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Top 5 Fun & Interesting Places to Visit in Argentina

Updated on March 10, 2012

Everywhere you go in the world there are places to see and things to do. However, there is one place where the places you go and things you see top it off with the people you meet. This large country on the southern side of the South American continent is full of wonders, culture, history, and amazing people. If you plan on visiting an Argentina any time in the near future here are 5 must see top places that will make your adventure to Argentina an unforgettable one

Explore Buenos Aires

There is no complete vacation to Argentina without having to visit Buenos Aries. It is one of the top destinations in South America for a reason. It is rich in diverse History, culture, traditions and people. Taking a walk through the center plaza will introduce you to a history. The market was originally built in the early 1600s as a fort but after years of neglect another local governor tried to establish a central location with a local market. Then a large monument in the center was constructed to celebrate independent "Provinces of the Rio de la Plata.” It became a local attraction for celebrations. The Province continued to be a place of political turmoil and celebration. It is one of the main attractions in Buenos Aires. Some other local attractions around the area include Cabildo, the Casa Rosada, and great Mayan pyramids.

Iguazu Falls

The next on our list of must see attractions are the Iguazu Falls. While the cities are always fun, there is nothing like a major geological or ecological creation. The beauty that Argentina has to offer is incredible, and nowhere in the country is it more pronounced than at Iguazu falls. The falls are very large about twice the size and force of Niagara Falls. You are able to go along and take many tours along the 2 miles of roaring white noise made either by boat at the bottom or an aerial view along the top by helicopter. You can even get in your trunks and go for a swim at the bottom. Always be aware of your surroundings since some parts of the bottom river can be very wild and unpredictable check with the local tour guides for the safest spots at the time of the season that you go. Also, remember to bring your camera if you’re an armature photographer this is one of the best locations to get some beautiful pictures of argentines natural wonders.

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

As we continue your trip a little further south another natural wonder that you will come across that is a must see for any visitor is Argentina’s glacier national park. Thee glaciers here are a form of history not seen anywhere else n the world locked in its ice of the millennium. 15000 years of history are ready to be uncovered, and there are tourist expeditions available across these gigantic and beautiful time capsules. There have been many unique and wonderful findings made by people just like you that have taken these tours. Maybe your name will become part of this parks national history too. However, here the glacier is still making history by being the only one in the world left that is still growing instead of shrinking. The glacier is also a serene blue color made by the force of oxygen that comes down the mountain as it grows. This is one location that is a must visit, to truly make your Argentinian experience complete.

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Valdes Peninsula
Valdes Peninsula

Valdes Peninsula

After a little bit, of cold with the glaciers if you make your way up the east coast of Argentina anther great location to see is the Valdes Peninsula. Here along this route you will encounter the heart of Argentina and its people away from the tourist traps. These cities and villages will give you an in-depth look on how Argentina people live. There are also numerous expats along this route that are always willing to share their gringo knowledge of the area. Each town has its own schedule, but you will always find a celebration, a food festival, or a day of mourning each with their own way of telling the tale of the past or present. Each tale will represent an individual or a victory, but they are truly not forgettable. You will carry away the sights, smells, and experience with a heavy respected heart for Argentinian culture.

San Carlos of Bariloche

Of course, the last of our top 5 tourist sites in Argentina is the city of San Carlos Of Bariloche. The city ti self is the main attraction and should not be overlooked. In the city, you can visit Civic hill with its history of medieval buildings and architecture. There is also the Nahuel Huapi Cathedral, a cathedral declared by the pope in the mid 1900/s due to its renown architecture and its devotion to the greater good of the church. There are many artisans that still create pictures and carvings the same way their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Of course, my favorite is the homemade ancient chocolate if you love chocolate makes sure you pick some extra bags when you visit here.

These are the top five attractions to visit in Argentina. If, you like the natural wonders, love history, and love to immerse yourself in the cultures you visit, then you will not want to miss any of the places listed here. So make your trip plans wisely and make sure you hit every point. Most of all have fun and avoid the tourist traps. Because, it will be a wonderful and unforgettable experience for a lifetime that you will keep in your memories for ever.

These are the 5 top rates sites to visit while in Argentina, if you’re an expat or a visitor it is worth going to see them. If, you are interested in more information on Chile the history, culture, traditions, or Expat living. Come visit for more wonderful information on this fantastic country.


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