Buenos Aires things To Do - activities, hotels, golf courses & car rental

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Buenos Aires (Spanish for: favorable winds) is the capital of Argentina, and also its economic and cultural heart. With over 3,000,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in the country. More than 12 million people live in the metropolitan area of Greater Buenos Aires, which lies on the Río de la Plata (Spanish: river of silver).[1] Since Greater Buenos Aires is home to almost a third of Argentina's population, its economy overpowers the rest of the country.

Buenos Aires is located on the very wide river and has a harbor. The city is completely enclosed on the land side by the province of Buenos Aires, but is not itself part of that province. Buenos Aires is an autonomous or independent city and falls outside the provincial division of Argentina. Thanks to its numerous shops and boutiques, its architecture, its cultural life, restaurants and its cosmopolitan population of predominantly Italian, Spanish, French, German, English, Eastern European, Arab and Asian origin, Buenos Aires is also known as the Paris of the South known, although due to many economic problems it has lost much of its former grandeur. The city is one of the most European-looking cities in South America and in the entire southern hemisphere. Once she could compete with her northern opponents. The city experienced its golden age between 1880 and 1920, when Argentina was among the ten most prosperous countries in the world and Buenos Aires attracted newcomers from Europe who tried to find a better life here.

Things to see
  • Avenida 9 de Julio has been the widest street in the world since 1936 — the sidewalks are nearly 140 meters apart. Countless old buildings were demolished in the 1930s to build this avenida — except for the stately French Embassy that remains at the corner of 9 de Julio and Alvear Streets.
  • The Plaza de Mayo bears its name in honor of the founders of the Argentine Republic who declared the country's independence here in May 1810. Surrounded by palms, gardens, a central statue and historic colonial-era buildings, this plaza is in poor repair today. This is where all major demonstrations take place (for example, those of the Foolish Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo who protested against the atrocities of the military regime in the 1970s), and the square can be considered the busy center of Argentina - here is the Casa Rosada, the famous light pink building erected in 1894 and known since 1910 as the seat of the Argentine government. A museum in the house displays antiquities and other objects that have belonged to national heroes. The Casa Rosada is guarded by a guard of honor — at seven o'clock in the evening, these soldiers take in the national blue and white flag. The Cabildo (Council Hall of Buenos Aires) from 1751 is the place where the country's independence was planned; the building houses a museum with furniture and objects from the colonial past. The central business district is south of the Plaza.
  • From the hill of the Plaza San Martín you can enjoy the view over the Retiro district. Three major railway terminus stations and the largest bus terminal in the country are located at the bottom of the hill making it a very hectic point of the city. The Kavanagh Building in Retiro was Latin America's first skyscraper in 1936. Other well-known buildings around the Plaza include the Sheraton Hotel, the Pirelli Building and the Palacio San Martín, the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The modern Catalinas skyscrapers in the south were established in the late 1970s.
  • Recoleta Cemetery is a cemetery for wealthy citizens. The tomb of Eva Perón still attracts the most visitors. Since its dedication in 1882, the cemetery has been a kind of small representation of Buenos Aires and its different architectural styles.
  • The Teatro Colón, with its European architectural style, is one of the most famous beacons of the city and the symbol of its cultural life. The worldwide known institution has good acoustic properties. The main auditorium, six stories high, offers seating for more than 3,500 visitors.
  • The San Martín Municipal Theater is a modern chrome and glass building with six stages. Inaugurated in 1960, the theater is the largest institution of its kind in Argentina and offers a plethora of free concerts, parties, plays, lectures and other activities. Behind the theater is the Cultural Center San Martín, a similar institution.
  • The Galileo Galilei planetarium in Parque 3 de Febrero was established in 1966 and can seat 340 visitors. The displays, displays and conferences held there deal with astronomical research. The metallic meteorite, which is displayed in front of the building, was found in Chaco province and weighs almost 1530 kilograms.
  • Beatl Museum

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Buenos Aires Airport Guide

The Buenos Aires international airport, also known as Ministro Pistarini International Airport or the Ezeiza international airport. This airport is home to the LAN Argentina and Aerolineas Argentinas. This airport serves at least 85% of passenger traffic in Argentina and it is the largest airport in Argentina.

How accessible is the Buenos Aires airport?

It is possible to access the airport by car and bus as there are no railway lines connecting the city and the airport. The only way to access the airport by train, is through the Ezeiza railway station and take a bus from the station to the airport. The problem with these buses from and to the airport is the fact that they do not have luggage carriers and so travelers with heavy luggage cannot board the buses.

How do I travel from the Buenos Aires airport?

Soon after you have completed all mandatory checks and you have dully claimed your luggage, you can easily access a means of transport to get from the airport to your destination. These include, taxis, car rental and shuttle buses. The taxis will cost you around US$30 from the airport to Buenos Aires downtown. Buses are much cheaper, but the problem with buses is the fact that they only make stops at the bus stations. Passengers are often forced to take taxis to get to their hotels from the bus terminals.

The most convenient way to reach your destination from the Buenos Aires airport is by car rental. There are at least 4 car hire agencies at the airport’s terminal A, that are waiting to offer their services. A car rental is ideal because you get to move through the beautiful city of Buenos Aires. If you operating on a tight budget, you are not to worry as there are cheap car hire companies in Buenos Aires. You just have to make advance booking to ensure that the car rental is at the airport by the time you arrive.

 Are there hotels in Buenos Aires airport?

You will not find any hotel inside Buenos Aires international airport, but there are quite a number of hotels around the airport area. Some of these hotels include the posada de Las Aguilas, the Estancia La Morena hotel, holiday inn, the Boutique Lola house hotel, and the classic and antique house hotel. You can get accommodation close to the airport.

What should I expect when it is time to depart?

Departing from the airport is hustle free. You are advised to arrive at least two hours prior to your flight to ensure that you complete all customs checks and car rental return protocol. While waiting for your flight, you can check out the various shopping malls, restaurants and bars at the airport. You can buy souvenirs from the duty free shop in the airport and sample some argentine cuisines before you leave.

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