Museum of the Reconquest in Tigre, explaining what happened in 1806 when English troops captured Buenos Aires and were routed after French-born Santiago de Liniers (1753-1810), who at the time was chief of Spain’s local navy outpost, landed with reinforcements in Tigre.
The meeting point is Av. S. de Liniers and Calle Padre Castañeda. In addition, from 12.30pm and every hour after that, there are one-hour guided excursions on the Líneas Delta passenger boats (Stand Nª 6 of the boat terminal), during which the guide tells the stories behind the rowing clubs, the Argentine Naval Museum, the weekend summer homes built in the early 20th century, the Tigre Hotel and former Tigre Club, School Nº 8, the Chapel of Our Lady of Luján, the museum that occupies Domingo Faustino Sarmiento’s summer home in the Delta, the Fruit Market, the Trilenium casino and the Parque de la Costa amusement park. Participants pay the price of their tickets. Members of the Center also lead two-and-a-half-hour walking tours in the Tres Bocas area in the Delta that put visitors in contact with nature and island residents. The meeting point for these excursions, which begin in a passenger boat, is the Todo Delta stand (Nº 2 in the boat terminal) at 2.45pm. It costs 25 pesos including the round-trip boat ticket. For more information, visit http://www.tododelta.com.ar/, or call Gabriela at 4749-4770, or Luisa at 4743-1648, or the Todo Delta stand at 4731-3555.
PHOTO CREDITS: Diorama of Captain Santiago de Liniers' landing in Tigre, in the Museum of the Reconquest; a passenger boat in the Delta. Both photos by Bonnie Tucker.