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Tourist information about Argentina:
BUENOS AIRES CITY
The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic and is located in the southern hemisphere. The city extends on a plain and has 202 square kilometers (78.3 sq miles). Approximately 3 million people live in this city. Including the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above ten millions, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centers in the world. The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the city on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west.
- Corrientes Ave.:It is one of the most representative streets of Buenos Aires, and one of the most beloved by the "porteños." Corrientes is the avenue of the bookstores, the cafes, the theatres, and the pizzerias.Around the obelisk, between Callao Avenue and Esmeralda Street (in downtown,) Corrientes has the biggest concentration of libraries and theatres from the entire city.
"Café Tortoni": 825 Av. de Mayo. It is the oldest café in the city. The marble and wooden tables, the old pictures on its walls, the traditional menu, the waiters, and the customers turned it into the archetype of the bar in Buenos Aires. Jorge Luis Borges, Luigi Pirandello, García Lorca, Julio Cortázar, Arturo Rubinstein, and Carlos Gardel used to visit it, among other people.
- "Plaza de Mayo": It is the oldest square in Buenos Aires. Its location was determined in the 2nd foundation of the city, in 1580. It is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada (National Government seat,) the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries.
- "Cementerio de Recoleta": It was the first public cemetery in the city, today is the most elegant and aristocratic. At the beginning of the 18th Century, the "recoletos" monks settled in the land, where in 1732 the "Iglesia del Pilar" was raised, one of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires.
- Obelisk: The monument is one of the meeting points in the city for the political demonstrations and for the celebration of sports achievements.
- Palermo´s Woods: With more than 80 hectares, it is one of the biggest green areas in Buenos Aires. The "porteños" visit the park to have picnics or to practice sports.The park has two artificial lakes which can be travelled by boat or by water-bicycles. Inside the park, at the Plaza Holanda, "El Rosedal" is located; a garden with more than 12,000 rosebushes.
- "Caminito" (La Boca): Covered with paintings and sculptures, Caminito street is one of the favorite walks of tourists and "porteños." It is surrounded by typical houses from La Boca, with painted sheet walls of different colors.
- Boca Stadium / River Plate Stadium
- "Tanguerías" in San Telmo
- Colon Theatre: It is one of the main lyrical theatres of the world. During the 20th Century, the most important directors, singers, and dancers from the period performed here.
- "Plaza Dorrego" (San Telmo):
It is the heart of the old neighbourhood of San Telmo, at the south of the city. It is one of the few "porteño" squares completely asphalted. On Sundays there is a great antique and handicrafts fair at the Plaza Dorrego, which gathers more than 10,000 visitors and has 270 sale stands.
- National Museum of Fine Arts: It is the most important fine-arts museum of the country, and it is among the main museums of the world. Its collection of Argentine art is the biggest existing.
- "Manzana de las luces": The square has some of the oldest constructions remaining in Buenos Aires, such as San Ignacio, the oldest church of the city. Below the "Manzana" runs a network of tunnels from the 17th and 18th Centuries which joined buildings and churches from the city with the fort of Buenos Aires. It is believed that they were used for smuggling and to defend the city.
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San Carlos de Bariloche is one of the most populated cities in the province of Río Negro, and one of the most important tourist center in the south of Argentina. This is situated on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi in the heart of the Nahuel Huapi National Park was the first park in the Republic of Argentina which was created in 1934. San Carlos de Bariloche is a small but striking Alpine city, provided with all the services that a first-class tourist city can offer enabling one to enjoy a deserved rest at any time of the year. At the foot of Lake Nahuel Huapi and surrounded by a series of landscapes which are absolutely irresistible, visiting the city of Bariloche is in itself an adventure for the traveler.
- Civic Center: This is one of the most characteristic places in the city. It was the first are to be built in the country, and is now a National Historical Monument. It was officially inaugurated on March 17, 1940.
- Lake Perito Moreno:This is a medium-sized lake with a neck dividing it into two separate sectors: the Eastern Lake and the Western Lake.
- Villa Langostura: For all those that have ever enjoyed a magic and pleasant dream, make it come true by visiting Villa La Angostura, located at the south-western tip of the Province of Neuquén
- Nahuel Huapi National Park:In Nahuel Huapi National Park the Andean forest flows into the steppe and produces a transition area between the lush green forest environment and the golden undulating grassy plains.
- "Cerro Catedral": Cerro Catedral annual brings together beginners, intermediate and advanced learners and internationally competitive skiers.
- "Cerro Tronador": This giant, called Anon by the aboriginal population, is 3,478 meters high and is the highest peak in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Its present name, Tronador, refers to the roaring sound produced by the constant breaking off of enormous blocks of ice.
- "Los Alerces" National Park: Los Alerces is one of the most attractive tourist centers of Central Patagonia as its spectacular natural beauty alternates virgin woods with lakes, falls and rapids, mountain ranges and majestic glaciers.
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Mendoza extends in a vast territory of 148,827 km2. It is situated in the mid-western sector of the Argentine Republic and at the feet the Andes Mountain Range, the highest of America. Together with the neighboring provinces of San Juan , San Luis and La Rioja , Mendoza conforms the Cuyum or Cuyo Region – in the huarpe aboriginal language these words mean “pebbly soil”. When taking “the Wine Roads” and “the Agrarian Routes” excursions, you can enjoy this alliance between tourism and the products of Mendoza. Aconcagua Mount is the highest peak of America . From its 6,962 m .a.s.l., it leads all this province, where geography is generous in mountains, eternal snow, valleys, rivers, hotsprings, plains, deserts and magical oasis offering different possibilities to enjoy Mendoza 365 days a year.
