Argentina is a land of lovely people spread over a vast piece of land in South America. The country is known for its vibrant attractions, tremendous places and incredible natural wonders. Argentina is the second largest country second to Brazil located in this continent having astonishing geographical features. Argentina is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north and by Uruguay and Brazil on the east. Although Argentina has not any ancient history but the country developed and came into prominence slowly after the Spanish colonial rule. The famous Buenos Aires which is its capital was settled in 1580. Argentina today is considered as the top destination country in South America in terms of annual visitors. The tourism in Argentina is mainly categorized regions wise in six different territories including Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Cuyo, the North, Litoral and Patagonia. The country has some magnificent UNESCO World Heritage sites plus many of the tentative sites. Argentina has an extensive National Park system, preserving sights of natural beauty. In this unique post related to Argentina, we’ve made a collection of 50 most popular tourist destinations of Argentina for your interest and all of these are listed below in alphabetical order.
Aconcagua is the ruthless beauty of Argentina which is a mountain with many faces, situated near the Argentinean/Chilean border. Almost 7km in altitude it can be walked al the way to the summit via the normal route without needing crampons. The steep 2.5km high south face offers extreme mixed routes which are amongst the most difficult on earth. It is the highest mountain peak outside Asia in the lovely planet.
Bariloche is a gorgeous city located in is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. After development of extensive public works and Alpine-styled architecture, the city emerged in the 1930s and 1940s as a major tourism centre with ski, trekking and mountaineering facilities. In addition, it has numerous restaurants, cafés, and chocolate shops. In Argentina it is known as San Carlos de Bariloche.
Basilica de nuestra senora del pilar
Basilica de nuestra senora del pilar of Argentina is a unique church is located at “La Recoleta” the finest neighborhood in Buenos Aires and close to the Cemetery where the most important people from our country is buried. It’s worth to visit this classy fine art deco church. Its facade was designed by Fray Andrés Blanqui and consists of a set of double pilasters beneath a classical facade.
Beagle Channel is an amazing strait in Tierra del Fuego Archipelago on the extreme southern tip of South America partly in Chile and partly in Argentina. The Beagle Channel is about 240 kilometres (130 nmi; 150 mi) long and is about 5 kilometres (3 nmi; 3 mi) wide at its narrowest point. It extends from Nueva Island in the east to Darwin Sound and Cook Bay in the west. Although it is navigable by large ships, there are safer waters to the south (Drake Passage) and to the north (Strait of Magellan).
The sensual Buenos Aires truly represents the life in Argentina. It is the country’s capital and main financial hub of the country. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the continent’s southeastern coast. Buenos Aires has a humid subtropical climate with very humid summers and mild winters. Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the “Paris of South America“. It has numerous attractive sites and has the busiest live theatre industry in Latin America. The city has numerous museums related to history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts, theatre and popular music, as well as the preserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers and artists. Buenos Aires is also an important fashion capital. The city also plays host to many cultural and musical festivals.
The historic Café Tortoni is a coffeehouse located at 825 Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently the basement works as stage for jazz and tango artists, and for the presentation of book and poetry contests. The café has conserved the decoration of its early years, has a library and at the back facilities to play billiards, dominoes and dice.
Cariló is an exotic and upscale beach resort town in Argentina. It is situated in an artificial forest on the Atlantic coast of the Province of Buenos Aires. Cariló offers a lot of activities to individuals of all ages. The beach town offers sand dunes that attract many tourists for four wheeling. Cariló is built amongst a forest, which gives a chance for tourists to enjoy from the natural wildlife of the plants and animals.
Carlos Thays Botanical Garden
The stunning Carlos Thays Botanical Garden is spread over an 18-acre piece of land containing around 5,000 species of plants. Other features include beautiful statues, trickling brooks, buzzing dragonflies and organic vegetable garden. The garden also has a green house imported from France in 1900. It is officially known as the Buenos Aires Botanical Garden and was declared as national monument in 1996.
The marvelously built La Casa Rosada or the Pink House is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina. It is located in Buenos Aires.
Cathedral of La Plata
The tantalizing Cathedral of La Plata ( Catedral la plata Argentina ) is the 58th tallest church in the world. This Neogothic edifice is located in the geographical center of the city, facing the central square, Plaza Moreno, and the City Hall. With its towers rising 367 feet (112 m), it is among the sixth tallest churches in the Americas.
Catedral Metropolitana Argentina
The glorious Catedral Metropolitana Argentina or the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires.
The wonderful Córdoba is a city located in the geographical center of Argentina. Córdoba has many historical monuments preserved from Spanish colonial rule, especially buildings of the Roman Catholic Church. The city holds many entertaining events though out the year which is the main reason for the amusement of the local and international tourists.
The exotic Crobar is one of the most popular nightclubs and entertaining destinations in Argentina. Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the club offers fascinating stuff, classy music, fabulous dance floors and stunning enjoyment to the visitors. In true Porteño style, Crobar gets going on Fridays and Saturdays at around 2am, thriving on music mixed by some of the best electronic DJs from Buenos Aires and abroad.
