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Buenos Aires
Argentina

The port of Buenos Aires is located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata. Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is nicknamed the Paris of Latin America. Cosmopolitan city with Spanish, Italian, French and South American influences that characterizes its architecture and the way of life of its 12 million inhabitants.

The city was founded by the Spanish in two stages, in 1536 by Pedro de Mendoza and in 1580 by Juan de Garay. The indigenous peoples resisted the arrival of the Spaniards. The city is full of museums, restaurants and places to dance the tango. Evita, the famous actress-turned-politician, rests in the Recolleta cemetery.

Useful Information

Language

Spanish

Currency

ARS
Argentine peso - The Argentine peso is very volatile. It is therefore not possible to exchange them in Canada before (and after) your trip. Some ATMs will allow you to make withdrawals. Fees can be high. Alternatively, you can bring U.S. dollars and exchange them at the bank. The U.S. dollar is also accepted by many shops.

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XE

Time difference

UTC: -4

from New York: +1h

from San Francisco: +3h

from London: -4h

Tips

A 10% tip will be appreciated in restaurants. US$5 will be appreciated for taxi rides from the airport to the centre of the city.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
18 65
24 74
29 85
1044.00
February
18 64
23 73
28 82
983.75
March
16 60
21 69
26 78
1154.50
April
12 53
16 62
21 71
973.75
May
9 48
14 56
18 65
803.25
June
7 45
11 52
15 59
612.50
July
7 44
11 51
15 59
592.25
August
7 44
12 53
16 61
632.50
September
9 48
14 56
18 65
682.75
October
12 53
16 62
21 70
1044.00
November
14 58
20 67
25 76
983.75
December
16 61
22 72
28 82
933.75

Where is locate the Port de Buenos Aires

The port of Buenos Aires, Benito Quinquela Martin Terminal is located near the revitalized area of Puerto Madero. There are cafes, the Fortabat art collection and modern buildings in this area.

The centre of the city, knowned as the Micro Center, is just under a kilometre from the port. You’ll find Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Mayo and Avenue 9 de Julio, one of the largest in the world.

This port being industrial, a shuttle will take you from the ship to the terminal. Exercise caution when crossing the streets around the harbour.

Travelling around the port of Buenos Aires

How to get from Buenos Aires airport to the port

Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) is located 35 km south of the city. It will take between 45 minutes and 1.30am to reach the centre of the city from the airport.

The Tienda Léon bus service offers the transfer from the airport to the port area in the centre of the city. From this point, you can reach your hotel or ship by taxi.

You can book a private transfer service before your departure

It is possible to book a prepaid taxi at a kiosk in the airport. You will need change, because credit cards are not accepted.

The metro system is well developed and has six lines and 80 stations. Retiro Station is located near the harbour on San Martin Avenue.

A network of bike paths of more than 130 km allows you to visit the city by bike. You can take a bike for free for one hour at a self-service bike stations. Otherwise, shops also rent them and offer bike tours .

Taxis are available and inexpensive. Bring a map of the city and your hotel map to give directions to the driver. Drivers near the port usually speak English, unlike those elsewhere in the city. On the other hand, they want to offer city tours. For a more direct run to a specific point in the city, they tend to ask for an exaggerated sum. You could save money by taking a taxi in front of the station a few blocks away (but the driver will only speak Spanish).
The hop on hop off bus loop around the city in about 3 hours and connects the main neighborhoods and points of interest (24 stops). A sales kiosk is located in the terminal.

Activities in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods

9 de Julio avenue

The widest avenue in the world and 4 KM long

  • Colon Theatre: One of the most beautiful opera houses. Guided tour available.
  • The Obelisk, symbol of the city
  • Statue of Don Quixote
  • Plaza and Constitution Station

Florida street

The perfect street for shopping (pedestrian street)

San Telmo

A typical area of the city, you will find many artists, a market on the street on weekends and antique shops. You can stop at the San Telmo market for empanadas or a gastronomic tour .

The Museum of Modern Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art are located in this area.

At the corner of Calle Defensa and Calle Chile streets, say hello to the statue of Mafalda and her friends who are sitting on a bench. Its creator Quino lived in the neighborhood.

La Boca

A district where many Italian immigrants settled. Tourists love the area of [Caminito] (https://www.viator.com/en-CA/Buenos-Aires-attractions/La-Boca/d901-a258?pid=P00045706&mcid=42383&medium=link&campaign=link-buenosaires ) and its colorful houses, bars and restaurants (expensive). Avoid this area at night.

The Boca Juniors soccer stadium is located in this area. Graffiti can be admired on the walls of many warehouses.

Puerto Madero

Modern neighborhood with shops, restaurants and luxury hotels. The Puente de la Mujer (bridge) is illuminated at night. From here you can reach the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.

Palermo

A lively area with several shops and bars as well as large green spaces and attractions.

  • Planetarium
  • Botanical Garden
  • Zoo
  • Palermo Woods
  • Japanese Gardens

Historical sites

Plaza de Mayo

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This square includes important buildings such as:

  • Casa Rosada is the presidential palace, from where Eva Peron made many speeches from the balcony. Free Tours in English only take place on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. It is possible to book online. Its museum, which is free of charge, is located behind the building.
  • The Pyramid of May commemorates the revolution of 1810 that led to independence.
  • Cabildo: Museum on the history of the revolution located in a former barracks. (Free)
  • Metropolitan Cathedral, dating from the 18th century: You can see the mausoleum of General Don José San Martin, who fought for the independence of several South American countries.

Cemetery where Evita Peron rests. The cemetery has art nouveau and Gothic monuments. Listen to the music produced by the tiles of its aisles under the feet of passers-by.

Museums

Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibition of European masters and Latin American artists such as Frida Kahlo.

Palacio des Arts décoratifs

French-inspired villa from 1911 - period furniture, Chinese art and miniatures of the Russian Empire.

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