Welcome to Rosario When I moved to Rosario in 2010, I realized that I knew very little about the 3rd largest city in Argentina, some 300 km from Buenos Aires. Sometimes called the little Buenos Aires, Rosario is well known amongst the Argentines but not so much for the rest of the world. With over a 1million inhabitants and a modern urban development, Rosario has a lot to offer. You can spent the morning walking around the city centre, stop for a coffee at the famous Bar El Cairo, go to a museum mid-morning, enjoy a lunch at one of the river-front restaurants and within a matter of minutes spend the afternoon venturing on a kayak in the sandbanks of the vast Alto Delta of the Paraná. Whether you are planning your next holiday in Argentina or looking for some information about Rosario, Rosario Connection aims to give you all the information necessary to discover and enjoy the beautiful city of Rosario. The Paraná river is definitely one of the main attractions of Rosario and it connects many parts of the city, from the beaches of La Florida to the green and open space of the Spanish Park on one side and the islands on the other side. It is always a pleasure to watch it change colour depending on the weather and the time of the day. Within this website, you will find a wide range of information about Rosario such as tourism in Argentina and Rosario, living, working, studying, investing, setting up a business and doing charity work in Rosario. My Mission is that Rosario Connection becomes the first source of information for anyone planning a stay in Rosario, Argentina whether...Read More
Today let’s take a walk through Rosario historical center. Unlike most of the cities in Argentina, Rosario doesn’t have a precise foundation date. In 1689, captain Luis Romero de Pineda received part of the lands called the Pago de los Arroyos by royal decree, as payment for services to the Spanish Crown. Before that, the area was originally inhabited by Calchaquí tribes. From this time, nothing remains but we know that on the same spot of the actual Basilica Cathedral was the first chapel back in 1731. The 25 de Mayo Square is one the main square of Rosario and hosts some of the most important buildings of the city such as the city hall, the Basilica Cathedral and the main post office and access to the Flag...Read More
As mentioned before the Parana River is one of my favourite spots in Rosario. Recently, I went on a Kayak outing and boat-ride on the Parana on an exploration of the many islands and canals just in front the the city of Rosario. As I had made so many photos, I decided to put them together in a video. The Paraná River (Spanish: Río Paraná) is a the second longest river in South America just after the Amazon River and runs through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). The name Paraná is an abbreviation of the phrase “para rehe onáva”, which comes from the Tupi language and means “like the sea” (that is, “as big as the sea”). It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata ( in Buenos Aires) and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Here is a video of the boat-ride as well as some photos of the beaches located on the island opposite the city of Rosario. For more information on the river side activities, check out the Activity section,...Read More
The Ultimate Guide To Rosario's Best Restaurants, Bars, Museums, Activities And City Escapes.
Through its important collection, the Museum preserves, researches and disseminate local, regional and national history. It houses many artefacts form various South American cultures.
Located in the heart of the Independence Park, it has more than 30 rooms housing artefacts of Hispanic art, coins and medals, objects and textiles from pre-Columbian cultures, and a large quantity of weapons, making all its assets invaluable.
Parque de la Independencia – Phone (+54) 341 472 1457Read More
Former private house filled with amazing and eclectic artworks turned museum. The Firma y Odilo Estévez Municipal Decorative Art Museum (in Spanish, Museo de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estévez) is the former home of the Estévez family in Rosario, Argentina, which was donated to the Municipality of Rosario in 1966 and was turned into a museumin 1968.
It showcases a permanent exhibition of artwork that was gathered by the Estévez family during almost 30 years, including Spanish furniture from the 16th, 17th and 18th century and copies of 18th-century French furniture; a collection of European paintings, including a Goya and a David; a number of sculptures; works in ivory, glass, porcelain, jade, and silver (European, pre-Columbian and Asian); tapestries, carpets, and fans.
It has a beautiful courtyard with a recently restaured fountain.
