Goya Tourist Places to Visit in Goya, Argentina, America

Goya Tourist Places to Visit in Goya, Argentina, America

Goya is a city located in the Corrientes province of Argentina on the eastern shore of the River Parana at the coordinates of 29°8′ S 59°15′ W. It is renowned for its annual celebration of the National Festival of the Surubí (fishing contest).


Geography of Goya:

Goya is situated about 220 km south of Corrientes (provincial capital) and 710 km north of Buenos Aires (national capital) at an elevation of 62 meters.


History of Goya:

The history of Goya dates back to 1771 when the land of the present city was purchased by Gregoria Morales and her husband, Bernardo Olivera. It takes its name from ‘Doña Goya’ which was the nickname of Gregoria Morale. Goya was officially founded as a town in the year 1807.


Connectivity to Goya:

Goya has an airport located 6 km away from the centre of the city, served by few scheduled and charter flights. Goya is placed around 240 km away from its nearest international airport, Doctor Fernando Piragine Niveyro International Airport which has connection with Buenos Aires, catered by Aerolíneas Argentinas.

Goya is reachable from Corrientes though National Highways 12 and 27 and from Buenos Aires through National Road No.12. Cars and bikes are available for rent.


Food and Shopping in Goya:

National Festival of the Surubí is the main and well noted event that is organized every April and May months of the year. This fishing contest draws competitors from all around the country. Other events include San Baltasar Festivity (January), National Tobacco Festival (February), Provincial Agricultor Festival (September) and Swallow arrival (November).

Restaurante Bacarat is one of well known restaurants in Goya and the city also boasts many traditional food huts all around. Shopping is easy in Goya, because the city houses plenty of modernized shops with the latest products and services including clothes, shoes, mobiles and electronic goods.


Things to do in Goya:

  • Visit churches
  • Buy traditional handicrafts


Places of interest in Goya:

The La Rotonda Church:

The La Rotonda Church is an icon of Goya which was constructed with blend of ancient and modern Argentine architecture. During night time, it resembles a heaven.


San Martín Plaza:

San Martín Plaza is the site of many annual celebrations as well as a nesting place of birds. It also features a monument and many other specialties to offer tourists.


Iglesia Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario:

Located in the centre of the city, Iglesia Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario is a well constructed and designed cathedral. Don’t forget to bring a camera to take pictures of this huge and nice structure.


Other places of interest in Goya include:

  • Paseos Nauticos Pedro Canoero
  • Costanera de Corrientes
  • Esteros de Ibera
  • Green Land
  • Museo Historico De Vias Navegables
  • Balneario Santa Teresita


Best time to visit Goya:

Throughout the year is best, especially the months of April and May will be ideal to travel Goya while the Surubí National Festival takes place.


Accommodation options in Goya:

Goya hosts 4 well known standard hotels that offer nice upgraded facilities and services including sauna, saloon, spa, swimming pool, laundry, and dry cleaning, doctor on call, heating radiators, satellite television, digital safe, hair dryers and internet connectivity. First four hotels of below list are located in Goya and remaining hotels are in Corrientes (around 220 km from Goya):

  • Condado Hotel Casino
  • Gran Hotel de Turismo
  • Posada del Sauce
  • Hotel Cervantes
  • Turismo Hotel Casino
  • La Alondra
  • Don Suites Apart Hotel
  • Astro Apart Hotel
  • Hotel Orly – Corrientes
  • La Rozada Suites
  • Hotel Identidad
  • Hotel Plaza
  • Gran Guarani Hotel
  • Hotel Confianza
  • Costanera Hotel & Resort

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