If you love
Hollywood, you surely would associate Argentina with Madonna’s
portrayal in Evita. If you know your history and geography, you
would recognize Argentina as the passageway from the Atlantic to
the Pacific. And if you like to travel, you would recognize
Argentina as one of the more favored tourism spots in South
Argentina has a
total area of 3.761-million squire km and 99% of which is land.
After Brazil, Argentina is the second largest land mass in South
America and 8th in the world. Its bordering nations are Chile in
the east, Bolivia and Paraguay in the north, and Brazil and
Uruguay in the west. The Atlantic Ocean is in the eastern and
southern part of the country.
With its size and
location, Argentina is home to several tourist attractions that
would boldly define the uniqueness of the country.
The Iguazu Falls,
part of the Iguazu National Park in the province of Misiones,
Litoral showcases the beauty of water and the spectacle of
nature. The falls produce 70-meter plummet and is taller and
twice as wide as the Niagara Falls. The horseshoe-shaped falls
is the result of a volcanic eruption. Surely your travel in
Argentina is not complete without paying a visit to Iguazu
Also in Misiones
is the San Ignacio Jesuitic Ruins. This religious community
founded by the Jesuits aimed to bring the Christianity to the
locals. He 17th century ruins will show how the community has
survived and has lived in during its time.
The Teatro Colon
in Buenos Aires is Argentina’s pride and one of few structures
that has gained the country its reputation and rights to be
called as the “Paris of South America.” The opera house is
finished in 1907 with a touch of French, Italian Renaissance and
Classical Greek. If no show is presented, visitors can see tour
the opera house’s interiors.
Also in Buenos
Aires is the La Boca, a fancy and colorful neighborhood located
near the Rio Riachuelo. “The Mouth” when translated in English
is filled with street performers, tango dancers, and tourists
taking pictures everywhere.
Meanwhile, a trip
in Cafe Tortoni, one of the oldest café where Carlos Gardel, the
tango legend and Jorges Luis Borges, the writer spend their
precious moments. The 1858 Café Tortoni is the focal point of
Buenos Aires’ social life.
Cementerio de la
Recoleta is Buenos Aires is the place to go on you Argentina
travel if you want to see where Evita Péron lies- wife of the
former president Juan Péron with a movie named after her and
dedicated for her. Her final resting place is directed within
Recoleta neighborhood, a sophisticated mausoleums where other
rich and famous Argentine lies.
Argentina would introduce you to tango. And there is no better
place to witness the local dance than in San Telmo, Argentina.
The place is once a lonely place for Spanish immigrants. This is
where they sang and dance. Men dance with prostitutes. Soon,
some respectable women joined in. And as time and people passed
by, the dance soon became one of the most recognized in the
world: tango. Today, San Telmo still resembles the old Spain
with cobbled stone streets and historical buildings but most of
all, San Telmo is a unique place where tango is most applaud.