We plan to take a bus to San Antonio de Areco. What recommendations do you have for us to see the city and the gauchos if we are not part of a tour?
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San Antonio de Areco is a city full of attractions where everyone will feel most happy! Here are some tips to know what to see and what to do in San Antonio de Areco.
For those who love culture and History, the best way to start your visit is to go and see the main square called Ruiz de Arellano, home to the parish of San Antonio de Padua. You’ll get to know the story of how the first Spanish conquistadors, importing from Europe noble materials as wood and floor tile, began to build the city around 1730.
Not far away is the Draghi museum with its jewelry and silverwork workshop, which opened in 1960. The exhibition hall, located under the dome of the house, shows an impressive collection of 19th century gauchesco objects, 100% pure silver. You will also admire a great number of facones and tiradores (traditional knives and gaucho belts), and pieces representing the typical gear of a gaucho’s horse : bridle, saddles, bits, or even stirrups made of silver. Today, scattered all over the town, more than thirty silversmiths still live out of that craft, sharing their skills with leather weavers (sogueros), natural wool weavers (tejedores), saddlers and ceramists. They will be most proud and happy to show you what they can make.
However, the best thing to do is to discover the town with a local guide, please send us a mail from our web-site if you are interested in it!