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Buenos Aires is the largest capital city in Argentina-attracting thousands of tourists every year. Boasting some of the most breath-taking architecture and cultural history it is no wonder that this city is considered amongst the top 25 bucket list cities in the world.

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Why visit Buenos Aires

  • Learn more about this beautiful city by visiting The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires which has one of the best collections of modern Latin American art in the world.
  • Experience the high-octane nightlife of Buenos Aires from the numerous tango bars to the endless adventures in Barrio Norte, Congreso and so many more it is something you don’t want to miss.
  • Take your taste buds on a flavourful journey through this city that is filled with everything from Indian, French, and Thai cuisine. Many visitors will not be able to resist.
Currency:
Argentine Peso (ARS - $)
Time Zone:
GMT -3 Hours. Buenos Aires is five hours behind South Africa.
Dialing Code:
00 + 54 + Local Number
Driving:
Drives on the right
Adaptor:
Type C and I voltage is 220 V frequency is 50 Hz
Airport:
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) – EZE

The best time to visit Buenos Aires is from April to June or from September to December. These months are the best months to travel as they usher in mild temperatures, thin crowds, and colourful foliage. The off-season starts in June and ends in August and is usually filled with rainy days, cold winter temps, and few tourists.

The main language spoken in Buenos Aires is Spanish, although there are several other languages that are also spoken in this city, Spanish remains the dominant language.

  • Soccer is a religion in this city, their best known clubs are River Plate, Boca Juniors, and Independiente, Racing Club and San Lorenzo.
  • Argentina is one of the leading producers of wines ever since the 16th century, this place is home to approximately 1,800 wineries.
  • This city celebrates St. Patrick’s Day each March 17th with a traditional massive downtown pub crawl.

This city is home to numerous art museums, popular music performances, and crafts centres are scattered around the city. What visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without indulging your dance interest with a bit of Tango? Not to mention the city’s thriving football culture. Buenos Aires is home to one of the most popular opera houses in the world - Teatro Colón.

For a more informal cultural experience make sure you go see the Tango at Milongas (dance venues) across the city. La Casa Rosada and Calle Florida are the primary architectural sights of Buenos Aires. The other must visits include Recoleta Cemetery, the Museum of Latin American Arts of Buenos Aires, Avenida Santa Fe (shopping arena), Café Tortoni, and Esquina Carlos Gardel (Restaurant with tango entertainment). Palermo Viejo is a beautiful neighbourhood ideal for nature walks. Do not miss the football frenzy at the stadium. The Malbec Wine, handmade ponchos, Espadrilles (shoes), and leather goods are some of the best souvenirs to take back home from your amazing holiday.

Other attractions in this city include:

  • Manzana de las Luces
  • Feria de Mataderos
  • La Bomba de Tiempo
  • Recoleta

The cuisine found in Argentina has been described as a cultural blending of indigenous, Mediterranean influences. Argentine people have a reputation for their love of eating. Most regions in this beautiful country are known for their beef-orientated diet. The restaurants which are scattered across Buenos Aires all feature a great variety of cuisines and flavours that would tantalise your taste buds and leave you wanting more.

  • Aramburu Restó
  • i Latina
  • El Obrero Restaurante
  • La Brigada
  • La Pecora Nera

In the last 150 years Buenos Aires has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from all over the world, which is why today it is a multicultural city where different ethnic groups live together in harmony. This city is considered to be one of the most diverse cities in Latin America. The most followed religion in Argentina is Christianity with many locals affiliating themselves with the Roman Catholic faith.

This is a very safe city to visit but like any big city during peak-seasons petty crime does occur. It is advised to remain vigilant at all times and not to do any night walking alone.

South African permanent passport holders do not need a Travel Visa to visit Buenos Aires and Argentina for stays up to 90 days. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after you return from your trip and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.

Address: Ayenida Marcelo T de Alvear 590, 8th floor Buenos Aires 1058 Argentina

Telephone: (+54) 11 4317 2900

Fax: (+54) 11 4311 9993 / (+54) 11 4311 8991

Email:info.argentina@dirco.gov.za / consular.argentina@dirco.gov.za

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Buenos Aires
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 140.04
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) R 22.00 R 20.00 R 29.95
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 38.30
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 15.87
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 35.40

Source:numbeo.com

Ministro Pistarini International Airport (Ezeiza) – EZE

Food and beverages:Several restaurants and cafes are available at each terminal at the Buenos Aires Airport.

Currency Exchange:Banco de la Nacion Argentina provides currency exchange at the airport.

Lost luggage:In case of loss of luggage inside the terminal, reach the Airport Security Police - Lost & Found on +54 11 4480 2327.

Car hire:Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Dollar, Localiza Rent a Car, and Thrifty provide car hire service at the airport.

Airport hotels:There are no hotels at the airport. However, you can find many nearby.

Airport hub:Ezeiza International Airport – EZE is a hub for Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Argentina.

The information on this page is correct as of August 2016. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart.co.za takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.


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