Iberá is home to a culture shaped not only by water but also by a convergence of historical circumstances. People with skills, beliefs and behavioral patterns taken from the Jesuit missions, from the “criollos” with colonial customs, from English leather merchants and from some untamed spirits that had to reinvent themselves to survive in such a peculiar geography, were attracted to these lands.
The Iberá culture could be described from the way of life of the people located within the watershed, in places as diverse as the islands of Yahaveré, Ñupi, Carambola and the towns of Loreto, San Miguel, Concepción or Pellegrini. Also, from those who live in the places located on the shores of the wetlands, such as those from the areas of Payubre, Tacuaral, Boqueron, Capivari, Galarza, Montaña, Capilla or Tacuarita on Route 22, to name a few.
If we see culture as a network of interactions, ways and expressions of a society, we would have to describe the Iberá culture by describing their houses, crafts, rituals, clothing, food, language, ideas and symbols, and how these have varied over time.
The focus of this effort is to preserve and develop an appreciation for aspects that make it unique, to recover elements of this culture that have been lost with the migration to urban centers and to consider the influx of foreign customs through the media and through pressures from the global market. Corrientes should never cease to be Corrientes.
Here's what makes us unique: