- The city
Tigre and north area
Tigre is a privileged place to live, work and of course, to visit and enjoy nature, sport, sun, entertainments, fun, peace, the river, gastronomy, adventure and many other values found in this geographic dimension. With the special feature of being a few minutes away from Buenos Aires city. What makes even more appreciable the contrasts between the vertigo and the climate own of a tourist city.
It has several recreational places along the Delta, establishments to enjoy the day where you can practice sports and with areas with tables and grills outdoors. Some of them have sand solarium or poool for summer.
Tigre Art Museum- MATi
Adress: Paseo Victorica 972. Tigre
Telephone: 4512 4528
Open to public from Wednesdays to Sundays. Wednesdays to Fridays: 9 to 19hs. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 12 to 19hs.
Located were the Tigre Club used to be -founded in1910-. The project was in charge of the French company Dubois and Pater, integrated by Pablo Eugene Pater and Luis Dubois.
In 1979 the building was declared historic heritage and in the 1990 decade the Tigre Municipality assigned its facilities to the art museum, giving birth to the current Tigre Arte Museum open to public in 2006.
On the ground floor, an iron and glass gate gives access inside. In the entry hall there is a great stair of carraca marble with bronze banisters. A sculpture in bronze from the French foundation Fonderies Du Val, of great prestige in the nineteenth century.
On the superior floor, a great terrace over the river give the building a majestic aspect. In the great arched lounge of the second floor there is a bronze spider with crystal teardrops, imported especially from France.
Surrounding the high vault, stands out a painting over natural silk made by Julio Vila-Prades, Spanish painter disciple of Joaquín Sorolla who moved to America.
The vault was restored during the refurbishing of the current building by the specialist architect Marcelo Magadan, with the marouflage technique.
Naval Museum of the Nation
Adress: Paseo Victorica 602
Monday to Thursday: 8.30 to 17.00 Hs. Friday: 8 to 17.30 Hs. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 to 18.30 Hs.
Monographic Museum, regarding the sea, navigation, geographic knowledge and the Argentine naval history. Disciplinary, Historic, artistic, technological and anthropological. It has 200 models on scale, old cartography, nautical elements, weapons from all eras, original documents, naval art gallery, furniture and uniforms.
Its aims are to help understand how much has men received from the sea and how much can men be able to receive from the sea if we take care of it, protect it and use it rationally, and honor the great Argentine sea men. Opened in the National Navy Workshops, in 1880, place declared national historic monument.
Adress: P. Castañeda 470
Telephone : 4512-4496
Wednesdays to Sundays 10.00 to 18.30 Hs. Saturdays, Sundays 10.00 to 17.00 Hs.
Entrance is Free
It has room dedicated to the Reconquest and the Defense of Buenos Aires. Other rooms to the history of the Tigre Locality and the Parish Church, others to the history of the Tigre Hotel and Tigre Club. In the building next to it, opened in 1994, we find a library, and administrative office and an auditorium for conferences and concerts with space for 120 people.
Argentine Coast Guard Museum
Adress: Av. Liniers 1264
Wednesdays to Sundays 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00 Hs.
Entrance is Free
It has six rooms: history of the institution, iconography, control of damages and fires, uniforms, communications, rescue team and diving, navigation and aviation, weapons and explosives.
Located over the Sarmiento River, 35 minutes away in launch.
Wednesdays to Sundays 10.00 to 18.00 Hs.
Entrance is Free
Resting House of the Argentine president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, nowadays as museum where his furniture and objects are exhibited.
Parque de la Costa
Vivanco 1509, Tigre. http://www.parquedelacosta.com.ar Telephone: 4002-6000
The most emblematic theme Park in South America, with more than 70 attractions fro children, families and vertigo ones. Several live theatrical shows.
Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 11 to 19hs
Fruit Port - Tigre
Adress: Sarmiento 160.
Telephone: 4512 - 4493
Open every day from 10 to 19hs.
Entrance is Free
One of the most recognized area by tourists that visit Tigre, on weekends thousand of people reach the port looking for all kind of objects typical of the Delta. It is located in the km 30,5 of the Lujan river over the right margin, a short distance of the mouth of the Sarmiento river of 150m and of the Rio de la Plata of 8,2 km. It has 3 (three) docks and a 2 meter pier. In these docks work with different kind of merchancy is done, among which wood, stone, fruit, vegetables, grass, wicker, reed and other products from the delta stand out, which then leave in ships and make excursion through the Delta, Today in those structures craftsmen work gently the wood of the islands turning them into beautiful art and decoration objects. There are also several nurserys of exotic plants and plants from the area. There is an area for wicker shops which offers a complete catalogue of objects made in wicker, reed and other fibers or woods from the islands.
Center of Tourist Guides of Tigre and Delta
Address : Italia 1380
Telephone : 4542-4510 / 731-4682 / 4749-0543.
Ask by phone for guided tours. Guides for groups service.
Trilenium Casino is an entertainment center with 1900 slots, 76 game tables, 7 gastronomic areas and a theatre where first level concerts and shows are performed.
Rowing Municipal School
It has different proposals that include lessons for kids and adults.
Kids: In the morning from 8.30 to 11.30 on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and in the afternoon from 14 to 17hs, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. In the Hispano Argentino Club, located in Paseo la Victoria 80, Tigre.
The rowing school for adults is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 14 to 16hs and from 16 to 18 hs. In the facilities of the Nahuel Rowing Club, located in Lavalle 200, Tigre.
Tigre River Tour
This river is born in the Reconquista River and forms a triangle with the Lujan River. On its margins we find the new river port, several rowing clubs and nautical nurserys. It is a forced way in order to get to Paseo Victoria.
It goes along the continental margin of the Lujan river from the junction with the Tigre river and ending on the Tigre Club known as the Tigre Hotel. In it you will find several rowing clubs, bars, restaurants and the characteristic grills of the area.
Paseo Plaza Cazón
It is a green area nowadays recovering with paths that go through an old grove with small squares recently built. You can walk by the shore of the Reconquista river in peace and watch the white herons that pose gladly for the pictures. Across Liniers street you find the Reconquista Museum.