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HOLIDAY IN ARGENTINA   >   SOUTH AMERICA 


Provinces in Argentina [ provincias ]: Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tierra del Fuego, Antartida e Islas del Atlantico Sur and Tucuman

Bahia Blanca, Bariloche, Catamarca, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cordoba, Estancia, Gualeguaychu, Iguazu, La Plata, La Rioja, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Neuquen, Parana, Posadas, Quito, Rawson, Resistencia, Rio Cuarto, Rio Gallegos, Rosario, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, San Luis, San Rafael, Santa Fe, Santiago Del Estero, Trelew, Tucuman, Ushuaia, Villa General Belgrano.

Capital City Argentina: City of Buenos Aires


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Hotels in Argentina, Hostels

  Booking  -  Hotels in Argentina   -   Hotels in Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Mendoza

  NH Latino ****
Suipacha 309, C1008AAG Buenos Aires
Hotel in the heart of the financial district is just a short walk from Calle Florida and the best shopping malls.

  NH Urbano ****
Marcelo T. de Alvear 363 (La Cañada), X5000KGF Córdoba
This hotel, conveniently located in the midtown area on the traditional Cañada is easily accessible from any part of the city. It is situated a short distance away from the historic centre and commercial and financial district in a neighbourhood with a lively nightlife.

  NH Cordillera ****
Avenida España 1324, M5500DWN Mendoza
Located in the city centre. Very close to the Main Square and just a short stroll to the main shopping areas.

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Buenos Aires Cheap Hotels, Hostels, Apartments and B&B's

  -   Hotels in Buenos Aires and Mendoza

  -   Hotels in Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
More hotels in Calafate, Cordoba, Jujuy, Mar del Plate, Mendoza, Salta, San Carlos de Bariloche, Trelew, Tucuman, Ushuaia

 
Hostelbookers.com is one of the worlds largest online booking services for hostels. All hostels you see here are offering realtime prices and availability.

  Hostal Don Sancho   -   Youth Hostel in Buenos Aires van Mariana & Paula
It's very original and different from the rest due to its decoration and location. It's in Boedo, the most traditional area of the city and where the tango was born.
  Youth Hostels in Agentina
  Hostels in Latin-America.org

National Parks in Argentina

  Nahuel Huapi National Park    -   the oldest national park in Argentina
Established in 1934, it surrounds Nahuel Huapi Lake in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. The park is dominated by the high mountain chain of the Andes, many lakes, rapid rivers, waterfalls, snow-clad peaks, glaciers and extensive forests. On the western side it's bordered by Chile. San Carlos de Bariloche is located on the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi.

  Administracion de Parques Nacionales

  List of national parks in Argentina

Tour Operators / Argentina Specialist Travel Agents

 Kuoni 
**  Discover this vast South American country on our exciting tour which is combined with Brazil.
**  Enjoy the sophistication of the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires, with a tour of this elegant city.
**  Admire the beautiful parks and gardens of Palermo, the old quarters of San Telmo and other interesting sights.
**  The tour also spend two nights at the stunning Iguacu to see the mighty falls which border Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

 Responsibletravel.com    

Thomas Cook   

  British Airways   -   Holidays in Argenina
Gallop gaucho-style over the Pampas, taste fine wines with the snow-capped Andes as a backdrop and experience Patagonia's city-sized glaciers close-up. Most visitors arrive in Argentina via its capital, Buenos Aires, and few fail to be charmed by its faded grandeur, proud traditions and buzzing nightlife.



Argentina (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741794641Travel Guides Argentina / Related Books

  Argentina (Lonely Planet Country Guides) - 1741794641
Sandra Bao (Author)
Paperback: 660 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 7th edition edition (20 Aug 2010); ISBN-10: 1741794641; ISBN-13: 978-1741794649.

  The Rough Guide to Argentina - 1848365217
Danny Aeberhard 
When you first arrive in Argentina, it is difficult to believe that you are in a different continent, since Buenos Aires is reminiscent of Paris and most people are of European origin. But although it is the least foreign South American destination to many visitors, this vast country is one of the most intriguing. Geographically, it ranges from the Patagonian ice-fields to the tropics. Argentine culture is also rich: the writers Borgés, Cortazar and Juan Filloy--one of the world's greatest ever creators of palindromes--all graced Argentina in the 20th century, as did the tango, Evita and Maradona. This is the world's eighth largest country, one behind India--but whereas India's population is 1 billion, the Argentines number only 35 million.
Paperback: 720 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 4 edition (1 Oct 2010); ISBN-10: 1848365217; ISBN-13: 978-1848365216.

