Argentina is the eighth biggest country in the world. It is one of the most diverse places on earth and offers vibrant jungles, wild-life packed wetlands, dramatic glaciers, mammoth mountains, sprawling pampas, dune-dotted beaches and shockingly turquoise lakes. As the second largest country in the Southern America, Argentina is a country with so many interesting places to experience and warm people to meet. www.travelrows.com
In Latin America, this amazing country is one of the wealthiest and prospering states, but also a top leading destination for all the nature lovers around the world. The 50 interesting things that you can do with your family in Argentine Republic are as follows:
1. Buenos Aires
One of the world’s most happening and exciting cities is the capital of Argentine – Buenos Aires (BA). Wonderful food, amazing art, enthralling neighborhoods, and a fervent population describe the city. It’s often called as Paris of Southern America”. People here are passionate to have fun all through night. The tango shows in San Telmo are a marvel to watch. Palermo’s Las Cañitas offers exciting feasts on steaks and you can wander for hours in the Recoleta cemetery- a cemetery exclusive for the rich and famous of BA. In night here you can enjoy tangos in the day, you can visit different historical sites, theaters, museums, shopping centers and much, much more. BA is also home to the world’s largest film set, filled with intriguing details, fascinating casts and unforgettable sceneries.
2. Glacier Perito Moreno
Perito Moreno is one of the most important attractions in the southern Patagonia region. Among the Earth’s most vibrant and reachable ice fields, Glacier Perito Moreno is the spectacular attraction of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciers. Commonly referred to as Glacier Moreno, it measures 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high, but what makes it exceptional in the world of ice is its stable advance – up to 2m per day, causing building-sized icebergs to calve from its face. In some ways, watching the glacier is a very sedentary park experience, but it manages to nonetheless be thrilling.
If you want to discover the rich culture and history of Argentina then Salta is the perfect region. Situated in the northwest of Argentina, this place is the region where ancient Spanish settlers and local native inhabitants met for the first time. You can also go for hike or stroll on the mountains of the city. The Salta city has slow pace of life with colonial architecture and always brimming with boutiques, hotels and restaurants. The city is surrounded with places offering you every imaginable adventure sport, from paragliding to bungee jumping. Salta also has spectacular valleys, colonial towns and Andean culture.
Patagonia is not just exclusive to Argentine but has its presence in South America, Chile. It has some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains in the southwest towards the Pacific ocean and from the east of the mountain range to the valleys it follows the Colorado River south towards Carmen de Patagones in the Atlantic Ocean. In the west, it has the province of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago. Patagonia consists of many regions itself which are very popular as well as tourists attraction. Patagonia is home to may fauna such as: the cougar, the guanaco, the Patagonian Fox (Lycalopex griseus), the Patagonian Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus humboldtii) etc. Among the Bird-life Green-backed Firecrowns (Sephanoides sephaniodes) , which is a species of humming bird is found in abundance.
Heaven for wine lovers, Mendoza is popular worldwide for its many wineries and the quality of wines produced there. If you are into drinking wine and want to attempt a different taste, then you should visit this city. Mendoza is the soil of sun and wine. Mendoza is a surname given to Basque origin which means Cold Mountain. The following are the main attractions of Mendoza:
- Av Las Heras – Shopping centre
- Parque General San Martín-Park
- Av Arístides Villanueva-Entertainment
- Cerro Aconcagua-Rock climbing
One of the highest peaks in the Andes and the Americas Aconcagua volcano is about 6,959 m above the sea level. This is the perfect place for activity adventure such as trekking particularly for adventure and nature lovers. Coming here could be once in a lifetime opportunity. There are so many things in this region that are awaiting you to explore. Here tourists can ski in the Andes Mountains, horseback, kayaking on the water and do much, much more. Everything that you are looking in a visit can be found and achieved here.
7. Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls is the must see falls and one of the most attractive natural destinations in Argentina, with falls of up to 82 meters it’s taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. It consists of nearly 270 small waterfalls. The falls is situated between Brazil and Argentina in a vast expanse of national park and rainforest. The Iguazu River is born in the Brazilian state of Paraná and has a length of 1,210 km. This river runs till the iguazu falls situated at the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Iguazu falls are one of best places to visit in Argentine as a tourist. A visit to this fall would be a jaw-dropping, intuitive experience, and the power and clamor of the cascades would live forever in your memory
8. The Andes
Stretching nearly to the whole length of Argentina’s western edge, this incredible mountain range is home to high deserts, great hiking, scenic lakes, and the continent’s highest peak, Cerro Aconcagua that is often referred to as the “roof of the Americas.” In the northwest Andes, the World Heritage–listed Quebrada de Humahuaca peak its way upward toward Bolivia. This region is harsh but offers vivid landscape. This area is dry but river-scoured canyons are overlooked by mountainsides which transforms it into a lively atmosphere.
If it is tango it has got be Argentina, come on, and give it a try here in Argentina. It’s one of the world’s most sophisticated dances. Buenos Aires nights are exclusive for this so sexy dance that can fire up enough every body. For a unique extravagant outdoor joy, head towards the bandstand at the Barrancas de Belgrano park in Buenos Aires. Here the casual milonga ‘La Glorieta’ is performed on Sunday evenings at around 8pm and also free tango lessons are given on request. Also visit Club Gricel which has a wonderful aging wood dance floor and don’t forget to hit-Confitería Ideal- mother of world historic tango halls.
10. Reserva Faunistica Península Valdés
Península Valdés is one of the South America’s best wildlife reserves and Unesco World Heritage site. An estimated 80,000 visitors hit this place every. It has an area of 3600 Sq Km and a coastline of more than 400km. The biggest attraction here is the endangered southern right whale Ballena Franca Austral. Experiencing the wildlife here is absolutely exceptional, the peninsula is home to elephant seals, sea lions, rheas, guanacos, Magellanic penguins and a host of seabirds.
11. Tierra del Fuego
It’s magical, it’s mystique, it’s unimaginable, it’s out of the world, it’s one of its kind and it’s Tierra de Fuego. Tierra del Fuego is formerly a name given to the lands south of the Straits of Magellan. Stories about its past of shipwrecks, failed religious missions and extinction of indigenous people make it more mystique and interesting. Bordering Antarctica this trove of Islands is truly magical and speel bound. Travelers flock here to have glimpse of the furthest reaches of the continent, and the view is truly amazing. Tierra del Fuego has barren northern plains that make a way to peat bogs and moss-draped lenga forests that meet the ragged snowy mountains. Tierra del Fuego and especially Ushuaia has a vast area consisting of forests and peat lands on mountain topography; a rare combination of nature, the island of Tierra del Fuego is the largest in South America.
- Peat bogs
12. White nights and dark days
Another fascinating marvel of Terra del Fuego is something which you might have heard in stories only, that’s white nights or bright nights and dark days in Terra del Fuego. In Terra del Fuego at the height of summer nights for more than 17 hours there is sunlight while in winter the light only lasts for about 7 hours. The duration of December and January has long days, and it is very common sight not to notice how late it is, the sun would be shining. On the other hand, winter day starts quite late and in the evening around 5:30 pm it would be already dark. The phenomenon is due to the latitude where Ushuaia is located.
The Cultural Capital of the Americas, as it’s awarded this title in 2006, Córdoba is a city like a glove. There are four excellent municipal galleries – dedicated to contemporary, emerging, classical and fine art that are within easy reach of each other and the city center. The film scenes that are alternative are alive and kicking, young and fresh designers and artisans swagger their stuff at a weekend market of crafts that sprawls for blocks which is one of the best in the country. And a short bus ride away are traditional and picturesque little mountain villages from Cordoba.
