Energetic cities, passionate culture and a vast range of natural wonders make Argentina one of the best countries to visit in the world. Its natural gems extend from the Andes mountains to glacial lakes, from Pampas grassland to mesmerizing waterfalls. Its cities are home to Spanish architecture, bustling streets and rich culture famous for tango dance and music. Argentina is an extremely diverse country with everything from harsh deserts to humid jungles. So, if you are planning a trip to this incredible nation, here are the 10 Amazing Places To Visit In Argentina-
10 Amazing Places To Visit In Argentina
1. Buenos Aires:
Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires is home to colorful European architecture, animated neighborhoods, sensational shopping centers, gourmet cuisine and sizzling nightlife. The tango dance form was born in Buenos Aires. One of Latin America’s largest cities, Buenos Aires is composed of several districts called barrios. Microcentro, San Telmo, Calle Defensa, Recoleta and Cemiterio de Recoleta, Puerto Madero, Jardin Japones and the Opera house Teatro Colon are some of its best attractions. La Boca’s colours, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, and the MALBA museum are some of its must-visit places.
2. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares & El Calafate:
Located near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, El Calafate is a beautiful town known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. The laid back town in Argentina’s Santa Cruz Province is famous for being close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. The cracking and thundering ice breaks are awe-inspiring. Just walking around the town buying souvenir shops and visiting museums like the Glaciarium is a great thing to do.
The Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is known for its many glaciers, snow-covered mountains and beautiful lakes. The Perito Moreno glacier is, of course, the most famous feature of this park. The is also home to the Mount Fitz Roy, Lake Viedma, the village El Chalten, one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, Laguna Torre and many birds. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers many activities such as hiking and mountain climbing.
3. Bariloche & Argentina’s Lake District:
Located in Argentina’s Patagonia region, Bariloche is most famous for its Swiss alpine-style architecture and its chocolate. Surrounded by Argentina’s Lake District, Bariloche borders the large glacial lake, Nahuel Huapi and the Andes Mountains. Hiking and skiing are two of the most popular activities in the city. The Lake District is one of the most spectacular places in Argentina featuring many large glacial lakes surrounded by luxuriant forests, jagged peaks and extinct volcanoes. Cerro Catedral near the city is one of South America’s largest ski stations.
4. Cordoba & Los Terrones:
Surrounded by picturesque valleys and mountains, Cordoba is Argentina’s geographical centre. The city is best known for its concentration of Spanish colonial buildings. The Jesuit Block is dotted with cloisters, churches and other iconic landmarks. The historical Córdoba Cathedral, Plaza San Martín and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba’ s original campus, one of South America’s oldest universities are the top attractions. Los Terrones is also located in the province of Cordoba. It is one of the most wonderful places in Argentina favourite among adventure and nature lovers. Featuring sandstones, gravel, rare rocky forms, magical waterfalls and extraordinary flora makes Los Terrones a must-visit.
5. Puerto Madryn & The Valdés Peninsula:
Located across each other, Puerto Madryn & The Valdés Peninsula are two of the most amazing places in Argentina. Puerto Madryn is a popular summer destination because of its beautiful beaches and Gulfo Nuevo. Whale Watching is a popular activity in the city as Southern Right Whale uses Gulfo Nuevo for breeding and giving birth. The Valdés Peninsula is known for being home to marine animals such as whales, sea lions and elephant seals and its beaches. Puerto Pirámides, Los Molinos and Las Cuevas are some popular places to visit in the nature reserve.
6. Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego National Park:
Famously known as the “End of the World,” Ushuaia is located on the southernmost tip of South America. Situated on a steep hill, Ushuaia is the gateway to Antarctica cruises and to nearby Isla Yécapasela and the Tierra del Fuego National Park. The beautiful city is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. winter sports and wildlife viewing and hiking in summer are the most popular activities in the city. The Tierra del Fuego National Park is located nearby the city and features forests, lakes, beaches, snow-capped peaks, bogs & rich wildlife. It is Argentina’s only coastal national park protecting the Andean-Patagonian forest.
7. Parque Nacional Iguazu & Misiones:
The Misiones province of Argentina is most famous for being the home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls, the Iguazu Falls. The Falls encompasses hundreds of separate cascades straddling the border with Brazil. The park covering an area of subtropical rain-forest features diverse wildlife scenic trails and viewing platforms. The breathtaking waterfalls are surrounded by lush forests and home to iconic Garganta del Diablo or “Devil’s Throat.” One should also explore the pretty town of Puerto Iguazu.
The province of Salta is one of the best places to explore in Argentina. It is home to national parks, deserts, ridges, canyons and much more. Its part of Andes Mountains, Yungas forests and semiarid Gran Chaco lowlands and the city Salta are its top attractions. The city is known for its Andean heritage and colonial architecture including the neoclassical Cathedral of Salta while the small town Cafayate is known for its wineries and the Calchaquí Valleys. Tren a las Nubes is a high-altitude railway offering scenic rides.
Known as the heart of Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza is known for its many bodegas or wineries. Some of the best wineries to visit in Mendoza are Finca Agostino, Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, Bodega Tierras Altas, Bodega Cruzat, and Bodega Familia Cassone. Mendoza’s leafy streets lined with modern and art deco buildings are worth exploring and its galleries such as Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno as well as the Plaza Independencia are its top attractions. Mendoza also has an adventures side offering activities such as hiking, horse riding, river rafting and more. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas is easily accessible from Mendoza.
10. Tilcara & Quebrada de Humahuaca mountain valley, Jujuy :
Located in Argentina’s remote northwest, the province of Jujuy is known for the Quebrada de Humahuaca, its capital San Salvador de Jujuy and the colourful Cerro de los Siete Colores’ rocky slopes towering over the village Purmamarca. The town Tilcara lies in the Quebrada de Humahuaca mountain valley. Pucará de Tilcara, the Devil’s Throat and the museums are the top attractions in and around the city. The Quebrada de Humahuaca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit in Argentina.