Transportation / How do I travel to Argentina

Argentina situated between the Andes in the west and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the east and bordered by Paraguay and Bolivia in the north, Brazil and Uruguay in the northeast and Chile in the west.

  Airports in Agentina   -   a.o. Buenos Aires Jorge Newberry Airpark
  Don Torcuato International Airport

  British Airways   -   Flight tickets Buenos Aires 
British Airways has frequent flights to Buenos Aires. Your flights to Buenos Aires land at the modern Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, located 21 miles south-west of the centre of Buenos Aires. After your Buenos Aires flight, head to one of the airport's helpful information and travel desks to arrange your transfer into the buzzing Buenos Aires metropolis with the minimum of fuss.

 
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LAN Airlines UK   -   Flight tickets Argentina

  Airline Tickets Argentina / Discount Flights
Cheap flight tickets Argentina, price comparison possible.

  Online Maps of Argentina [ Uni Texas  -  Perry-Castañeda Library  -  Map Collection ]


Links

  Tourist Board Argentina
Throughout its lengthy coastal area, Argentina offers numerous opportunities to enjoy sunny beaches and the possibility to watch a wide variety of protected native wildlife in the Atlantic Patagonian area. In turn, the Andean Patagonian area displays its majestic forests, lakes and ancient glaciers, with a large combination of snow, active and adventure tourism. A country that preserves a strong aboriginal presence throughout its Northern region, its colonial past in Córdoba and the Northwestern region, outstanding vineyards surrounded by the high mountain tops in the Cuyo area, its gaucho tradition and impressive ranches in the vast, fertile humid Pampa plains, its history and culture in the vital, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires; basically, countless possibilities that are impossible to list here.

  Presidencia de la Nación Argentina   -   President of Argentina

  Government Argentina

  City of Buenos Aires   -   Capital City Argentina
This is the most European city in South America, and arguably the most sophisticated in the southern hemisphere

  Cuyo [ 'desert country' in the Indian language [
A region of the high peaks, snow-covered volcanoes, and a large wilderness spreading from the Andes mountain range and foothills to the steppe.
The visit to Ischigualasto - Talampaya Natural Parks, is a true journey to the dinosaurs era. Ischigualasto, also known as "Valle de la Luna" (Moon Valley) because of the amazing diversity of forms and colours of its landscape shaped by erosion, is one of the world's most important paleontologic sites. The Talampaya River Canyon reveals amazing multi-shaped layers in its high red walls.
Pink flamingos, Andean ducks, "vicuñas" and "guanacos" cohabit freely in parks and natural reserves, while condors fly over the area.
The region displays the full splendour of the Central Andean Range. The Aconcagua (6.959 m) is the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, and its steep slopes are renown and respected by mountain climbers from all over the world.
In the valleys of La Rioja, Mendoza and San Juan, among leaves of grapevines, farms and wineries, visitors can go along the Wine Road, an attraction of international renown.
  Litoral
This is a region of large rivers, humid tropics, red earth, magnificent forest, a virgin forest full of huge trees and extraordinary flora and fauna. Great Waters – "Iguazú" in the Guaraní language - overflowing into one of the world's wonders: the Iguazú Falls.
A scenery of exuberant beauty spreading along the Iguazú National Park, Saltos del Moconá (Moconá Falls), Río Pilcomayo National Park, El Palmar National Park, Esteros del Iberá (Iberá Swamps) or the Chaco plains.
Apotheosis of Nature, where the Jesuit ruins, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO, are a vivid testimony of the Society of Jesus' fruitful work.
  Norte / The North
Northern provinces feature traces of pre-Columbian cultures, mingled with ruins of natives' villages, as well as forts and constructions dating back to the time of the Conquest and Colonization.
Time seems to stand still in the high plateau of the Puna, a land full of mountain ranges, steep mountain paths, and gorges. Villages have been built in the small valleys. Multi-coloured and monochromatic hills covered with huge cactuses on the slopes surround the village.
This region offers landscapes full of contrast for tourists to enjoy, from the high peaks to the plains, the salt pans, and the subtropical rain forests, where Latin American culture took root.
Jujuy | Salta | Catamarca | Tucumán | Santiago del Estero
  Patagonia
The Andean Mountain Range displays all its greatness in the Patagonian provinces. Thousand-year-old silent forests with native vegetation extend to the banks of the lagoons. On mountain tops, nature overflows in granite needles and icy fields brimming with glaciers in lakes of unique beauty. The paintings on the sides of the Cueva de las Manos [ Cave of the Hands ] have survived for about 10,000 years, and embody the oldest expression of the South American peoples.
Imposing mammals and sea birds go through some rough seasons on the Patagonian coasts where they spend part of their life cycle. Colonies of sea lions play and rest on small islands and sandbars. Southern elephant seals have their greatest continental station in the world on Península Valdés. Nuevo and San José gulfs, separated by Carlos Ameghino isthmus, bear witness to the arrival of the Southern Right Whale, which punctually gets there for giving birth and breeding. Creole hares, rheas and guanacos [ a lowland relative of the upper-Andean llama ] run through the plains, and in Punta Tombo the largest colony of Maguellanic penguins nests. The amazed look of the visitor beholds this cadence that has been repeating itself since time immemorial.
Farther south, you should visit Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia - the latter being the southern-most city in the world. They are both an open door to the immense solitude of mysterious Antarctica.

