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Tandil Travel Guide

Tandil Travel Guide



Tandil is in the middle of a scenery formed by mountain ranges, valleys, streams and ancient forests, Tandil lies within the area of the fertile Humid Pampa (Pampa Hùmeda in Spanish) of the range of hills known as the Tandilia System, which is the main feature of the region, that makes up an ideal landscape 179 meters above sea level, it is a modern city that has not lost the spirit of a village.

Tandil is famous for the enormous Piedra Movediza ("Balancing Rock"), rested at an inconceivably steep angle on one of the top hills of the city, this rock finally smashed to the valley floor, on February 29, 1912, the place where it once stood this rock, is one of the most visited places in Tandil. The Independencia Park, the famous and impressive stone El Centinela, a rock of seven-metre high, situated at 5 km southwest of the town centre, and the Tigre Mountain Range are another attractions for most tourists in Tandil.

You could feel a religious experience, during the Easter holidays, when ten of thousands of believers visit the Mount Calvary ("Monte Calvario") along the Way of the Cross ("Via de las Cruces"), here it is possible to watch fourteen groups of sculptures, illustrating the sequence of the route of Christ to the Cross, which ends at Monte Calvario. It is one of the more important religious festivities in Tandil, this destination can be visited any time in the year.

You should not miss the "Epoca de Quesos", on the corner of 14 de Julio and San Martin, this place is one of the of Tandil, once you have finished looking around, you can enjoy the delectable homemade hams, cherry beer, salami, and herb cheeses. After that you could visit the Museo Tradicionalista, at 4 de Abril, which has a wide range of items, there are huge farm carts, a replica of a "pulperia" (a kind of bar), hundred of photographs and even a 1940s fighter plane, in 17 huge exhibit halls.

Around Tandil, there are peaks of up to 500 meters, its environment is an ideal site for adventure travel, manifested in activities such as horse-riding, paragliding, hiking, mountain biking, there are many tourist agencies operating tours out of the town.

Tandil has the perfect combination of the better of a city and outdoor life, and its many alternatives turn the city in a very good place to visit.

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