Corrientes City was founded on April 3rd, 1588 by Don Juan Torres de Vera y Aragón a Spanish man. It was located in the place known as Punta Arazatí, that in Guaraní language means Guayabos forests.
At first it was called "San Juan de Vera de las Siete Corrientes", "San Juan" due to the patron saint, "De Vera" because of its founder last name and "de las siete Corrientes" because it was founded on the place where seven stone points are conformed by different water flows.
As time passed it was called "Corrientes". Then it became the province's capital city. It has a good tourist infrastructure.
It keeps an urban and architectural style, that is an unique one in the country.
Its Museums and Churches have a lot of historical, religion and cultural relics.
It has comfortable and modern hotels, many sweet shops, restaurants, discos, a casino, etc.