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Buenos Aires
With 13 million inhabitants, Buenos Aires is the federal capital, as well as the largest and most important city of the Republic of Argentina.
Also called "Queen of the Silver" is one of the most important cities in the world, the most influential cultural capital of South America and one of the political and economic poles of the region.
 The city is undoubtedly the largest, most important and most developed urban, financial, cultural, administrative, political, industrial and commercial center in Argentina.
The city is located on the west coast of the River Plate, on the southeast coast of the South American continent.
Tourism
It mixes up a beautiful European city with hospitable residents, gourmet cuisine, incredible shopping, a frenetic nightlife and plenty of activities, and creates Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan metropolis with two flat districts and equally crowded areas of people - but this is part of the environment. It is an elegant place, seductive, with an irregular border, linked to the languor of the old world and still full of contemporary attitude. Buenos Aires is somehow strangely familiar, but unlike any other city in the world.

It is a city full of European architecture, year-round festivals, and endless events, while Argentina have some of the most impressive natural landscapes in the world.

Argentina is a vast area of ​​pampas and large estates, known as estancias. Traditionally, these farms are managed by cowboys, or better known as gauchos.

Among many, the most popular tourist sites are in the historic core of the city, in the neighborhoods of Montserrat and San Telmo. Buenos Aires was conceived around the Plaza de Mayo, the administrative center of the colony. To the east of the square is the Casa Rosada, the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina. To the north, the Metropolitan Cathedral, which has been in the same place since colonial times, and the building of the Banco de la Nación Argentina, a plot of land originally owned by Juan de Garay. Other important colonial institutions were Cabildo, to the west, that was renovated during the construction of the Avenue of May and Julio A. Roca. To the south is the Congress of the Nation, which currently houses the National Academy of History (National Academy of History). Finally, to the northwest, it is the City Hall.

In recent years, non-traditional tourism options have become quite popular with travelers visiting Buenos Aires, from bicycle tours or free walks, examples of endless possibilities to explore the city.
Gastronomy
Buenos Aires is a symbiosis of extensive and fertile fields with a modern Europeanized city. The region offers a varied menu, with classic and signature restaurants, and gourmet or fast food dishes.

The typical regional meals are Andean dishes, such as locro (the base of mondongo, red sausage, corn, beans and meats), tamales (corn meal, meat, cheese, wrapped in corncobs). The alfajores are available in kiosks and there are also the handcrafted ones. They are small wafer sandwiches stuffed with dulce de leche. Street sweets are peanuts and sugar-coated almonds.

During your visit you can visit any restaurant and enjoy the roasts, with the best beef cuts in the country. These barbecues are foods accompanied by achuras (viscera) and usually served with a good Argentinean wine. Sitting down to enjoy a barbecue is more than a synonym of banquet, it is a guarantee of a pleasant moment.
Currency
Argentinian peso
Official language
Spanish
Weather
The climate of Buenos Aires is pleasant throughout the year, with the average annual temperature of 18ºC, which allows to enjoy the city at any time of the year.

In summer the climate is hot and humid. Mornings are hot and the temperature rises at noon and early afternoon. Peak heat may exceed 35 ° C. At night the temperature drops a bit.

On sunny autumn and spring days mornings are cool, the temperature rises nicely around midday and descends at night

During the autumn and spring is when the rainy seasons of the year (March to June and September to December) are recorded.
On sunny autumn and spring days mornings are cool, the temperature rises nicely at noon and low at night.

The coldest month is July. The average in the winter is 11ºC, rarely falls below 0ºC. During the day the weather is moderately cold, but at night the temperature drops considerably. And although frost does not occur you need to leave with a sweater. In winter the cold is moderate during the day, but at night the temperature goes down a lot.
Vaccination
The following recommendations are for short trips, originating in North America or Europe and limited to Buenos Aires.

All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic for 4-8 weeks prior to departure.

Vaccination is advisable in the following cases:

hepatitis A - Recommended for all travelers

Typhoid - For travelers who can eat or drink great restaurants and hotels outside.

Measles, and Rubella - Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given.

Tetanus-diphtheria - The recommended revaccination every 10 years.
Care and other information
Electricity and Voltage
The electrical voltage in Argentina is 220 volts, 50 cycles of alternating current. The sockets have 2 cylindrical holes or 2 flat holes plus one of earth discharge. You may want to travel with an adapter for these outlets.

Banks and Money Exchange
Do not do exchange at the airport. The rates are very low and avoid exchanging money on the street.

Banks: they open at 10 and close at 15h. It is possible to make cash withdrawals and other transactions at ATMs, which work for 24 hours.

To exchange money at banks and bureaux de change must present a passport.

Travelers Checks
The best place to exchange traveler's checks is the American Express headquarters: Arenales 707 (Plaza San Martín) downtown Buenos Aires.

Security in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a quiet city for tourists, but it pays to take some precautions to avoid problems.
Documentation required
TOURISTS

If the stay does not exceed 3 months, it is not necessary to request the tourist visa, but must have a passport with a validity of at least 6 months.

ARTICLE 24 of Decree-Law 25.871, 616/2010

EXTENSION: It can be done in the National Directorate of Migrations from 8 am to 2 pm, building 4 "extensions sector", or in the delegations of the interior of the country, or at the border posts authorized by DNM.

Requests for an extension of residence, as well as a request for a change of immigration category or subcategory, must be made within SIXTY (60) days before the expiration of temporary residence and within 10 (ten) days before the expiration of the transitional residence.

The foreigner who spontaneously and voluntarily submits within thirty (30) days of the expiration of the periods provided for in the previous point, shall be fined FIFTY PERCENT (50%) of the amount of the rate for extension of residence or change category or subcategory.


Requirements:
• Valid passport or valid identity card (neighboring countries).
• Mercosur renewal rate
• Temporary residency in force *
* In the case where the validity of the visa has expired, it can not be extended such residence, in order to leave the country should apply for an exit permit

EXIT AUTHORIZATION: It can be obtained in the "Dirección Nacional de Migraciones", from 8 to 20 hours, building 4 "Dirección General de Movimiento Migratorio", or in the delegations of the interior country, or at border posts authorized by DNM

IMPORTANT: It has a validity of 10 (ten) days from the date of issuance of the authorization, during that period, you must leave the country, if it expires, it will be necessary to request a new EXIT AUTHORIZATION and pay again. and pay again.

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