Corrientes is one of the oldest cities of Argentina. Located some 1000 km from Buenos Aires at the confluence of the Parana and Paraguay rivers it is a pleasant place to stay a few days, although you shouldn’t expect anything spectacular.
The pattern of the city is that of a perfect grid. The Plaza 25 de Mayo is the centre of town (heard that one before) but the attractions are spread out all over all the city. For shopping head for the Junin mall between Salta and Catamarca streets. The shady riverside Parque Mitre is a perfect place to relax.
The Convento de San Francisco on Mendoza street is one of the nicest attractions. The Museo Historico and the Museo de Bellas Artes are both well worth a visit too.
Accross the river is Resistencia the capital of the Chaco province – the city of sculptures with statues on every city park, sidewalk and square.