Like the other major capitals of South America, Argentina's is huge, populous, noisy and full of life. For Europeans who landed in Buenos Aires, both as a gateway to the gigantic country it administers and as an opening to the entire continent, this destination will appear familiar and may seem, at first, a little like its Uruguayan neighbour Montevideo, to lack exoticism. However, we will soon have nuanced this first impression by mixing with the Porteños (city dwellers of Buenos Aires), a passionate people with a fine soul whose great men of culture are no longer to be counted. The streets of the city vibrate with a fervour that only the New World infuses into its inhabitants, and on the terraces of cafés, in restaurants (porteña gastronomy is worth a trip on its own!) and in parks, we talk about literature, cinema, architecture, while at night, theatre and music take over. Because there's a lot of dancing in Buenos Aires, and not just tango! And what about football, raised, as in Brazil, to the rank of religion? Buenos Aires' tourist guide offers orientation trails, each barrio (district) having its own character, from the modern Microcentro to the colourful houses of the Caminito, from the cobbled streets of San Telmo where the slammed steps of tango resonate, to Palermo and its hotels, boutiques and chic bars, not to mention the wealthy Puerto Madero, its skyscrapers, its casino and its quiet docks. Put your seatbelt on and hang on tight, because Buenos Aires is happening at full speed!

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When to go to Buenos Aires?

When to go to Buenos Aires? Due to the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Our summer corresponds to winter and vice versa. In concrete terms, you make your Christmas presents in a T-shirt! Spring extends from late September to late December, summer to late March, autumn to late June and winter from late June to late September. When to go to Buenos Aires then? You can visit Argentina's capital all year round although from one season to the next, the stay will not have the same flavor. Buenos Aires empties of its inhabitants during the summer holidays (January and February) which migrate to the seaside resorts of Mar del Plata and its surroundings, or Punta del Este in Uruguay, generally crowded at this time of year. It can therefore be very pleasant to visit him at that time, even if the party people will be sorry to see the nightclubs in the capital deserted by students. To enjoy pleasant weather and a busy city, the best time to travel to Buenos Aires is certainly from September to December and during the months of March-April.

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While there are many tourism specialists for South America, and even for Argentina in general, the agencies offering stays organized in Buenos Aires alone can be counted on the fingers of one hand. However, their services may be used if it is planned to combine the discovery of the Argentine capital with Montevideo and the coast, for example, or with other neighbouring regions. An organized trip then makes more sense.

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The best way to discover Buenos Aires is to organize your own tailor-made trip. The average price of a flight to Buenos Aires is around €700 (low season) and €1,300 (high season). Note that the price variation depends on the company borrowed, but especially on the time required to book. As far as accommodation is concerned, care should be taken to book your room in advance, but the offer is so wide in Buenos Aires that you can easily find it once you arrive.

Buenos Aires is equipped with six metro lines that connect many districts to each other. However, not enough to cover the whole city, a major effort will have to be made to understand how the bus system works. Once adopted, the bus makes it possible to travel anywhere in Buenos Aires and at any time of the day, at a very low cost. Taxis are also a good option for city driving, certainly better than a rental car.

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When to travel?

When to go to Buenos Aires? Due to the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed. Our summer corresponds to winte...
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Weather forecast

While Argentina has up to 7 major climatic regions, the weather in Buenos Aires is dependent on a humid subtropical c...
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Budget

The country's official currency is the Argentine peso (AR$). Despite slow growth and high inflation, Buenos Aires rem...
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Formalities

To enter Argentine territory and travel to Buenos Aires, therefore, European Community nationals do not need a visa....
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Health

Some health characteristics exist in Argentina, but in general cosmopolitan diseases are more to be feared than tropi...
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How to travel by yourself?

The best way to discover Buenos Aires is to organize your own tailor-made trip. The average price of a flight to Buen...
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How to get organized?

While there are many tourism specialists for South America, and even for Argentina in general, the agencies offering...
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Getting around

Buenos Aires is equipped with six metro lines that connect many districts to each other. However, not enough to cover...
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