Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Argentina, America
Argentina is the 8th largest country of the world with an area of 2,780,400 sq. km. It is situated in southeastern South America, surrounded by Uruguay in the east, Paraguay on the north, Chile towards the west and the waters of the Drake Passage towards south. The coordinates of Argentina are 37.1833° S, 67.3667° W.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city, Spanish is the official language and Peso is the currency of Argentina. Argentina is one of the member nations of WTO, OAS, United Nations, UNASUR, and CELAC. Argentina follows two houses of the legislature; Upper house called the Senate and Lower house called the Chamber of Deputies.
History of Argentina:
It is believed that, Argentina derives its name from the Latin word ‘Argentum’ which means ‘silver’. The history of Argentina goes back to the first human settlement during the Paleolithic period. The Spanish were the first Europeans inhabited and colonized Argentina in 1516, explored by Juan Díaz de Solís. After nearly 300 years of Spanish rule, the independence of Argentina was declared on 9 July 1816.
The Ministro Pistarini International Airport is the major airport of Argentina located in Ezeiza, around 30 km away from the downtown Buenos Aires (capital city). It has connections with major South American, North American and European cities including Barcelona, Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, Lima, London, Panama City, Atlanta and Frankfurt. Aerolíneas Argentinas is the major national airline of Argentina.
Argentina is connected with neighboring countries (Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile) by boat and bus services. Buses are also widely used for local travel.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Argentina:
Christians dominate the population of Argentina, followed by Muslim, Jewish and other communities. Spanish is the official as well as widely spoken langue all over Argentina.
Pato is the national sport and Asado is the national dish of Argentina. Most of the large and upgraded shopping centres of Argentina are located in the capital city Buenos Aires.
Tourist Attractions in Argentina:
Iguazu Falls is the most renowned natural tourist attraction in Argentina and is shared between the Brazilian state of Parana and Misiones province of Argentina. The longest drop falls from the height of 82 meters and it measures a total width of 2.7 km. Worth watching.
Perito Moreno Glacier:
Perito Moreno Glacier is situated in the Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz province, around 80 km away from the El Calafate city. It is spread over an area of 250 square kilometers measuring a length of 30 km. Perito Moreno Glacier is named in the honor of the explorer, Francisco Moreno.
Located in San Clemente del Tuyu town, Mundo Marino is the largest aquarium in South America. It was open in 1979 and the prime attractions of the museum include Show de Lobos Marinos, Show de Orca, Imagen Show, Albergue de Pingüinos and Teatro Sorpresa.
Other places of interest in Argentina include:
- Luna Park
- Parque de la Costa
- Buenos Aires City Hall
- Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires
- Teatro Gran Rex
- Buenos Aires Zoo
- Casa Rosada
- Centro Cultural Recoleta
- Galerías Pacífico
- La Boca in Buenos Aires
- Estadio Alberto J. Armando
- National Flag Memorial
Best time to visit Argentina:
Probably, from June through August and October through December is the best time to visit Argentina.
Accommodation options in Argentina:
Argentina is rich in hospitality industry boasting plenty of star hotels ranging from star to five stars with amazing latest facilities and services. Here is the list of the best hotels in Argentina (Buenos Aires):
- The Glu Hotel
- Casa Calma Hotel
- Miravida Soho Hotel and Wine Bar
- Alvear Palace Hotel
- Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires
- Palermo Tower by P Hotels
- Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa
- Rendez Vous Hotel Buenos Aire
- Hotel Boutique Raco de
- 1828 Smart Hotel
- Home Hotel Buenos Aires
- Algodon Mansion
- Own Palermo Hollywood
- Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
- Nuss Buenos Aires