On Saturday May 23 and Sunday May 24, admission to four museums in Tigre will be free from 6pm to midnight. This “Museums Nights” promo is being offered by the Tigre Art Museum (photo), the Mate Museum, the Museum of the Reconquest, and the Naval Museum. And as an additional perk, restaurants will give discounts on dinners to those who show tickets from two “Museums Nights” participants.
For the list of participants in this promo, see the aforesaid Internet page, or go to the city tourist offices in the port terminal, the TBA central station, and the Puerto de Frutos, or the mentioned museums.
This Buenos Aires Province city at the gateway to the Paraná Delta is an ideal place for a rest or water sports, and its many entertainment and recreational options are making it a very popular destination indeed. The tourist office says that more than 200,000 people spent all or part of their Easter break there. Hotel occupancy in this city, which is only 32 km from Buenos Aires, was 98 percent, with more than 2,000 people staying in inns, hotels, cabin courts and campgrounds in Tigre and the Delta. Scheduled passenger boats transported 20,000 people to inns and restaurants in the Delta, and tourist catamarans and boats took another 15,000 on short pleasure cruises. The Tigre Art Museum reported 400 visitors a day (or 1,600 in four days), but most people opted for more banal pursuits in the amusement park and casino, which received 60,000 during the same period.