7 towns for getaways less than 2 hours from Buenos Aires

In the village you can see the typical late 19th century buildings, which still retain their architecture today. In addition, it is a great gastronomic pole featuring country restaurants. Sausages such as salami and raw ham, cheeses, roast, pot dishes, meat patties cut with a knife and cooked on a disk, and pasta, are dishes and foods that must be tried.

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In 2007 the National Commission of Museums and Monuments and Historic Places declared Carlos Keen “property of national historical interest”, to a sector of the urban layout of the town in recognition of its quality as a historic town.

Some of its most visited tourist spots are the Rural Machinery Museum, installed outdoors; the San Carlos Borromeo temple and the Mirador al Sur farm, famous for its honey production. What’s more, hThere are country restaurants, antique houses, horseback riding and sulky rides. Also dressage and folklore from Círculo Criollo Martín Fierro.


Located at 100 km southwest of the CityIt can be reached by car through Provincial Routes 41 and National 205 or by train from the Roca and Sarmiento branches.

One of the main attractions of Lobos is its laguna and its journey along the Municipal waterfront. Its variety of activities is highlighted, including those of low impact to naturesuch as kayak rental, rowing boats, shore fishing, kite surfing, sailing, bird watching, hiking, nature viewing; and activities of high impact, such as motor boating and motor boat fishing.


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Municipality of Lobos

A place of interest is the quiet streets of Villa Logüercio, wooded and populated with birds. A community that was originally conceived as a neighborhood of fifth houses and that, even today, continues to maintain tranquility. It is recommended to visit the Plaza Dr. Vicente Logüercio, the Santa Isabel Chapel, and the railway stop, called “Fortín Lobos”.

It also has several museums with a lot of history involved: the Birthplace of Juan Domingo Perón and the Museum of History and Natural Sciences “Pago De Los Lobos”. And some places of interest: the Albino Caponi Popular Library, the House of José Salgado, the Plaza Soberanía and the Italian Cinema Theater.

Saint Peter

A little more than 164 kilometers from the City, is this little green town, with ravines, the river and its proximity to the big cities. It can be reached by car on National Route 9.

Its historic center can be explored on foot or by bicycle. It is recommended to spend the afternoon on the banks of the Paraná River. In case you are looking for something more historical, you should go to the buildings on Bartolomé Miter and Pellegrini streets. There they find the Popular Library “Rafael Obligado”, the 1830 House, the Historical Museum and the Sampedrina Sports League.

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Saint Peter.

Tourism of San Pedro

The perfume of its linden, jasmine and orange trees, accompanies the tour of the city center, which has a great variety of commercial premises attentive to the needs of the visitor. While coastal cars, riverside restaurants, Creole grills, river fish and artisan delicacies demonstrate the essence of the place.

Is another one ideal destination for fishermen with lagoons and channels of the Paraná River, and the Delta. In addition, you can take advantage of and do kayak and boat tours.

San Antonio de Areco

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San Antonio de Areco is one of the most important tourist towns in the province of Buenos Aires and it has its reasons: a combination of history, local culture, countryside, river and gaucho tradition. The most direct way to get there by car from the Capital is taking National Route 8. There are 120 km and you can also get there by bus that leaves from Retiro.

Areco is, within the Buenos Aires towns of this style, one of the most developed. Its main square, Plaza Arellano, houses, as in all the towns in the country, the main buildings: the Police Station, the Municipality, the Civil Registry, and the San Antonio de Padua Parish. A few meters from the square, is the museum and silver workshop of the Draghi family, open since 1960, where there is an impressive collection of gaucho pieces from the nineteenth century 100% silver.

Along the Ribera de Areco, on the way to the river, there are craft stalls for silversmiths, rope makers, weavers, saddlers and other potters; and antiques to visit, as well as several restaurants and country houses. Spending the afternoon on the banks of the river is an ideal program on beautiful days. There is a park area with public grills for a barbecue and a small artisan market on weekends.

Another of the attractions and an emblem of the city of Areco is the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum, which operates in an old farmhouse. Many visitors choose Areco for their stays, where they can spend a real day in the country. Tours can be hired from Buenos Aires or directly when arriving in town.

