10 amazing places in Argentina

Argentina is one of the largest countries in South-America. It’s known for its beautiful nature, but you can also find a few amazing cities here. In this blog we will tell you more about all these beautiful sights. Enjoy reading about 10 amazing places in Argentina.

#1 Buenos Aires

We start with the capital of Argentina: Buenos Aires. It is the country’s largest city and many travelers also find it one of the most beautiful cities in South America. There is a huge amount to do, visit the La Boca district, for example. You will find countless stores here. As you walk through the streets of La Boca, you will notice that the buildings are almost all painted in yellow and blue. This is because Argentines are tremendously soccer-mad, and yellow and blue are the colors of Boca Juniors, the country’s biggest soccer club. There are also an enormous number of beautiful sights to see in Buenos Aires, for example the Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires, Plaza de Mayo and Teatro Colón. In short, plenty to see and do in this metropolis.

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#2 Salinas Grandes

This huge 6,000-square-metres salt flat is located a little further north in Argentina. Surrounding this sandy plain are the mountains of the Andes. Salt is still being extracted here, so there is a chance you will see large trucks full of salt driving in and out! Tip: cover up well and bring an umbrella or cap to provide shade, as it is very hot here and there is no shade anywhere on the open plain.

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#3 Mocona Falls

If you are taking a road trip through South America and also plan to go to Brazil, be sure to include Mocona Falls along the way. This beautiful waterfall is 3 kilometers long and is located on the border with Brazil. Thus, the waterfall runs through both countries. Fun fact: in Brazil, they don’t call this the Mocona Falls, but the Yucuma Falls.

#4 Iguaza Falls

These falls are better known among tourists than the Mocona Falls. The Iguaza Falls plunge as much as 80 meters down, making them a lot higher than the Mocona Falls. In the vicinity of these falls you will find a beautiful national park, where you can take beautiful hikes. If you want to visit these falls, you can do so from the village of Puerto Iguazú. It is also possible to visit the falls from Brazil or Paraguay.

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#5 Perito Moreno Glacier

From the village of El Calafate, you can climb the Perito Moreno glacier. This glacier is located in Los Glaciares National Park, in southern Argentina. To climb the glacier you can book a tour, prior to this tour you will get special snowshoes to have enough grip. It is also possible to sail along the glacier by boat or kayak! A striking detail is that this glacier is not retreating due to climate change, which is unfortunately the case for many glaciers.

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#6 Salta

Salta is a colonial city with very many colonial buildings still standing. The town was founded in the 16th century and still breathes the cozy atmosphere of the past. From here you can easily reach the Salina Grandes salt flats mentioned at #2. So it is definitely recommended to combine your visit to this old town with a visit to the Salinas Grandes salt flats.

#7 Puerto Madryn

Always wanted to spot whales? Here’s your chance! Near Puerto Madryn, a city in southern Argentina, you can spot many marine animals. Besides whales, it is also possible to see penguins and sea lions. You need to be lucky, of course, but just the experience of looking for these impressive animals is fun. Be on time, because tickets for whale tours sell out quickly!

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#8 El Chalten

El Chalten is a mountain village in southern Argentina and is located in Los Glaciares National Park. If you love climbing mountains, this is the ideal place during your trip through Argentina. There are routes for both experienced climbers and beginners, and all offer beautiful views!

#9 Ushuaia

How cool is it to be able to say you’ve been to the southernmost city in the world? That is, after all, the Argentine city of Ushuaia. From here you can visit Tierra del Fuego National Park or take the boat through the Beagle Channel. The Beagle Channel is a strait that lies between South America and Antarctica. During this boat trip, you can see different animals, such as flamingos and penguins!

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#10 Mendoza

Need to relax during your intense journey through Argentina? Then make sure not to skip Mendoza. This city is known for its beautiful vineyards, book a wine tasting and enjoy some peace and quiet. Do you prefer a little more action? You can. Mendoza is located next to huge mountain ranges, where you can make beautiful hikes. An ideal mix between action and relaxation.

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