Parks and Squares

Avellaneda Park
If you want to enjoy nature in the middle of the city, Avellaneda Park is the ideal option.  It is located at 1700 Mate de Luna Avenue and covers four blocks which are an important green space in the west side of the city. It was founded in 1929 by Juan Luis Nougués who claimed this would make the city more beautiful.

At the beginning, the main attraction used to be a swimming pool surrounded with neo-colonial pergolas. Nowadays it is used as an amphitheatre.  There are also playgrounds for kids, a café and especial places to do gym in open air.

Also located on Mate de Luna Avenue, Bicentennial Monument can be seen from the park. It was created to commemorate 200 years of the Independence of Argentina.

In the north area of the park, it is possible to visit the “Cementerio del Oeste” (West Cemetery), founded in 1872 and the oldest in the city.  Remains of many important historical people are here. It was declared Cultural heritage in Tucumán.

Guillermina Park
It is located at 4000 Mate de Luna Avenue in the west side of the city. It is also another important green space for the city. It used to be called Tucumán Battle Park. However, it turned back to its original name to honour a lady called Guillermina Leston. She was Alfredo Guzmán’s wife. He was a very well-known man who contributed to develop the province, for instance, he donated the lands to create this park.

This park is completely different from others. It has not a square or rectangular shape like the rest.  Its entrance is located on Mate de Luna Avenue and the whole park covers irregular 35 hectares.

At the south side, the original house of the couple can be found.  It is known as “Guillermina Park Castle”. The couple used to spend the weekends there. It was built in 1927 with a unique beauty.

This park is an ideal place to spend some free time, enjoy a picnic or take the kids to the playground.  You can also make some exercises, for example, you can ride bikes, walk or run. Vegetation is well-groomed and invites locals and visitors to have a great time.

Foundation Square
The Foundation Square is located on 1600 Mate de Luna Avenue. It is separated from Avellaneda Park by Asuncion Street.

It is possible to appreciate the history of Tucuman, from the beginning up to now in seven different panels with 50 years of information each.  Besides being an educational free option, there is a playground for children.

Right in front of the park, you can find the Bicentennial Monument which honours 200 years of independence of Argentina.

Alberdi Square
Located between Santiago del Estero and Catamarca streets, it was founded in 1895. The ex Sunchales train station, which used to belong to the Central Argentinean Railways, is in front of the square.  This building was characterized because of its size and it used to be one of the most popular stations in the north of the country.  The railway popularity produced an increase of travellers. That is why a big green space was created in front of it.  Nowadays, this railway station is called Mitre and it works twice a week from Tucumán to Retiro Station (Buenos Aires).

The square is an ideal place to enjoy a lonely moment or spend some time with friends or family. Besides its wide variety of local trees, there are some picnic areas and playgrounds for kids. Finally, there are some bars on Santiago Del Estero Street.

The well-known artist Lola Mora created the Juan Bautista Alberdi statue placed in the middle of the square.  It was made of plates of onyx and Carrara marble. It is considered one of the most important pieces of arts.

Urquiza Square

It is located around Muñecas, Santa Fé, 25 De Mayo Streets and Sarmiento Avenue. It is considered the second most important square in the city. It was founded in 1872 and its name honours Justo José de Urquiza, an Argentinean politician who served in the military.

This square belongs to the north side of the city and it is surrounded by important buildings such as, San Martín Theatre, The Casino, the former legislature building and Bartolomé Mitre National School.

The square is not only a place to spend some time but also it offers different kinds of local vegetation.  There is a health track, a playground and it is surrounded by bars and pubs.  Without a doubt, this is a special place that tourists must visit.

San Martín Square
Located at the south side of the city, it is surrounded by Lavalle, Batalla de Chacabuco, Simón Bolivar and Batalla de Ayacucho streets. It is one of the most popular squares in the city. It was founded in 1910.

During the XIX century, this place was known as “the lagoon” because people used to go swimming and fishing there.

There is a huge statue which honours San Martin General and it is surrounded by twenty one flagpoles to represent the freedom of the Latin American countries.

This is an ideal place to enjoy a green space in the middle of the city.

Belgrano Square

This place has a historical importance because “Campos de las Carreras” used to be a battlefield where the battle of Tucuman was held.  This was one of the most important wars during the independence times.  This square was declared a National Historical Place in 1914. It is surrounded by BernabéAraoz, Lavalle, Alberdi and Dorrego streets.

As well as the other squares, this one also invites everybody to spend some time in contact with nature in the middle of the hustling city.

There is a huge statue which honours Manuel Belgrano, created by Francisco Cafferata. At the beginning, it was located where the Independence Square is, but in 1904 Lola Mora created the Independence Statue so it was replaced in the current place to honour the General. One of the oldest icons in the city is also an icon of the square. The “Chacabuco Column” represents a gift from Belgrano to honour San Martín General.  It is made of marble plaques.

The square is an ideal place to enjoy a lonely moment or spend some time with friends or family in contact with nature in the middle of the hustling city.