Thanks to the incredibly beautiful landscapes and cities where you can discover interesting culture and excellent cuisine, Argentina was able to become a very interesting tourist destination. Located in southern South America, this country was once inhabited by a few Indian tribes before Spanish colonization in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today Argentina is an independent republic and is characterized by a wide variety of natural attractions - the jungle, mountains, steppes and spectacular glaciers.
Here are some of the most interesting places and cities in Argentina that are worth a visit.
City Mar del Plata
In ancient times, Mar del Plata was a popular place where Argentine aristocrats rested. Today, the city is the largest seaside resort in the country. It is located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and attracts millions of tourists a year who come here to enjoy the magnificent beaches and vibrant atmosphere.
City of Cordoba
Cordoba is the second largest city in the country. Surrounded by picturesque mountains and valleys, this city is famous for its many Spanish colonial buildings. Most of these historic palaces, churches and monuments are located in the center. More than 200,000 students are studying in Cordoba, which makes the atmosphere of the city very young and full of life.
Chocolate shops, Swiss architecture, picturesque lakes and snowy mountains make San Carlos de Bariloche very similar to the cities of Switzerland. It is located in the Argentinean province of Rio Negro. Here you can enjoy incredibly beautiful natural landscapes, and the nearby mountains are very suitable for skiing and other winter sports.
Once this city, due to its isolated location, was used as a correctional colony. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina. An interesting fact is that this city is considered the southernmost in the world and serves as a starting point for expeditions to the Antarctic. And it is also a very suitable place for any winter sports.
This city is located in the largest wine-growing region of Latin America and is popular with tourists not only because of the excellent wine, but also because of its proximity to Aconcagua - the highest peak in South America. In addition, Mendoza gives its visitors opportunities for interesting adventures such as mountain hiking, horseback riding, rafting and much more. In the very center of the city is Independence Square, which is surrounded by many restaurants, shops, museums and beautiful buildings.
Los Glacier National Park
Located in the province of Santa Cruz, Los Glacier National Park is the place to see some of the most spectacular natural attractions in the world. Here is the largest ice cap outside of Greenland and Antarctica. The park includes 47 glaciers and 200 small glaciers located in its southern part. In the northern part of the park there are amazing mountains such as Fitz Roy, where there are good opportunities for mountain hiking.
Buenos Aires City
Lively Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city offers its visitors an interesting nightlife and excellent cuisine. This bustling cosmopolitan city is one of the largest in South America. It is divided into regions called "bario".
Iguazu Falls is one of the most beautiful natural wonders not only in Argentina, but throughout the world. They are located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, and their beauty is complemented by the surrounding lush forests. Iguazu Natural Park includes many paths and routes to the waterfalls, but you can also get there by boat, which allows you to enjoy the water beauty. Nearby is the city of Puerto Iguazu, where you can find some of the best hostels and hotels in Argentina.
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