Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, has a population of around thirteen million. The city is known for its attractive residents (called porteños) a great nightlife, gourmet cuisine, awesome shopping adventures and great activities for all ages.
Buenos Aires offers a large choice of cultural events, pubs and restaurants with good services and a variety of other options, making it a great tourist haven. It is also one of the largest homosexual communities in Latin America with a gay five-star hotel and gay cruise ships increasing gay tourism.
Major attractions in Buenos Aires
The Botanical Gardens
About 5,500 species of plants, trees and shrubs
Lagos de Palermo
Lakes in Palermo
Buenos Aires Zoo
Home to over 350 species
An area of great historical and architectural interest
The oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires with many cafes, tango parlors and antique shops
Sunday market, also known as the “Feria de San Pedro Telmo”
Events & Festivals
- Buenos Aires Tango Festival and International Tango Festival
- International Video-Dance Festival
- Buenos Aires International Festival
- Buenos Aires Gay Parade
Getting In & Around
Ezeiza airport, officially known as Ministro Pistarini International Airport, is a modern airport with good services such as ATMs, restaurants and duty-free shops. The airport handles up to five million passengers annually.
When to go
Buenos Aires is known for its humid sub-tropical climate, warm to high temperatures with rain quite common all year round. The rainy season is not in the winter, but late summer until early autumn, especially in March. January is the warmest month with average high temperatures of around 30 °C and July is the coldest month with an average high of around 15 °C.
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|Average Low (˚C)||20.4||19.4||17.0||13.7||10.3||7.6||7.4||8.9||9.9||13.0||15.9||18.4|
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