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Between Laprida and Paraguay Street, Córdoba Street becomes a pedestrian street (7 blocks) with numerous stores, selling books, electronics, clothes, shoes and much more.

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History-Filled Routes

Photo: Silvio Moriconi

Rosario is a city for walking. Its architectural heritage invites visitors to explore different routes lined with buildings in a variety of styles, from stately, 19th and 20th-century mansions, apartment and office buildings to sites that have become Argentine landmarks.

Some circuits with architectural heritage sites:

“Del Siglo” Walk
It involves a series of beautifully designed apartment and office buildings, as well as mansions from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries. The most noteworthy among these are: the building of the Museum of Memory, that of the company “Molino Fénix S. A.,” the Stock Exchange, the Minetti Building, and the “La Inmobiliaria” Building. - Route: Córdoba between Oroño and Corrientes Streets (8 blocks).

Córdoba Street (Pedestrian Street)
When walking from Corrientes St to the Flag Memorial, the most remarkable buildings are the Jockey Club building, those that used to house the stores “Gath & Chaves” (currently known as the Victoria Mall) and “La Favorita” (which today houses the store “Fallabela”), the building through which the Pam Alley runs and the headquarters of the “Banco de la Nación Argentina” (Argentina’s National Bank). - Route: Straight through the pedestrian street (Córdoba), from Corrientes to Laprida Streets (6 blocks). It ends at the “Plaza 25 de Mayo” (Main Square), where the “Pasaje Juramento” (”Juramento” Walk), leading to the National Flag Memorial, opens up ahead.

Boulevard Oroño 
What was once just another street became Rosario’s archetypical boulevard over the years. Throughout the middle of the boulevard, there are small squares with tall palm trees, perfect to walk along. On both sides of the boulevard, there are mansions and other buildings reflecting the opulence of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. - Route: “Boulevard Oroño,” from the Paraná River to Pellegrini Avenue (about 20 blocks).

Bajada Sargento Cabral
The “Bajada Sargento Cabral” is a street that was built following the natural slope of the riverside landscape. The slope is rather steep, the ground being at different levels in each part. This was made the most of by building houses with basements used for storing food and other products. The most remarkable buildings in the area are those of the Customs Office and the old Rosental Store. Moreover, above a set of old houses, currently the site of the House of Plastic Artists (an art gallery), stands the “Tranvía” Building. - Route: “Bajada Sargento Cabral” between San Lorenzo St and Belgrano Avenue (2 blocks).

“Pichincha” Neighborhood
In the past century, it was mostly uninhabited, with the exception of the School “Santa Unión de los Sagrados Corazones” (Holy Union of the Sacred Hearts), St Patrick’s Chapel, the Immaculate Conception Parish Church, the Schlau Brewery and the Railway
Station of Northern Rosario. In the early 20th century, it was a brothel area. Some of the original Art Nouveau houses are still standing. The neighborhood is now famous for its numerous restaurants, old and new coffee houses and bars. Moreover, close to the Paraná River, along Aristóbulo del Valle Avenue, there is the Boulevard Street Market (handicrafts), a Vintage Street Market (antiques) and a bronze statue of Rosario-born comedic actor Alberto “El Negro” Olmedo. - Suggested Routes: Straight through Salta St, from Rodríguez to Pichincha Streets (between Salta and Aristóbulo del Valle, Riccheri St is called Pichincha St), then walk along Aristóbulo del Valle Avenue until you reach Callao St (about 10 blocks). Straight through Aristóbulo del Valle Avenue up to Callao St (10 blocks).

“Fisherton” Neighborhood
This is a residential area in which the employees of the Argentine Railway Company built their homes during the past century. The name is an adaptation from “Fisher Town” or “Fisher’s Town” (in honor of the English engineer Henry Fisher, head of the Company in Rosario). The neighborhood, located in the western end of the city, boasts a series of grand old houses next to magnificent contemporary homes. Landmarks: churches, Vicente López y Planes Square, former site of the Argentine Railway Station, Rosario Golf Club and Jockey Club. - Suggested Routes: From the intersection of Eva Perón Avenue and Donado St up to Brasey St. Then straight through Brasey until you reach Cárcano St; next, straight up to Argentino Boulevard, which leads to the Vicente López y Planes Square. Skirt the square and go back the way you came until you reach Eva Perón Avenue once again.

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