Its beginnings are attributed to a royal donation registered around 1665, in the old "Pago de los Arroyos" and nearby a humble chapel where an image of "Nuestra Señora del Rosario" used to be venerated. That concession introduced the beginning of a small colony, next to the Paraná river, which was growing in a slow way.
However, there is no foundation act of Rosario and, even though some people claim to have taken place in the year 1793, it is considered to be officially founded on October 7th, 1793. It was declared a city on August 3rd, 1852.
This city is one of the main urban centres of the country.
Today, it shows the visitors its building progress and an urban plan that constantly modernizes and is characterized by its promenades and boulevards.
Rosario has become a great commercial and industrial center. It is considered a first grade port, with large piers, and a point of convergence for a large quantity of the goods coming from the central and northern part of the country and Bolivia. It is worth seeing its trading dock and its grain elevators at work.
This urban development goes in accordance with its economic development that can also be observed when walking along its avenues, promenades and parks; among which we can mention the Belgrano Park and "Parque Nacional de la Bandera"(the Flag's National Park), that encloses the monument in homage to our native insignia and its creator, the General Belgrano.
Appart from all the above mentioned, it has to be added the excellent hostels, restaurants, discos, and theatres; attractives that turn it into one of the main cities in the country.
- The Juan B. Castagnino Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most important museums in the country
- Kayaking along the high delta of the Paraná River
- The "Paseo del Caminante" and the pier "Costa Alta", offer a magnificient view of the Rosario Victoria bridge and the City center
- The Independence park, is the most popular in the city.