BASIC INFORMATION
INFORMATION
FOR THE TOURIST

How to get There and Travel

When to Travel

Admittance Requirements

Money Handling

Vat Return

Referential Prices

Tips

Working Hours

Holidays

Telephone Calls

Tourist Information

Travellers Assistance

Embassys

Maps

Time, Electricity, Weights and Measures

 



Basic Information

 

 


Official Name
Argentine Republic

 

Capital
Buenos Aires

 

Symbols


Flag


Coat of arms


National Flower:
Ceibo


National Stone:
Rhodochrosite Inca Rose

 

Geographical Situation 

Argentina is located in the southern extreme of South America. With a continental  extension of 2.791.810 Km2.(including Malvinas Islands, other South Atlantic Islands and part of Antarctica). Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the eighth in the world.
Including the Antarctic Sector, Argentina claims a total area of 3.761.274 Km2 
It  is some 1425 Km across at its widest  from east to west and  stretches 3.800 Km from the north to the south.
it is bounded by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north,  Brasil, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile on the west and south.


Relief

The western part of Argentina is occupied by the Andes mountain range, the great mountain system of the South American continent. Here we find the  Aconcagua (6.959 m), the highest peak in the world outside those existing in the Himalaya.
There also exists several parallel ranges to the east of the Andes, such as the Eastern Mountain range and the Sub-Andean sierras to the north ,The Pampean Sierras to the north and centre from the Aconquija up to the  Sierras of Córdoba and San Luis, and Buenos Aires sierras systems such as Tandilia and Ventania
The central part and the east of Argentina (except for the parallel groups to the Andes already mentioned) consist almost entirely of a flat or gently undulating plain.

 

Climate and  Regions

Argentina has exceptional natural beauties, for it comprises a diverse territory of mountains, plateaux and plains with all the climatic variations 
There are several climatic and landscape regions

 

1) NORTHWEST

It stands out for its tropical climate, its colourful mountains, the Puna high plateaux, the gorges, the valleys and the characteristic settlement patterns that make up the history of this land. 

2) GRAN CHACO

Primarily forestal area  with forests of subtropical climate, swampy lands and ponds.

3) MESOPOTAMIA

In the northern part the subtropical climate prevails whereas, in the south the climatic conditions are more temperate . It is rich in  flora and fauna.  Its territory consists of slopes, ponds and swampy lands cut through by important rivers .

4) CUYO

With its montaneous characteristics (The Aconcagua lies here), it has an arid temperate climate. However, man, through artificial irrigation, has turned it into an ideal land for the viticulture and viniculture.

5) CENTRAL   SIERRAS 

The central sierras of Córdoba and San Luis offer a quite bening dry temperate climate. They posses numerous rivers and artificial water mirrors. 

6)HUMID                  PAMPA 

The Pampa with its temperate climate posseses the most productive lands of the country (and one of the best ones of the world) for the agriculture and cattle breeding. Its plain landscape is just broken by Tandil and Ventania Sierras.
The East is characterised by the vast populated beaches of the Atlantic coast.

7) PATAGONIA

The largest region with the coldest climate (especially in the southern part). The west consists mainly of a montaneous landscape peppered with spectacular woods, lakes and glaciers. The centre offers sterile plateaux and the east  vast beaches with spectacular and unique colonies of marine animals for sightseeing. The southern extreme of this region makes up the southermost point of the world.

 

Population
Argentina has a low demographic density. It consists of around 36 millon people, mainly established in the urban centres. The 85% of the population is descendant of inmigrants from Europe. As opposed to most Latin American countries, in Argentina there are relatively few Indian half castes (people of mixed races: european and indian).

Almost half of the population of the country live in the Federal Capital  and the province of  Buenos Aires. The urban population makes up the  88% of the whole whereas  the rural population represents the 22%.

The figures give us a population density of  13 inhabitants per km2 with an annual growing of  1,5 %.

 

Main Cities:

BUENOS AIRES

11 millons (Federal Capital and the Conurbation)

CORDOBA

1,2 millons.

ROSARIO

1.15 millons

MENDOZA

851.000

SAN MIGUEL DE TUCUMAN

626.143

LA PLATA

520.647

MAR DEL PLATA 

519.707

SALTA

367.099 

 

Language
Spanish is the official language and is spoken by the great majority of Argentinians. 
English, French and Italian are, in lesser or greater degree, widespread languages within the country

 

 

Culture

Argentina's cultural roots are mainly europeans and that is clearly reflected in its arquitecture, music, literature and lifestyle. 

