Finally, after a long month of exciting and memorable football matches, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has come to close! And what a heart-stopping final it was, with Lionel Messi leading his Argentina side to the 2022 World Cup win by beating France 4-2 on penalties!
I don't know about you, but seeing the jubilant celebrations all over Argentina makes me want to know more about the country, more importantly, the best travel spots you can find!
Well, if you're like me and looking for travel spots in Argentina, you're in luck! The MiTravel Team has prepared 7 of the best attractions in Argentina we think you'll enjoy, hope this gets you started!
1. Buenos Aires
We, of course, have to start with the country's bustling capital, Buenos Aires! This attractive city is also often the starting point most travelers to Argentina will encounter, before jetting off to other tourist spots around the country.
Here, you'll find an abundance of colorful and interesting bulidings! Take, for example, the presidential pink house of Casa Rosada, the Cabildo or Metropolitan Cathedral found in Plaza Mayo, or the colorful neighborhood of Caminito, La Boca or the adorned mausoleums of Recoleta Cemetery!
In the same Recoleta district, you can also find the second best bookstore in the world, El Ateneo Grand Splendid - once a beautiful theatre now converted into a picturesque bookstore!
You also need to book a visit to Palacio Barolo, one of Buenos Aires' most beautiful landmarks and a tribute to Dante's "Divine Comedy"! Stroll around its grandiose lobby, go on a guided tour of the building and take photos from the rooftop lighthouse!
Don't forget to indulge in a steak and a glass of malbec in one of Buenos Aires' innumerable parrillas (steak restaurants)! And catch the Sunday feria antiques and tango dances in the classic cobblestoned streets of San Telmo!
2. Quebrada de Humahuaca
The first of a few jaw-dropping natural attractions in this list, Quebrada de Humahuaca is a breathtakingly beautiful desert valley of Argentina located in the province of Jujuy.
The area is known for its stunning natural beauty, with towering mountains, stunning sunsets, and colorful multi-hued rock formations. It is also known for its cultural and historical significance, as it is home to some of the oldest and most important archaeological sites in Latin America.
3. The End of The World - Ushuaia
Yes, it's real! Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world and the last port of civilization for travelers heading to Antarctica!
You can also look Museo Maritimo y El Presidio (Maritime Museum and Old Prison) to look through maritime artifacts, maps and models, whilst also learning about the history of this prison society firsthand!
Don't forget to send a postcard from the Southernmost Post Office on Earth to commemorate that time you went to the End of the World!
The beautiful city of Salta offers a look into the history of colonial settlements in Argentina - splendid churches, quaint plazas and an assortment of nobly-designed buildings!
Most importantly, Salta is a great place to admire the amazing natural beauty of the surrounding regions! Take day-long driving trips to nearby natural attractions like the famous salt flats of Salinas Grandes or the multi-colored hills of Cerro de los Siete Colores or the reddish rock formations of Quebrada de Cafayate!
Take one of the highest railroads in the world, Tren a las Nubes or "Train to the Clouds.”, and enjoy breathtaking views of the highland desert, salty springs and the Polvorilla Viaduct!
5. Perito Moreno Glacier
Found within Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most-visited and accessible glaciers in the world!
This massive 30-kilometer-long ice formation is the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world, and visitors can witness the impressive natural phenomenon of the glacier advancing and retreating up to two meters per day! Perito Moreno Glacier is also home to some of the most unique and diverse wildlife, including a variety of bird species, guanacos and even pumas.
6. Iguazú Falls
UNESCO World Heritage Site Iguazú Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, as high as 80 meters in some parts and spanning nearly three kilometers long. The sheer power of the falls is breathtaking - it’s enough to make the ground shake beneath your feet!
Plus, the surrounding national parks are teeming with unique wildlife, including rare species of birds, monkeys, and butterflies. Whether you’re looking to explore the jungle and take in the scenery, or just relax and enjoy the incredible views, Iguazú Falls is the perfect destination in your trip to Argentina!.
7. Take a break at Mar De La Plata or Córdoba!
If you're looking to relax after visiting these amazing, beautiful natural attractions, the beaches of Mar De La Plata or the nightlife of Córdoba might hit the spot for you!
Mar De La Plata boasts the best of Argentina's beaches, with plenty of beachside activities and late night entertainment! On the other hand, Córdoba offers plenty of sidewalk bars, discos and live music shows!
After such a memorable World Cup, there's surely more eyes now on the latest FIFA World Cup champion, Argentina! And in terms of satisfying our wanderlust, it certainly won't disappoint!
From the beautiful beaches of Mar De La Plata to the mountainous landscapes of Patagonia to the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina is truly a gem filled with plenty of cultural and natural attractions. Whether you're looking for an action-packed holiday or a peaceful getaway, Argentina has something for everyone to enjoy!
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