Argentina Favorites

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  • Personal experiences & helpfull hints

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    I like walk much and enjoy the citys in every where and Buenos aires is great for it, is easy to walk because is flat many things to see in any corner always you discover something new, the twon, the square I find the amazing painting in the wall the coffe place, the wall, the square, the weather, thi colectivos, the light, the local people.

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  • Plaza de Mayo, Goverment House, el...

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Among Casa Rosada located in plaza de Mayo and Puerto Madero this huge square split in two areas this part of the city... its a crowded area with lot of traffic in each direction ,,be careful crossing !!!

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  • Monuments

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    This flower like monument stands at the Plaza of the United Nations. I think this is one of the most unusual sculptures that I've seen. "Floralis Generica" by architect Eduardo Catalano is a gigantic metal flower, with 6 motorized 20 meter high petals that open on special occasions.

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  • La Boca

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Some Bs As quarters has a lot of collapsed buildings but La Boca sounds like all is the same... in some features remember some places or buildings that everybody have seen in La Habana....mostly are with 2 or 3 floors and with dirty facades and wide sidewalks ..in the other hand Caminito and the most touristic streets with its colourfull houses and...

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  • Recoleta

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    I finally arrived in the cemetery. and to tell you by the truth, when some woman offered me a map of the cemetery. i really regreted not to do. yeah, all the locations are almost similar the most fascinating thing was watching the boxes, forget to say in english. and also, with some help of a lady i found evita peron. but i didn`t know that Carlos...

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  • Tango

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Because tango is porteno and porteno only, you will find it all around Buenos Aires. Street performers, some of the, very very good, paintings, names of streets of famous tango songs, famous boliches (the cabarets of the 40s). Just take a stroll down Florida avenue and enjoy the music, make your way then to Corrientes 348 and enjoy the fileteado...

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  • Florida Street

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Its a pedestrian boulevar that cross microcentro area with two ends, the first just over Plaza de Mayo and the other in Parque San Martin on the way to Retiro ...my first impression there was "WOW" i was overwhelmed ...a milion people walking up and down in a quite narrow street and it was impossible to behold that performance or the stalls that...

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  • Architecture

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Monumental Tower (formerly The English Tower): donated by the British community in Argentina in 1916 for the centenary of Argentina´s independece. The clock has a diameter of 4.5 meters and a pendulum of 100 kilograms of weight. It was built with materials brought from England.

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  • El Obelisco

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Such a beauty ...amazing...spectacular at first sight and could be seen from the 4 ends of 9 de julio Avenue and southern part of Corrientes boulevars and 20 blocks upwards ....The place is Plaza de la Republica that "robe" the name for a while to the huge 9 de Julio Avenue... the widest on the world....

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  • Palermo

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Of course here you can assist horse races, but there's also a casino there, only with slot machines. It is worth a visit, the building is amazing! Por supuesto que aca se pueden ver carreras de caballos, pero tambien adentro funciona un casino solo con maquinas tragamonedas. Vale la pena la visita, el edificio es impresionante!

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  • Retiro

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    the famous argentian plastic artistic marthe minujin create the tower of book with 7 floor ,name babel is in the square san martin, in retiro, the entry is free and there are more of 200.000 books is for only months and is the first time in the life in argentima some similiar the diferent expresion of arts , culture and free in the city

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  • San Telmo

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    San Telmo is my favourite neighbourhood in Buenos Aires..perhaps it reminded mi clearly to Gracia quarter in Barcelona......the streets ..squares like Dorrego ...were so similar and really nice to stroll at twilight....Dorrego square is quite touristic place but at the same time so much cosy that makes you feel really really well...this was my...

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  • 9 de Julio's avenue

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    The widest in the world ... looks great....the first time i saw it i was attonished wow!! such a wide place and long at the same time...wider than Champs Elysées in Paris and crowded by cars going up and down from Constitucion to Retiro...it means that cross all the lity long and then it becomes in a motorway The avenue is overwhelmed by great...

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  • Cafe Tortoni

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    This cafe has formed part of the Porteno landscape since 1858. A shrine to local tango culture, it houses the Academia Nacional del Tango and stages performances as well as literary events in the basement. Legendary literati such as the disquieting poets Argentine Alfonsina Storni and Spanish Federico García Lorca gathered here. Porteno bohemia and...

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  • The National Congress

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Located at the end of Avenida de Mayo its a lush green square full of trees and gardens where people use to have a bite there or feed pigeons.... Walking by Av Mayo you find the Congreso sq at the end of it... a huge and rectangular square where the main building is at the end as waiting for u .. more or less like Bucharest Parliament ...but nicer...

