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Argentina sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

As a country of contrasts, Argentine has much to offer to visitors - from spacious beaches to rocky mountain tops, from beautiful waterfalls and wild deserts to dense forests, from hermitical villages to modern metropolises. It’s truly amazing that such diversity of nature and culture can be found in one country.
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The majority of landmarks is located near or in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentine. The district of La Boca is considered the historic center of the city. Tourists from all over the world arrive there to see numerous old buildings, churches and squares. While walking on the streets of La Boca, you will see such landmarks as Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza Del Congreso Square, El Pilar Church, the Congress building, Santo Domingo Basilica, as well as many other beautiful old buildings. Fans of shopping will be pleased with Plaza Dorrego district that is famous for its numerous shops and markets. There are many buildings that belong to the colonial period in the city, many of which are located on La Costanera waterfront. Without a doubt, Buenos Aires is the main cultural center of the country. The city is home to as many as 120 museums, the most popular of which are the Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of Decorative Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the International Art Gallery, the Museum of Latin American Art, Fernandez Blanco Museum, Casa Rosada Museum, the Museum of Cinema and Caricature Museum.
Salta is another popular tourist destination in Argentine. This city is mostly famous because of several important churches and monuments. Every year thousands of pilgrims arrive in Salta to visit San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Church and numerous Jesuit temples. Some churches are said to have supernatural power. For example, the statue of Virgin Mary and Jesus can cure different diseases according to locals and pilgrims. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Your travel to Argentine won’t be complete without a trip to Cordoba. This is an old city that is home to such famous landmarks as San Carlos Universidad, Iglesia De Los Capuchinos, Provincial Museo de Historia de Marcus de Sobremonte, numerous old buildings and other architectural sights. Finally, the best natural reserves in the country are located in Patagonia, where green hills and dense forests border with deserts.

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Argentina is a real world record-holder, as there are a lot of unique sites. Here, travelers can go by train along the southernmost railway in the world and visit the southernmost town on the Earth called Ushuaia. Argentina is one of those countries that are interesting to visit in any season. On its territory, there are upscale and excellent ski and beach resorts.
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One of the popular beach resorts is Mar del Plata that is characterized by the mild climate and huge number of beautiful beaches. The guests of the resort can take part in many marine entertainments. There are excellent aquariums and dolphinariums. Competitions in water sports are also held here. The resort is primarily suitable for family recreation. During the year, it welcomes almost 6 million tourists.
Argentina has a lot of interesting national symbols and traditions. One of the bright symbols here is tango. The guests of some cities can attend dance lessons right in the streets. In city squares, performances of famous music bands are often held. Many stores sell special clothes and shoes for dancing. Tango shoes are very popular with representatives of the gentle sex.
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Argentina is also one of the leading wine producers. There are very interesting wine tours for travelers. Some wineries have long gained a status of famous historical attractions. The integral part of such excursions is the tasting of the best wines. Argentina is also a perfect place for shopping. Here, beautiful items are made of silver. The tourists often buy inexpensive clothes and accessories of genuine leather.
The travelers who are indifferent to music can buy here a new guitar. In many cities and towns, there are special music stores. Among gastronomic souvenirs, Argentine wines, mate tea and accessories for making it are very popular among tourists. The travelers who want to buy items of genuine leather, fur and wool should definitely keep a receipt from the store that confirms that these things have been officially bought.
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Famous and uniques places in Argentina from our review series

The Jesuit Block and Estancias of Cordoba

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
Those who love to explore the historical sights will like walking around the Jesuit Block, which is located in the immediate vicinity of Cordoba. The quarter is a complex of survived buildings constructed by Jesuit missionaries. The building of the National University that is one of the oldest in South America has preserved there too. In addition, here you can see a building of an old school, a few surviving houses and an old church.

The main part of the historical buildings that can be seen today, was built in the first half of the 17th century. The quarter went completely deserted in 1767, when Charles III signed a decree on the expulsion of the Jesuits. All constructions of the area came under the jurisdiction of the state; only a few of them managed to survive to the present day. A … Read all

Cueva de las Manos Cave

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
The Spanish name of Cueva de las Manos can be translated as Cave of Hands. This cave is one of the most interesting in the world from the paleontological point of view. Researchers have found there many ancient rock paintings, including numerous images of human hands. Scientists estimate that the age of some cave paintings is more than 10 000 years. This shows that the cave has been inhabited by people for thousands of years.

During the years of research, scientists were able to decipher a significant part of rock carvings, including images of hands. According to their hypothesis, hands were painted with a special mineral paint by teenage boys during initiation rites. Over the years, the cave remained a sacred place for local residents. The most important religious ceremonies took place … Read all

Iguazu National Park

From the series “Famous UNESCO Sites in South America”
The Iguazu National Park was founded in 1934. It has an area of ​​more than 55 000 square km. Each year, the park is visited by more than 1.5 million people. They come to admire the magnificent waterfalls, walk through the centuries-old forests and incredibly picturesque mountain areas. There are over 2 000 species of plants in the reserve. The site has become a habitat for 70 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and 400 species of birds. The main feature of the park are the beautiful Iguazu Falls. There are more than 270 waterfalls in the park.

Today, the most beautiful waterfalls are equipped with convenient bridges and viewing platforms, so you can see natural attractions in all their glory. The park has a lot of fast-flowing rivers. Rafting is also very popular among … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Argentina

Buenos Aires
The best shops in Buenos Aires can be found in Calle Florida Street, which is, by the way, a pedestrian zone. However, the street, which is home to numerous boutiques and shopping centres, will be of a great interest not only because of its shops, but also because of its architecture. San Telmo. Once San Telmo, the oldest district in Buenos Aires, used to be the place, where the elite lived. In 1870, during the epidemic of yellow fever, the aristocracy left San Telmo and moved to the north of … Read more
San Carlos de Bariloche
The Museum of Patagonia remains one of the most interesting cultural venues in the city. The museum is named after Francisco Pascasio Moreno. The venue was officially open in 1940. Nowadays, it exhibits an interesting collection of various historical artifacts. Nature science and anthropological items are of a particular value and importance. A part of the museum’s halls is dedicated to modern exhibitions. Numerous art meetings and literature presentations often take place there. For several … Read more
Mendoza
While walking along the banks of the Mendoza River, you can see another interesting attraction - the Inca Bridge. This bridge is located in a fairly inaccessible area, at an altitude of 1,719 meters above sea level. The exact date of its construction is unknown. Locals connect a lot of interesting legends with this bridge. According to one of them, the bridge has a divine origin. Near the bridge, there are several thermal springs, and also the Mountaineering Museum. For everyone who wants … Read more

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