Surrounded by the blue waters of the Paraná River, Corrientes is a historic city dating back to the turn of the century. It combines elegant Baroque architecture with palm tree-lined boulevards that come alive for the city’s famous carnival.
Things to do in Corrientes
See a beautiful collection of antique furniture, weaponry and precious coins at the Corrientes Historical Museum or gain insight into the indigenous Guarani culture at Museum of Traditional Folk Crafts. Admire a unique display of local artwork and watch students learning to work with leather, wood, silver and bone.
Stroll along the stunning promenade of Costanera de Corrientes, a popular place for exercising, socialising or relaxing in the early evening. The riverfront is lined with golden-sand beaches, shady green parks and lively waterfront restaurants and bars.
Interested in the colonial architecture? Learn about the history of the 16th-century Church of Saint Francis, inspired by Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Rest in the shady Plaza de la Cruz, then admire the plaza’s bright-pink Holy Cross Parish Miracles church and the Italian Renaissance style of Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral.
Fishing enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the National Festival of Dorado, which is held every year in Paso de la Patria, a resort town on the Paraná River known for its abundant fish. Every summer locals flock here to enjoy the white-sand beaches and swim in the clear water.
Getting around Corrientes
Corrientes is served by Resistencia International Airport, located 30 minutes by taxi or bus ride from town. Corrientes can also be reached by bus from Buenos Aires in 11 hours, Cordoba in 14 hours and Asuncion in six hours. Walking is the most convenient way to explore the city.