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  • Teatro Colon

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Inaugurated on May 25, 1908 with the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, its architecture reflects the Italian Renaissance. The elaborate plaster moldings, stained glass dome, sweeping staircase, sculpted busts with gold-leaf details, frescoes, French furnishings and gargantuan chandelier in the theater hall are some of the elements which create the...

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  • Puerto Madero and Catalina's

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    This place is the old harbour now reconvert like leisure place crowded of chic restaurants and terraces but keeping the huge crane towers destinated to empty the load ships Its located closer to Plaza de Mayo just "two blocks" behind it croosing Av de la Rabida ...(5 minutes walking). And its a suggestive place to visit and take a meal or just a...

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  • Aerial sights of Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Have your camera ready while landing in Buenos Aires in the day time, especially at dawn or sunset. As plane will go parallel to the River Plate, you'll be able to take some nice landscape pictures. Here's one. Going to Cafes and walking about Recoletta.

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  • Belgrano

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    Barrancas of Belgrano it's located (obviously) in Belgrano. On weekends many people can be seen dancing tango and salsa. Barrancas de Belgrano queda (obviamente) en Belgrano. Los fines de semana se pueden ver muchas personas bailando tango y salsa.

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  • Las Cañitas

    Buenos Aires Favorites

    A new and trendy eating and nightlife area is Las Canitas, located between Avenidas Luis Maria Campos and Libertador in the Palermo District (named because there were once wild sugar canes growing here). Some of the cool restaurants and clubs you'll find here are: Nina Wok, Soul Cafe, Morelia, Club Zen, Lotus Neo and my favorite, Campo Bravo, which...

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  • Flora & Fauna - Plants & Animals

    There is an amazing diversity of Flora with Argentina being blessed with a wide range of natural wonders from subtropical jungles to sub Antarctic terrain.In the North of Argentina, it is common to see subtropical Parana forests especially at Parque Nacional Iguazu. In the North West, in the Andes region, you would see thorn scrub including cactus...

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  • Language

    English is widely spoken among Argentianeans but there is no guarantee that you would come across those who do on your travels. It would be useful to learn some basic Spanish beforehand or learn Catellano (Argentine Spanish) at one of the many language schools in Argentina.

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  • Flora & Fauna - Argentinean National...

    There are many national parks and reserves in Argentina. The most popular parks are Iguazu Falls; Nahuel Huapi for its lakes, temperate forests and mountains; Lanin for its volcanoes and monkey puzzle; Los Glaciares for its Perito Moreno Glacier and Cerro and Fitz Roy Ranges; and Parque Provincial Aconcagua houding Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak...

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  • travel books: fodor's and lonely planet

    fodor's and lonely planet. make sure it's up to the current year though. some restaurant and hotel prices are out dated if it's a couple years old. most bookstores sell used copies. ebay is good for that too.

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  • Quilmes.

    If you go to a hot Argentina, you need to drink some cold beer during the days. Quilmes is one of the beer produced in Argentina and it tastes really good. You should do as me, try it! i drank many Quilmes during my trips in Argentina.

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  • Adaptor plugs in Argentina

    Argentina uses 220V, 50HzTypical outlet will be the European 2-pin outlethttp://electricaloutlet.org/type-cAlso common is the Oblique flat blades with ground (inverted V) [Australian] plughttp://electricaloutlet.org/type-i** however the polarity of the circuit is reversed from Australia. Prior to connecting, you should verify compatibility.While...

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  • Che Guevara.

    Enesto "Che" guevara was a son to a rich man, but he chose to become a politician or revolutionare on the left side. he joined Fidel Castro on Cuba in his war against the rich. During his trips on his bike through South America he found out all unfair lives people had. he was planning to become a medicin student, but he decided to go another way....

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  • ushuai with beagle canal

    in down the south do not forget to visit the Beagle canal with the lovely sea-animals, and the end of the Panamericana in a Nationalpark...Ushuaia looks more North European or Canadian than it is related to Buenos AiresUshuaia (Spanish pronunciation: [uˈswaʝa], English: /u¢°ˈʃwaɪ.ə/) is the capital of the Argentine...

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  • Iguazu access for Americans

    You will need a visa to visit the Brazilian side. There is a checkpoint where your passport will be checked to see whether it contains the visa stamp and you will be denied entry unless you fork over the fee for a five year visa.In my opinion, the Argentian side is much better. Should I go back, I'd forget about the Brazilian side.By the way, do...

