Argentina is an all-time classic South American destination which has a typical fusion of Latin American feel and European charms. The South American country surely has a distinct identity from its more popular neighbour of Brazil and stands on its own as a tourist destination. Its all-time classic attractions like the spectacular Iguazu Falls, stunning Perito Moreno glacier and picturesque cities of Bariloche, Ushuaia and Buenos Aires has a unique European look and feel. A wonderful cuisine, passion for football and rich culture, makes it a dream destination.
Check out the classic experiences of Argentina that should be on your list during your South American sojourn!
Salta is another picturesque city of Argentina which has preserved its colonial-era heritages including the Salta Cathedral, a neoclassical building and El Cabildo, an 18th-century town hall which is now a historical museum.
2. Buenos Aires
Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires has a classic mix of European feel interspersed with Latin American culture. This diverse city packs a punch in terms of culture, sports, cuisine, performing arts and attractions.
Mendoza lies in the heart of Argentina’s fabled wine country and has a very artistic and contemporary outlook. The city has art deco modern buildings, classic museums and art galleries along with renowned wine tasting tours.
Cordoba has a mixture of classic architecture and modern-day pleasures of nightlife and entertainment hubs. It also has one of the oldest universities of South America; the National University of Cordoba and is renowned for its Plaza San Martin and neo-baroque Cordoba Cathedral.
Ushuaia is a beautiful resort town located in the country’s Tierra del Fuego archipelago which is at the southernmost tip of the continent. The stunning town is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel.
Bariloche is a beautiful city in the country’s famed Patagonia region and lies close to the glacial lake of Nahuel Huapi and is surrounded by the snow-covered Andes Mountains. It’s a popular base for exploring the Lake District.
1. Ruta De Los Siete Lagos
Popularly referred to as the Road of the Seven Lakes, it connects San Martin de los Andes and Villa La Angostura. The journey is romantic as you will pass seven beautiful lakes with different shades of water, surrounded by green hills and pristine forests.
2. Glacier Perito Moreno
Argentina’s Perito Moreno glacier is one of the few remaining advancing and growing glacier which is also the third largest source of fresh water on our planet. Over the years, the advancing glacier of Perito Moreno has formed a natural dam in Lake Argentino, resulting is periodic ruptures and icefalls.
Shared by Argentina and Chile, Patagonia comprises of a sparsely populated area filled with rivers, coasts, deserts, hills, steppes and grasslands.
4. Iguazu Falls
Hidden in the middle of a rain forest, the stunning Iguazu Falls is a common heritage for Brazil and Argentina and forms the natural border between the two South American neighbours.
1. Gauchos (Argentinian Cowboys)
American cowboy equivalent, Gauchos, are horsemen who inhabit the Argentine grassland, steppes and the vast Patagonia region. Their primary task is herding cattle and traditional farming. Gauchos form a key element in Argentinian culture and society.
2. Tango in Argentina
Argentina and Tango have become synonymous; the sensual dance form that has captivated the world’s attention. Tango originated in the working neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires and has become the country’s greatest cultural import.
3. Football in Argentina
The land of Maradona and Messi; football is the greatest symbol of this South American country which has won the World Cup on two occasions in 1978 and 1986. The obsession and passion of football can be best witnessed during the famous Superclasico game between arch-rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate.
4. Food in Argentina
Argentinian cuisine is deeply influenced by its large livestock and farming produces. Beef and barbeque dominate the cuisine which is heavily influenced by Italian, German, and Spanish influences. Mate is the national drink, widely consumed across the country.