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Tourist Attractions in Argentina

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Argentina

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About Argentina

Argentina is the fourth most visited country in the Americas. In 2010, it was visited by 5.3 million tourists. Such popularity is justified by a comfortable climate and a wide variety of interesting places.

A lot of tourists come to Buenos Aires. The city is European, but with its own South American charm. There are many museums, beautiful streets, well-developed infrastructure. Different districts of the city have a very diverse atmosphere. The nature of Argentina is incredibly beautiful. All areas of Patagonia are very popular.

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Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital is the most Europeanised city in South America. It was founded in 1536 and later destroyed. New construction was completed in 1580. The city is located on the west bank of the Rio de la Plata River. It is known for its historic districts with lively commerce, antique shops, cafes and restaurants. It is a modern metropolis with plenty of entertainment.

Iguazu Falls

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The complex consists of 275 waterfalls on the Iguazu River. They belong to the Argentine and Brazilian national parks. The width of the complex is 2.7 kilometres. The maximum height is 82 metres. The largest is the Devil’s Throat waterfall. Its precipice is 150 metres wide and 700 metres long. Together the waterfalls form a depression with a total area of 2.7 square kilometres. Iguazu has been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Valdes Peninsula

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This peninsula on the Atlantic coast of Argentina has been called a complete open-air zoo. Valdes is famous for its fauna. It is home to nandu ostriches, guanacos and maras. The coastal waters are home to long-eared seals, southern sea elephants, southern right whales, sea lions. Thousands of Magellanic penguins live on a special farm. There are salt lakes, reefs and cliffs on the island.

Pirámide de Mayo

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The May Pyramid is located in the central square of Buenos Aires. It is the country’s first patriotic monument. It was inaugurated on 25 May 1811 to commemorate the first anniversary of the May Revolution. At the top of the pyramid there is a statue – an allegory of Liberty in a Phrygian cap. Its height is 3.6 metres. The height of the whole monument is 18 metres. In the last century, the plaster that covered it was spotted for marble.

Perito Moreno Glacier

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It is located in the Andes, on the border of Argentina and Chile. It is one of the three unreceded glaciers of Patagonia. It has an area of 250 square kilometres, a width of 5 kilometres and an average height of 170 metres. Perito Moreno is the third largest freshwater reserve in the world. Periodically, it comes up against Lake Argentino. The rising water breaks the ice dam and pours out. This spectacle is a particular attraction for tourists. The glacier itself is very convenient for observation.

Cueva de las Manos

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This is a cave in the province of Santa Cruz, in the valley of the Pinturas River. It was once home to people who were the forerunners of the Patagonian hunters. The cave is known for the human handprints made on the walls with paint. Predominantly these are the left palm of adolescent boys. It is likely that leaving a print was part of a ritual. The oldest ones date back to 9,000 years BC.

Teatro Colón

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The building we see now was laid out in 1889. The construction was only finished in 1908 due to the deaths of the architects and the sponsor. The theatre had a seating capacity of 2500 spectators, and up to 1000 more people could listen to concerts standing up. The foyer of the theatre has busts of prominent composers and the interior is richly decorated. Tourists can take a guided tour of the theatre, but it may cost more than a ticket to a performance.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parque Nacional Talampaya

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This is a small but very interesting park in the province of La Rioja. Its area is 2 square kilometres. On the territory of the park there is a canyon with red rocks, on which there are drawings and pictograms. From cracks in the rocks grow trees, in oases and on lawns shrubs, flowers and cacti. The favourite entertainment of tourists in the canyon is to find a place where the echo can be heard for several minutes and shout different phrases.
Open time
Monday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Ischigualasto Provincial Park

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This valley in the province of La Rioja, which resembles the surface of the moon. Among its landscapes are many treasures for scientists. On the territory of the national park they found remains of 54 species of dinosaurs, different reptiles, animals, plants. Moon Valley has a museum where you can look at these exhibits. In the park there are rocks, lonely plants and round stones, the origin of which remains a mystery.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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The park is located in the province of Santa Cruz. Its area is 4459 square kilometres. 30% of the park is covered with ice. There are 47 glaciers on its territory. Each part of the park has its own lake. It includes Argentina’s largest lake, Argentino, as well as the Perito Moreno glacier. Los Glaciares is home to over a hundred species of birds, llamas, Andean deer, pumas, grey foxes.

Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

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Argentina’s oldest national park was founded in 1934 in the Lake Nahuel Huapi area. The park has a diverse nature. There are rare plants on its territory. From any point in the park you can see the Tronador volcano. Glaciers sliding down its slopes give rise to mountain lakes. The most famous of them is Frias. Lake Nahuel Huapi is considered to be the main jewel of the park. It is said that the Nahuelito monster lives in the lake.