It has an intense cultural activity. It is seen in the festivities, expositions, cinemas, theatres, and concerts that take place in the principal cities.
Buenos Aires has aproximately 100 cinemas and 90 theatres with a great diversity of spectacles that turn it into one of the cities with the major theatrical activity in Latin America 
In the Borges, Recoleta y General San Martín cultural centres the cultural dynamics of the country and the world are exposed.  
The Colon Theatre, which is among the best three lyrical theatres, stands out for its arquitecture and its perfect acoustics. It is visited by the most outstanding personalities of the classical music, ballet and drama of the world.
Other important theatres are the  National Cervantes and the Municipal Gral. San Martín Theatres.
Painting and Sculpture are given great importance. This is reflected in the prestigious art galleries existing in the principal cities of the country.

The characteristic music of the city of  Buenos Aires is the world-famous tango. Folklore includes several and varid rythms and styles according to the different regions of the country. 
The typical Argentine food is asado (barbecue: meat cooked over live coals), appart from empanadas ( a sort of turnover meat pie or pastry that comes with a variety of other stuffings), tamales ( a dish made of corn meal, chicken or meat wrapped in corn husks), humita (dish made of grated corn, sweet peppers and tomatoes wrapped in the green leaves of corn) and locro ( dish made of meat, potato, pumpkin, corn and sweet pepper). 
However, and due to the important migrating current that populated the country , there exists a quite varied international cuisine: Spanish, Italian, French, German, Scandinavian, Greek, English, Sweddish, Hungarian, Dutch, Chilean, Mexican, Basque, Jewish, Russian, Ukranian, Chinese, Japanese, Thailander and Arabian.

Our country characteristic drink is mate (infusion). 
The quality of its wines and meats is worldly known and the new Argentine cuisine has reached an international level standing out due to its qualified chefs.

 

Sports
Even though several sports are practised,  futball is the most outstanding one. In the city of Buenos Aires there are a large number of stadiums, some of them with a capacity of more than 40.000 people.
Pato is the autoctonuos sport and Polo  has reached international importance due to the quality of its players.
Other important sports practised by a large number of people are: tennis, rugby, hockey, volleyball, basquetball, motorsports, golf, water sports and beach sports.
The ski enthusiasts can choose from numerous winter centres  to practise it.

Sporting fishing can be practised in the whole country, giving the major importance to the obtention of the huge Dorados and the varieties of Salmonidae .
Due to its extension and diversity of climates Argentina offer the opportunity to practise any kinds of traditional and adventure sports such as motonautic, wind sailing, boating, kayak, rafting, scuba diving, trekking, mountain climbing, mountain bike, parashuting, hang gliding, ski, snowboard, small and big game hunting among others 

 

Religion
The official religion of Argentina is the Apostolic Roman Catholic, but there is complete religious freedom. Other religions practised, in a lesser degree though, are Protestantism, Judaism, Islamism, and the Greek and Russian Orthodox religion among others. 

The percentual distribution is as follows

APOSTOLIC ROMAN CATHOLIC

93 %

PROTESTANT

2,5 %

JEWISH

2 %

OTHER RELIGIONS

2,5 %

 

Currency
The Argentine Peso is the official currency. 

Bills come in 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pesos. One pesos equals one hundred cents.

2 pesos are blue (Bartolomé Mitre 1821-1906), 5 pesos are green (José de San Martín 1778-1850), 10 pesos are brown (Manuel Belgrano 1770-1820), 20 pesos are red (Juan Manuel de Rosas 1793-1877), 50 pesos are grey (Domingo Faustino Sarmiento 1811-1888) and 100 pesos are violet (Julio Argentino Roca 1843-1914).

Coins are 1 peso and then there are coins from 50,25,5 and 1 cents.

1 peso coins are golden and silver plated; 50 cents coins are golden; 25,10 and 5 cents coins may be either golden or silver plated. Finally copper 1 cent coins are rarely used.

Banking hours are from Monday to tuesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

To see photos of bills and coins click here.


Politic Division

Argentina is a democratic republic consisting of 23 provinces, the autonomous Federal Capital (whose limits coincide with those of the city of  Buenos Aires), the Antarctic sector claimed to be Argentine, the Malvinas Islands, and several South Atlantic Islands.

