Argentina, one of the largest countries in the world, has always awakened different feelings in the heart of everyone who ventures to discover it. Rough terrains, wild beaches and a large number of incredible national parks are some of the sceneries that can be found in this amazing country. Furthermore, Argentina evokes romance and culture, due to its numerous cultural expressions like the worldwide famous dance, Tango.
If you think that a country won’t suits your demanding culinary options, it’s because you haven’t thought of Argentina. This country boasts one of the best cuisines, which the main ingredient is meat. Certainly, if there is a country that offers everything you are looking for that is Argentina. The country has an incredible amount of climate diversity; from polar in the south to subtropical in the north, numerous attractions and endless leisure options. Do you dare to discover the beautiful landmarks in Argentina? Check out this post.
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Landmarks in Argentina
Argentina scenery and its regions
This vast country is divided into 7 geographical regions: Northwest, Mesopotamia, Gran Chaco, Sierras Pampeanas, Cuyo, Pampas and Patagonia. Touristically, the Northwest region of Argentina is not well developed. However, if top resorts and luxury is not your thing, this region has everything any adventurous traveller is looking for. Enormous rock formations, valleys and living nature are its main attractions. Mesopotamia is the evergreen area of Argentina, home to fabulous rainforests as well as of course the spectacular falls Iguaçu. Marshy lowlands and rolling grass-covered hillocks dominate the land surface.
Gran Chaco is a large region, uninhabited with an arid subtropical climate, filled with savannas and bounded on the west by the Andes, is probably the least visited area of Argentina. Sierras Pampeanas and Cuyo are famous areas thanks to its wine and olive oil production. The Pampa, the most developed region of the country, home to the most important cities, Buenos Aires and Córdoba. Finally, Patagonia, the rough and unspoilt area of Argentina, home to a large number of impressive natural attractions.
Fine wine, top activities and picturesque landmarks are some of the characteristics that describe the cities of Argentina. Let’s begin with the greatest cities of the country
The Paris of the South, the capital of the country features a vibrant nightlife, large number of landmarks and of course the sensual dance the tango. Buenos Aires is probably the most attracted cities in South America thanks to its “barrios” as well as its splendid colonial buildings. La Boca and its famous “Caminito Street Museum”, the ritzy area of Recoleta, home to a beautiful Cemetery, with its impressive mausoleum that contains the remains of many notable political figures and elites in the history of the country like Eva Perón.
Mar del Plata
Mar de Plata is to Argentina what Brighton is to the UK, the premier beach resort with more than 10 miles of beaches. Casinos, hotels, theatres, aquariums and numerous restaurants can be found along the streets of this beach paradise.
On the point where the snow-capped Andes meets the icy current of the Sea, visitors will find the southernmost city in the world and the gateway to one of the most important Parks of Argentina, Tierra del Fuego National Park. This bustling port, filled with colourful structures and busy streets is perfect for adventurers and those tourists who want to enjoy the best of Argentina. Tall waterfalls, peaks, dense forests and glaciers are the main claims of those who make their way to Ushuaia. In case you don’t want to hike across the high mountains and through narrow paths, you have the option to visit this area aboard of the Southern Fuegian Railway. Certainly, Ushuaia is one of the most important landmarks in Argentina as includes what everyone is looking for: delicious food, impressive natural attractions and lively nightlife.
Dare to visit the prime destination in Patagonia? Bariloche is perfect for all seasons! San Carlos de Bariloche is home to a popular ski resort that attracts numerous visitors not only from Argentina but also from other areas of the world. 100 kilometres of ski terrain and the opportunity to admire the stunning views over Nahuel Huapi are some of the reasons to go up there and jump on an adventure.
Are you one of those who loves fine dining and delicious wines? If so, Mendoza is your spot. The city is all about wine, especially to taste the red Malbec. Amongst its attractions stands the bike tour along its wineries. If you are not into wines, you can also enjoy horseback riding, if you are an experimented horse rider you can enjoy a fabulous tour and cross the Andes.
Cordoba is one of the largest cities in Argentina, only behind Buenos Aires. However, the city has a different character and personality than the country’s capital. The city is home to beautiful old buildings from colonial period that can be found in the historical area of the city. Nevertheless, the most impressive attraction of the city is the Cathedral of Cordoba. The Cathedral features a fabulous mix of Baroque and Neoclassical style.
Argentina Natural Attractions
With Argentinean’s vast terrain, it’s no surprise that there are amazing landmarks scattered all across the country. We have already covered its most important cities, now it’s necessary to mention its most stunning Natural Attractions.
Certainly, one of the must-see natural wonders in the world and the most visited landmarks in Argentina. Made up of 275 individual waterfalls, the Iguazu Falls is one of the biggest waterfalls across the globe. Once you have arrived in Iguazu National Park you can take any of its numerous walkways to reach these impressive falls. Don’t miss the opportunity to reach the bottom of the falls, an area known as the Devil’s Throat.
Perito Moreno Glacier
Only 80 kilometres away from El Calafate, visitors will find the most famous glacier in Patagonia. Perito Moreno is part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and offers a sprawling landscape with numerous glaciers. To reach this massive 30 kilometres long ice formation you must enjoy a 2hours-trip from Calafate to the visitor centre. Once you have reached the visitor centre, you must take the walking circuit. Please note, the excursion to this area of Argentina is very expensive, however, the spectacle worth every penny.
So, this is our list of the most impressive landmarks in Argentina. Undoubtedly, Argentina is a country that has everything for everyone. Have you ever been at any of these beautiful landmarks in Argentina? Comment!