turns this building into one of the mandatory tourist spots.
Mercedes is unique and you can feel the typical littoral tradition like Argentinian mate
and the musical culture of chamamé
on every corner. Farther away from Mercedes lie the Wetlands
, where visitors are captivated by that vast sea of water and vegetation feeling love at first sight.