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CORDOBA

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The San Roque Lake Cordoba Argentina TravelIt is located 640 metres above sea level and 35 kilometres west of the Provincial Capital, to which it is linked through a modern highway. It rests in the Punilla Valley, on both riverbanks of the San Francisco River, in the place where it flows into the San Roque Lake, and at the shores of the latter.

It is the most important tourist centre in the Province, being the practice of aquatic sports at the San Roque Lake one of its main attractions.

It was originally built at the confluence of the San Antonio and Cosquín Rivers during the colonial period with the name of San Roque, though it was no more than a hamlet. The Quisquiscate Ranch, later called Santa Leocadia, was a 5457-hectare property belonging to Don Rudecindo Paz in the surrounding area of the Town.

View of the Station Cordoba Argentina TravelThe waters covered the Town of San Roque and the farmhouse of Santa Leocadia, along with the local chapel, when the first dam was built between the years 1884 and 1888.

The new settlement was recognised as a City on July the 16th of 1964, and in 1970 began its era of splendour as a tourist destination with the opening of a great number of sweetshops, discotheques, theatres, and even a casino. The tourist offer is very ample and shops on commercial streets are full of people throughout the day, while by the end of it the City's nightlife gives them an especial radiance.

Former Freight Train Cordoba Argentina TravelThe City of Carlos Paz can be reached from the City of Cordoba going along the highway, or through the picturesque road passing by the locality of La Calera. This road snakes alongside the Primero River, which the aborigines called Suquía, and reaches the high wall of the San Roque Dam; from there on you go along the "road of 100 turns" to access the northern sector of the City. Carlos Paz is also a bypassing City to get to Traslasierra and the neighbouring Provinces of San Luis and San Juan, and to the north of the Punilla Valley, Cruz del Eje and the Province of Rioja.

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The Road of
La Punilla

* Bialet Masse
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* Cosquin
* Huerta Grande
* La Cumbre
* La Falda
* San Esteban
* Santa Maria
* Valle Hermoso
* Carlos Paz Ville
* Giardino Ville
The City of Carlos Paz offers visitors the chance to practice the kind of tourism suiting their tastes and likes. There is an ample variety of hotels, cabins, campsites and houses for rent. For those arriving in the City during the high season without having booked a reservation in advance, it is recommendable to approach the municipal tourist information offices, where you can get information regarding rates and categories, and mostly concerning the availability of vacancies at each establishment.

Punilla Valley looks greener than ever in February, and visitors tour the different beaches in the circuit, which extends from the City of Carlos Paz to Cuesta Blanca, since early in the morning. As happens every year, tourists move to the different resorts in the area following the course of the sun, which marks with fire the rhythm of the season. The riverbanks become natural settings where different habits and customs outlining the freshest physiognomy of the season take place, especially during the weekends. The fun-follower teenagers gather together at some of these spots, whilst the most outstanding characteristics in other places are the calm horseback rides and treks.

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICE IN THE CITY OF CARLOS PAZ:
400 San Martin Avenue
1000 San Martin Avenue
Code for the City of Carlos Paz (5152)
Phone numbers: 03541- 421624 / 6659 / 5059

WHERE TO GO

IN THE CITY

City Tour
The City displays all of its trappings at night. The main artery, 9 de Julio and its continuation, General Paz, becomes pedestrian after sunset, so this road and its intersection with San Martin Avenue constitute the centre of San Carlos' nightlife. The tables of sweetshops and pizza shops are set on the sidewalks, while casual street artists show their abilities amusing young and old alike. Teenagers also come to the centre, as in a rite, before going dancing or attending the pubs. Restaurants are basically scattered along the main avenues and often the number of consumers goes hand in hand with the theatres' timetables. Finally, those who wish to try their luck can always take a walk to the casino or bingo.

Los Gigantes Mountain
It belongs to the mountain range of Sierra Grande, and has a height (2374 metres above sea level) and a rock structure that make it suitable for the practice of all types of climbing, save for ice. There is a refuge for up to 20 climbers, property of the Andean Club of Cordoba, close to the summit.

Astronomic Observatory of Bosque Alegre
It is located at a height of 1250 metres above sea level and has a reflective telescope of a 1,45-metre diameter. It is the third largest amongst analogue observatories in America and the fifth worldwide.
Location: At 29 kilometres of Carlos Paz, along the road to Las Jarillas.

