What to Do in Buenos Aires?
Buenos Aires is unlike any other city you’ll visit in your life. The combination of South American flair and European elegance makes the Argentine capital stand out. From the French-influenced tango music to the Spanish-inspired “picada” appetizer plate offered at almost every restaurant in the city, Buenos Aires offers a singular cultural experience. And if that’s not enough to convince you to come, you will find more reasons to visit this vibrant capital here.
Located in the exceptional riverside Puerto Madero district,
the Hilton Buenos Aires is within walking distance of the city‘s
top attractions, like the Puerto Madero and Women‘s Bridge,
the Sarmiento Frigate, the Casa Rosada, and the Recoleta
Cemetery, along with many excellent restaurants.
Ezeiza International Airport Ministro Pistarini lies about 35
km from the capital city. Some transfer options are:
– Minibuses Tienda Leon. This is a company operating to
and from Ezeiza. Your service may be contracted once been
reached or also through its own site to secure a place and
time. Usually they depart every hour and take travelers to the
city center or also to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery from where
the domestic flights.
– Taxis and limos. These can also be hired at desks that
companies have inside the airport.
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Currency: Argentina‘s currency is the peso ($). There are bills
of $ 500, $ 200, $ 100, $ 50, $ 20, $ 10, $ 5 and $ 2, and coins
of $ 1 and $ 2, 0.50 cents, 0.25 cents, 0.10 cents and 0.05
Payment: While the US Dollar and the Euro are generally
accepted in shops, currency exchange services in the domestic currency
can be found at banks and authorized bureaus. Widely accepted credit cards
include American Express, Visa, Diners and MasterCard.
Tips: for many of the services received (mostly culinary) it is
customary to leave a tip of 10% of the amount consumed, which is not
always included in the bill payment. It is also customary to tip
doormen, porters and ushers.
Visitors to Argentina must obtain a visa from one of the Argentinian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Please click here to check if you can visit Argentina without a visa for up to 90 days.
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina.
About 3 million people make their home there. Adding the population
of the metropolitan area, the total population exceeds 10
million, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centers
in the world.
In the nineteenth century, the Buenos Aires port was the entry
point for the great migratory wave promoted by the Argentine
State to populate the nation. Spanish, Italian, Syrian-
Lebanese, German, Irish, Polish and Russian immigrants
furnished Buenos Aires with the cultural eclecticism that
distinguishes it today.
Throughout the twentieth century, successive waves of immigrants
from Latin American and Eastern countries colored the
picture of Buenos Aires as a cosmopolitan city where people
live in and among different cultures and religions.
October is considered one of the best months to visit
Buenos Aires. Average temperatures fluctuate
between 13°C (55.4° F) and 22°C (59° F) from the beginning
of the month to the end. High temperatures follow a similar
trend, rising from 19°C (66.2°F) to 22°C (71.6°F).
Shops are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 and on
Saturdays from 9:00 to 15:00, although large shopping streets
are open all afternoon. Banks are usually open Monday –
Friday 10.00– 15:00.
Argentinan outlets use 220 volts, 50-cycle alternating current. Power
outlets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes.