activities in Rosário, Argentina, by musician Fito Páez

Born in Rosário, musician Fito Páez shares tips to enjoy the Argentine city


Soccer fever

“Rosário’s soccer teams are a great source of pride for the country and it would be fun for tourists to see this city’s passion for the sport. I wouldn’t miss a match between Rosário Central and Ñuls at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito for the world.”


Fresh air

“When I was a kid, I used to go to Parque Alem, with large pools; to La Florida, in the neighborhood of Alberdi, a white-sand beach with dozens of bars; and to Parque Independencia, home to the hippodrome and the Ñuls stadium.”

Parque Alem — Av. Pres. Arturo Frondizi, s/nº 

Balneario La Florida — Av. Eduardo Carrasco, 2.035  

Parque Independencia — Av. Pellegrini, 1.901


Collections of all eras

“You’ll find works by the great Lucio Fontana and Antonio Berni at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. At the Centro de Expresiones Contemporáneas and Museo Castagnino, you can see pieces by visual artists from different generations.”


Cultural tour

“Almost every weekend, my friend César Debernardi [also a rocker] plays at a theater or Plataforma Lavardén [a public cultural complex]. For families looking for a quieter activity, I’d recommend a visit to the Monumento a la Bandera or a stroll on the beachfront promenade.”


Up high

“My favorite view of Rosário is from the 19th floor of Hotel Holiday Inn. You can see the Rosário-Victória Bridge, the Paraná River, and part of the old city, with short buildings characteristic of our urbanism in the 20th century.”