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Buenos Aires Travel Tips Planning a Great Argentina Trip


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Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit. From the open parks to the parrilla's, you'll not have a bored minute in this luxurious city.

Traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, be sure to see the Plaza de San Martin. This open park and gorgeous plaza is home to street performers and shops. If you want to pick up souvenirs, make sure you check out Avenida Florida. The President's House is a very famous political landmark and can be seen off of Avenida de Mayo. Perhaps you like antiques more. You'll want to go to San Telmo, a neighborhood bordering downtown Buenos Aires and known for its Sunday Antiques fair. While you are going through the different booths and shops, stop and take in the stunning architecture and the interesting people that make up the area. You might not know it, but Buenos Aires is considered the “Paris of the South" and with good reason. The architects for a large proportion of city building were brought out from Paris to replicate the ambiance of that city.

One of the neatest cities to visit and tour is Recoleta. Probably most famous for its cemetery. Yes, I did say cemetery. The Recoleta Cemetery is an architectural graveyard, filled with mausoleums and bronze plaques. It is very similar to an art gallery, only it is outdoors. Many of Argentina's presidents are buried here. One of the most visited sites at the cemetery is of Evita Peron, especially since Buenos Aires’ tourism has boomed.

Another place of interest is Palermo. This trendy spot is visited by Argentines and foreigners alike. You'll find boutiques and shops, numerous parks and miles of grassy fields to unwind and take in the scenery. Take time to visit the Buenos Aires Zoo and check out the white tigers the zoo is famous for breeding.

One thing you want to take note of is the food in Argentina. Steak or meat is in high consumption. It is not uncommon to have meat in every meal of the day. Because of this, the steak in Argentina is considered the best in the world. In Argentina you will find many parrilla's or steak houses. A classic parrilla has an Asador. Asador is an open fire of glowing coals that has carcasses of goat, lamb and pork meat cooking openly for customers to purchase. Typically, a meal will start with what we term as an appetizer, but in Argentina is called Empanadas. Then comes a salad, but not just the garden salad we experience in America. In Argentina you will be able to choose from a number of different salads, as many as twenty four in some parrillas.

So when do you book this wonderful beautiful trip to Argentina? The best time is from October to May, when the weather is warm and Buenos Aires is at its best. Don't forget the sunscreen and your digital camera. Argentina has some of the world's best views and scenery.

It's not easy or cheap getting to Buenos Aires, but the hassle - e. g. , “flight time" - is well worth it. An Argentina vacation would surely include time in the big city but travelers are advised to venture out, as well. The Iguazu waterfalls, Patagonia, and Mendoza wine country are other places of interest. Learn more about Argentina vacations from Lisa Jacobs, who writes for the free website - FrugalMonkey.


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