Santa Fe 748 – Phone (+54) 341 480 2547 – http://www.museoestevez.gov.ar/
It is the most important collection of contemporary art in Argentina. The Macro owes its creation to the desire to display some key artworks by contemporary artists, such as the etchings of the “Juanito Laguna” series by Antonio Berni (rewarded at the Venice Biennale in 1962), The “Concepto Espacial” (1951) by Lucio Fontana, works by Di Tella and other local artists the 60’s, alongside comtemporary Argentinean and international artists.
The Macro is located on the river front on the site of the former grain silos known as the Silos Davis, which were part of the port infrastructure during the early twentieth century.
Bv. Orono and Rio – Phone (+54) 341 480 4981- http://www.macromuseo.org.ar/
Facing the Independence Park, it is the most important museum outside Buenos Aires. In its beautiful building, opened in 1936, is displayed an amazing fine art collection with over 3,000 works of art.
It has a temporary collection and two permanent collections: European Paintings from the fifteenth to the twentieth century and Argentinean Paintings. You will find works by Ribera, Goya, Sisley, Prilidiano Pueyrredón, Fader, Petorutti, Spilimbergo, Quinquela Martin, Berni, Soldi, Musto, Schiavoni, Ouvard, Guido, Lucio Fontana and Gambartes, among others.
Av. Pellegrini y Bv. Oroño – Phone (+54) 341 480 2542 – http://www.museocastagnino.org.ar/Read More
Teaching English may not be your best option in Buenos Aires as there is a lot of competition from Argentines who are well educated and have good commands of English and also from native English speakers who are tempted to live the South American adventure and decide to live in Buenos Aires for a while.
However, the competition is not so fierce in Rosario. All in all, teaching English at a school or institute doesn’t pay much but if you are looking for a temporary solution (say 2/3 months), it could be a good option especially in Rosario.
I have decide to compile a quick list of the some of the English language schools in Rosario, Argentina to help you in your job hunting.
Asociacion Rosarina de Intercambio Cultural Argentino Americano.
English Language Institute
Toolset – English for Babies and Toddlers
Kids and Fun English Corner
Best of luck in your search!
PS: Do a little bit of research on each one of them and then get in touch with them directly to see if they are looking for staff. I cannot make any recommendations as I don’t know any of them personally and don’t know their recruitment process but I thought this list could be handy if you are looking for an English-speaking job in Rosario. Be creative in your approach, they may not need someone to teach but may need help with admin tasks or sales, you never know.
PPS: No need to send me your CV or details of your job search; I am not a recruitment agent.
For me, the main attraction of Rosario during the summer is the Parana river and its associated water activities.
To name a few, you can do:
Go on a boat ride to explore the Parana Viejo
Go to the beach
Go speed boating
Here is a great summary of some of the things to do with names and contact details of the companies offering these activities on the website of Rosario Tourism Office.
Enjoy your stay in Rosario this summer!Read More
Rosario could be divided up in 4 areas and depending on your interest or the weather you could explore a zone in half a day.
This is my personal favourite! I invite you to discover Rosario and its river.
You could start the walk near the National Flag Memorial ( make sure to take the time to go up the Memorial and admire the vast sandbanks across the city), then down to the Fluvial Port. There, you can stop for a quick coffee or a bit to eat at one of the cafes alongside the river. Then follow the river, pass the Tourist Information Centre and the beautiful building of the Customs. Then you will reach the lower part of the Spanish Park and its brand new promenade, complete with the design museum, a children’s play area and an outdoor skating rink.
Up the steps will be the upper part of the Spanish Park, with another nice selection of cafes and restaurants (most of the them with terrace overlooking the river), the perfect spot for lunch, for an afternoon drink or a refreshing ice cream.
Our walk will finish at the former grain silos ( Silos Davis) transformed into the City Modern Art Museum. It is worth mentioning these 2 nice establishments, Queens River and Davis.
Here are some of the highlights of this walk: (Fluvial Port, Spanish Park, Steps of the Spanish Park and the Modern Art Museum (MACRO))