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  • arquitectura colonial y UNESCO

    Since visited Buenos Aires, I recommend that a sunny day, cross by boat to Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento. It is a historic city declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site, is small and very old, on the Rio de la Plata.

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  • Travelers cheques are useless in...

    I suggest only using a credit card and cash. It seems difficult to use travellers cheques and some places outside of the big tourist venues dont even take credit cards. The ATMs are all over the city but go in the morning...because sometimes the ATMs run out of cas hon weekends and evenings :) The long summer days!

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  • Spanish classes in Buenos Aires

    Hi,I haven´t heard about GIC either... But I have had a very good experience studying Spanish at Verbum school in Buenos Aires. The groups are small and that gives you the opportunity to practise a lot.Good luck!Kajsa I loved the restaurants of Palermo, the cafés and how friendly people are!

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  • Adjusting to Agrentine Time

    In my month or so in Argentina, in all the different places, what I found was that lunches typically start around 1pm with service ending around 4pm. The restaurants are then usually shut (unless you’re in tourist area) until ~9pm. An early dinner is 9pm, but commonly 11pm. Many bars don’t open their doors until midnight, and if you find one that...

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  • Learn Spanish

    I didn't do it here (did mine in Costa Rica), but Intensive Spanish is taught in Buenos Aires. You can learn Spanish by Pimsleur, Rosetta Stone, classes, other methods or by intensive study. Plan on at least a month to get comfortable - you won't be fluent, however, that takes years or 4 months non-stop.Classed in BsAs run US$120/week which is a...

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  • New Web Portal

    This is a new Argentine government web portal that you may find useful in planning a visithttp://www.argentina.ar/inicio.php?idioma_sel=en

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  • The Book Swap

    Many hostels in Argentina offer a book swap, whereby you can exchange your book for one from their collection. On a short trip this is probably not something a visitor will avail of, but on a longer trip, such as we're doing, it's an extemely useful idea. Before our trip we had to strictly limit the numbers of books we were carrying (a very...

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  • Spring

    Even if you'renot a gardener (or a painter) the colours of Argentina's flowering trees and shrubs in Spring are a delight. From the glowing red of the ceibo (the national tree) or golden shrubby calafate bushes in Patagonia (a variety of berberis - they say if you eat the berry you will come back to Patagonia) there is always something to catch the...

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  • Calling home

    If you'll be wanting to call home while in Argentina there are several options. There are locotorios which are telephone booths inside a building but are somewhat expensive, you can bring an international phone card from home though you'll be charged quite a bit for this. I discovered while I was down there that you can go to a locotorio, ask for...

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  • one day in Argentina

    Parque Nacional los Glaciares is definitely the best place to stay. There are two parts: the northern and the southern parts. North, you have El Chalten, very liitle town of the end of the World. It is definitely more an End Of The World town than Ushuaia, for example. It is the little town where all climbers go before going for Fitz Roy. You...

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  • Argentine Food

    I had been warned that the Argentines are fond of meat, but there's some other things on the menu that are Argentine staples:Milanesa - Like a flat Chicken Kiev (not entirely sure the meat is chicken) covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried. usually served with chips - mmmm, healthy!Empanada - Like a mini cornish pasty - usually served as a...

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  • Tourist Web Site

    http://www.turismo.gov.ar/Is the official government web site and offers some really useful information as well as links to the provincial tourist web sites. I find it most helpful in traveling around the country.

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  • refresh yourself with an argentinian...

    argentinian beer is not bad and they have quite a few good pilsner beers there.eisenbck is one of the few decent pilsner beers i ad while in argentina.very nice when served cold.

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  • Always carry (a copy of) your passport

    Off course all travellers have their passports when crossing the Argentinean border. Sometimes we forget to carry one if making day trips or when shopping. I would recommend always to carry a (copy) of your passport when travelling or touring IN Argentina.There are a lot of occasions where you have to show your passport or a copy, for instance:-...

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  • Neat little seaport south east of Buenos...

    There is a beautiful little seaport about two hours from Buenos Aries just off routa 11 named Gral Lavalle.It is so quaint and from what I am told has great fishing. There is a little seafood store there where you can buy the days catch. The water is blue and the weather is great.I am looking forward to scuba diving there. When we went to see a...

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  • Quick Guide

    When I was in Patagonia in March of 2005 I saw a great newspaper called "Traveller's Guru." It was all about Patagonia. The website is travellersguru.com if you'd like a preview. The newspaper's audience is intended to be for backpacker, adventure travellers and anyone looking to save a few pesos. It seemed quick common as I found it in Buenos...

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