Tag: Argentina Travel

Did you know that Argentina is ranked second when it comes to receiving more foreign tourists in South America? The country has plenty to offer: cosmopolitan cities, geographical wonders, wine regions, archaeological ruins, evidence of Palaeolithic art… In Bodega Argento’s blog, you can discover the best places to visit in Argentina. Collaborators coming from different countries in the world and based in Argentina will give you advice and recommendation so you can enjoy your trip to the maximum. The majority of the visits to Argentina usually begin in the capital, Buenos Aires, which has been selected as the eight preferred destination in the world by Trip Advisor. Buenos Aires offers a vast cultural and recreational offer with numerous museums, theatres –Colón Theatre is the most important one– and cafés and bars where you can see tango shows. Do not miss the opportunity to walk around its historical city centre –with the Monserrat and San Telmo neighbourhoods–, visit the Casa Rosada, go down Mayo Avenue and the Manzana de las Luces and go into the stately neighbourhood of Recoleta and into the modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. You can also discover the best restaurants and hotels in the city and you will have the opportunity to visit the most charming villages within the surroundings. Travel to the province of Córdoba, which has an intense cultural, commercial and university life and discover the Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis –recognised as a World Heritage Site. Travel to the end of the world –Patagonia, the Land of Fire– and let yourself wonder by the Patagonian Ice Field –the third largest ice extension after the poles– and by the famous Perito Moreno glacier –which is 60 metres high and 5 kilometres long. You can also discover the waterfalls at the Igauzu National Park, the Quebrada de Humahuaca or the Rio Grande basin, the cave paintings at the Cueva de las Manos at the Pinturas River and the archaeological sites at the Ischigualasto Provincial Park. But not only that, you can also visit the Andes mountain range –the highest range in the Continent– where you can practice mountain sports such as trekking or skiing. Do not forget to steep yourself in the wine culture of the province of Mendoza –the second most visited region in Argentina–, where you can walk round vineyards, see the wine production process by yourself and stay at rural inns and wineries. Bodega Argento’s blog also gives you ideas to make presents and take a souvenir to your loved ones, such as wine, olive oil or rubber knives. It also suggests other activities like horse rides and one-day trips to discover the less known corners in the country.

COSTA RICA: THE FOODIEST STREET IN BUENOS AIRES

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Buenos Aires is definitely a foodie city. But if you were to eat a street, the foodiest street in BA, where would you go? After a decade of research, I nominate Costa Rica – Palermo Hollywood section.

TANDIL – READY TO SATISFY YOUR FRESH AIR AND FOODIE NEEDS

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Always on the look out for a good city escape – I put my feelers out for something low-key, local and lush to get some fresh air for a few days. When the votes came in – all signs pointed to Tandil, a city nestled on the northern edge of the gently undulating Sierras. Cheese + salami + sierras is Tandil’s magic recipe.

September 9th, 2016

TOP FREE THINGS TO DO IN BUENOS AIRES

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What’s better than spending time in Buenos Aires? Spending time in Buenos Aires without spending any money. BA can be expensive but enjoying the city doesn’t have to cost the earth. Find free museums, gardens gratis, parks for zero pesos, and no-cost guided tours. Be part of the Buenos Aires experience for free with these activities.

July 25th, 2016

RUN BA RUN

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Buenos Aires can be a great place to run. In fact, I found such a great route that takes in Recoleta Cemetery, MALBA, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the incredible Floralis Generica, plus plenty more. Welcome to our ‘Run BA Run’ trail…

July 12th, 2016

EAT, SLEEP AND DRINK IN LUXURY BUENOS AIRES

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From the fanciest restaurants to the most sophisticated places to sleep, Buenos Aires delivers your luxurious solution. Eat, drink, and snooze in style with our guide to the city’s finest.

FREEMASONRY AND BUENOS AIRES’ MOST IMPORTANT BUILDINGS

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Buenos Aires is known for its varied and often schizophrenic architecture. In the historical centre of the city, numerous buildings have more than a few unifying characteristics; the symbolic flourishes of Freemasonry.

ARGENTINE SEASONS: GUIDE TO YEAR-ROUND TRAVEL IN ARGENTINA

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As a Brit I am honour-bound to obsess over the weather. Luckily Argentina’s climate leaves me a lot to talk about. Right now it’s been raining for around three days straight. In the summer we sweltered at 100°F for weeks. Every season in Argentina is unique. But pretty much every day is a blue-sky day. Even in winter. What are you waiting for? You can visit Argentina year round.

May 19th, 2016

FROM ARGENTINA, WITH LOVE AND HUNGER

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11 Foodie Gifts & Non-Touristy Souvenirs You Can’t Leave Argentina Without
You have one day left in Buenos Aires and picking up a tango postcard for your friends and loved ones just isn’t going to cut it. Since the best gift you could ever give someone is something edible, we have come up with a list of the best foodie gifts you just can’t leave Argentine without.

May 3rd, 2016

The best places to go biking in Buenos Aires

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Like clockwork, on March 21st, summer in Buenos Aires ended. Temperatures dropped and the breeze sent crisping leaves fluttering across the pavement. With the passing of summer go the rooftop asados, pool parties and days at the quinta. However, now that the clinging heat has dissipated, it’s the perfect time to indulge in an autumnal bike ride, and Buenos Aires is littered with fantastic cycling destinations, both in and out of the city. We round up some of the best places to go on two wheels, in Capital and beyond.

April 25th, 2016