 

Name

Capital

Extension (Km.2)

1) BUENOS AIRES

La Plata

307.571

2) CATAMARCA

San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

102.602

3) CHACO

Resistencia

99.633

4) CHUBUT

Rawson

224.686

5) CORDOBA

Córdoba

165.321

6) CORRIENTES

Corrientes

88.199

7) ENTRE RIOS

Paraná

78.781

8) FORMOSA

Formosa

72.006

9) JUJUY

San Salvador de Jujuy

53.219

10) LA PAMPA

Santa Rosa

143.440

11) LA RIOJA

La Rioja

89.680

12) MENDOZA

Mendoza

148.827

13) MISIONES

Posadas

29.801

14) NEUQUEN

Neuquén

94.078

15) RIO NEGRO

Viedma

203.013

16) SALTA

Salta

155.488

17) SAN JUAN

San Juan

89.651

18) SAN LUIS

San Luis

76.748

19) SANTA CRUZ

Río Gallegos

243.943

20) SANTA FE

Santa Fé

133.007

21) SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO

Santiago del Estero

136.351

22) TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ANTARTIDA E ISLAS DEL ATLANTICO SUR

Ushuaia

1.002.445

23) TUCUMAN

San Miguel de Tucumán

22.524

 

 


Information for the Tourist


 

How to get there and travel

 Argentina offers modern means of transport: air, sea, river,overland and urban.
The main airlines of the world travel to Argentina arriving, most of them, at the Internacional Ministro Pistarini Airport (located in  Ezeiza), connected to the city of Buenos Aires by means of a motorway (35 Km). It is also possible to arrive at the cities of Cordoba and Mendoza by air from some bordering countries. Or even, you can reach Argentina by overland transport from these countries.

 

Cities with direct flights to Buenos Aires

Airlines with direct flights to Buenos Aires

City Airport Time
AMSTERDAM (Holanda) SCHIPOL INTERNACIONAL 19H 10M
ASUNCION (Paraguay) SILVIO PETROSSI 1H 50M
AUKLAND (Nueva Zelanda) AUKLAND INTERNACIONAL 13H 40M
BOGOTA (Colombia) EL DORADO 6H 15M
CARACAS (Venezuela) SIMON BOLIVAR 8H
FLORIANOPOLIS (Brasil) HERCILIO LUZ 1H 55M
FRANKFURT (Alemania) FRANKFURT INTERNACIONAL 13H 10M
HAVANA (Cuba) JOSE MARTI 7H
JOHANNESBURGO (Sudáfrica) JOHANNESBURGO INTERNACIONAL 8H 50M
KUALA LUMPUR (Malasia) SUBANG   INTERNACIONAL 22H 20M
LA PAZ (Bolivia) EL ALTO 10H
LIMA (Perú) JORGE CHAVEZ 4H 40M
LONDRES
(Gran Bretaña)
HEATHROW / GATWICK 12H 50M
MADRID (España) BARAJAS 11H 35M
MEXICO (México) BENITO JUAREZ 12H
MIAMI (E.E.U.U.) MIAMI INTERNACIONAL 8H 45M
MONTEVIDEO (Uruguay) CARRASCO 0H 45M
NUEVA YORK (E.E.U.U.) J. F. KENNEDY 11H
PANAMA (Panamá) TOCUMEN INTERNACIONAL 7H 20M
PARIS (Francia) CHARLES DE GAULLE 12H 50M
QUITO (Ecuador) MARISCAL SUCRE 9H 15M
PORTO ALEGRE (Brasil) SALGADO FILHO 1H 35M
PUNTA DEL ESTE (Uruguay) LAGUNA DEL SAUCE 0H 50M
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brasil) RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNACIONAL 3H
ROMA (Italia) FIUMICCINO 17H 15M
SAN PABLO (Brasil) GUARULHOS 2H 44M
SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA (Bolivia) VIRU VIRU INTERNACIONAL 3H 5M
SANTIAGO (Chile) A.M. BENITEZ 2H 25M
SYDNEY (Australia) KINGSFORD SMITH 19 H
TORONTO (Canadá) PEARSON INTERNACIONAL /
BUTTONVILLE
15H
ZURICH (Suiza) ZURICH 13H
Airline Country
Aerolíneas Argentinas: Perú 2 Tel 4320-2000   0-810-222-86527 Argentina
Aeroméxico: Esmeralda 1063 Piso 9º Tel 4315-1936 México
Air France: Paraguay 610 Piso 14º Tel 4317-4700 Fax 4317-4708 Francia
Alitalia: Suipacha 1111 Piso 28 Tel 4310-9999 Fax 4310-9990 Italia
American Airlines: Suipacha 1111 Piso 23 Tel 4318-1000 fax 4318-1001 E.E.U.U.
Avianca: Carlos Pellegrini 1163 Piso 4º Tel 4394-5990/4322-5135 Colombia
British Airways: Viamonte 570 Piso 1º Tel 4320-6600 Fax 4322-8536 Gran Bretaña
Canadian Airlines International - AIR Canada: Av. Cordoba 656 Tel 4327-3640 Fax 4393-9090 Canadá
Copa Airlines: Carlos Pellegrini 989 Piso 2º Tel 4393-1777 Fax 4328-6266 Panamá
Cubana de Aviación: Sarmiento 552 Piso 11 Tel 4326-5291 Fax 4326-5294 Cuba
Ecuatoriana Ecuador
Iberia: Carlos Pellegrini 1163 Piso 1º y 3º Tel 4131-1000 Fax 4131-1001 España
KLM: Suipacha 268 Piso 9 Of. C Tel 4326-8422 Fax 4326-8429 Holanda
Lan Chile: Cerrito 866 Tel 4378-2200 Fax 4378-2298 Chile
Lufthansa: Marcelo T. de Alvear 636 PB Tel 4319-0610 Alemania
Lloyd Aereo Boliviano: Carlos Pellegrini 137 Piso 2º Tel 4323-1900 Fax 4326-4273 Bolivia
Malaysia Airlínes: Suipacha 1111 piso 14º Tel 4361-7071 Fax 4362-4899 Malasia
Mexicana de Aviación: Córdoba 755 Piso 1º 4312-6152 Fax 4312-9187 México
Pluna: Florida 1 PB Tel 4342-4420 Uruguay
SAA: Santa Fe 846 Piso 1º Tal 4319-000 Fax 4319-0066 Sudafrica
Qantas Airways: Córdoba 673 Piso 13º Tel 4514-4726 Australia
Spanair: Bartolome Mitre 777 Piso 2º A Tel 0810-222-7726 Fax 4325-0353 España
Swissair: Santa Fe 846 Piso 1º Tel 4319-0000 Fax 4319-0090 Suiza
TAM: Cerrito 1026 4816-0001 Fax 4816-1460 Mercosur
Transbrasil: Reconquista 737 Piso 4º G Tel 4312-0856 Fax 4312-9373 Brasil
United Airlines: Madero 900 Torre Catalinas Plaza Piso 9º Tel 0-810-777-8648 E.E.U.U.
Varig: Córdoba 972 Piso 4ºTel 4329-9211 Brasil

 

To travel by car within our country there exists an important paving railway system perfectly signalled (if you are from abroad you must have international driving license). 

Several bus companies work along the whole country reaching, in general, all the cities in comfortable units  (some of them are cimatized including colour TV, toilette and hostess service).
There are several airlines that perform domestic flights to the main cities of Argentina, with the possibility of making combinations later on with overland transports to go to other smaller urban centres either by bus, taxis or remisses.
The underground system in Buenos Aires (founded in 1913, was the first subway of Latin America), is one of the quickest ways of travelling within the city. This system currently comprises around 46 km, includes 80 stations and moves more than 250 millon passengers per year. The ticket fare is $ 0,90 and subway services operate from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM Monday throught Saturday and 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Sundays. Tickets or subtepass are purchased in the subway stations.
Within the city of Buenos Aires there are 32.000 taxis. There are painted yellow and black. The exact fare is displayed on an electronical meter. An average travel cost is $ 8.

There are many radiotaxis companies. They are ordered by telephone and pick up passengers anywhere. They do not charge extra and they are safer depending on the hour and the place.

The remise is a service similar to the radiotaxi, only the cars have no markings and they calculate the fare based on the distance.

As long as buses are concerned, the tariff is related to the stations travelled and it must be payed by introducing coins (according to the value of your trip) in automatic machines. It is not necessary to hace exact change because the machines return money, but it is necesary to hace coins because the driver does not change bills. You must get on by the front door and get off by the back or central door depending on the bus model. The vehicles are painted in different colours according to the line they belong to, which, by the way, make up more than a hundred.

The train is a good alternative to get out of the metropolitan area. Lines going north depart from Retiro station and lines headed south leave from Constitución station. The Federico Lacroze and Once stations are the starting points for trains headed northwest and southeast respectively.

If you want to know how to reach the tourist destinations available in this guide, refer to those cities to get more details. 

