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Excursions in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a place full of attractions for people of all ages. Its appeal is even more alluring due to its European heritage, and is often called the Paris of the South. These are just a few of the fabulous attractions that you can visit whilst in and around Buenos Aires.
Parque Tres de FebreroBuenos Aires Parque Tres de Febrero, also known as Bosques de Palermo, is located in the neighbourhood of Palermo between the Avenidas del Libertador, Dorrego y Figueroa Alcorta. It is a green zone of 25 hectares with groves, lakes, and rose gardens.
Located inside the park you can also find the city planetarium, Planetario Galileo Galilei, which has screenings of educational material about the solar system. This lovely auditorium exhibits 8900 stars, constellations and nebulas in front of a backdrop of the Buenos Aires night sky. Located within the park is also the Eduardo Sivori Plastic Arts Museum.
In the same area as the Parque in Palermo you can find the Japanese Gardens, the Buenos Aires Zoo, where you can take elephant, donkey and pony rides, and the Botanical Gardens, which are all located on Plaza Italia, on Avenida Santa Fe.
Reserva Ecologica Costanera SurBuenos Aires The Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur is Buenos Aires’ largest open space and the only ecological reserve. Bordering the Rio de la Plata, the reserve offers spectacular views of both the reserve and the city stretching up behind it. The reserve was originally formed from demolished buildings and construction debris, discarded into the Rio de la Plata. Over time, the debris mixed with sand and sediment from the riverbed and began to build up, creating the marshy foundation that is now the reserve. The area is now home to trees, plants, and the city’s only wild flamingos, ducks and parrots. The reserve is open from 8:00am until 19:00pm and entry is free of charge.
The Iguazu FallsIguazú The Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River, located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. Combinations of 275 different torrential falls come crashing down, deafening all in their presence. Legend has it that that a god encountered a beautiful nymph named Naipi in a village near the river. Seeing her charm, the god fell in love with her and wished to marry her, but sadly for him, she fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. Due to his rage of rejection, the god chased the lovers. While doing so he sliced the river and the earth with his magic sword and created the waterfalls. He then condemned the lovers to an eternal fall.
El Parque de la CostaBuenos Aires El Parque de la Costa is a bustling amusement park located in Tigre in the province of Buenos Aires. It is a dream park with shooting rollercoasters, amazing circus performances, live concerts, water shows and much more. Having received over 8,000,000 visitors since its opening in 1997, it is the only amusement park of its kind in Argentina. Within the park there is also an IMAX theatre, a river where one can take catamaran trips, dancing water fountains and light shows. There are performances throughout the day and dining options for even the fussiest of eaters for those who want to experience this lovely park at night. Parque de la Costa is a short trip away and is easily accessible with buses and trains traveling frequently to the park.
Fiesta GauchaBuenos Aires La Fiesta Gaucha: Take a trip to a typical Argentinean estancia, in the pampas of the Buenos Aires province. You will witness the typical gaucho folk dance with local bands where the Gauchos dance with instruments made from bone, leather and wood. The Gauchos will also take you to see their horses and show you their horseback riding, bullock lassoing, and hog tying skills.
The Glacier Perito Moreno