Welcome to Villa Gobernador Gálvez, a vibrant city located on the western ravine of the Paraná River, within the metropolitan area of Greater Rosario. This hidden gem is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, but it is a destination that should not be missed. With a population of about 74,509 inhabitants, it is the fourth most populated city in the province of Santa Fe and the second in the metropolitan area.
Villa Gobernador Gálvez was founded by an Italian immigrant, engineer Enrico Mosconi, on 25 February 1888, and the city has a rich history preserved in the Dr. Raúl Malatesta Municipal Museum, established in 1986 and managed by an association of citizens. The city has grown to include three towns: V.G. Gálvez proper, Villa Diego, and Pueblo Nuevo. Its 20 barrios (neighborhoods) are bustling with life and offer a unique glimpse into the local culture.
One of the most notable attractions in the city is the Anselmo Gamen Hospital, a public hospital that provides quality healthcare to the community. Additionally, the city has several minor public healthcare centers and two FM radio stations. Telephone and internet services are provided by a cooperative, making communication with loved ones back home easy and convenient.
Sports lovers will not be disappointed in Villa Gobernador Gálvez, as the city is home to several sports clubs. Soccer fans will recognize Ezequiel Barco, a soccer player on loan to Club Atlético River Plate, and Ezequiel Lavezzi, a former professional soccer player who represented the Argentina national football team from 2007 to 2016.
Foodies will delight in the local cuisine, which is a blend of Italian and Spanish flavors. Indulge in delicious empanadas, a traditional savory pastry filled with meat or cheese, and taste the local wines, which are produced in the nearby Mendoza province.
Villa Gobernador Gálvez is easily accessible by bus or taxi from Rosario, which is connected to major cities in Argentina by air and road. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and come experience the charm of Villa Gobernador Gálvez for yourself!