Argentina offers a broad and colorful palette of attractions and points-of-interest that cover Argentina north to south. In general terms, glaciers, mountain lakes, the jagged Andes and over 250 waterfalls are the signature topography most visited by travelers, but there's so much more to see and do.
For starters, a must stop is Buenos Aires, famed for shopping bargains, unique monuments and art museums, and of course, tango dance clubs, and some of the most exciting night life on the planet; a soccer match, any match, as Buenos Aires alone has 17 stadiums; Iguaza Falls and the surrounding jungle; the wine region of Mendoza; the nearby snow-capped Cerro Aconcagua, the continent's highest mountain; Salta City and the well-preserved colonial architecture; Mar Del Plata, the beautiful and popular vacation retreat on the Atlantic coastline, and then there's Patagonia...
Priorities on the Patagonia must-see list are unforgettable Mt. Fitzroy; Perito Moreno National Park, one of the few places in the world to view an advancing glacier; the rugged island of Tierra del Fuego, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Magellan, and considered the (end of the world) as here sits Ushuaia, the southernmost town on the planet - and the gateway to Antarctica.
Besides the landscape, Patagonia is ground-zero for all kinds of outdoor activities and adventures, including big game hunting and world-class fishing, horseback riding, rafting, sailing, power-boating, mountain climbing, golf, and don't forget skiing (June - September) as some of the best conditions anywhere are easily reached.
And finally, the main cities of Argentina offer well-developed tourist facilities, and there's a wide variety of celebrations and festivals to enjoy.
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- Times to Travel: Note that seasons in Argentina are just the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring: September - November
Summer: December - February
Fall: March - May
Winter: June - August.
Excluding Patagonia, summers can be brutally hot in the Pampas and Chaco regions. Most travelers to central Argentina (including Buenos Aires) prefer the mild conditions and temperatures of spring and fall.
In the mountainous regions of Patagonia, as well as Tierra Del Fuego, the summer months are recommended.
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What Languages Are Spoken in Argentina?
Spanish is the most spoken language in Argentina. Argentina is the fourth most populous Spanish-speaking nation in the world after Mexico, Spain, and Colombia. Italian ranks second among the languages spoken in Argentina.
What Languages Are Spoken In Argentina?
What is the Largest Religious Group in Argentina?
Argentina is a predominantly Roman Catholic Christian nation, although daily life for most citizens is very secular.
Religious Beliefs In Argentina
What Kind of Government Does Argentina Have?
Argentina is a presidential democratic republic where the President is the Head of State and the Head of Government, and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The government operates in three branches, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary.
What Type Of Government Does Argentina Have?
What is the Biggest City in Argentina?
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is also its largest city hosting a population of 2,776,138 people.
The Biggest Cities In Argentina
What Does the Flag of Argentina Mean?
The current flag of Argentina was officially adopted on February 12, 1812. The light blue stripes upon a white field were placed on the flag by Manuel Belgrano, the leader of the revolution, and are said to be symbolic of the sky above, when the fight for the country's independence began. The golden sun, with the Sun of May face, was added to the flag in 1818.
Flag of Argentina
What is the Capital of Argentina?
The capital of Argentina is Buenos Aires, which is located along the southeastern shore of South America, along the Río de la Plata. This city has a population size of 3.89 million and a metropolitan population of around 17 million, making it the largest in the country and fourth largest in the western hemisphere.