Monday, August 2, 2021

Destinations in Argentina

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Regions

  • Northwestern Andes (Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja, Tucuman, western parts of Salta and Santiago del Estero)
  • Chaco (Chaco, Formosa, eastern parts of Salta and Santiago del Estero)
  • Cuyo (Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis)
  • Mesopotamian (Corrientes, Entre Rios, Misiones)
  • Pampas (Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City, Córdoba, La Pampa, Santa Fe)
  • Patagonia (Chubut, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz)
  • Tierra del Fuego (Ushuaia)

In addition, the Falkland Islands, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, are claimed by Argentina as Islas Malvinas, but as they are not governed by Argentina, they are dealt with in a separate article. This fact should not be taken as an expression of approval or disapproval of either party’s claims.

Cities

  • Buenos Aires – or “Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires”, sometimes called the federal capital to distinguish it from the province of Buenos Aires.
  • Cordoba – the country’s second largest city, in the heart of the Pampa region.
  • Rosario – third largest city, known for its beautiful neoclassical architecture.
  • Mendoza – known for its extensive and high quality wine production. It is also close to Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside the Himalayas. Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza.
  • San Miguel de Tucuman – the largest city in the northwest and the fifth largest city in Argentina.
  • La Plata – known as the “perfect city” for its layout; just look at a map showing the layout of the city streets.
  • Salta – known as “La Linda” because of its beautiful surroundings.
  • San Juan – a focal point for quality wine production
  • San Carlos de Bariloche – in the foothills of the Andes, with many opportunities for skiing and trekking. Known for its picturesque snow-covered landscapes and the European style of its buildings.

Other destinations

  • El Calafate – the main destination when visiting the Glaciers National Park; the drive to the Perito Moreno Glacier is a must when visiting Argentina.
  • Ibera Wetlands – a 13,000 km² nature reserve with the Colonia Carlos Pellegrini eco-village at the heart of the reserve.
  • Iguazú Falls – impressive waterfalls in the north-east of the country.
  • Nahuel Huapi National Park – at the foot of the Andes, with lakes, rivers, waterfalls, peaks, glaciers and forests.
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