Cueva de las Manos
The spell-binding Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. It takes its name (Cave of the Hands) from the stencilled outlines of human hands in the cave, but there are also many depictions of animals, such as guanacos (Lama guanicoe ), still commonly found in the region, as well as hunting scenes. The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century.
The attractive El Bolsón is a town situated in the southwest of Río Negro Province, Argentina, at the foot of the Piltriquitron Mountain. Due to a series of valleys through the mountains of Chile to the Pacific Ocean, El Bolsón has an unusually mild climate for its southern location.
The scintillating El Calafate is a city in Patagonia, Argentina. It is situated in the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province, about 320 km Northwest of Río Gallegos. El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including the Perito Moreno Glacier and the Cerro Chaltén and Cerro Torre.
The resplendent El Chaltén is a small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is located in the riverside of Rio de las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park (section Reserva Nacional Zona Viedma) at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains, both popular for climbing. For this reason this village was named Argentina’s Trekking Capital or Capital Nacional del Trekking.
Obelisco de Buenos Aires
The remarkable Obelisco de Buenos Aires is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires. Located in the Plaza de la República, in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, it was built to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city.
Esteros del ibera
The stupefying Esteros del ibera is the natural reserve of Argentina including many rare flora and fauna species. It is spread over a vast wetland covering 15,000 to 25,000 square kilometers in the province of Corrientes, in the northeast of Argentina Republic. Although located in areas subtropical, Ibera climate is clearly tropical due to the high humidity that retains solar heat in this environment. The winter is relatively dry.
Monte Fitz Roy
The fabulous Monte Fitz Roy (also known as Cerro Chaltén, or simply Mount Fitz Roy) is a mountain located near El Chaltén village, in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. The mountain has a reputation of being “ultimate”, despite its average height.
The mind-blowing Iguazu Falls or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. On the right bank is the Brazilian territory, which has just over 20% of the jumps of these falls, and the left side jumps are Argentine, which make up almost 80% of the falls. The falls may be reached from Puerto Iguazú in Argentina. Iguazu Falls experiences a humid subtropical climate.
Iguaza Nationa Park
The astonishing Iguaza Nationa Park has a rainforest over 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans. It also has a significant remnant of the Atlantic Forest, one of the most threatened global conservation priorities. Iguazu National Park is owned by the national government and is an integral part of Argentina’s National System of Federal Protected Areas.
Ischigualasto Provincial Park
The phenomenal Ischigualasto Provincial Park is also called Valle de la Luna (“Valley of the Moon“, due to its otherworldly appearance. It is a provincial protected area in the north-east of San Juan Province, north-western Argentina. The Ischigualasto Formation contains Late Triassic (Carnian) deposits (231.4 -225.9 million years before the present), with some of the oldest known dinosaur remains, which are the world’s first with regards to quality, number and importance.
The elegant Jujuy province of Argentine attracts a number of Argentine tourists (80%), tourists from other South American countries (12%) and Europeans (7%). Tourists who come to Jujuy visit the area of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and its Cerro de los Siete Colores, Pucará de Tilcara, Salinas Grandes and many small towns. It is located in the extreme northwest of the country, at the borders with Chile and Bolivia.
The colorful La Boca is a neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. La Boca is a popular destination for tourists visiting Argentina, with its colourful houses and pedestrian streets, the Caminito, where tango artists perform and tango-related memorabilia is sold. Other attractions include the La Ribera theatre, many tango clubs and Italian taverns.
La Payunia Provincial Reserve
The dreamy La Payunia Provincial Reserve also known as Payún or Payén is a natural reserve located the southern part of Mendoza Province, Argentina, which was declared as nature preserve in 1988. The Flora is represented by matorrales, prairies, native mountain species and other typical patagonian plants. Over 70 animal species have been documented on the reserve.
La Recoleta Cemetery
The memorial La Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Recoleta Neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It contains the graves of many renowned people. CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world.
The exquisite Las Grutas is a beach resort town located in the Argentine province of Río Negro. It’s located 15 kilometers southern of San Antonio Oeste and is visited by over 400,000 tourists every summer. Near the “Cero” access there are pools artificially carved in the stone that change their water in every tidal cycle.
Sierras de Córdoba
The mesmerizing Sierras de Córdoba is a mountain range in central Argentina, located between the Pampas to the east and south, the Chaco to the north and the foothills of the Andes to the west. The Sierras de Córdoba is one of the most important holiday centers of Argentina. Three million tourists visit the Sierras annually. The most important tourist destinations are Villa Carlos Paz, Cosquín, La Falda, Alta Gracia and Villa General Belgrano amongst others.
Los Glaciares National Park
The bewitching Los Glaciares National Park is located in the area known as Austral Andes in Argentina, in the south west of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile. By his magnificent natural beauty, it constitutes a wonder in the world, and was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO in 1981. This park shows a scenario of mountains, lakes and woods, including a large portion of the Andes practically under ice and snow to the west, and the arid Patagonian steppe to the east.