14. The Monte
Lying entirely within Argentina the Monte Desert is a South American area which is also eco-region, it is a flat and large desert area and a perfect destination for all those die hard bikers and also for all the bird lovers, since this amazing scenery is a place of one of the rarest flying species. Due to the destructive human activities over a period of time, this astonishing eco-region is currently in the process of extending the legal protection. There are is a majority of flora in the region and they are more diverse than the nearby Patagonian Desert and the Atacama Desert.). The fauna of the area too is very similar to that of the Patagonian Desert, and they are in a greater diversity and number due to the Monte’s good hospitable conditions, small size mammals like mice and large animals like the guanaco and burrowing owl can be found here.
15. Pinamar, Cariló, Valeria del Mar, Mar de las Pampas
These are the up-market beach towns, set amid a pine forest a four-hour journey from Buenos Aires. The towns of Pinamar and Cariló, and Valeria del Mar is situated between them, where as Mar de las Pampas is 25 km south, these are a summer playground of the influential, including Argentina’s Big shots and the former presidents. In the month of December, these places come to life from winter slumber and the dunes and forest come back to life. In the crowded resort of Mar del Plata, you might fight for a patch of sand at the summer height; and in the Costa Verde-the Green Coast as the area is referred to- a much classier affair, provide ample space relax at the beaches extending to 300 meters. During the duration of January to March you can take advantage of 15 hours of daily summer sun and even enjoy gusty winter walks on deserted beaches.
One of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Talapaya is located in the southern part of La Rioja. La rioja is considered by the scientists as home of the extinction of the dinosaurs and the place of birth of some of the first humans who ever existed. Talampaya currently consists of several essential paleontological and archaeological sites in the entire country. Talampaya has national park called Talampaya National Park, it comprises of the following:
- A botanical garden
- Dry bed of the Talampaya River- Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago here
- Indigenous peoples’ remains
- Narrow point of the canyon
- Fauna such as: Maras, guanacos, hares, condors and foxes
17. Mar de plata
Mar de plata is the best place to swim along with the whales; it’s the best place to enjoy this adventure. The waves in this piece of the Atlantic Ocean are perfect for surfing, and thanks to the mild climate visitors can enjoy water sports as well here throughout the year. In the early 20th century, the city transformed into a resort just, shortly after transformation the area became one of the top most attractions for the Buenos Aires locals. Summer weekends are best times for the locals when beaches are crowded.
18. El Calafate
El Calafate town can be described as a Jaw-dropping glacier amid the Patagonian wilderness. It’s a small, distant town in the province of Santa Cruz, which is the base for tourists to Patagonia’s most famous glacier, Glaciar Perito Moreno. Glaciar Perito Moreno is one of the most wildly imposing landscapes in Argentina. If seen from far-off, it is out of this world. The chance to observe its spectacular, translucent massiveness at close range, watching its frozen walls from a boat, or from the nearby pathway, or even standing on it would make memories unforgettable. You can also fish for giant trout and go to traditional Patagonian estancias.
19. Peninsula Valdes
Peninsula Valdes is one of the world’s greatest ever wildlife reserves along the Argentina’ Atlantic coast. But most tourists come for the activity that happens just off the shore, which is nothing but the breeding ground for whales. This Peninsula also offers you some fantastic opportunities to observe a huge number of sea lions as well as the elephant seals in their natural habitat. And you might even get a chance to witness killer whale the Orca, displaying its hunting abilities. You can also witness one of the world’s largest colonies of penguins in the south of Peninsula Valdes. An estimated 500,000 are present at Punta Tombo.
20. Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas
Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas is a dramatic red canyons and also dinosaur footprints which makes it an ideal one night stopover on the way to Mendoza. It has stunning landscapes, friendly city and round the year sunny climate. Almost one million-year-old tectonic activity shoves this mass of rock above and over the ground, which allows water and wind to shape into a system of burnt-red canyons and valleys. In the park the rising land suddenly falls into the Potrero de la Aguada, a basin criss-crossed by dried up river beds and surrounded by cliff walls and rock formations. Parque Nacional Sierra de las Quijadas is very rich in fossils, scenery, and pre-Columbian archaeological sites.
21. Cocker boutique
Cocker boutique is a unique boutique that is put up in a grand and beautiful old house. It’s one of the most original and finest boutique establishments in San Temlo Cocker. The renovated interiors of the hotel are home to a grand piano and a series of leafy roof gardens and terraces. This hotel is fit for the most stylish of guests – the Garden Suite available here is pimped out with a four-poster bed on which a contemporary glass-walled bathroom is built. If you feel that this is it then you are wrong there are still so many mind-blowing attractions waiting for you in the hotel.
The extreme north-east of Argentina is famous for forests and Misiones’ forests are scattered out in all directions that can be called as a monotony of lush green. The sub-tropical topography of Misiones is unique in Argentina and its culture, in which indigenous and immigrant influences are combined, which is as rich as the soil of Argentine. Surrounding Misiones the ruins of Jesuit and remote waterfalls are there to discover and yerba mate plantations to walk through. And on top of all these, there is the forest, ancient yet delicate, the dark interiors of which exert an irresistible magnetism.
23. Argentina Flora
Nearly 10% of the world’s flora varieties are found in Argentina. The outstanding grasslands have figured significantly in the development of Argentina’s world-famous domestic animals industry. Evergreen beeches and Paraná pine are widespread. From yerba mate comes the national drink immortalized in gaucho writing, while the shade-providing ombú is a national symbol. The diverse climate and soils of Argentina smooth the progress of a wide variety of plant life. Central Patagonia and parts of Tierra del Fuego, with their cold, dry climate have a small number of trees and are enclosed by low shrubs and grasses. Towards the Patagonian Andes where there is plenty of rain, there are superb forests and lakes. The Pampas is enclosed by grassland and in the north-east forests carob and palm trees grow. Together the forest and savanna make up the Chaco region; the forest of this region includes the carob and quebracho trees, which are a hardwood range famous around the world.
24. Argentina Fauna
Animal life in Argentina is also diverse. A lot of tropical animals flourish in the forests and marshes of northern Argentina; few of them are the capybara, coypu, puma, and a range of wildcats. In the grasslands and deserts are the guanaco, rhea, and different types of rodents. The cavy, viscacha, tuco tuco, armadillo, pichiciago, otter, weasel, nutria, opossum, many types of fox, and hog-nosed skunk are common. The ostrich, crested screamer, tinamou, and ovenbird are a some of the many species of birds. Caimans, frogs, lizards, snake, and turtles are there in great numbers. The dorado, a fine game fish, is found in larger streams, and the pejerrey, corvina, palameta, pacu, and zurubi abound in the rivers.
25. National Historical Museum
The Argentine National Historical Museum is situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a museum committed to the history of Argentina, exhibiting items connecting to the May Revolution and the Argentine War of Independence. The museum houses over 50,000 items. Part of the collection was gathered from donations of relatives of essential figures in the May Revolution and the wars of independence. Other objects were part of the collection of the Public Museum (Museo Público) formed in 1822 by Bernardino Rivadavia. Its displays include regalia, belongings, furnishings and documents belonging to José de San Martín, María de los Remedios de Escalada, Manuel Belgrano, William Carr Beresford, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Bartolomé Mitre, Juan and Eva Perón, and other Argentine, as well as foreign, statesmen, lawmakers, and military figures who played important roles in the nation’s history. Its collection of history paintings includes works by Esteban Echeverría, Cándido López and Prilidiano Pueyrredón, among others. Visiting this museum is a good way to go back in history, to meet and live through different testimonies.
26. Botanical Garden
The famous botanical garden of Argentina is triangular in shape, and is surrounded by Sante Fé Avenue, Las Heras Avenue and República Árabe Siria Street. This garden was declared a national monument in 1996, has a total area of 69,772 m2 (751,020 sq ft), and holds approx 5,500 varieties of plants, trees and shrubs and also a number of sculptures, monuments and five greenhouses. It was planned by French-based Argentine architect and landscape designer Carlos Thays, the garden was inaugurated on September 7, 1898. Thays and his family lived in an English style mansion, situated within the gardens, between 1892 and 1898, when he served as director of parks and walks in the city. The mansion, built in 1881, is currently the main building of the compound.
Various Spas are available for the ones who want to pamper themselves located in its own purpose–built minimalist suite, this famous Spa and Fitness Centre has a broad variety of herbal, marine and mineral treatments as well as the full La Prarie creation range. Special offerings include ‘beauty express’ for those with modest time to spend and an acupressure treatment planned to speed recovery from jet lag. As you’d expect, spa staff are well familiar to meeting ad–hoc guest requirements and costs are not well thought-out constraints.
28. Art museums and galleries
Ángel María de Rosa Municipal Museum of Art is an art museum in Junín, a city in the north of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. It is the innovative Municipal Museum of Fine Arts resulted from a 1943 presented to the city by a well-known local sculptor, Ángel María de Rosa, among the volume of his own works, in addition to of the range of art he had collected in Europe, over the course of abundant travels. Built in 1907 and refurbished for its new use, the Ángel María de Rosa Municipal Museum of Art was inaugurated on May 25, 1978. Maintaining 5 exhibit halls and 900 works, the museum’s collected works includes paintings, photographs and sculptures by Adolfo Bellocq, Antonio Berni, Alejandro Christophersen, Pío Collivadino, Antonio Pujía, Hermenegildo Sábat, Luis Seoane and Rogelio Yrurtia, as well as sculptures by Comuni and de Rosa. It also includes an auditorium and the Patio de los Artistas, a sculpture garden added during renovations completed in 2007.
29. Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art
The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art originally known as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires or MAMBA is a modern art museum situated in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This museum was opened on April 11, 1956, which is a result of an initiative by sculptor and diplomat Pablo Curatella Manes and art critic Rafael Squirru (its first director). Initially located in Buenos Aires’ Witcomb Gallery, the museum was later housed in the San Martín Cultural Center, and was moved to its current location, a former Nobleza Piccardo tobacconist in the San Telmo neighborhood, in 1986. Its collections include over 6,000 works, including those by Josef Albers, Antonio Berni, Curatella Manes, Raquel Forner, Romulo Macció, Marta Minujín, Emilio Pettoruti, Xul Solar and Wassily Kandinsky, among many other artists. Following a five-year, 15 million-dollar renovation, the museum’s actual building was reopened on December 23, 2010.
30. Emilio Caraffa Provincial Fine Arts Museum
The Emilio Caraffa Provincial Fine Arts Museum is an art museum in Córdoba, Argentina. The Museum was established as the Provincial Fine Arts Museum by the Province of Córdoba, which commissioned German Argentine architect Juan Kronfuss for its design, in 1915. The museum maintains paintings and sculptures by renowned local artists such as Juan Carlos Castagnino, Pablo Curatella Manes, Fernando Fader, Emilio Pettoruti, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, as well as lithographs by Pablo Picasso and paintings by Tsuguharu Foujita and Francisco Goya.
31. The Tigre Club
The Tigre Club stands on the banks of the Luján River, in Paseo Victorica, Tigre, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. This famous club was designed by the architects Pablo Pater, Luis Dubois and the engineer Emilio Mitre was opened on 13 January 1912. The rich and the famous people started using the club for all their important meetings and get-togethers. The graceful and comfortable building has two floors with mezzanines with large windows on almost all sides. The main saloon on the first floor has frescoes by the Spanish artist Julio Vila y Prades (1875-1930), the staircases are of marble and there are Venetian mirrors and French chandeliers. Now that the original Tigre Hotel does not exist but the Club continued to function as a restaurant with live shows but it never recovered its former glory. The Tigre Club now houses the Tigre Municipal Museum of Fine Art, (Museo de Arte Tigre), opened in 2006.
32. Evita Fine Arts Museum
The Evita Fine Arts Museum (Museo Superior de Bellas Artes Evita) is an art museum in Córdoba, Argentina. Named after former Argentine First Lady, Evita Perón this museum maintains 12 exhibit halls, a sculpture garden, library, and an auditorium for 120. Its collection of over 500 works includes those by Emilio Caraffa, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Gustave Courbet, Fernando Fader, Francisco Goya, Emilio Pettoruti, Pablo Picasso, Joaquín Sorolla, Lino Enea Spilimbergo and Ricardo Supisiche, among others.
33. El Dorado
A very famous and lavished five-star beach club with a fine sea view, El Dorado is known for its dedication to detail and extremely high level of service, with career waiters attending to your every urge. Sample home-made pasta, fresh seafood, fish and red meats in its elegant, modern interior. The stay at this hotel will give the tourist an excellent gastronomic experience.
34. Santa Cruz
It is located in the central region of Argentine has two totally distinctly different landscapes, the one with barren plateau and the second mountainous one of the Patagonian Andean region. The province of Santa Cruz is bordered with the provinces of Chubut on the North and on the West Chile. It’s one of most visited place in Los Glaciares National Park and a number of glaciers of which the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most famous.
This madly famous Parrilla had proved to be a great success on the congested Palermo eating scene. Because of it’s simple, cheap, good-quality food. Reservations here are not allowed, so visit there early or very late, or expect to join the throngs queuing on the pavement. Parrilla is a place which attracts almost all the tourists who loves good food; it serves the traditional food of Argentina with great flavors.
36. Cathedral De La Plata
A very popular and wonderful place to visit for the tourist, this remarkable building is one of the big churches in South America. Visitors are offered a lift (which you have to pay for) to take you to the top where you can see the city of La Plata. Also have a museum under the Cathedral where you can know this big church was actually build. You can also find cross the road is the nicest square “Plaza Moreno “.
37. Parque de la Costa
Parque de la Costa in Tigre is great for place for family vacationers looking for something kids can enjoy close to the often adult oriented city of Buenos Aires. This amusement park is a great place for the children and adults both to enjoy play and relax. The park was inaugurated in 1997 and has had around 1.7 million visitors annually visiting there and having their best time with their kids. The roller coaster park has a lot of things to offer to its visitors. The prices are very reasonable, this is actually a benefit to the visitors. The park has upwards of 30 rides, with varying thrill levels, as well as an amphitheater, circus performances, and food courts.
38. Tierra Santa
The visitor who visits this theme park admits that they weren’t bored for a single moment when they spend their whole day. They were allowed to do all crazy things that they can actually think of. Termed as the world’s first religious theme park, Tierra Santa (Spanish for “Holy Land”) swung open its precious gates some where around 11 years ago on a 17-acre plot that was actually a soccer field. Initial plans to construct a more traditional amusement park with roller coasters and other rides were dashed because of the dangers presented by the adjacent airport. This is a uniquely Argentine scenario, the unions, church, and private sector worked together to establish Tierra Santa, a theme park devoted to the life of God’s.
39. Luján Zoo
Just like any other zoo visitors to the Luján Zoo can appreciate dangerous animals from afar. It’s also one of the few places in the world where patrons can pay good money for the chance to be mauled inside a cage. The Luján Zoo allows its visitors to attach their faces up to the snouts of vicious beasts. Currently the zoo houses approximately 400 animals that span 50 species. Most are descendants of the Semino family’s private wildlife collection.
40. Republic of Children
The Republic of Children also commonly referred as the City of Children. It is a theme park situated in Manuel B. Gonnet, a suburb west of La Plata, Argentina. This theme park represents a city (proportionally sized for children) with all its institutions and is loved by almost all the children. In the Republic of Children, children can explore the various geographic features, natural landscapes, countryside and city. It includes a complete city with all its institutions and centers. Buildings mimic various architectural styles, for instance Moorish or neo-gothic. The Republic of Children was built by Eva Perón Foundation on 52 hectares (130 acres) of land that was originally a part of Swift Golf Club. On November 26, 1951, the park was officially opened by the then President Juan Domingo Perón.
41. Mundo Marino
Mundo Marino is the biggest aquarium in South America. It is in San Clemente del Tuyú, Argentina. Mundo Marino is a wildly popular attraction during summers visitors may have long waits to get in the park, see the shows or enjoy the attractions, but this park is open all year around. The park is the dream of developer Juan David Méndez who based the aquarium on aquariums and the training of orca whales and sea lions he’d seen in the US and elsewhere. Training programs for animal trainers and marine wildlife grew brought professionals from around the world to study their methods. Presently, “Mundo Marino has 20 properly distributed swimming-pools which lodge over 50 sea mammals, over 80 birds and a variable amount of fish and typically coastal animals”.