Patagonia is an amazing, unique world. It encompasses plains, fjords, mountain peaks and glaciers. The views of Patagonia are breathtaking. Next to the huge glaciers it seems that the whole world has moved aside and is completely unimportant. The territory of Patagonia belongs to Chile and Argentina. Its economy is developed thanks to tourism and the sheep wool trade.

La Boca

It’s a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. It is the neighbourhood where the development of the city began. It was once the site of a port through which all goods were brought to Argentina. La Boca was also the place where barracks for black slaves were built. Today, the neighbourhood is known for its artists, football team, carnivals and masquerades. It is also considered the birthplace of the tango.


It is the longest mountain system in the world. It stretches across almost all of South America for 9,000 kilometres. In some places, the mountains are up to 500 kilometres wide. The Andes are located in several climatic zones, so their flora and fauna are very diverse. Llamas, spectacled bears, pudu deer and other animals live on their territory. The mountain slopes are covered with picturesque coniferous and pine forests.

Puente del Inca

It is a bridge over the Mendoza River, created by nature from snow avalanches and rockfalls. It is 28 metres wide, 48 metres long and 8 metres thick. It is 27 metres above the water. There is a village next to the bridge. It has a mountaineering museum, as well as five geothermal springs. They are considered curative, there was even a resort near them. It was destroyed by an avalanche and now there is only one building left.

Casa Rosada

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This is the name of the residence of the President of Argentina. It is located in the Plaza de Mayo in the centre of the capital. It is the place where the president works but does not live. The construction of the palace began at the end of the XVI century. In subsequent years, it was repeatedly completed and modified. Tourists can visit excursions to the museums of the residence – the office of Rivalavia, where the president works, the Hall of Busts.

San Carlos de Bariloche

The city is located in the province of Rio Negro, at the foot of the Andes. It is surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains. Tourists who like active holidays come here. The city is famous for ski resorts, water sports, mountaineering. There are also many places that offer excellent views of the surrounding area.

Cementerio de la Recoleta

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This cemetery was built back in 1732. During its existence, many famous Argentines have been buried here. The most impressive thing about the cemetery is its tombstones. The abundance of crypts and monuments makes a huge impression. The funeral traditions of the Argentines are very interesting and sombre. Entrance to the cemetery is free of charge.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Salinas Grandes

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Salinas Grandes is located in the north-west of Argentina. It is located in a tectonic depression between mountain ranges. It has an area of 6,000 square kilometres. It is the bottom of a dried up lake. A railway and a motorway run through its snow-white expanse. The temperature is high and the climate is very dry. Mineral salts and soda are mined here. The solonchak is the third largest in the world.

Tierra del Fuego National Park

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The park is located in the south of Tierra del Fuego Island. Its area is 630 square kilometres. It is the southernmost national park on the planet. The Pan-American Highway and railway ends in its territory. The park’s landscapes consist of lakes, islands, rivers and lagoons, and dense forests alternate with shrubs. The harsh climate of this place is endured by red foxes, guanacos, emerald parrots, and condors.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM


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It is a modern monument in the centre of the capital on Republic Square. Its height is 67 metres. The obelisk was erected on the very spot where the Argentine flag was first hung. It was built in 1936 in just 4 weeks. The monument has become a venue for events and a city landmark for meetings and themed gatherings.

Fitz Roy

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Mt Fitzroy is a mountain in Patagonia. Its height is 3375 metres. It is considered one of the most difficult to climb in the world. It attracts many climbers. The first ascent was made in 1952. The slopes of the mountain are almost vertical, but very beautiful. Excursions to the mountain are popular among tourists, but it is important to wait for good weather. The best time to visit Fitzroy is from December to February.

Woman's Bridge

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It is a rotating bridge in Buenos Aires, the work of architect Santiago Calatrava. It was inaugurated in 2001. The design of the bridge resembles a couple dancing the tango. It got its name because of the large number of streets in the immediate neighbourhood named after women. The bridge itself is pedestrian, its length is 170 metres. It is divided into three sections, one of which can make way for ships.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


The province is located in the west in the Cuyo region. Mendoza’s sunny, dry climate has made it a major wine-growing area. Its 140,000 hectares of vineyards are divided into five parts. The most interesting places in Mendoza are the ruins of St Francis Church, St Martin’s Park and museums. The city also hosts an annual harvest festival that lasts for three months.

Tango Argentino Steakhouse

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It is a pair dance that was first performed by men. Its creators were the lower classes of the population of Buenos Aires. The rise of the dance takes place between 1930 and 1950. The meaning of the dance is in the “communication” of partners, their passion and merging into one whole. Argentine tango consists of four components: step, turn, stop and embellishment. There are many styles of this dance.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: 1:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday: 1:00 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 1:00 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM