Posadas, Misiones

Posadas is a city in northeastern Argentina. It is the capital of the province of Misiones and with 252 981 inhabitants ( 279 961 in the agglomeration ), the second largest city of the Argentine Mesopotamia.

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Geography and climate

Posadas is located on the southern shore of the Paraná, opposite is the Paraguayan city of Encarnación, is connected to the Posadas on the Puente Internacional San Roque González de Santa Cruz. The city is located in the transition area of vegetation zone of the Gran Chaco to the rainforest of Misiones. The climate is relatively humid and subtropical, there is rainfall throughout the year.


The city dates back to the Jesuit reduction Nuestra Señora de Itapúa, which was founded in 1615. It was in 1625 relocated to the northern shore of the Paraná, and was thus the foundation for Encarnación. 1628 a new reduction to the area of ​​today Posadas was created, which was called San José and until the 19th century remained. During the War of the Triple Alianza against Paraguay a Brazilian military base was constructed in 1867, the Trinchera de San José was called. 1879 the town was renamed in Posadas. As in 1881, the province of Misiones was separated from the province of Corrientes, the capital was first moved to the remote San Martín. After protests by the new provincial government in 1884 Posadas capital of the province.

In 1957, Pope Pius XII was. the Roman Catholic Diocese of Posadas built. Episcopal Church is the Catedral San José. In 1973, the Universidad Nacional de Misiones was established in Parana



Featured Buildings are built in the Romanesque style cathedral and the government palace from the end of the 19th century.


The Natural Sciences and Historical Museum is dedicated to the flora and fauna of the province of Misiones and its primeval forests, but also the culture of the indigenous people, the Guaraní. The Archaeological and Historical Museum Andrés Guacurarí has also feature artifacts from the Guaraní culture and is also dedicated to the Jesuit reductions and the time of the Argentine War of Liberation. The two most famous art museums are the Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Lucas Braulio Areco, which is also called Mate Palace, as it was donated by a Yerba Mate growing company, and the Museo de Arte Juan Yapari.

Parks and green spaces

The main park is the Parque del República Paraguay in the north of the city. On his site there is a craft market, an amphitheater and a regional museum with historical and natural science part. Other parks include the Parque de la Ciudad in the southwest and the Parque Adam and botanical garden in the southeast.


Posadas is mainly influenced by the industry and the trade with the nearby Paraguay. The processing of yerba mate, a tea beverage, has its center here.

The hydropower plant Yacyretá, about 35 kilometers west of the city impounds Paraná, is the fourth largest and one of the most controversial dams in the world. It adds a large part of northeastern Argentina with electricity.



Posadas is increasingly also a major transportation hub in the national and international bus routes. Because of poor access and the increase in traffic the bus terminal was moved to the edge of the city from the center several years ago. From here, the national bus lines traditionally go to Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata. In recent years, due to tourism has increased the number of " cross-connections ", so that trips to Rosario, Tucumán and Salta are offered. In the International Connections routes to Southeast Brazil and Paraguay have been added. The classic Mercosur routes from Buenos Aires via Posadas to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have been strengthened. From the terminal and the international shuttle bus to Encarnación goes off in Paraguay. In the regional bus routes are mainly two sail: the first follows the Ruta Nacional 12 and ends in Puerto Iguazú. The second branches in Cruce Santa Ana of the Ruta Nacional 12, serving the cities and towns on the Rio Uruguay or places in Central Misiones. Both routes are approached on average every hour. From the terminal, some city bus lines in the center of Posadas and the airport.


Posadas is also accessible by air. At the " Aeropuerto Libertador Don José de San Martín " are offered twice a day to connect to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery. These flights are flown by Aerolíneas Argentinas or Austral. Owner and main operator is the Fuerza Aérea Argentina, the civilian part is operated by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000.


After a ten year hiatus wrong since 2003, twice a week the train " El Gran Capitan " to Buenos Aires to station Frederico Lacroze. The train is much slower and not nearly as comfortable as the modern coaches with a journey time of 26 hours scheduled, so the demand has suffered. However, the ride on the train, at least in the second class is much cheaper than a comparable bus service, and is therefore still preferred by many domestic travelers.


Posadas is twinned with the cities of:

  • Spain Albacete, Spain, since July 7, 1997
  • Paraguay Encarnación, Paraguay, since the September 17, 1992
  • Italy Ravenna, Italy. since March 19, 1998

Other agreements have been concluded with the following cities:

  • Italy Bergamo, Italy, friendship and cooperation protocol since 16 March 1998
  • Brazil Cascavel, Brazil, agreement on cultural and sporting integration since June 8, 2000
  • Lebanon Zahle, Lebanon, agreements on cultural exchanges since December 1, 1995

Born in Parana

  • Héctor De Bourgoing (1934-1993), Argentine- French footballer
  • Jorge Cardoso ( b. 1949 ), composer, guitarist and doctor
  • Sonia Abián ( b. 1966 ), artist
  • Daniel Vancsik ( b. 1977 ), professional golfer
  • José Acasuso ( b. 1982 ), tennis player