Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and in the summer it
seems that every one leaves the city for the cool hill country of Cordoba or the beaches
of Mar del Plata.
In the winter, Bariloche becomes the popular destination for skiers.
Bahia Blanca, Bariloche,
Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Rosario, Salta.
When Ferdinand Magellan first sailed along the coast in 1520, the
estuary probably reflected the salt deposits along the shore; giving the Spaniards the
feeling of a somewhat milky white bay - Bahia Blanca.
Colonel Ramon Estomba later established the Fortaleza Protectora
Argentina (Argentine Protective Fortress) here, on 11th April, 1828.
The official municipality website is only available in Spanish.
San Carlos de Bariloche is on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel
Huapi, in western Argentina.
If you feel like you're in an Alpine town, it's probably because
Austrians and Germans settled here around 1895.
Bariloche attracts skiers in the winter and hikers in the summer.
Boating and fishing are also popular on the lake.
You'll also arrive here if you're travelling to or from Puerto Mont in
Where to stay in Bariloche.
The capital of Argentina, founded in 1580, is situated inland from
the Atlantic Ocean; on the western bank of the Rio de la Plata.
The Plaza de Mayo, close to the waterfront, is where the city began,
and it has expanded in ever-widening semi-circles.
The Avenida de Mayo runs west from the Plaza de Mayo to the National
To the north of Avenida de Mayo are the more wealthier suburbs, while
the colourful La Boca neighbourhood of working class families and descendants of Italian
emigrants lies to its south.
Argentines like their meat and tend to dine out late. It's not
uncommon to be the only guest in a restaurant before nine in the evening.
Buenos Aires Accommodation:
Where to stay in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires Directory:
Buenos Aires listings for restaurants, bars and pubs, bingos and casinos, discotheques,
markets, art galleries, places to visit and Tango houses.
Schedules and fares for the Metropolitano network.
Official Buenos Aires:
Only in Spanish.
Founded on the Rio Primero, in central Argentina, by the
Spaniard Jeronimo Luis de Cabrera in 1573, Cordoba became one of the major centres of
learning in South America.
The Jesuits founded the National University of Cordoba in 1613. The
city is also home to an astronomical observatory and the National Meteorological
The beautiful hill country surrounding Cordoba makes it a popular
summer escape from the heat of Buenos Aires.
Cordoba portal, in Spanish.
The most popular seaside resort in Argentina is at Cape Corrientes
on the Atlantic Ocean.
Midsummer is January and February, and the beaches are packed with
people from Buenos Aires. It's literally, standing room only.
Mar del Plata:
Mar del Plata has excellent road and rail links with most of Argentina. The majority of
people come to Mar del Plata for the beaches; General Pueyrredon district's 47 km
coastline contains a huge variety to choose from.
Things to do and places to stay around Mendoza - for readers of Spanish.
Rosario is the second most important city in the Republic of
It is located in the south of the province of Santa Fe, along the
shores of the Parana river, and is approximately 300kms north-west of the capital, Buenos
Basic information for visitors to Rosario.
Colonial architecture draws the tourists to Argentina's
The cathedral and numerous churches, government buildings, and private
mansions throughout the area reflect its Spanish colonial past.
Salta's fiesta time is in September.
South America Index -
South America Tourism -
South America Websites.
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