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San Antonio de Areco

San Antonio de Areco (Argentina)

Practical information about San Antonio de Areco

  • Family
  • Countryside
  • Horse
  • Festivals
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
1 hour and 30 minutes by bus from Buenos Aires
When to go
All year, beginning of November for the Tradition Festival
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of San Antonio de Areco

Fanny Dumond Travel writer
58 travel articles

San Antonio de Areco is one of the oldest villages in Argentina and the home of the gaucho.

My suggestion:
Don't miss the Tradition Festival, every year in November. Its THE high point for the village, a festival that is famous throughout the country.

I went to San Antonio de Areco during its Tradition Festival, to see the various horse shows and the parade of the region's gauchos. It was a fascinating experience to be at an event that is so emblematic of Argentine culture and tradition. You can feel the pride of the gauchos, modern day cow-boys, who watch over their herds all year long in the lonely big open spaces of the Pampas.

San Antonio de Areco is a nice place to go for a day or a weekend, to completely get away from the capital. During the rest of the year, just as much as during the Tradition Festival. Its calm tranquility make this an ideal destination for families.

Don't leave San Antonio without having a drink or a meal in the village's most beautiful "pulperia", Esquina de Merti, which is on the main square.

Gaucho's mount, San Antonio de Areco, near Buenos Aires