42. Parque de la Ciudad
Among many amusement parks the Parque de la Ciudad is another beautiful amusement park in the Villa Soldati barrio of Buenos Aires. The park is located on a 120 hectare (296 acre) land near the Parque Zoofitogeografico (an arboretum), in Villa Soldati. Leading geologist James Fowler and Richard Battaglia of Disney World were involved in the construction of this park. Engineer Omar N. Vázquez along with his team carried the construction. The park is designed for recreation activities of children.
Rosario is on the banks of the Río Paraná and called as a mini Buenos Aires. Unlike the capital that shuns its waterways, Rosario hugs in its riverside location. Near the tea-coloured Río Paraná, visitors can find riverfront bars and boardwalks. Residents of the city line up their kayaks and boats, and erect restaurants. Rosario is the birth place of nation’s flag. The city is also home to thriving arts scene and lively nightlife.
44. Culture and traditions
The culture of Argentina is a mixture of Amerindian, European, and African influences. This is especially obvious in a few aspects of the customs. The locals of Argentina are very friendly. One of their favorite past times is to welcome friends relatives just to chat for hours. They also find irresistible parties and celebrations. A large amount of Argentines are mainly of European descent, which separates them from other Latin American countries where European and Indian cultures are further mixed. Culturally and emotionally, Argentines often give the impression of more European than Latin American.
The most famous form of music in Argentina is tango. A large amount of Argentine music and art roots from the Europeans. More popular as a type of ballroom or social dance which is actually a song originating from Argentina, with lyrics habitually a form of poetry. Others include chamame and chacarera. African sounds may also be found in the country’s version of ska and other rock music.
As in the trendy Latino painter Diego de Velasquez, many of Argentine paintings may be categorized under the practicality kind. It is composed of pictures of every day practice and behavior of Argentineans. In the later years, however, cubist painters slowly emerged from society. Using pastel colors, walls sprinkled all over Buenos Aires are enclosed with art.
The official language in Argentina is not Spanish, but Caste llano or also called Castilian. As a result of the extended exposure to the Spanish culture the main language of the country became Spanish. Some people of Argentina can also speak other languages like Italian and Portuguese, which are more or less the same in sound and words. several foreign languages and dialects can be heard, from Basque and Sicilian to Welsh and Gaelic.
48. Things to buy
The tourist attractions in Argentina present something or the other for every tourist. The country of Argentina is one of the most exceptional countries in the world in that it offers everything that a traveler could ask for, very related to the United States. It’s a enormous country in South America and the record of things to do in Argentina could really be endless. Anything that a tourist desires can be found in Argentina; from the award winning wine to the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, salt flats, great steak, access to Antarctica.
49. Food to try
Beef is one of the most cooked food items to eat in Argentina whether you are dining on prime cuts in a classy Buenos Aires Parrilla or plowing into a sizzling tabletop grill of chewy, tasty, close-to-the-bone cuts in a family oriented eatery, you would get fill your taste buds with Argentina’s most famous food. Here is a guide to some prime cuts:
- Cuadril (Rump steak)
- Ojo de bife (Rib eye)
- Tira de asado (Short ribs)
- Bife de costilla ( T-bone)
- Bife de lomo (Ttenderloin)
- Vacío (Flank steak)
50. Other things to eat
In Patagonia, There are plenty of exceptional and delicious things to eat in Argentine especially Patagonia. In Patagonia you can find the cordero lamb which is of a very unique taste which is because the Patagonian lambs eat a mixture of herbs that are unique only to Patagonia. Dulce de leche that is similar to caramel and made by putting sugar to milk, is used on nearly all desserts, including facturas that is the pastries eaten for breakfast or tea. There are traditional cookies that consist of tiny biscuits along with unique deserts that are available in Argentine.