Resistencia is a city in Chaco, Argentina. Resistencia is known as the “City of Sculptures” beacause it has more than a hundred figures outdoors. It combines excellent architectural structure of the early twentieth century with the exuberant nature, unique in the region. The original name after the colonization was San Fernando de Rio Negro. Among the objectives for its creation was the plan to evangelize the natives, in order to protect the city of Corrientes against the advance of these ethnicities. In spite of the economic and climatic difficulties, as well as the existing ethnic conflicts
Resistencia is a fairly large city in the north East of the country and the largest city in Argentina’s Chaco region. It is famous for its statues. It is hard to find a street in the city center that doesn’t contain a statue of some kind as honour of War of triple alliance heroes and showing the political development of this strategic town
Originally founded in the mid-18th century as San Fernando del Río Negro (a Jesuit reducción [work mission] abandoned in 1773 after the order was suppressed), it was later reestablished in 1878 as a frontier colony settled by Italian agriculturists following the defeat of Paraguay in the War of the Triple Alliance (1864/65–70). Renamed Resistencia, it was declared capital of the Chaco national territory (now province) in 1884.
Resistencia is a modern city but there are some older buildings around the city. There are regular flights to Resistencia airport from Buenos Aires Aeroparque airport. Flying into Corrientes airport is also an option. There are buses from Corrientes airport to Resistencia.Being a central hub for the Chaco country, the bus terminal in Resistencia has many connections per day with Buenos Aires (12 hours), Rosario (10 hours), Puerto Iguazu (12 hours), Salta (13 hours) and Asunción in Paraguay (6 hours). Lesser served routes (ie. once per day) include Córdoba, Posadas and Rosario. There are numerous local buses to the neighboring town of Corrientes and the National Park Chaco. The bus terminal is located outside the town center.A coach from Salta takes about 12 hours and costs about 80 pesos, however it is difficult to get one at sensible hours, i.e. you have to either leave stupidly early or arrive stupidly early. The best I could find was 6pm – 6am, and the bus was an hour late, which suited me fine.There is a local bus system which can be useful when moving around the city. You will need to buy a card to use the bus system. If coming from the bus terminal you can buy one at the kiosk there. There are buses outside the bus station (number 110) that go to the center of town. You can also hire bikes for free! go to the “Laguna Arguello” with passport or identification (you’ll need to leave it at the desk) and you can use the bikes for the day.statue walk The city is peppered with statues, old, new, big and small. The tourist information center can provide a map that you follow to see the best statues. It’s a nice way to see the city on a sunny day. There is also a workshop in the park (parque 2 de febrero) to the north of the cityThere is a tourist information center on the main square (plaza 25 de Mayo) in a small yellow hut. English and sometimes French spoken. They can provide a lot of information on what to do in the city.Paddle Boating on the laguna Arguello you can hire paddle boats and go around the lake. every day from 10 – 21 hrs. Museum visitsThere are many different museums in the city, including a belles Artes a natural science museum, a museum about the old Chaco history and much more, opening times for each museum vary – check with the tourist information center for their location and availability.The city is full of “heladerías” (ice cream shops) which make very tasty ice cream.There are some nice cafís and bars near the square on Carlos Pelgrini, Vincente lopez y Planes and Calle FrenchResistencia is a fairly safe city. Within the center there are police on patrol and people are generally very friendly.From Resistencia you can go to many places – it is a pretty good transport hub. You can go north to the Paraguayan capital city of Asuncion, you can go to some of the larger cities of Argentina such as Salta, Tucuman and the capital Buenos Aires. Some of the long distance buses get booked up at the busy times of the year, so to be safe book these one or two days ahead if possible.
Airport: RES Resistencia International Airport Cities in Argentina