Argentina cities, attractions and photos
, the second largest country on the South American continent, is located between the Andes to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east and to the south. Neighboring countries of Argentina are: Bolivia, Brazil
, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The main ethnic groups are represented by Europeans of Italian and Spanish origin, Mestizo, Amerindian, and smaller ethnic communities. The country is a federation, composed of 23 provinces and the autonomous city Buenos Aires
. The latter is the capital of Argentina. Situated on the Rio de la Plata, the city has a population of close to 13 million people. Cordoba, La Plata, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, and Rosario are among the major Argentinean cities.
The climate of Argentina ranges from subtropical to temperate and sub-polar. The best time to visit Buenos Aires is between September and November (spring time). The summer, between December and February, is hot and humid. It is best to visit the cities of Cordoba and Mendoza, and the Lake District in the fall season. The temperatures are pleasant and the tourist crowds are less dense.
Argentina is famous for the Andes, tango, soccer, beef, and Patagonia. However, the country is a land of a vast natural wilderness. Visitors will be amazed by the Perito Moreno Glacier, the ice fields of Patagonia, the Valdivian forests, and the Andean salt flats. The wilderness hosts thousands of animal species such as caimans, capybaras, flamingos, and penguins. Apart from a couple of cities, the population centers of Argentina are mostly small provincial towns. The capital Buenos Aires is the largest and most significant economic, financial, governmental, and cultural hub of the country. The capital offers plenty of historic, architectural, and cultural landmarks such as the city council Cabildo, the oldest neighborhood San Telmo, and the outdoor pedestrian museum Caminito. Florida Street and San Telmo host many pleasant cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and boutiques.
Buenos Aires: European-style city in South America.