  Cuyo Region
Provinces of San Juan, San Luis, La Rioja and Mendoza form the Cuyum or Cuyo Region -  in the huarpe aboriginal language these words mean "pebbly soil".

  Bahia Blanca
  Córdoba City
Argentina's second largest city and one of the most important economic centers in the country. A hilly landscape and favorable weather conditions are distinctive in Córdoba, a place where natural sceneries are mixed with colonial monuments. Little towns, historical antiques and cave paintings are found in a pleasant valley landscape, high plains and gorges.
Cordoba's hills rise toward the northwestern Pampas plains. They are part of the 'Sierras Pampeanas' mountain range, reaching 2,790 m high in the Champaqui hill. All these hills are particularly appealing because of their fertile valleys, deserts and salt mines.
All along the way northward, you will find many 17th and 18th century chapels and farmhouses inherited from the Jesuits.
  La Plata
  Mar del Plata
  Mendoza   -   capital city of Mendoza Province, founded in 1561
It is situated at the feet the Andes Mountain Range in the northern-central part of the Mendoza province, in a region of foothills and high plains. Surroundings: eternal snow, valleys, rivers, hotsprings, plains, deserts and magical oasis offering different possibilities. See http://www.turismo.mendoza.gov.ar/ and http://www.ciudaddemendoza.gov.ar/.
  Miramar
  Rosario   -   3rd largest city and largest city in the province of Santa Fe
Located 300 km [ 187 miles ] northwest of Buenos Aires, on the western shore of the Paraná River at the heart of the most important industrial corridor in Argentina. The city is a major railroad terminal and the shipping center for northeastern Argentina. Ships reach the city via the Paraná River. One of its main attractions includes the neoclassical architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses and public buildings. See Municipality of Rosario. See also Visit Rosario
  Salta
  San Carlos de Bariloche   -   city in the province of Río Negro
The city is situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake and located inside Nahuel Huapi National Park. The city is a major tourism centre with ski, trekking and mountaineering facilities. See Sitio Oficial de la Municipalidad de San Carlos de Bariloche
  Santa Fe
  Tucumán

  List of cities in Argentina

  Aconcagua Mountain   -   the highest peak of America, 6,962 m .a.s.l..

  Football   -   Diego Maradonna.com
  Evita Perron Foundation
  Monster of Chupacabra   -   see Page Loch Ness
  News from Argentinia   -   Buenos Aires Herald   -   online paper in english
  Press   -   Clarin   -   Argentina's most popular newspaper
  Press   -   La Capital   -   newspaper from the City of Rosario
  Press   -   La Nacion   -   conservative newspaper
  Press   -   La Voz del Interior   -   newspaper from Córdoba City
  PBS   -   Living Edens   -   Patagonia, Life at the End of the Earth
Ferdinand Magellan stumbled upon this land off the shores of South America. Accounts of what he saw vary: giant, dancing natives or just very large footprints in the sand. It inspired the name Patagonia - the land of the big feet. From the towering mountains of Torres del Paine, across the alkaline basin of the arid steppes, to the sandy shores of the Atlantic coast, filmmaker Jeff Foott captures this alluring realm of wild extremes and bizarre creatures. It is on this magnificent Eden that elephant seals battle with terrific force to win a mate, where giant condors soar on swift currents, where killer whales command the Sea of Valdez and where penguins convene in the thousands.

  University in Mendoza   -   Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Provinces in Argentina: Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero,  Tierra del Fuego, Tucuman.

Cuisine  -   Recipes

Argentine cuisine is influenced by waves of European immigration, particularly from Italy. Argentina is known for its beef, and many meals are based on substantial amounts of carne.