La Cruz Hill and Cable Car
You reach the summit of this 1000-metre high hill, from where you have a spectacular view of the City, after following a sinuous road. There is a cross on the top built by engineer M. Arrambide and a Way of the Cross starting at the foot of the hill, inaugurated in 1934 to commemorate the 23rd National Eucharistic Congress. The Way of the Cross ascending the hill is 2200 metres long and goes across seven minor hills. It attracts a great umber of devotees every year, especially on Good Friday.
You can also get to the top in a car cable 1-kilometre long. There is a sweetshop with terraces and binoculars that allow appreciating the surroundings of the City in detail at the upper station.
Location: Florencio Sanchez Road unnumbered. Phone number: 42-2254 / 0981

Monument to the Bamba Indian
It is a statue made of stone and cement inspired upon the legendary aborigine whom Herrera recalled in his famous poem, some of whose lines have been engraved on the sculpture. It is a work realised by artist Borgarello.

Condor Hotel
It is currently abandoned though there was once a time when it was amongst the most important ones in the entire Province of Cordoba.
Location: It can be appreciated from the vantage point of El Condor, at the kilometre 92 of Provincial Route N° 14.

Waterslide
It is located in Villa del Lago, along Route N° 20 at the kilometre 743. It has a waterslide, a swimming pool and a Magic Rug.
Entrance: 5.00 dollars for half an hour of waterslide use, 3.00 dollars for one hour in the swimming pool, and 3.00 dollars for a full-day use of the Magic Rug.
Working hours: Every summer day from 9:00 to 20:00 hours.

Cable Car
Besides the traditional means of transportation to the top of the La Cruz Hill, from where one has a great view of the City and the Lake, the complex has a swimming pool, an aquarium, a sweetshop, a display of serpents and a museum. It is located on Florencio Sanchez Road, unnumbered.
Entrance: Adults 10.00 dollars, minors between 8 and 10 years of age 9.00 dollars, and minors under 8 get in for free provided an adult accompanies them. Working hours: Every summer day from 9:30 to 12:30, and from 15:30 to 20:30 hours.

Fantastic World
It is a large complex located nearby the detour to Tanti. The entrance ticket gives you the right to visit the Medieval Castle, while the entrance to the rest of the attractions is paid individually. Amongst its main attractions there are the Great Pyramid, the Aquatic Vertigo and the Trojan Horse standing out. You can also spend all day long at the swimming pool. Entrance: 3.00 dollars, which includes a visit to the Medieval Castle, whilst the use of the swimming pool is 3.00 dollars per person and the other attractions, vary between 2 and 5 dollars.
Working hours: Every summer day from 10 to 13 hours and from l4 to 20 hours.

Peko's
It is a traditional complex situated at the detour to Tanti. It offers visitors a dozen of attractions amongst which the labyrinths of hedgerows and crystal, a more than 100 metre-long pipe, which is crossed in just 18 seconds, called The Barrel, and a show with sea wolfs, stand out.
Entrance: 7.00 dollars, which is good for all the attractions save The Barrel, which is an additional 2.00 dollars.
Working hours: Everyday from 9.00 to 20.00 hours.

Adventure Forest / Casper's House
The former is an amusing tour along leafy vegetation, hanging bridges, cascades, and other awesome places. While at Casper's House we can appreciate along a 20-minute tour how things defy the law of gravity, amongst other curiosities.
Information: 350 Redentor Street - (03541) 42-4908
Entrance: Adults 3,50 dollars, minors between 5 and 10 years of age pay 3,00 dollars
Working hours: Every summer day from 10 to 20 hours.


Cuckoo Clock
It was built in the City of Carlos Paz in 1958 and was the first of its kind in this part of the world. It is 7 metres high and marks the top of the hours with the appearance of a cuckoo. It is located at the entrance to the centre and its maintenance workshop can be visited.

Church of Our Lady of Carmen
It is a temple of neo-romantic style bearing the name of the City's Patron. Inside it has an image of Our Lady of Carmen and that of San Roque, and it also keeps the remains of the founder of the City, Carlos N. Paz, and those of his wife and parents. It has a small plaza behind bearing the same name, where the first chapel was built in 1913.

Monument of the Cross
This construction was inaugurated in 1934 to commemorate the 32nd International Eucharistic Congress. It is reached after following a Way of the Cross, which ends at 1000 metres above sea level. It was built as an initiative of the neighbours, who wanted to re-enact the Passion suffered by Christ.

Casino and Bingo
They are located on Uruguay and Liniers Avenues respectively.

BY THE LAKE

San Roque Lake
This great work of engineering finished in 1944 replaced the old dam built between 1885 and 1891. It was the largest in the world for a while and nowadays it is the setting for the practice of all sorts of aquatic activities, such as aquatic skiing, sailing, windsurfing, etc.
There are motorboats departing from the City of Carlos Paz going along the Lake's entire extension. Though you can also rent rowing boats or motorboats if you feel encouraged to tour it by yourself.

