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 Buenos Aires, the modern-day Argentine capital offers quite a singular cultural experience. And if that’s not already enough to convince you to come, here you will find more reasons to visit BA.
Exceptionally located in the riverside Puerto Madero district,
Hilton Buenos Aires is within walking distance to the city‘s
top attraction, like the Puerto Madero and Women‘s Bridge,
the Sarmiento Frigate, the Casa Rosada and the Recoleta
Cemetery, as well as the best 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 domestic currency
at banks and authorized bureaus. Credit cards are widely
accepted American Express, Visa, Diners and Master Card.
Tips: for many of the services received (mostly culinary) is
customary to leave a tip of 10% of the amount consumed, 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 are living 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, Buenos Aires port was the arrival
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
provided Buenos Aires with the cultural eclecticism that
Throughout the twentieth century, successive immigrations,
from Latin American and Eastern countries completed the
picture of Buenos Aires as a cosmopolitan city where people
live in different cultures and religions.
October is considered one of the best month for visiting
Buenos Aires. Average temperatures fluctuate, in general,
between 13°C (55.4° F) and 22°C (59° F) from the beginning
of the month to its 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 stores avenues
are open all afternoon. Banks are usually open Monday –
Friday 10.00– 15:00.
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