Monumento Batalla Vuelta de Obligado, San Pedro

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Celebrate the strength of Argentina as an independent nation at Monumento Batalla Vuelta de Obligado. Opened in 2010 on the bicentennial of the country's independence from Spanish rule, the abstract monument consists of a horseshoe-shaped chain fence atop a red, eight-pointed star made from tiles. Commemorating the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado, which took place between local forces and a coalition of French and British troops in 1845, the monument also contains a portrait of the leader of the Argentine forces, Brigadier Juan Manuel de Rosas. By using our San Pedro vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Monumento Batalla Vuelta de Obligado and other attractions in San Pedro.
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  • This monument represents the battle of forced return, against an Anglo-French fleet whose objective was to enter with foreign products by the Paraná River. To avoid this some chains across the River were placed and cannons were installed. It is very nice to go visit him since in addition to its history, you can meet a very varied fauna and there are beautiful views, especially for an afternoon.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this beautiful corner of the Republic Argentina (very close to San Pedro) to learn and remember the actions of the battle of Vuelta de Obligado; a key battle, concrete and they had been real, big value for the existence and consolidation of Argentina as a country as before on May 25, 1810 and the Declaration of independence July 9, 1816 in Tucuman. But in addition, was a battle that killed hundreds of Argentines defending the sovereignty of the nation born few years earlier. It was a courageous, daring, bloody, Act rightly instructed by Juan Manuel de Rosas, as leader of the Confederación Argentina, though - in my view - not by that only and only merit roses should deserve a vindication of its controversial actions (awfully bloody to say the least) politician and military. The State of deterioration and antiquated, poor and bland style of the national historic site where the battle of Vuelta de Obligado developed the 20.11.1845 between the military forces of the Confederacy and the naval anglo-franceses invaders was evident long before 2010. Therefore was right decision some time before 2010, create a park containing monuments, cannons of bronze, plates and other objects existing on the old site, introduce a new design of all over the place, an interpretation centre, a trail of wooden planks, landscaping, and a large monument, commissioned especially from the famed Argentinian visual artist (died in 2014) Rogelio Polesello , as the centerpiece of the new complex and Memorial Park. Said complex, together with the monument, was inaugurated the 20.11.2010. It would appear that the cost of finance and produce the Polesello monument - along with the very act of opening - was so high that the authorities of that time, to compensate, will decided to reduce, erroneously, investment in the interpretation centre. As a result, the size and the quality of the atmosphere of the place where it is displayed, on the one hand, a good Video about the battle, their background and further impact and, on the other hand, objects that could be recovered from the Paraná River and the cliffs is adversely affected (cannon balls, a piece of string that could have been part of the three originals that used forces Patriots under the command of the Gral.) Lucio N. Mansilla, and other iron objects). It is a pity, because the Centre deserved a better infrastructure (there are not even a place to put chairs to watch the video by visitors). It is also true, since on the other side of the scale, which ideally is the enemy of the good, and it is better this Center and Museum that the absolute lack of it on the old site. Polesello monument is large, I would say, according to the place where it is located and with the high significance of the historical fact that commemorates. Huge levels of the huge metal chain hanging from a "rack", put the focus on that achievement of the prolific and effective Creole imagination ("lack of good bread are cakes" fries, and the "wired") which managed to stop, at least for several critical hours, the fleet enemy's mode of attack with artillery and small arms from the top of the Canyon, and from below it. In contrast, NO I justify at all the arbitrary imposition of a star ponceau red (the color of the badge of the wild, bloody, brutal, illegal and paramilitary forces of Juan M. Rosas), as a base to locate above the monument of Polesello, and even less to justify the placement of the profile of the face of roses next to this monument, typical of a political personalism disoriented and oblivious to the artist. Go to the site of the battle that we are concerned, is worth suffering (our and vehicle) travel of an important part, in very bad state, of the 17 Km route linking San Pedro with that one. However, the ride - even in a day of incessant rain as the that we had to us - is very nice, as well as instructive about a fundamental aspect - and often ignored - our history as a nation State.
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  • very nice place, very city, buena vista is to spend an afternoon for rest, drink mate, look at the landscape, highly recommended
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