Argentina is one of the most visited countries in South America for many years.
On the territory of one country tourists can explore exactly opposite landscapes like dust-choked deserts, humid jungles or snow-capped mountains. The foreign tourists who choose real adventures and extreme sports, can also have fun there. Trekking, rafting, scuba diving or skiing are just some examples of popular tourist activities. Local people are always friendly to foreigners and can easily give them riding or tango lessons and offer some local delicacies. Moreover, Argentina is a modern republic with rich traditions and cultural heritage. It is considered that Argentineans are the true patriots who proudly keep their history and customs. To find out more about the country, millions of travellers from around the world visit Argentina every year.
It is impossible to discover the best places there at once. The sights in Argentina are really mind-blowing. So, let’s explore the most popular places to visit in the country where adventure never ends.
Founded in 1536 and absolutely destroyed later, it is the capital of Argentina these days. The city is on the western side of the River Plate. Buenos Aires is a modern metropolis with lots of historical landmarks that attract countless people. There is something in the city for everyone. To buy some antiques or vintage things, tourists often go to the San Telmo Market. To see the most beautiful bookstore in the world, they visit the Ateneo Grand Splendid. To admire the historic setting, people go to the central square, the Plaza de Mayo. Buenos Aires can boast different unique neighborhoods (barrios) like Palermo, La Boca or Belgrano. Of course, numerous well-known museums, art galleries, public gardens, shopping malls, cafes, restaurants and other popular places to visit are in the capital of Argentina.
This amazing natural wonder is at the border of two countries, Argentina and Brazil. Iguazu Falls is a series of 275 stunning waterfalls. Spanning about 2,7 km wide, it makes up the world’s biggest water system. The Falls is a part of the Iguazu National Park. It is one of the most popular attractions in Argentina. Tourists come here to admire unusual jungle plants and animals. Thanks to many easily accessible footpaths and viewing platforms, visitors can get closely enough to the falls. At the bottom there is a famous territory known as the Devil’s Throat. Nowadays Iguazu Falls in Argentina is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Los Glaciares (Glaciers National Park)
It is located in the Santa Cruz Province, the southern part of Patagonia region. About 30% of its area is under a sheet of ice. The park has more than forty glaciers and two large stunning lakes, Viedma and Argentino. The most famous glacier there is Perito Moreno that measures 30 km long. The visitors are offered different excursions to climb it. As the mountains are also in the park, climbing and hiking are very popular activities with the tourists. The Patagonia’s National Park is home to several hundreds of birds and other animals like foxes, deer, pumas or llamas. These days Los Glaciares is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List too.
It is also one of the most popular places to visit in Argentina. More than one million of tourists come to Bariloche to spend their vacation in such a beautiful city. Foreigners often visit the Nahuel Huapi National Park, the Paleontology Museum, the Chocolate House Museum, Cementerio del Montanes and many other famous landmarks there. The city is surrounded by lakes and mountains, so its views are really great. Bariloche is well-known for a world-class ski resort with lots of street cafes, shops and chocolate studios. This place attracts tourists who prefer outdoor activities like rafting, skiing, hiking, camping, cycling or riding. The city is visited both in the summer and winter months.
It is a popular resort and the world’s southernmost city. That is why it has been called the End of the World. Ushuaia is not far from the Tierra del Fuego National Park where travellers can explore affecting glacial lakes, thick forests and the picturesque Beagle Channel. This place is home to many species of wild animals like magellanic penguins, guanacos, elephant seals or albatrosses. The main attractions in the city are the End of the World Museum, the Maritime Museum of Ushuaia and the San Juan de Salvamento Lighthouse. The resort is also a start point for expeditions to Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Snowboarding, cross-country skiing, moto skiing and dog-sledding are the most popular kinds of sport in Ushuaia.
The list of popular places to visit in Argentina is undoubtedly much longer. The lovers of the peaceful holiday check out time spent in such places as Mendoza and Patagonia regions, the Monte Leon National Park, the Ibera Wetlands or the Valdés Peninsula. There are hundreds of resorts for every taste in Argentina.