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Tigre is a municipality in the province of Buenos Aires located 30km from the city of Buenos Aires. In the last years it has become a showplace where thousands of tourists attend to enjoy the river and its surroundings.

In our last post, we explain you how to get around Buenos Aires, how to use public transport and why it is necessary to buy a SUBE card. You will need that information to get to Tigre.

  • TRAIN: It is the fastest and cheapest way. Departs from Retiro train station in Downtown. The line you need to take is called Mitre. Line Mitre has many branches. You need to take the train of line mitre that goes to Tigre which is the last stop (check the map under). We recommend asking at the station if you are not sure. Runs daily every 15 minutes from 5am to 11pm. The schedules are predetermined and you can find them on this website. The trip takes 54 minutes and you need to get off at the last station.Linea-Mitre
  • TREN DE LA COSTA: many people choose to take this train because can be an activity for the entire day as it cross different barrios in its way to Tigre. You have the opportunity to take a day-ticket so you can get off and get on the train
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    Acassuso Market in Tren de la Costa.

    in the stations you like. You can enjoy the river shore, artisan markets amongst other activities. To take this train you need to take first one train from Retiro, also Line Mitre, but another branch, the one that goes to Bartolome Mitre that is different from the previous one. From Mitre station you make with the first station of Tren de la Costa. Here you will see the schedules.

  • BUS: a bit more expensive and depending on traffic can be a very long journey, between 1:30hs or more. The line is number 60 and can be taken in different parts of the city as it begins in the neighborhood of Constitucion and crosses the entire city.
  • BICYCLE: Buenos Aires – Tigre is the favorite route for cyclists of Buenos Aires as it is a very nice tour along the river and it is possible to get on the train at any time. A good alternative is to ride till Tigre and return by train. In the city you can rent bikes for the day. Take the bike path from Libertador Avenue and leaving the city you can take Paseo Vicente Lopez. Later, Elcano Street and then take again Av. Libertador to reach Tigre through Italia street.tigre-en-bici

What to do in Tigre

As we said, many people attend Tigre for their various activities. Let’s review the main ones  in this municipality:

  • Delta: The main attraction is the delta so there are many activities in the river such as a catamaran ride, canoe and kayak rentals. Cabins are rented to enjoy more than one day in Tigre.delta-tigr
  • Puerto de Frutos: a classic ride that thousands of tourists and porteños like to do. Created in 1938 as a market, the fruit production from the north of Argentina used to arrive there and was marketed in Buenos Aires. Today fruit is still sold, but handicrafts, wooden furniture and wicker productions are also offered.puerto-de-frutos
  • Museums: there are different options to enjoy the art, culture and history. Tigre Art Museum, built in 1910; Mate Museum, with more than 2,000 pieces of mate and accessories; Naval Museum of the Nation, dedicated to the naval history of Argentina; and Museum of the Reconquista, space to learn about the reconquest of Buenos Aires in 1806.museo-arte-tigre
  • Carmelo: from Tigre you can do a daytrip to Carmelo, a small town in Uruguay. To get there you can take a boat and the journey is 2:30hs. carmelo-uruguay

 

 

 

3 comments

    1. User Free Walks Post author

      I personally prefer Colonia. Colonia is a colonial town World Heritage Site of the Unesco. Both are good but if I had to choose I would go for Colonia. It is more expensive though as you have to pay for the ferry and to Tigre you have a very cheap train. Also for Colonia you need to do migration as you are going to another country. Hope that helps!

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