Declared “Historic Town of National Interest” by the Argentine President, San Antonio de Areco is a “gaucho sanctuary” and one of the oldest (1730) and most typical towns of the Argentine countryside. Its square surrounded by cobbled streets, its narrow sidewalks and nostalgic large houses, its bars and discos returning the visitor to the present, together with magnificent images of the cultural past of the Pampas.
Very near the city of Buenos Aires, 110 km away, through Route 8 approximately 90 minutes by car. it´s a quiet, safe town with all the necessary services. First-rate lodging, restaurant and cultural options constantly receive visitors from around the world. Its main cultural attractions include the Criollo Park and “Ricardo Güiraldes” Gaucho Museum, the Church of San Antonio, the “La Blanqueada Pulperia", the Old Bridge, the Las Lilas de Areco Museum and the historic district. Some of these buildings are National Historic Monuments. When in search for peace and quiet, the charming nearby towns are also worth visiting: Villa Lía, Vagues and Duggan.
San Antonio de Areco also dazzles with the quality of its craftsmen. Over one hundred silverwork, leather, knitting, pottery, blacksmith, carriage and woodwork artists are ready to seduce the eyes of the most demanding person. Its twelve museums and galleries also bear witness to a proud past. Its restaurants feel proud of preparing not only it´s best "criollo" barbecues but also having the best meat and traditional plates that will make these pause the most pleasent one.
So as to rest, San Antonio de Areco with small, comfortable accommodations and flirtatious arequera where traditional hospitality will make you feel complete comfort, like the rooms. These "palaces of the plain" will put you in direct contact with our infinite and serene plain green with gauchos, horses, polo, horseback riding, sulky ... Everything is ready to make your stay unforgettable.
San Antonio de Areco is the ideal option for unforgettable, quiet days only a few minutes away from the big city. We welcome you to the Areco Region!