- "Cerro Aconcagua": Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, and the highest mountain outside Asia. It is located in the Andes mountain range.
- A tour to the wineries of the region, which not only include witnessing the process of wine making but also wine sampling.
- Las Lenas Valley Ski center: he snow has excellent quality which makes this ski center all the more sought after. It is 450 km from Mendoza.
- Visit the Wine Museum, the Bodega la Rural, located in the district of Maipu which is 16 km from the city of Mendoza. It narrates the history of the first cultivator of wine, Don Felipe Rutini.
- Foundation Area Museum, which showcases the history of the city and the archeological remains.
- You can also go for horseback ride in the Andes Mountain Range.
- San Martin’s House and Historical Museum which gives us important information about the great person.
- The Independencia Square which consists of the four squares - España, Italia, Chile and San Martin.
- The Zoological Garden with more than 1, 000 species of animals residing inside.
- The Parque San Martin built in the year 1897 with iron forged gates beautiful sculptures welcoming you.
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Located in the picturesque northern region of Argentina, Salta is the region where the weather conditions remain quite stable throughout the year. It is an ancient, long-standing and the most out of the ordinary colonial town in Argentina. A train journey through the charming and unforgettable scenery can make you trip a truly enjoyable one. Salta is larger and more urbanized than Jujuy (province next to Salta), and is known familiarly as "la Linda," or the pretty one. April and March are the best months to visit, as the days are generally clear and warm. Salta and Jujuy offer a wide variety of tours for visitors, including bus tours, biking tours, and hiking tours. Most of these tours set out from Salta, but travel through both Salta and Jujuy.
- "Cafayate" City: The city of Cafayate has colonial and baroque style houses and is surrounded by rivers and vineyards. Here you can buy silver crafts and taste torrontés, a local variety of wine grape.
- "Tren a las nubes": is a 217 km long railroad across the Andes. It departs from Salta, crosses the Lerma Valley and Quebrada del Toro and arrives to the Puna, with impressive views along the way. Its final destination is La Polvorilla, at 4,220 meters above sea level. Movi Track serves the same route in AWD trucks.
- "Jujuy" tours to Quebrada de Humahuaca include visiting several towns such as Purmamarca, Maimará, Tilcara and Humahuaca. The road follows the Río Grande, framed by multicolor mountains where you will revive the pre-Hispanic past in cave paintings and community celebrations such as Pachamama and Carnival.
- "Puna":This kind of tour includes the towns of Abra Pampa, Rinconada, La Quiaca, Susques, Casira and Yavi. In this deserted area, you will find the Pozuelos Lagoon, a real oasis populated by magnificent birds.
- "Cachi": It is a picturesque colonial town located 157 km from Salta, in Los Cardones National Park. The winding road crosses rivers and canyons and reaches Cuesta del Obispo. In the Enchanted Valley, you will see how wind erosion and rain have carved out shapes in natural colors. There is a small lagoon and paintings inside the caves.
- Salta tours: include the San Francisco Church, the Cabildo, the San Bernardo Convent, the Basilica Cathedral, the Candelaria Church, and San Lorenzo.
- "San Martin" Park:There is a cable railway connecting the base and the peak, where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of the city and the Lerma Valley.
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Argentina travel cannot get completed unless you pay a visit to the world-famous Iguazu falls. The falls is often called as the gateway to Argentina. Taller than the Niagara, it is an amazing sight to experience tons of water throwing themselves over the cliffs. Iguazú Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November - March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750 cubic m) per second. Iguazú Falls, called Foz do Iguaçu in Portuguese, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, lie on the Argentina - Brazil border and are a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The falls are part of a singular practically virgin jungle ecosystem protected by Argentine and Brazilian national parks on either side of the cascades.
- Devil's Throat: This original cascade, has become the most impressive falls of the group. Eighty meters high, it is located on the principal river course. Depending on the water level, you can see anywhere between 160 a 260 falls, that on average flow at a rate of 1500 cubic meters of water per second.
- Three Borders: The name 'Three Borders' comes because at confluence of rivers Paraná and Iguassu, the borders of three countries fall on a single point: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
- Iguazú National Park: a vast region of native forest, with thousands animal and vegetal species, preserved as national treasury by Brazil and Argentina governments. There are several ways to visit this region, guided by specialized people.
- Itaipu Dam: he Itaipu Dam, considered the greater hydro electrical plant of the world, built in joint venture by two countries, Brazil and Paraguay.
- Commercial Center of "Ciudad del Este": an impressive place with tons of shopping centers for home consumers, computer parts and imported gifts, which attracts every day thousands purchasers.
- "Puerto Iguazú": at Argentine side of Iguazú river.
This small charming town is recognized by regional art products, leather clothes, and the five stars casino-hotels. When arriving to Puerto Iguazu, argentine custom will require passports and visas for all visitors.
- Bertoni Museum: The Bertoni Museum, in middle of forest, it was home of Swiss wise man Moises Bertoni, botanical pioneer researcher to classify many of the animal and vegetal species in this region, at the beginning of XX century.
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