Crossing the Areco River to the north, is the old La Blanqueada pulpería: a typical field pulpería, which received residents as well as travelers and merchants who passed through the town. Today you can visit until 5 pm, where typical elements of the place are exhibited. Do not miss visiting its patio, from which you can access the Criollo Park.

The gastronomy in Areco is varied, there are typical grocery stores and grills on the river’s waterfront, such as El Palomar or La Portiada, and for a more diverse cuisine, the Mestizo or Rossita are recommended. For a lunch in nature, be sure to visit La Casa de los Fogoneros, the restaurant at Estancia La Cinacina, a few kilometers from town.

Saint Andrew of Giles

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San Andrés de Giles is located 103 kilometers from the City of Buenos Aires and can be accessed by car via the National Route 7 and Provincial Route 41. This quiet city preserves the soul of the people and is ideal for a weekend getaway. week, offering, in addition, in its vicinity, rural villages that cannot be missed. Many visitors usually choose on the same day or weekend, to visit San Antonio de Areco and San Andrés de Giles, due to their proximity to each other.

The central square is very well cared for, preserving historic buildings, such as the San Andrés Apóstol Church, which has been remodeled several times, and the Municipal Palace. The Dr Fernando Lillia municipal park is the green lung of the city, where you can practice various sports.

A historical place of national significance that you cannot miss is Estancia la Merced or Posta de Figueroa, where important historical events of our country took place. For example, in its rooms the “Letter from the Figueroa Estate” was signed by Juan Manuel de Rosas addressed to Facundo Quiroga.

In San Andrés de Giles there are several bars and restaurants to choose from, among them we recommend El Bar Restaurante La Familia, located in front of the square, which offers a very familiar atmosphere with typical meals.

Chapel of the Lord

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Capilla del Señor was the first town to be declared of national historical interest and today it is one of the most authentic in the province, which preserves both its original architecture and its way of life. You can get there by car through the Panamericana Ramal Pilar up to kilometer 69 of National Route Nº8 and then take Provincial Route Nº39. It can also be reached by the Miter branch train combining with the Capilla del Señor branch or by bus No. 57 from Plaza Italia.

As you walk through its streets, the stories of the old cemetery in the center of the square, the old Miralejos house, the Roma room and the old immigrants’ social club are recreated. The cemetery is a museum unto itself, with its sophisticated and imposing mausoleums. Some of the buildings that you cannot miss are the Posada del Palomar from 1838, one of the oldest, the Iglesia Parroquial and the Los Ombúes grocery store, a historic warehouse now run by Doña Elsa, the granddaughter of the founding owner, where for the afternoon the countrymen still gather to drink and play cards or billiards.

Another of the main tourist places is the Museum of Buenos Aires Journalism, where today old typewriters are exhibited as well as presses that were used to print the newspapers of the time, and objects of daily life of that time.

As for its rural environment, its landscape of undulating lands, with mountains of eucalyptus, casuarinas and willows, is another of its charms. The presence of estancias, dairy farms, ranches and farms add to the landscape and are ideal for a few days of tranquility away from the city.

In addition to its history and landscapes, Capilla is an excellent gastronomic destination. It offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, such as La Fusta, considered “the town’s bowling alley.” On weekends, an interesting option is Dulcinea, with its specialty of disco meals and its beautiful patio ideal to enjoy in summer.

San Miguel del Monte

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This town located 110 kilometers from Capital Federal can be easily reached by car on the Ezeiza – Cañuelas highway and from there take National Route 3. With a 740 hectare lagoon and 15 km of green around it, it attracts inhabitants from all over the Province.

All kinds of water sports are practiced in the lagoon, such as swimming, motor boats, jet skiing, windsurfing and sailing. It is also a famous place for its fishing clubs and camping sites.

Its extensive waterfront, Juan Manuel de Rosas, is lit up at night and filled with people in its bars and restaurants, who gather to enjoy an evening in front of the lagoon. The menus are very varied, where the grill prevails and its specialty, the chivito al asador.

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