Located on the banks of the Uruguay River, the national citriculture capital presents itself to the world as a city with its own movement, vibrant and the most dynamic an the geographical Mercosur center. It’s the second largest city of the province of Entre Rios with 180,000 inhabitants and is positioned as the largest urban center on the coast of the Uruguay River, the second largest city of the province and one of the four largest in the Mesopotamian region. Concordia offers a thriving pedestrian shopping center, museums, cared squares, splendid buildings and houses of high heritage value, the promenade, the old barracks and the old port built in two levels due to the irregular water level of the Uruguay River. Renowned for the kindness of its people, Concordia not only reflects the combination of landscapes, scents, modern architectural concepts, a rich historical and cultural heritage but also seduces with its magical nights and contagious carnivals. Other than straight flights arriving from Capital Federal (Buenos Aires), Concordia is connected through a routes network with all major urban centers of our country. National Route No. 14 grants direct and quick access to argentine and uruguayan coastal cities, and Buenos Aires. The Provincial Route No. 18 connects Concordia with the capital of the province (Paraná) and allows access to the provinces of Santa Fé and Córdoba through the sub-river tunnel Hernandarias and the Victoria-Rosario bridge. The road-rail international bridge links Concordia and the city of Saltom, allowing for multiple contact points with Brazil and Uruguay’s main urban centers. With a total area of over 3700 km2, Concordia has a mean annual humidity of 76% and provides a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. The average annual temperature during winter averages between 11ºC and 13ºC , while in summer it reaches between 26 and 30ºC. The average rainfall is 1.275 millimeters per year.
Holidays all year
Tourism has become perhaps the country’s most important industry; Concordia has committed to the development of this activity in recent years, becoming an exciting destination and discovering all visitor expectations. Cathedral, churches, Municipal Museum of Visual Arts, Interactive Science Museum, Museum of Anthropology and Natural Sciences, Jewish Museum of Entre Rios, Salto Grande Museum and Cultural Center, Regional Museum “Palacio Arruabarrena”, Central Railway Station; they are part of the rich architectural heritage of our city.
San Carlos Park
Located northeast of the city, is a 70 hectares natural park with hills and gallery forests that reach the shore of the Uruguay River, where you can see Salto Chico: a waterfall that breaks the river tranquility. This park is surrounded by a mystery with the legend of the Ruins of San Carlos Castle. Gallery forests, regional botanical garden, bird watching.
“The Little Prince” sculpture
In memory of the passage of Saint Exupery. Full of memories, the author of “The Little Prince” left this park stamped in his book Land of Men, in chapter IV “Oasis”. Exodus Monument, Salto Chico Lookout.
Synonymous with meeting and dreamy sunsets, the southeast of the city gives one of the most convening, traditional and picturesque attractions of Concordia. Because of its location on the coast of the Uruguay River and into the urban area, it is one of the most important sectors for the touristic-recreational development.
“La Tortuga Alegre. Beach and fishing”, At 14 km from the city center, downstream of the dam of Salto Grande, this is the first beach on the banks of the Uruguay River called La Tortuga Alegre, with a privileged view of the dam. It’s an ideal place for coastal and embarked fishing, with lush vegetation, gallery forests and beaches of fine white sand. The place has all the necessary infrastructure. The fish found in this area are: patí, boga, dorado, bagre, perca, chafalote, raya, mandubí, surubí, manduvá, etc.
Dorados in Concordia. At “La Tortuga Alegre” dorado’s fishing is abundant because they can be found on downstream waters of the hydroelectric dam of Salto Grande. Dorado’ sport fishing: enabled from 15 of January to the 15 of October. Forbidden: From the 16 of October to the 14 of January.
