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 Monument.