  Cuisine of Argentina 
Argentines are famous for their high protein diet, particularly beef. Grilled meat (parrillada) from the asado is a staple, with steak and beef ribs especially common. Chorizo, morcilla, chinchulines, mollejas, mondongo and other parts of the animal are enjoyed...
  Argentina For The Gourmet Traveler
Popular Foods & National Cuisine [ Alfajors, Asado, Beef, Dulce De Leche, Empanadas, Pastas ], Popular Beverages & National Drinks [ Yerba Mate, Wine ], Best Dining Destinations [ Buenos Aires, Mar Del Plata ]
  Culinair   -   recipes

South American Food and Cooking: Ingredients, Techniques and Signature Recipes from the Undiscovered Traditional Cuisines 
Jane Milton, Jenni Fleetwood, Marina Filippelli
Paperback 160 pages (November 2005);  Publisher: Southwater;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1844761797

History of Argentina

Independence: 9 July 1816 (from Spain)

The area now known as Argentina was relatively sparsely populated until the period of European colonization . The Diaguita of northwestern Argentina lived on the edges of the expanding Tahuantinsuyu (aka Inca Empire); the Guaraní lived farther east.

  Argentina's History   -   Wikipedia
Argentina during the reign of the Inca, Spanish colonial era, Birth of a nation state, The emergence of modern Argentina, The Great Depression in Argentina and World War II, The rise of Juan Perón, Struggle between Peronist and anti-Peronist forces, The Dirty War, Argentina's return to democracy
The Argentina Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America in Translation/en Traduccion/em Traducao) 
Gabriela Nouzeilles (Editor), Graciela Montaldo (Editor)
... This essential introduction to Argentina's history, culture, and society provides a richer, more comprehensive look at one of the most paradoxical of Latin American nations: a nation that used to be among the richest in the world, with the largest middle class in Latin America, yet one that entered the twenty-first century with its economy in shambles and its citizenry seething with frustration. This diverse collection brings together songs, articles, comic strips, scholarly essays, poems, and short stories. Most pieces are by Argentines...
Paperback 536 pages (December 20, 2002);  Publisher: Duke University Press;  Language: English;  ISBN: 082232914X
Evita: The Real Lives of Eva Peron  -   Nicholas Fraser, Marysa Navarro
A brand new edition of this classic Deutsch biography of Eva Peron. Eva Peron was a legend in her own lifetime and since her death in 1952 the legends have proliferated. By the end of the twentieth century she had been immortalised on stage and screen and is now regarded as one of the strongest, most idolised female icons of last century. Indeed, in what has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, one of her last apocalyptic speeches contained the declaration, "I will come again, and I will be millions." Evito tells the real story of this enigmatic popular heroine, a village girl who rose to stardom first as an actress, then as the mistress of Colonel Peron and finally as the world's most powerful presidential wife. In Evita, the authors ask: Was Eva a saint or a sinner? Why, after her death was there such a concerted effort to create a myth around her? Here are the answers, in this immensely revealing account of one of the world's most astonishing women.
Paperback 248 pages (June 2003);  Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0233051236

Music, Arts & Culture Argentina, Events

  Culture of Argentina
The Europeans heavily influence Argentine culture in various areas. Art, literature, architecture, music and lifestyle have all been affected greatly...
The best-known element of Argentine culture is probably their music and dance, particularly the Tango. In modern Argentina, tango music is enjoyed in its own right, especially since the radical Astor Piazzolla redefined the music of Carlos Gardel. Folk music and dance are popular in provincial Argentina, whether of European folk-style like Basque or Welsh dance, or a blend of European and pre-Columbian style. An example of the latter is the Chamamé of Misiones...

  Fiesta Nacional de La Nieve [ august, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro ]

Culture Shock! Argentina: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette  -   Fiona Adams
Each book in the unique Culture Shock. serie s provides travellers with a practical guide to the culture, customs, traditions and society of the featured country. '
Paperback 250 pages (March 30, 2001);  Publisher: Kuperard;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1857332539

  Bandoneon   -   history of the bandeon

10th Anniversary  -   Astor Piazzola [ Artist ]
To hear Astor Piazzola play the bandoneon, click on the song titles
Audio CD;  Label: Milan;  ASIN: B000068Q1X;  Catalogue Number: I367380 
  Tangosite.com

Tango: An Art History of Love  -   Robert Farris Thompson
A definitive study of tango in all its manifestations from the author of the classic Flash of the Spirit. Beginning with Carlos Gardel, the Argentine genius considered to have invented tango in 1917, through to Hollywood's current representations of the dance, Thompson approaches his subject from all conceivable angles. Passionately argued, unequalled in its research, synthesis and depth and written with a revelatory clarity, Tango is a monumental and hugely fulfilling achievement.
Hardcover 368 pages (October 2, 2005);  Publisher: Pantheon;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0375409319
The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever! 
To hear a Tango sample, click on the song titles
Audio CD (April 1, 2003);  Label: Capitol;  ASIN: B00008L3R0;  Catalogue Number: I392541


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