5 Best Things To Do In Villa Mercedes, Argentina

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Mercedes, also known as Villa Mercedes, is a beautiful city in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city is rather charming and has a leisurely pace of life. Prices are generally low throughout Mercedes and there are appealing places to visit and stay. From relaxing parks, where you can enjoy a host of outdoor activities, to amazing food and an exciting casino, Villa Mercedes has something for everyone. Below is a list of some of the best things to do whilst in Villa Mercedes.

1. Golden Palace Casino

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Golden Palace Casino in Villa Mercedes is one of the most popular casinos in the city. It is open daily and features 12 table games and almost 125 gaming machines. There are traditional tables of American Roulette, Black Jack, Poker, Dice and Point and Bank. These games can also be played in a VIP room, where tournaments are held every Thursday.

There is also a restaurant and a bar, onsite. Staff at the casino are well-trained and offer top-notch hospitality to visitors. Come to this casino to have an entertaining and fun-filled night of games. Who knows, you might just walk home a tad richer.

Golden Palace Casino

Address: Leon Guillet 71, Villa Mercedes, Argentina

Website: Golden Palace Casino

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2. Some history at Museo Ferroviario

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Posted by Museo Ferroviario Villa Mercedes on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Museo Ferroviario is located in the former Movement Office, belonging to the railway station. Original antiquities which were once found in the railway station are preserved and give visitors an idea of what was once the station of Villa Mercedes. The highlight of this museum is the scale model of the entire estate, that incorporates the Fénix Mill and workshops which recreate images of the original train station.

This attraction might be of particular interest to the young ones, as they can see features of the train station which existed in the city, many years ago. Tracks have been built and these extend to more than 600 meters (1968.5 feet) in length. This museum serves as a great day out for people of all ages.

Museo Ferroviario

Address: D5730 Mercedes, San Luis Province, Argentina

Website: Museo Ferroviario

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3. Parque Costanera Río Quinto

Parque Costanera Río Quinto, in Mercedes, is said to contain the largest area of greenery in the entire city. This is also the site where several sporting activities take place. This park is also known as the “Lake” and has a swimming pool, some soccer fields for people to play football as well as a forest of eucalyptus trees.

With its unbeatable setting, families can enjoy an entire day of sun, outdoor fun, games and shows, here in the park. The entire site has been built on the banks of the Quinto River and makes for an ideal, scenic place for outdoor recreation. The dam on the Río Quinto additionally offers tourists the option to indulge in some water sports, such as windsurfing and fishing. If you are looking to simply relax and watch the day go by, you should consider visiting this park. Suitable for people of all ages, the park is also a great spot for good photography.

Parque Costanera Río Quinto

Address: Costanera, Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina

Website: Parque Costanera Río Quinto

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4. Museo Nativista Hector Aubert

The Argentine complex of the Museo Nativista Héctor Aubert houses a museum with three auditoriums, a pulpería and a chapel, which prominently features the Virgin of Luján. An interesting feature of this site is the open-air amphitheater, where events are sometimes held. A section of the museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of carriages and vehicles of traction. Visitors to the museum can also get sight of the bust of Molina Campos, an Argentine illustrator and a painter, famous for his work depicting traditional scenes of Pampa. There are only three of its kind in the world, making it something worthwhile seeing.

Another section of the museum features a complete collection of original agricultural tools, which were used in the 19th century. The open-air amphitheater is where folklore shows are held in their full glory. Traditions are greatly practiced and upheld here and therefore visitors will be able to get a great insight into the culture of Argentina.

Museo Nativista Hector Aubert

Address: Las Heras 100, Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina

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5. Enjoy the local cuisine at Tolvas Restó Bar

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When in Villa Mercedes, you should ensure that you enjoy some of the local fare. In general, Argentina’s climate, coupled with its rich lowlands, make the region one of the world’s greatest food-producing nations. The food is greatly influenced by Europe and many Spanish dishes are served in the region. As such, getting good, local food is not difficult.

There are several good dining establishments around Mercedes. One good restaurant to visit while here is Tolvas Restó Bar. Argentinian food is served here and is of excellent quality. The charming ambiance of the restaurant enhances the experience for diners. Tolvas Restó Bar serves a variety of food, including a cold cut platter, featuring the best meats of the region. So, go ahead and indulge your tummy in some good cuisine and be proud of having savored some of the country’s best food.

Tolvas Restó Bar

Address: Comandante Videla y Las Heras, 5730 Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina

Facebook: Tolvas Restó Bar

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Experience the best of Villa Mercedes

Iglesia de La Merced Villa Mercedes
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Given that Villa Mercedes has an easy pace of life, visitors to this gorgeous city can be assured of a relaxing time, as they enjoy their day and take time to enjoy life. With some sights that depict the city’s history, good food all around and outdoor recreational opportunities, tourists will be left spoilt for choice. So, if you are coming to South America, make Villa Mercedes part of your plan, for you will not regret your decision.

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