Points Of Interest
Travelers should use personal interests to narrow down the points of interest available in Argentina. The country is a popular destination for general tourism, ecotourism and family getaways. Seasons are reversed, making the months of November though March the warmest times to visit.
- El Calafate is a small town located in the Patagonia region that has prime glacier access. Photo opportunities are available at the Perito Moreno glacier for charter groups and solo travelers. Boat excursions offer a close-up view of icebergs in the National Park Los Glaciares.
- Iguazu Falls is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. Situated on the border of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, the falls are taller than Niagara and twice as wide. Boat rides and hiking tours allow travelers to explore the area and enjoy a close-up view of unique animal and plant life.
- Aconcagua, in the Andes mountain range, has a unique distinction. Known as the highest peak in the Southern and Western hemispheres, the mountain is considered one of seven international summits that represent the highest on each of the seven continents.
– Jesuit Square in Cordoba has been deemed a World Heritage Site. The oldest church and university in the country are located within the group of buildings. Only guided tour groups have access to the university building.
- The Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires was built in the 16th century. A number of political events have occurred in a space lined with many historical buildings. Popular attractions include the Old City Hall and Metropolitan Cathedral.
- The Public Library of Parana, built in 1857, houses over 470,000 pieces of literature. Considered a cultural institution, the library is maintained by the local government.
- OFarell, located 30 minutes outside Buenos Aires, features Mediterranian-French cuisine. Each dish uses fresh, local ingredients.
- El Mirasol de la Recova specializes in beef, the official dish of Argentina. The Buenos Aires restaurant is a favorite among government officials during the lunch hour, but takes on a more informal vibe for dinner.
- Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza is among the more secluded eateries in the country. Guests travel via dirt road to a vineyard for dishes that include beef empanadas and grilled lamb. Selections are accompanied by locally produced wines.
It is impossible to give points of interest in Argentina without mentioning tengo clubs. Historians indicate the dance originated from African slaves dancing with local free blacks during the mid-1800s. The following venues are highly recommended by locals and past visitors:
- Confiteria Ideal in Buenos Aires offers classes to the uninitiated and hosts a number of gatherings, called milongas, where tango dances are performed. Live orchestras provide musical entertainment.
- Salon Canning attracts well-known dancers from Buenos Aires. A tango company known as Parakultural frequently hosts events.