One of the best ways to learn languages is to go out and speak them. When you immerse yourself in the foreign language, you not only learn quicker but you also learn about the cultural references and nuances. Learning Spanish in Buenos Aires is a wonderful experience. But you don’t just have to stay in the capital city – Argentina offers plenty of places to see and activities you can do.
Here are the six best things to see and do in Argentina in 2017:
1. Garganta del Diablo
Argentina is full of stunning views and it’s these amazing sites you should visit in 2017. One of the most impressive landscapes to explore is the Garganta del Diablo, which essentially means the Devil’s Throat. This gigantic waterfall is created as the upper Iguazu River meets the subtropical forest, creating a waterfall of around 150 meters long. You can hear the water roar with massive power while being greeted with the breathtaking humidity of the air. Garganta del Diablo is located in the Iguazu Falls National Park.
2. Perito Moreno Glacier
Argentina’s landscapes also offer you a stunning view of glaciers. Perito Moreno Glacier is an impressive site to visit – you get to walk on the ice wearing cleats and witness huge blocks of ice rupturing away from the glacier. It is a fantastic reminder of the fragility of our planet as well as an example of the power nature has. The glacier is located in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and you can book guided tours or just a day trip to explore the sites from Buenos Aires. You’ll definitely learn to appreciate our planet after seeing this wonderful landscape.
3. Laguna Esmeralda
If you are into some serious hiking, then you should pack your hiking gear and head towards Laguna Esmeralda. You can reach the lake within a few hours from Ushuaia – you will be given a map of the area with marked routes to visit the lake and the nearby glacier. There are plenty of amazing things to explore in the surrounding areas from gigantic tree trunks to wildlife. The river and lake itself are stunning views with a deep emerald color that’s caused by the glacier rock’s movements leaving sediments behind.
4. Catedral Metropolitana
Argentina is deeply religious country and there are plenty of beautiful cathedrals to explore all across the country. One of the most impressive in terms of size and the architecture is the Catedral Metropolitana. The cathedral was built in 1827 and it houses the remains of Argentine Liberator General Jose de San Martin in the mausoleum. While the outside makes the building look more like a bank than a religious building, the inside of the building is full of stunning artwork and a somber atmosphere. The Catedral Metropolitana is located in Montserrat in Buenos Aires.
5. Palermo Soho
If you like to explore the history of Buenos Aires, you should take a walk in Palermo Soho. The neighborhood is full of things to do and tasty treats to explore. You can also book guided tours and experiences in Palermo Soho. Our favorite is the Secret Steak Dinner because it allows you to indulge in a five-course meal. If you’d like something more active, hop on a bike and take the Parks and Plazas Bike Tour. You don’t, of course, have to do anything other than take a map with you and walk along the beautiful city streets – you’ll find plenty of places to visit and things to see even without a guide.
6. Palacio Barolo
Palacio Barolo is a magnificent architectural wonder to explore. The building pays tribute to Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy and it shows in the unique style of the building. It’s a mixture of Hindu design, Romanesque and neo-Gothic architecture. The Palacio is located in the historic quarter of Montserrat in Buenos Aires – perfect for a little stroll and perhaps some local delicacies at Los 36 Billares restaurant. The Palacio is close to the Catedral Metropolitana so you could combine these two sites and have a historical tour of this beautiful neighborhood.
As you can see, Argentina offers plenty of things to see and do in 2017. You definitely want to explore the above because they give you a chance to explore the history, culture and nature of the country while providing you with an opportunity to speak the language.
If you are into travelling and exploring the world, don’t forget to visit Savvy Expeditioner. The blog has plenty of tips on the best travel experiences around the world – including in other Latin American countries.
So, get your travel boots and go out to explore Argentina, – and the rest of the world!