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La Pampa... Tango and Carlos Gardel... Evita Perón... An array of striking images brought together in just one country: Argentina, an ancestral land, a melting pot of different cultures, including those brought by Spanish settlers and large waves of European immigration at the turn of the 20th century.
This giant of South America covers some 2.8 million km2. The Andes, which peak at Mt Aconcagua (6 959m), separate Argentina from Chile to the west; to the northeast, the country shares the fantastic site of Iguazú Falls with Brazil. To the south, Tierra del Fuego stretches towards Antarctica, with mythical Patagonia lying in between, north of the Strait of Magellan: glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno, formidable mountains such as Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, which attract the most seasoned mountaineers, and vestiges of Argentina''s indigenous people, including handprints left more than 10 000 years ago in the Cuevo de la Manos.
But Argentina cannot be summed up by a description of its landscapes alone. It has to be experienced, and what better place to start than the capital, European-feeling Buenos Aires, with its whirlwind atmosphere, palpable creative energy, and buzzing night life? A gigantic city that is home to 13 million Porteños... A city that mirrors the country it represents, grandiose and eclectic.

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Argentina : Must-see towns and regions

  • Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires was founded by Spanish settlers in the 16C and became Argentina's capital in the 19C. Laid out in a mosaic of diverse neighbourhoods, this European-influenced capital bustles with activit...

  • San Carlos de Bariloche

    Bariloche is considered a must for visitors. Judge for yourself. A bustling town in the heart of the splendid Lake District and Nahuel Huapi National Park, not far from the Seven Lakes Road and Cerro ...

  • Salta

    Salta the Beautiful is an appealing stopover in the Noroeste, with numerous interesting museums, including the MAAM; fine colonial architecture inherited from the Spanish Golden Age; a dynamic and hos...

  • San Martín de los Andes

    San Martín de los Andes, on the shores of Lake Lácar, offers many water sports. A pleasant mountain town on the edge of the Parque Nacional Lanín, it is also a gateway to the famous Cerro Chapelco ski...

  • Mendoza

    Discovering Mendoza, the province's capital, is an undeniable pleasure. It allies lively, pretty squares, a delightful atmosphere, especially in the gigantic Parque General San Martín, and wine tours ...

  • With its arid mineral landscape, La Puna serves as a backdrop to Iruya, a remote village clinging to the mountainside. Standing more than 2 700m above sea level, beyond a 4 000m-high pass, is the Abra...

  • Cachi

    Cachi, lying at the foot of the nevado of the same name, does justice to the impressive Valles Calchaquíes in which it nestles. Visit the Museo Archeológico to learn all about the Native American trib...

  • Humahuaca

    The little Andean village of Humahuaca, formerly a bustling trade centre, has embraced tourism and is now distinctly animated, especially during February's carnival. Visit the cathedral, Nuestra Señor...

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