San Miguel de Tucumán is the capital city of the Tucumán Province and the fifth largest metropolitan area in Argentina. The city is located 1300 km northwest of Buenos Aires at the foothills of the Aconquija Range.
Tucumán holds an important place in Argentina’s history since the country’s independence from Spain was proclaimed here on July 9, 1816.
Over the past decades, the city has lost most of its former architectural identity as most of its old buildings and houses in the downtown area were demolished and replaced by new, in many cases tasteless, apartment and office blocks. This same transformation has given San Miguel de Tucumán one of the densest skylines in the country.