The 4 towns of Pehuajó ideal for a getaway and enjoying food, culture and landscapes

The 4 towns of Pehuajó ideal for a getaway and enjoying food, culture and landscapes
The 4 towns of Pehuajó ideal for a getaway and enjoying food, culture and landscapes

This Buenos Aires town offers several towns to visit and relax for a weekend. Find out which ones they are and what they offer.


Pehuajó is a term of Guaraní origin that means “swampy land” or “deep estuary.”Dardo Rocha, governor of the province of Buenos Aires and founder of the area, chose this name because the place reminded him of his participation during the battle of Pehuajó in the War of the Triple Alliance. A rural destination par excellence, its fertile lands and attractive lagoons invite you to discover it.

The city of Buenos Aires was, in turn, the one chosen by the singer-songwriter Maria Elena Walsh to locate the place from where he left and then return Manuelita the turtlethe protagonist of his famous song, after leaving for Paris. A monument was erected in honour of her and her work that can be visited.

Which towns in Pehuajó are ideal for visiting and making a getaway?

Saint Bernard of Guanaco

The town was born around the “Guanaco” station, which is why the locals still call it that. Carlos Gardel passed through there in 1912 to complete his Western Tour with Francisco Martino. They performed at the Clímaco Scala bar, currently run by the Gottardi family, which maintains the unique features of the period. Along Route 5, the picturesque grill “El Toscanito” awaits those who visit it with the best typical dishes of the area.

Juan Jose Paso

It has two thousand inhabitants and its attractions are the central square, the delegation building, the chapel, the old general stores and the “El Recado” lagoon, noted for its silverside fishing. Antique collectors can visit the “Cañete” store, which offers a wide variety of furniture, household items and country items. In October, the town celebrates the traditional “Paso te abraza” festival, which brings together local and national artists.

Francisco Madero

The destination is known for the manual harvesting and drying of chamomile and for dairy production. Traditionally, in the month of March, the festival is celebrated The Chamomile Festival which brings together local and nationally renowned artists on its stages. At the Mochegiani establishment you can learn about the artisanal farming techniques, and at the La Esbeva factory, owned by the Pérez family, you can learn about the production of regional milk products.

Dogfish Mones

In its main square you can visit the town hall, the Church, the branch of the Banco de la Nación Argentina, the post office and the old Spanish cinema, an old and elegant Renaissance-style building from the 1920s, declared of provincial historical value. Other historic buildings are the Club Atlético Mones Cazón, founded in 1921, and the Club Social y Deportivo Independiente, founded in 1963, two institutions of great local social, cultural and sporting importance.

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