Mar de las pampas
The enticing Mar de las pampas is a popular relaxing and soothing destination of Argentina. Made up by woods containing over a million trees and wide sandy beaches, Mar de las Pampas is located in the backwater of the Atlantic Coast where tourists may get perfectly mingled with nature. Visitors can practice various activities, such as horse riding, sulky excursions, cycling, hiking and sand boarding. In the water, sports like windsurfing, kite surfing or swimming are the chosen to feel refreshed.
Mar del Plata
The dashing Mar del Plata is an Argentine city in the southeast part of Buenos Aires Province located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina. Mar del Plata has an oceanic climate with humid and moderate summers and relatively cool winters.
The luminous Mendoza Province is one of Argentina’s most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country’s entire wine production. It is located in the far western expanse of Argentina. The scenic beauty attracts tourists as the districts are located in the foothills of the Andes mountains between 2,800 and 5,000 feet elevation.
The ravishing Misiones is a province of Argentina and its plateau includes a part of Brazil across the border. The rocks contain significant quantities of iron which forms a part of the soil, giving it a reddish color. In 1984 the ruins of four mission sites in Argentina were designated World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA)
The amusing Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) (“National Museum of Fine Arts” in English) is an Argentine art museum in Buenos Aires, located in the Recoleta section of the city. The museum was modernized both physically and in its collections during the 1955–64. The institution also maintains a specialized library, totaling 150,000 volumes, as well as a public auditorium.
The exciting Niceto hosts many events and offers its stage to many different artists and fashion designers that are all incorporated into an entertaining evening. Music ranges from indie rock, to funk, reggae and pop. It is a favorite nightclub of the international tourists based in Buenos Aires.
Sierra de las Quijadas National Park
The magnificent Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is a national park in Argentina, in San Luis Province. It was established in 1991.
Perito Moreno Glacier
The majestic Andes generates some of the largest glaciers of the world. The most attractive among these glaciers is the Perito Moreno Glacier of Argentina which is located in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina. This whole area is a protected area which is named as Los Glaciers National Park. Perito Moreno Glacier is the 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length. This zone is geographically known as South Patagonian Ice Field and it is considered as the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water.
See details: PERITO MORENO GLACIER OF ARGENTINA
The dazzling Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. Since Pinamar’s main attraction is the ocean, it is a fairly quiet town during the winter months. Tourism is what fuels the economy during the summer.
The famous Plaza Dorrego is a square located in the heart of San Telmo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The buildings located in the square maintain its original design. Plaza Dorrego is one of the main tourist attractions of Buenos Aires.
Also see: TANGO DANCE
The distinguished Puerto Madryn is a city in the province of Chubut in Argentine Patagonia. The climate is that of a temperate desert zone, with an annual precipitation of between 150 and 200 mm. It is an important centre for tourists visiting the natural attractions of the Península Valdés and the coast.
The tremendous Salta is a city located in the Lerma Valley, at 1,152 metres (3780 feet) above sea level in the North West part of Argentina and it is also the name for the capital city of the Salta Province. The city centre features a number of impressive buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th and early 20th centuries. The tourists visiting from Spain often find a strong resemblance between Salta and Andalucian cities.
Serrania del hornocal
The surprising Serrania del hornocal is known for its 14 colors hills and mountains which are truly amazing. It is located 4200 meters above the ocean level in a very quiet and windy place. This is for sure the best attraction in Qubrada DE Humahuaca.
Talampaya National Park
The dainty Talampaya National Park is a national park located in the east/centre of La Rioja Province, Argentina. It was designated a provincial reserve in 1975, a national park in 1997, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. It has important archaeological and palaeontological sites found in the area. It has landscapes of great beauty, with flora and fauna typical of the mountain biome.
The inspiring Teatro Colón is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world.
Tierra del Fuego
The wondrous Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan. The geology of the archipelago is characterized by the effects of the Andean orogeny and the repeated Pleistocene glaciations. This region is well-known for ecotourism.
The cherishing Tigre is a town situated in the north of Greater Buenos Aires, 28 km (17 mi) north of Buenos Aires city. Tigre lies on the Paraná Delta and is an important tourist and weekend attraction. Tigre is also the starting point for a visit to the Paraná Delta.
The farthest Ushuaia is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Tourist attractions include the Tierra del Fuego National Park and Lapataia Bay. The city has a museum of Yámana, English, and Argentine settlement, including its years as a prison colony.
The Península Valdés in Patagonia is a site of global significance for the conservation of marine mammals. It is home to an important breeding population of the endangered southern right whale as well as important breeding populations of southern elephant seals and southern sea lions. The orcas in this area have developed a unique hunting strategy to adapt to local coastal conditions .
Villa La Angostura
The attracting Villa La Angostura a village located in the Los Lagos Department in the south of the Argentine province of Neuquén, on the northwest shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. La Angostura is considered among the main attractions of Argentina’s Andean Patagonia not only because of the wooden town itself, but also because of the beauty of its sights.