SAN JUAN

 

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Capital of the province bearing the same name, San Juan was founded by Juan Jufré, on June 13th,  1562, in the Tucuna valley, a region that was once inhabited by the Huarpes Indians. It was totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 1944. It possesses wide and monumental avenues,  buildings with earthquake-proof constructions, numberless squares and public places. 
Diverse flourishing communities find their home in its valleys, true oasis among the arid   foothill's desserts, turned into fertile lowlands due to an uninterrupted irrigation labour. In winter, mainly during the months of July and August, the city offers the wonderful frame for an enthralling spectacle: the snow. 
When the spring comes, there is a natural transformation that astonishes the tourist: the snow melting. When this phenomenon begins, the water floodes the thirsty sandy grounds, mainly through the rivers Jáchal and San Juan and some other less important courses.
As long a the capital city is concerned, the writer Arturo Capdevila called it the City of the Statues due to the varied monuments built in memory of important characters such as Sarmiento, de la Roza, Laprida, Fray Justo Santamaría de Oro, among others.  
Therefore, San Juan, leaning over the high Andean Mountain Range, offers a spectacular vision of its montaineous landscape, and together with the beauty of its valleys make of this province one of the most appealing ones for the tourist.

Ischigualasto National Park (so called Moon's Valley)
Ravine and Motordrome El Zonda
Turismo aventura
Adventure Tourism 
 

Location


Province of San Juan

Average Temperature
(Celsius) 
Summer 35º / 19º
Winter 17º / 1º

Population
(Habitantes)
120.000

Height
(m.a.s.l.)
640

Distances
(Kilometres)
PROVINCE'S CAPITALS
Buenos Aires 1110
Córdoba 585
Corrientes 1435
Formosa 1581
La Plata 1173
La Rioja 449
Mendoza 168
Neuquén 1002
Paraná 957
Posadas 1763
Rawson 1667
Resistencia 1419
Río Gallegos 2799
Salta 1136
S.F.V.Catamarca 623
San Luis 323
S.M.Tucumán 832
S.S.Jujuy 1164
Santa Fe 927
Santa Rosa 826
Sgo. del Estero 837
Ushuaia 3385
Viedma 1407
POINTS OF THIS ZONE
Autódromo El Zonda / Parque Dr. Cantoni 16
Barreal 179
Calingasta 135
Dique Ullum 18
San José de Jáchal 157
Parque Provincial Ischigualasto
(Valle de la Luna)
330
Rodeo 196
San Agustín
del Valle Fértil
252
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