A multitude of youngsters, kids, men and women get ready for the summer ritual as soon as the sun begins illuminating the sierra peaks. They come to the shores of the San Roque Lake and the banks of the rivers flowing into it in noisy and happy crowds, or by pairs and quietly, in order to get the most out of the sun.
The music, the cooling beverages and the sunscreens on the sand, the laughter and the games, are part of the summer scenery. Most of the people rather stay at the stopping-places, where they not only enjoy the wonders of nature, but also have access to several services, sport activities and artistic performances.
Stopping-places are also the gathering points for teenagers, who imprint summers with an especial rhythm with their fashions and codes. Here they enjoy the day while planning the route to live through the City's nightlife, with no solution of continuity. You can practically border the entire Lake starting at J. S. Bach Avenue, or road of the 100 turns, which leads to the residential barrio neighbourhood of Costa Azul and to the dam, and then you can go across several nautical clubs. There are two vantage points along the way from where you can catch a beautiful vista of the place.

Costa Azul
It embraces Comechingones and the Lake in an area of variable depth where there is no lifesaver.

Argentine Automobile Club
It comprises Nahuel Huapi and the Lake, and it is ideal for family groups. It has a variable depth and there is a lifesaver, barbeques, restrooms, a park and playgrounds for children.

Gipsy Bay
It has no resort infrastructure although it is used for motorboats, jet skis, and fishermen's boats. It has a variable depth and you need to be aware that there is a lifesaver only from December the 15th to March the 15th and just from 12 to 20 hours. It can be reached coming along Illia Avenue, between Artigas and Güemes Streets, and it has a parking area and jet ski rental.

Ride of the Ducks
It is a park located before the Lake used as a solarium by the locals, where the children play at ease on the playgrounds while adults sip a mate. It has a variable depth and the service of a lifesaver.

Perelli Beach
It is a large bay, used by sailors to set anchor, which has a variable depth and no lifesaver so you must be careful. It can be accessed going along Tagore (Town of the Lake) up to Pacífico Avenue.

Sport Beach
It is the official set for the TV channel Show Sport and it is located at the Municipal Sport House of the City of Carlos Paz, on the shores of the San Roque Lake. It has a beach 150 metres long with two beach volley courts, two soccer fields for teams of 5 players, and 3 basketball pitches. Teenagers usually spend the day at the swimming pool or at the marina. Show Sport is a live television show broadcasting daily sport competitions, music spectacles, and recreational activities from the Lake. This stopping-place has no municipal facilities.

Puerto Amarras
It is located in Costa Azul and has a private parking area, a storage house for windsurf boards, motorboats and sails; it also has a beach volley court, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, solarium, and diverse entertainments. Different sport competitions take place in here periodically, along with especial events and music shows.

Cota 38
It is located in one of the most popular places for spending the summer in Carlos Paz: Gipsy Bay. It has a restaurant and a bar, and adventurers can rent jet skis, bicycles and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) in here.

Lake Bar
It is located at the Buenavista Lake Resort in the Town of the Lake, and it has an impacting panoramic view of the City of Carlos Paz.

Beach of the Deer
It is facing the San Roque Lake and has its own marina and a swimming pool, besides a sweetshop where you can taste beverages and fast food.

Loft
It is located on the shore of the San Roque Lake where the popular Calaconta Beach used to be. It is a stopping-place suitable for those seeking to spend a non-stop summer, for sport activities such as beach volley and windsurfing, amongst others take place in here. It has no municipal facilities.

360
It is on Lopez y Planes Street, along the road to the San Roque Dam. The program called Summer 10 on Channel 10 is broadcasted from here, showing nautical sports and recreational activities. It has no municipal facilities.

Uncle Joe
It belongs to the Mayú Sumaj Community and has three stopping-places especially arranged for children, teenagers and adults respectively. Beach volley, rafting and music shows are amongst its most outstanding proposals.

Los Mimbres
It is located in the Town of Santa Cruz del Lago, and you have to cross the Black Bridge and go along Tagore and Donatello Streets until reaching a place situated on the shores of the San Roque Lake. Another option to access the place is on a motorboat from the City of Carlos Paz. You can practice beach volley and nautical sports in here, or either try any of a diversity of drinks at the bar.

By the San Antonio River

El Fantasio
It can be reached going along Asuncion and Perito Moreno Avenues, and has barbeques and restrooms, and a lifesaver from November the 15th to March the 15th. The service is from 12 to 19 hours until December the 1st, and from 10 to 20 hours during the rest of the summer. It has a controlled parking area.

La Hoya
It is a place with no barbeques or restrooms, though there is a lifesaver from December the 15th to march the 30th from 10 to 20 hours, and deep ponds ideal for swimming. It can be reached through Asuncion and Perito Moreno Avenues. It has a controlled parking area.

