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Buenos Aires is one of the most important tourist destinations. It is known for its European-style architecture and its rich cultural life. The city is charming and perfect for breaking by foot on any day.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and it is its largest city, with a population of 13 million people. People born in Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port). No other Latin American city allows visitors to dive into a piece of Europe as Buenos Aires do: unlike many cities, this one has managed to preserve its historical buildings of the nineteenth century and it is these buildings that give the famous "European feel" to it. Tourists are drawn to the city by its cafes, bookstores, the excellent cuisine, besides the famous steak, tango shows, and also for its glorious cultural life with museums and cultural center of international prestige. Its palaces and mansions, heritage of the glamorous past of the city, are full of charm and elegance. Another tourist spot that refers to the city is Florida Street, which is a street for pedestrians only. It goes from north to south, from Rivadavia Avenue (near the Plaza de Mayo) for 10 blocks up to the Plaza...

 

 
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Language: Spanish

Currency: Argentinian peso
1.00 (one) ARS in  = 0,00

 

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Ministro Pistarini International Airport ( Ezeiza )
Jorge Newbery Airport ( Aeroparque )
Terminales RIo De La Plata
Fluvial Terminal Buquebus
Terminal do Retiro
 
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Where to stay in Buenos Aires:


Buenos Aires offers you more than 200 possibilities of accommodation through the big city. Hotels are located mostly in the central area, with easy access to the main sights. The Microcentro neighborhood is well sought by tourists for their first trip to Buenos Aires. In a second opportunity, when you are already acquainted with the city, the location of the neighborhoods and you know how to get around, Recoleta and Palermo are excellent and charming places to stay.

 

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Getting around in Buenos Aires:


Buenos Aires is a city that offers good transportation and mobility options. It resembles European cities a lot, not only for the architectural similarity, for example, but also by allowing many walks on foot as Buenos Aires is a very nice town to walk for long hours. When it comes to transportation, you have the option of taking a bus, hailing a taxi, getting the subway or the train.

 

Official taxis are easy to be identified, as the color of the car is yellow and black. Within the city, they are a widely used option and they can be hailed anywhere. The drive is charged by the meter.

Price: ARS 1.20   Convert to   = 0.00
    The meter operates with two rates: the normal rate and the night rate. Runs made during the normal rate hours start at 10 pesos and the meter adds by 1 peso every 200 meters traveled or for every 1 minute of waiting. During the night rate, between 10pm and 6am, runs start at 12 pesos and 1.20 pesos is added every 200 meters traveled or every 1 minute of waiting. Payment must be in cash.

 

The Buenos Aires subway, known locally as Subte, is another easy way to travel long distances at a relatively low price. Altogether there are six lines identified by letters and colors. Most of them leave the downtown area towards more distant neighborhoods. The stations are underground and entries are flagged with a gateway indicating the line color and the name of the station.

Price: ARS 4.50   Convert to   = 0.00
    The ticket costs only 2.50 pesos. Tickets are purchased at the box office before boarding and must be put into the turnstile to allow entrance into the boarding area.

 

The train is an option of getting around Buenos Aires because it takes passengers trought the extensive railway and to different areas of the city. There are four train stations: Retiro, Constitución, Once and Federico Lacroze, connecting the City of Buenos Aires to the suburbs and other cities in Argentina.

Price: ARS 5.00   Convert to   = 0.00
    The rail service is economical and easily accessible, as close to the train lines there are many bus lines, and in each train final stop there is a subway station. Rates varies according to the extension of your travel.

 

There are several bus stops or "colectivos", as they are called. With more than 150 lines, the ticket is purchased by the travelers themselves inside the bus. Vehicles are adapted for people with disabilities.

Price: ARS 3.25   Convert to   = 0.00
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Weather in Buenos Aires:


The climate of Buenos Aires is humid subtropical. Throughout the twentieth century the temperatures of the city have increased considerably due to urban heat island caused by urban development, now being 2°C warmer than the nearby and less urbanized areas. Summers are hot, and when it rains the most; the average temperature in January is of 24.5°C (76.1°F). In the winter, showers are more common and continuous, and the days are cloudy. However, one can not say that there is a rainy season. Winters are also mild, with average temperature in July of 11°C (51.8°F). Temperatures below 0°C (32°F) or above 36°C (96.8°F) rarely happen.

 

 

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