Among eucalyptus forests and pine trees lies the hot springs with temperatures ranging between 37°C and 42°C. The aquifer system is called “Guaraní” (it is the biggest freshwater reserve in South America). Its waters are the ideal place to recharge and stay healthy naturally. In Concordia there are 2 thermal complexes with various services: restaurants, hotels, cabins, bungalows, spa and complementary activities. In Concordia there are two hot spring resorts, “Vertiente de la Concordia” and “Termas del Perilago: Termas del Ayuí y Termas de Punta Viracho” possessing various services. From the city center you can access any of the spas by an average of 15 minutes by vehicle. From the city you can access any of the thermal centers by an average of 20 minutes by car.
Located in the northern entrance of the city, on Monseñor Rosch Avenue, bordering the Antoine de Saint Exupery Park and the local airport, the Liquidambar Park takes its name from the variety of trees that characterize it. Their paths are part of the outdoors family rides most enjoyed in the city of Concordia.
Salto Grande Lake
With 144 km long, it is the largest lake of Latin America. Its irregular shape results in the formation of peninsulas and bays. Quiet beaches of fine white sand and colored stones, they are surrounded by eucalyptus and pine forests. It is bordered by paths and trails that go into its eucalyptus and pine forests or end up in beaches. Water sports are practiced throughout the year: ski, kayak, yachting, rowing, sailing; performing national and international competitions. This area has all the hotel, spa, gastronomy (4-star hotel with heated pool at the foot of the dam) and campsites infrastructure to receive tourists.
Scene of the most attracting and popular racing events in the country and with 4,800 meters of layout, Concordia’s Race Track is positioned as the most important circuit of the coast of the Uruguay River and one of the top three of the Mesopotamian region.
Unique in the province and the region, the Convention Center of the City of Concordia stands as a reference of meeting tourism. Located in the area of the Old North Concordia Railway Station, in the current geographic center of the city and a few blocks from downtown, the Convention Center is a home to artistic, social, recreational, technical, academic, scientific, and cultural activities.
Concordia is known for his marathon tradition. The “Maratón Internacional de Reyes” takes place the first Saturday after the “Three Wise Men” festivities, and is the ultimate athletic test of international character of the city. Apart from a hippodrome, Concordia has many social-deportive institutions like the Yacht Club Concordia, Donovan Polo Club, Concordia Equestrian Club with its renowned International Tournament “Tres Fronteras”, the “Regatas” Club and Concordia Golf Club. Concordia is the scene of the National Basketball League and disputes the Federal B Football Tournament.
During January and February takes place the parade of allegorical carriages and comparsas to the sound of ther cheerful batucadas.
Theaters, pubs, restaurants with musical entertainment, casinos, discos, are part of the attractions offered for all ages throughout the year.
Located in most of the city made out of pine and eucalyptus. The main activity is sawing, obtaining both planks and braces, and the manufacture of crates. The waste is used by a process for the manufacture of boards.
Eucalyptus wood is used for formworks, structures works, coating, woodwork and furniture. The secondary activity is the impregnation of poles for overhead lines, and pine resin. Currently there is an industrial activity of artificial wood drying.
Horticulture and fruit crops
Vegetables are produced. At the Industrial Park there is a vegetables processing plant. Significantly, the geographical and climatic conditions allow the development of peaches, grapes and berries crops (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.). Concordia is one of the districts where the largest area of blueberries planted in the country is concentrated, it has workforce, very well drained soils, water quality, a naturally acidic pH, which is required by the plant.
It’s a very ancient activity from the East. Entre Rios participates with 141% of national production, and Concordia is included in the sandy strip the Uruguay River waterfront, where citrus and forest plantations allow the concentration of 750 apiaries which house 120,000 beehives with an annual production of 1,500,000 kg.
It’s another activity that is developed west of Concordia. 200,000 cattle are computed, and 50,000 sheep with a yield of 2 kg of wool per sheep.
First we find the timber industry, highlighting board manufacturing; factories of non-alcoholic drinks, bakery and dairy products, ice cream shops, fruit packing and crating.
From Bs. As: 438 km
From Paraná: 262 km
From Rosario through Victoria bridge: 345 km
From Santa Fe through tunnel: 632 km
From Corrientes: 613 km
From Posadas: 684 km