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Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Albina PanchenkoNews
Argentina: tourist cities

The country of fire dancing, famous footballers, and strange laws attracts thousands of tourists every year. Recently, it has been chosen not only by travelers from Latin America but also from Europe. If you have long dreamed of seeing ancient glaciers or getting to know the Indians better, this is the place to go.

We will tell you exactly where to go!

Iguazu Falls

The natural attraction is located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. It is impossible to visit only one of the sides. Curiosity and inquisitiveness will prevail. But the good news is that it's not that difficult. There are simplified conditions for crossing.

The unusual name comes from the words of the Guarani language spoken in Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. In fact, the translation is accurate and precise. Literally, the expression means "big water". There is no other way to describe the wonder of the world, which consists of almost 300 waterfalls and streams. The most famous of the cascades is Devil's Throat. It divides the land between the two countries.

By the way, the natural attraction has an interesting legend. According to it, the abyss appeared right in the middle of the river because of the wrath of God. The creator fell in love with a beautiful native woman and wanted to marry her, but she refused. She decided to run away with her boyfriend in a canoe. The almighty saw this and cut the stream, dooming the young people to an eternal fall.

Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Ushuaia

The southernmost city in the world. Two mighty giants meet here: the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The history of the province stretches back thousands of years. The Yamana, Haush, Alacaluf, and Ona tribes used to live on this land.

But in 1869, "whites" came here and founded an Anglican mission in the bay. And in 1884, the locals had to sign an act with the missionaries. Unfortunately, after that, the life of the "reds" changed dramatically. By 1930, almost all of the indigenous population had been exterminated by the new owners.

Be sure to visit the Lighthouse at the End of the World. It is located on the small island of Les Éclaireurs. By the way, you can swim to it. To do this, you need to rent a boat in the city port. But it is strictly forbidden to land there.

Keep in mind that the weather is always bad here even in summer. In spring, it's cold and gloomy. But the views of Ushuaia are worth your attention.

Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Buenos Aires

For Latin flavor, go to the country's capital. The city does not stop for a minute. Here, among the interesting buildings, street dancers, vendors, locals and, of course, tourists are constantly buzzing.

The center of Buenos Aires is a bit like Paris. There are still wooden houses here that were built in the nineteenth century. To get acquainted with French Argentina, visit the Recoleta neighborhood.

Be sure to go to the steel structure Floralis Generica, which opens its petals every morning. In addition, visit the famous Cementerio de la Recoleta cemetery. Famous Argentines, including Eva Perón, are buried here. By the way, in addition to tombs, there is a Museum de Arte, various craft workshops and even the National Library.

Take a stroll down Caminito Street, where free tango workshops are constantly held. This colorful pedestrian zone also functions as an art space. Here you can see the works of famous Argentine artists of the nineteenth century.

Be sure to visit the Japanese Botanical Garden, where more than 5000 species of plants grow. And for lovers, we advise you to walk across the Puente de la Mujer, a drawbridge where people are known to kiss. The crossing has a turning part that deviates by 90 degrees. By the way, on August 23, 2023, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, it was illuminated in the colors of our flag.

Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Mendoza

Every year in March, the city attracts wine connoisseurs. It is during this period that the Vendimia grape harvest festival takes place here. But in other months, it is also fun and atmospheric. There are more than 1500 wineries in the province, so you can go for a tasting at any time.

By the way, you can also find bottles of red and white from this region on the shelves of our supermarkets. If you want to try them, look for the words "Mendoza" on the labels.

But the province is famous not only for its intoxicating nectars. There are beautiful mountains here. People come here in winter to go skiing, and in spring to walk along the Paso de la Cumbre road or climb the highest peak in America, Aconcagua. By the way, climbing does not require any special training or equipment.

Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Talampaya

Argentina's national park is known as the land of dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, the ancestors of the giants, the Lagosuchus, lived here. Their remains were found in the dry bed of the river of the same name. Interestingly, the reserve was created to protect the excavation sites, not to protect the local flora and fauna.

We recommend visiting Talampaya Canyon. At the bottom of the canyon is the Botanical Garden, where samples of rare plants are presented. If you have time, visit the remains of ancient settlements. Unique rock paintings have been preserved here.

Traveling through the birthplace of passionate tango: what to see in Argentina

Argentina is an interesting, unpredictable and extraordinary country. It has been waiting for you to visit for a long time. So pack your bags and go on a trip!

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