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Tigre (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtiɣɾe] , Tiger) is a city in the Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, situated in the north of Greater Buenos Aires, 28 km (17 mi) north of Buenos Aires city. Tigre lies on the Paraná Delta and is a tourist and weekend destination, reachable by bus and train services, including the scenic Tren de la Costa. It is the main city and administrative centre of the Tigre Partido.
The area's name derives from the "tigers" or jaguars that were hunted there, on occasions, in its early years. The area was first settled by Europeans who came to farm the land. The city sits on an island created by several small streams and rivers and was founded in 1820, after floods had destroyed other settlements in the area, then known as the Partido de las Conchas. The port developed to serve the delta and to bring fruit and wood from the delta and ports upstream on the Paraná river. Tigre is still an important timber processing port.
Tigre is connected to the capital by a spur, the Ramal Tigre, off the main Route 9 highway.
The city of Tigre is served by two railway lines, the Mitre Line and the Tren de la Costa, both terminate within walking distance of the city centre.
Mitre Line trains depart from Buenos Aires Retiro Station to Tigre Station every 10 – 30 minutes.
Trains run from Retiro to Bartolomé Mitre station in Olivos, with a footbridge connection to Maipú station of the Tren de la Costa
Inter-island public transport in the delta is catered for by traditional-styled mahogany commuter launches.
Tigre is a tourist and weekend destination, reached by bus and train services, including the Tren de la Costa.
The former “Puerto de Frutos”, or fruit market, is now a crafts fair located by the riverside. Attractions include antiques shops, riverside restaurants and bars, the casino, the Parque de la Costa, an amusement park, and its natural environment which make Tigre a tourist destination throughout the year.[ citation needed ] There are small hotels and upscale lodges, restaurants, teahouses and picnic sites.[ citation needed ]
English-style rowing clubs, a number of marinas, dwellings and mansions from the “Belle Époque”, such as the Tigre Club, Beagle. There is also a museum dedicated to mate.are in the area. The Tigre Club building is now the Museo de Arte Tigre, housing an extensive collection of Argentine art. The Argentine Naval Museum, nearby, features items from Argentine naval history with an emphasis on the Guerra de las Malvinas. It also has the log-book from HMS
Tigre is the starting point for a visit to the Paraná Delta. A number of companies offer sightseeing trips through its inter-connecting rivers and streams, some extending as far as Martín García Island.
Transport in Argentina is mainly based on a complex network of routes, crossed by relatively inexpensive long-distance buses and by cargo trucks. The country also has a number of national and international airports. The importance of the long-distance train is minor today, though in the past it was widely used and is now regaining momentum after the re-nationalisation of the country's commuter and freight networks. Fluvial transport is mostly used for cargo.
The Colectivo 60 commenced operations in 1931 and runs from Constitución station, in the centre of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina to the Tigre Club in the partido of Tigre. The service is operated by Transportes Larrazabal C.I.S.A, DOTA and MOTSA and the identifying colour of the buses is white and red with black details.
Tigre Partido is a partido of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, situated in the northern part of Greater Buenos Aires. The department covers a large section of the Paraná Delta and its low-lying islands. The main town of the division is Tigre; other towns include Don Torcuato, El Talar, General Pacheco, Benavídez.
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The Tigre Club stands on the banks of the Luján River, in Paseo Victorica, Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. The club, built next to the Tigre Hotel, was financed by Ernesto Tornquist and was designed by the architects Pablo Pater, Luis Dubois and the engineer Emilio Mitre ; it was opened on 13 January 1912. Like the hotel nearby opened in 1890, the Tigre Club soon became an important meeting place for the rich and famous. The elegant and luxurious building has two floors with mezzanines with large windows on almost all sides. The main saloon on the first floor has frescoes by the Spanish artist Julio Vila y Prades (1875-1930), the staircases are of marble and there are Venetian mirrors and French chandeliers.
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