The Dream of the Province of Corrientes
While many cities in Argentina celebrate Carnaval, there is no place which lives and breathes it with the same intense feeling as the province of Corrientes. In Corrientes the carnival begins with water fights, bombitas, "chuspitas" salmigundis all mean your going to get wet out on the streets. as the hot months of summer begin to build. There are numerous traditional events held by the different cities for a calendar varies by city throughout the summer months of January, February and March.
However, the preparation starts long before, with the creation of new songs, choreographies and costumes so that the party can flare higher each day. Mothers, grandmothers and aunts huddle secretly preparing to unleash the Carnaval dress that their girl will use to kill the competition.
The city of Corrientes is the National capital of the carnival, a place gained by the of its talented and marvelous samba schools, the inspired magnificence of its costumes, the overwelming radiant beauty of its women and the intoxicating rhythm of its music. Most of its cities and towns have their own carnival with their peculiarities and particularitities. The Corrientes Capital’s carnival is the most important.
Almost 100 a thousand people each night as the live the party up to the claim of Corrientes as the National Capital of the Carnival.
Among the famous schools, are Ará Berá, Copacabana and Sapucay who number more than 600 members.
Corrientes is the carnival capital it extends its reach throughout the
Province where the majority of the localities celebrate the holiday.
In January and February, year after year, the carnival grows ase Goya waits anxious the arrival of visitors to show its joy.
Bela Vista [means Beautiful Sight ]
Making use of its name, the carnival of this city enjoy the prettiest women and the candy aroma of its orange groves.
Justifieably proud city, and with reason, they disfrutam the pleasure to share the life between friends. In the same way they feel to the carnival, a party where they share the joy of living. To the equal one that other cities of the region, carry through the "Artisan Carnival".
Visit the Curuzú sambódromo where the party takes place on six weekends. The curuzucuaquenho carnival is the only one of the zone that allows the participation of the public since there is no separation between the spectator and the schools.
Hospitable people, embracing tranquilo harmony and children carnivals
If batucada fusing with rhythms of e camdomblé where Uruguay and Brazil maintain a zone of open borders. A luxurious "Artisan Carnival" with party popular spirit where all the people seek to collaborate in the present with each other.
The samba schools of Esquina are distinguished for their shows featuring choreography that advance the the theatrical subject with groups osupporting the standout feminine figures.
Paso de los Libres
Many tourists approach thise border city to help enliven the party of King Momo. A parade of samba schools fulfills their desire and supports the growith carnival of Libres
Paso de la Pátri
Here you find "the golden capital of the regional carnival", The traditional coronation of the queens and shows of the samba schools, are carried out in the amphitheatre "Pinin Palma
The 40.000 neighbors finds it their mission to win each year the title of Carnival of the "Capital of the Energy", perhaps due to their proximity to the Yacayretá. Ituzangó is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Province.
The city counts on four bigger schools and some minors ones who give brightness, rhythm and color to the carnival.
The traditional carnival of Santo Tome have been celebrated for almost half century lending a singular coloring to the participation of the popular people's party.
This party keeps its style and spirit imcomparably marvelous. The color and the soaring percussion manifest great joy in its people.
GETTING THERE: Access the province of Corrientes through: National routes 12 and 14, by either the north or the south. Through the interprovincial bridge "General Manuel Belgrano" from the Chaco. And through the International bridges: "Paso de los Libres -Uruguayana" (President A. P. Justo International bridge). And "Santo Tome - Sao Borjas” from Brasil. AIR: There are two daily regular flights to the airports of Corrientes and Resistencia at the "Gobernador Piragine Niveyro Airport" (Chaco 25 km far away), connects the province with the rest of the country. The federal capital of Buenos Aries is 900km away, Iguazu falls are 650km away, and the borders with Brazil and Uruguay 450km away.
There's750km of coasts on rivers and tame lagoons, a true paradise for the fishermen, as well as wide rivers with white sand beaches who welcome you to stretch out along them and enjoy the special quality of the Corrientes sunlight.
More Attractions: One
cannot miss a walk down the river drive, which has natural balconies
looking over the river, a visit to the zoo, to the museums or shopping
along Junín pedestrian street.
El carnaval de Gualeguaychú, provincia de Entre Rios
The Argentine Mesopotamia region, which encompasses the provinces of Missiones, Entre R?os, and Corrientes, is where many of these festive events are held. The most popular and well known Carnaval by virtue of a strong marketing campaign to fill 350,000 seats in the corsodromo over a season of nine Saturday s these is that of Gualeguaychú, in the southern part of Entre Rios province.
Gualeguachu Carnival calls itself - the
"country's carnival" (El Carnaval del Pais) in contrast to the other
huge Carnaval in the nearby city of Corrientes which uses the title of
"the Country's Carnaval Capital"
Each comparsa includes over 700 dancers, and is accompanied by 5 huge stages, a drum band (batucada) and a singing band. Each club chooses a theme and a theme song, and the theme is brought to life using the stages, costumes, decorations and songs.
WHEN: Gualeguaychú's event is held every Saturday in January, February, and sometimes even the first week in March. If you're in Buenos Aires during this time period, it's a great destination for a side trip.
Gualeguaychú was also an area of
mass German immigration which somewhat explains the abundance or
beautiful blonde women.
THERE: by car from Buenos Aires, take Ruta
12 north from Buenos Aires and then go north again on Ruta 14 where they
intersect.From Uruguay, you can take "Libertador
San Mart?n International Bridge" that links the city with Fray Bentos
City in the neighbouring country.
WEATHER: The climate of the region is template with an average temperature of 18?C, being the maximum temperature of 32?C in Summer and minimum temperature of 5?C in Winter. Nearly everything other than some restaurants and a few small convenience stores will close between 1 and 4pm.
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