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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
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By Plane

Flights from Buenos Aires and the rest of Argentina are usually more expensive for foreigners. This can pose a problem for short-term travelers who do not have time to take a bus to places like Iquazu Falls, Bariloche, Ushuaia, etc. These tourists are often advised to find smaller travel companies/agents that can help them find lower prices on lower flights, deals that larger online travel sites would not have access to. Several nationalities must pay a reciprical fee on arrival at the EZE international airport. This can be avoided by flying into AEP or to Montevideo's MVD Airport.

By Train

There are national railways, but they are scarce. The terminal stations are the same from suburban transportation. From Retiro station you can take the train to the Tigre Delta. There you can do a boat cruise and see the wetland and recreational area of the porteños.

There are some long distance domestic services. Buses are usually faster and more comfortable, but also three times as expensive. There are several main stations in the Buenos Aires area (see below).

Retiro - Córdoba (overnight): departs Mon. & Fri. 20:10, arrives 10:25

Córdoba - Retiro (overnight): departs Thu. & Sun. 16:30, 07:33 (25 pesos - tourist class)

Retiro - Tucumán (overnight): departs Mon. 10:05, arrives 10:40

Tucumán - Retiro (overnight): departs Wed. 18:00, arrives 19:20 (35 pesos - tourist class)

By Bus

There are very good services departing from Retiro bus station, covering the whole country. Generally speaking the more expensive the ticket, the more comfortable the bus will be. Bus travel times to/from Buenos Aires:

  • Mendoza: 12-14 hours
  • Córdoba: 9 hours
  • Bariloche: 22 hours
  • Iguazú: 20 hours
  • Rosario: 4 hours

By Boat

There are daily journeys to and from Colonia and Montevideo in Uroguay. Three companies operate this service.

  • Colonia Express - Puerto Madero terminal - Córdoba avenue & Madero avenue.
  • Buquebus- Puerto Madero terminal - Córdoba avenue & Madero avenue. Tel: +54 4316-6400/6500/6550.
  • Ferrytour- Dársena Norte terminal - Viamonte & Costanera Sur - Tel: +54 4311-4700
Key places to visit
Botanical Garden, The Paz Palace, Plaza De Mayo , Puerto Madero, La Casa Rosada


Places to Visit

La Casa Rosada

The Museum of the La Casa Rosada it has as main objective the ´ to show and to disclose the historical antecedents of the National Government and the work of the governors after a smaller term of thirty years concluded its mandato ´ this is the main mission that the museum has.

The building was painted pink during the presidency of Sarmiento, inaugurating a tradition and the popular name.
The current Casa Rosada, is made by two buildings, separated by a narrow alley, one was the Seat of Government and the other the Palacio de Correos, besides that it counts with a collection that consists of presidential canes, bands, notes, letters, badges, military dress, table of oaths, flags, currencies, cigar cases, canes, drawings and an innumerable amount that belonged to diverse Argentine figures.

Puerto Madero

Puerto Madero is distinguished significantly for its close location to the center of Buenos Aires, the extensive area and its connection with the ribereño step. It is a place which combines the Rio Plata typical nature with the urbanism of the most alive city in Latin America. It is ideal for commercial activities, administrative and recreational space extension. Also it presents a particularity, being the only area in the city that present a characteristic, the new streets have women names, to remain them like protagonists of the local history.

Piramide de Mayo (May's Pyramid):Erected in en 1811, it was the first historical monument of Buenos Aires, and it was declared as a National Historic Monument one year later; it's a small obelisk, to which a figure representing Liberty, made by French sculptor Doubourdieu, was added during its redesign by Argentine architect and painter Prilidiano Pueyrredón in 1856, preserving the original pyramid in its interior.

Plaza De Mayo

The Plaza de Mayo is the most important part of the city, because most of the important institucional, political and economic decisions are made there.

The Paz Palace

The National Museum of Armaments is also housed in the Paz Palace. Argentina's most important military museum, it was inaugurated in 1941 and includes 15 rooms where its collection is divided chronologically and by country of origin. Its oldest pieces include a Chain Mail armor belonging to the Byzantine Emperor Commenus (c. 1100), Crossbows, maces, Two-handed swords, Flalis and other weapons dating from the Crusades, and an Arquebuse  used during the Battle of Aquere in Spain. The museum also houses a large collection of banners and weapons dating from the Argentine War of Independence, including a locally-modified Mauser riffle prized at the time for its durability, as well as a modern artillery section tracing the development of the early Machine gun during the 19thcentury.

Botanical Garden

The Buenos Aires city Botanical Garden was inaugurated on 1898. It occupies a 7 hectares surface and house approximately 6.000 vegetal species; it also specialized library, three styled gardens sculptures and more. The Buenos Aires Botanical Garden is located in the traditional Palermo neighborhood besides de Zoo, in a 8 blocks perimeter demarcate by Santa Fe Avenue, República Árabe Siria, Las Heras Avenue and Italia Square. The main entrance is located on Sante Fé Avenue No. 3951; the garden opens its doors everyday from 8:00 until 18:00 hrs.

Right Time to Visit

June - December


January - March -> 30(°C) - Summer
June - July -> 7(°C) - Spring


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