Sightseeing Tour around Carmen de Patagones

Carmen de Patagones invites tourists to discover its history on their own. A trip to the past to understand the present and the future.

Carmen de Patagones invites tourists to discover its history on their own. A trip to the past to understand the present and the future.

A glory of the past, Carmen de Patagones has remained unchanged since its very beginning enabling visitors who stroll the city centre to discover the remnants of a past that rises to meet them at every step.  
 
In order to do this one should watch and listen carefully. Local people are a great source of information about historic and other worthwhile places to visit.

Carmen de Patagones Regional Museum provides insight into the history of the city as cherished testimonies of daily life in the golden years of the colony are kept like treasures.  
  
Texts and photographs disclose those glorious, long gone days and help tourists to understand the heroism of the men and women who settled in such vast, hostile land, which became a characteristic of the process newly born Argentina was then going through.  
 
A mere three streets from the Museum is another site worth visiting, the Carmen de Patagones Church.

To reach it visitors must walk up a hill which gets steeper as they ascend, from whose summit they will enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city, as well as take in its geographical features.   
 
It is worthwhile the effort. Different objects which were taken from the Brazilian Empire in the battle of March 7th, 1828 are on display.
 
The Battle of Carmen de Patagones took place nearby between militia of the ‘Provincias Unidas del Río de la Plata’ and troops of the Brazilian Imperial Navy during what is known as the War of Brazil.
 
Different buildings among which are big, colonial houses, the famous fort and the caves where the first settlers took refuge, can be enjoyed from the outstanding panoramic viewpoint of the church.    

Cerro de la Caballada is considered by many residents of Carmen de Patagones as the best place to photograph the city from. High enough to appreciate not only the beauty of the flowing water of the Negro River, which divides Viedma and Carmen de Patagones cities, but the bridges which unite them as well. 
  
As a result of discovering the streets of 'Carmen', as the locals fondly refer to it, we come to understand how a fort standing alone in the middle of the territory became the beautiful, historic city of today.
 
All visitors need to do is dare travel its time.

Autor Pablo Etchevers

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