This small and quiet town has attractions of great historical and cultural value related to the original peoples and settlers who initially populated the region.
The town of José de San Martín, head of the Tehuelches Department, is located in the Genoa river valley, 7 km from Route 40 in the heart of the Patagonian steppe of the Chubut province in a sheep pastoral area.
WHAT TO DO?
– Monument to the Chief of the Tehuelches, Casimiro Bigua
It represents the historical fact of the Tehuelche affirmation of Argentine sovereignty, which determined that this town was declared by the National Government as a “National Historic Place in 1998.”
There are cave paintings and chenques.
The fields belonging to this jurisdiction offer guided day tours of the establishments.
– “La Cruz” viewpoint. Panoramic point of the picturesque town.
– Genoa Valley. Extensive valley that is crossed by the homonymous stream. In this channel you can find salmons, silversides and a varied bird life worthy of appreciation. From here it is possible to see in the distance the place where the swearing of the flag was carried out by the Tehuelche people, approximately 1 km away. from town.
Address: Belgrano s/n
TE.: (02945) 496010 Fax: 496094