The Cascades
It is a stony place with no barbeques or restrooms, though there is a lifesaver from December the 15th to march the 30th from 10 to 20 hours. It can be reached through Asuncion and Perito Moreno Avenues. It has a controlled parking area.

Las Tortuguitas
It is a stony place with no barbeques or restrooms, though there is a lifesaver from December the 15th to march the 30th from 10 to 20 hours. It can be reached through Asuncion and Perito Moreno Avenues. It has a controlled parking area.

Sun Route
It is a stony place with no barbeques or restrooms, though there is a lifesaver from December the 15th to march the 30th from 10 to 20 hours. It can be reached through Asuncion and Perito Moreno Avenues. It has a controlled parking area.

The Canal
It is a zone with many stones and with no barbeques or restrooms, and with no lifesaver either. It can be reached going along Cárcano Avenue and turning at Juncal, upstream beyond the bridge.

The Intake
It is a zone with many stones and with no barbeques or restrooms, and with no lifesaver either. It can be reached going along Cárcano Avenue and turning at Juncal, upstream beyond the bridge.

Golden Beaches
It is a place with a beach of stones and a lifesaver working from December the 15th till March the 15th from 10 to 20 hours. It is ideal for children for its shallowness, and has barbeques, restrooms, sweetshops, a restaurant and a convenient store, along with donkey, horse, bike and kayak rentals. It can be accessed coming along Cárcano Avenue and turning in Madrid Street. It has a controlled parking area.

Sun and River
It is a stony place with a lifesaver from December the 15th to March the 30th from 10 to 20 hours, and barbeques and restrooms. It can be reached coming along Cárcano Avenue and turning in C. B. Quiroz Street. It has a controlled parking area.

Villa Independencia
All the services are on Golden Beaches for this is on the facing bank; it has one entrance alone coming along Cárcano Avenue and turning in Las Verbenas Street.

BY LOS CHORRILLOS STREAM

The Little Dike
It is a place with natural pools ideal for swimming, with a lifesaver from December the 15th to March the 15th from 10 to 20 hours. It has no barbeques though it has private restrooms. It can be accessed coming along Sarmiento Boulevard and turning in Edison Street.

IN THE VICINITY OF THE CITY

San Antonio de Arredondo
It is a sandy beach of shallow waters ideal for families with little children. It has barbeques, sweetshops and a restaurant. There is no lifesaver. It can be accessed coming along Provincial Route N° 14, at about 9 kilometres from Carlos Paz. They charge for the use of the parking area.

Golden Beaches of San Antonio
It is a place of stones and shallow waters with no lifesaver, barbeques or restrooms. It can be accessed coming along Provincial Route N° 14, and turning to the right 8 kilometres away from Carlos Paz; it is a signalised road.

Mayú Sumaj
It is a very sandy place of shallow waters that has a few ponds suitable for swimming. There are no lifesavers, barbeques or restrooms. It can be reached coming along Provincial Route N° 14, and turning to the right at the locality of Mayú Sumaj, 11 kilometres away from Carlos Paz.

Icho Cruz
It is a very sandy and stony place with shallow waters on one bank and deeper ones on the other bank. There is no lifesaver and you have to pay in order to use the parking lot and the restrooms. It can be accessed coming along Provincial Route N° 14 and turning to the right at the locality of Icho Cruz, 12 kilometres away from Carlos Paz.

Tala Huasi
It is a place with beautiful beaches of sand and shallow waters, though there is no lifesaver. It can be accessed through Icho Cruz, which is called Tala Huasi after crossing the bridge. It is located near the bridge and you have to pay for a parking space, which gives you the right to use the restrooms.

Piedras Negras
It is a place of sandy beaches and ponds for swimming with no lifesaver, barbeques or restrooms. It is downstream from Tala Huasi.

Cuesta Blanca
It is a place alternating shallow waters with plenty of stones and small beaches of sand with beautiful ponds for swimming. There is no lifesaver in the area though there is a convenient store nearby the bridge. There is a campsite 2 kilometres upstream on the right riverbank with restrooms and barbeques, besides a bar. And there is a snack bar and dressing rooms on the left riverbank with a convenient store at the end of the road. It is facing the Vacation Colony of the Pharmacists. It can be reached going along Provincial Route N° 14, at 14 kilometres of Carlos Paz.

Las Jarillas
It is a place of shallow waters with a natural pool, beautiful woodland, barbeques, restrooms, public telephones, a campsite and a convenient store, though there is no lifesaver. It can be reached coming along Provincial Route N° 14 and turning to the left along a signalised dirt road for 5 kilometres before turning to the right. You have to pay in order to get in.
 


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