The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Parana, Argentina

Catedral de Parana | © Mauriciocaminos/Wikipedia
Catedral de Parana | © Mauriciocaminos/Wikipedia
Photo of Harry Stewart
21 January 2018

Nestled on the eastern banks of the mighty Parana River, this bustling port city attracts more traders than travelers. Nevertheless, for tourists determined to get off the gringo trail, Parana offers a fascinating insight into an aspect of Argentine life rarely seen by the international crowd. Here’s what to see and do in town.

Parque Nacional Pre-Delta

About an hour south of town lies Parque Nacional Pre-Delta, one of the region’s most pristine nature reserves. With several trails winding their way past lagoons and through birdlife rich vegetation, it’s an idyllic spot to walk, run, or cycle. Keep an eye out for the enormous waterlilies.

Parque Nacional Pre Delta, Acceso Parque Nacional Pre-Delta, Entre Ríos, Argentina +54 343 498-3535

Provincial Museum and Craft Market

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Artisan bag
Artisan bag | © Beatrice Murch/Flickr
Those looking to pick up some souvenirs should head to the Museo y Mercado Provincial de Artesanias, a small colonial-style artisanal market with an attractive exterior facade. Inside, expect to find a plethora of ponchos, instruments, textile art, paintings, and pottery, all for very reasonable prices.