 

When to travel

Remember that in the Southern hemisphere the seasons are the opposite to those in the Northern hemisphere. 

The high season in Argentina takes place during the months of January and February (summer holidays) and July (winter holidays). During those periods the local tourism grows and prices get generally higher. 

You can enjoy Buenos Aires the whole year even though in summer (especially January and February), it is too hot.

Summer (January, February and part of December and March), is the most favourable season to visit the Patagonia (Andean and Atlantic); the central Sierras (Cordoba and San Luis); and the Sierras and beaches of the Buenos Aires cost. 

Winter (June, July and August), is advisable to travel to the North and Northwest for the rains are less frequent and the tropical temperature drops a few degrees.

Autumm and Spring are ideal for the Cuyo Region even though summer is a good time to visit it too. 

July and August are the most convenient months for the practice of ski in the varid Winter Ski Centres that our country offers. 

Winter and Spring are appropiate to visit Misiones and its Iguazu Falls (Summer is too hot).
Choose your clothes according to the time of the year and the region you visit. 

 

Admitance Requirements

Foreign tourists coming from bordering countries only need an identity card to enter the country. People from abroad must show their passports. Tourists from abroad can stay in the country up to 90 days at most. 

 

Money Handling

The legal tender currency in our country is the Argentine Peso. Several shops accept Dollars, however, it is convenient to exchange them in Banks and authorized Exchange Bureaux.

The legal tender notes are  100, 50, 20, 10, 5 y 2 Pesos, and the coins 1 Peso, 50, 25, 10 y 5 cents (there are also 1 cent coins but they are rarely used).

The most well known and accepted credit cards are: American Express, Master Card, VISA and Diners.

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS

 Arenales 707

4312-1661

MASTERCARD

 Perú 143

4348-7000/7070

DINERS

 Av. Santa Fé 1148

4708-2484

VISA

 Av. Corrientes 1437

4379-3400

CARTA FRANCA

 Bartolomé Mitre 844

4339-5544

CREDENCIAL

 Av Las Heras 1831 Piso 4º

5777-5800


Vat Return 
At the airport you can recover the 21% of the value paid in concept of the Added Value Tax (VAT), if you have purchased local products for an amount greater than $ 70 (per invoice) in the shops which are members of this scheme (that show in their show window the logo added here).
This process is arranged by GLOBAL REFUND, world lider in tax refund services.

Shops that provide this service display in their windows a Global Refund logo. The tourist customer must request from the sales person the invoice and forms, which comes as a refund chekc and it has to be completed at the time of the purchase. Before leaving the country  theses checks must be presented at customs for validation. There are many ways of receiving the refund, it can be cashed upon leaving the country or credited to your credit card, also a check can be mailed to your personal address, finally it can also be cashed in any of the tax return offices that the Global Refund company has around the world.

 

Referencial Prices

 

HOTELS

5 *: $ 850; 4 *: $ 500; 3 *: $ 180; 2 *: $ 200; 1 *: $ 65.

RESTAURANTS

Fast Food: u$s 5,-; intermediate: from u$s 10 to 20; high category: u$s 25 and more.

DAILY CAR RENTAL

 from u$s 30 to 75.

LITRE of FUEL 

from  u$s 0,80 to 1in the south of the country there is a benefit of  50 %)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Underground: u$s 0,30; bus: u$s 0,30; taxis y remisses (cars with driver): u$s 3 and more.

DRINKS

fizzy drink : from u$s 1 to 2; coffe:  from u$s 1,5 to 2,5.

NEWSPAPERS

 from u$s 1,2 to 2,5

 

Tips

It is customary to leave the equivalent to 10 % of the value paid in cafeterias and restaurants. It is also usual to tip doormen, ushers and porters.

 

Working Hours

 

Banks and Exchange Bureaux

Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00 hours.

SHOPS

Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 20:00 hours in the big cities (in the inner part of the country it is usual to make a break at midday) and Saturdays from 9:00 to 13:00 hours. Shoppings stay open every days.

CAFETERIAS AND PIZZERIAS

En general they are always open, except from 3:00 to 6:00 in the early hours.

RETAURANTS

Lunch: from 12:00 to 14:30 hourss; dinner: from 20 to 23:30 hs.

DISCOS

Open between 23:30 hs and 1:00 in the morning. they close at Down.

 

Holidays
National Holidays in Argentina are the following:

 

 

 

National Immovable Holidays

NEW YEAR

January 1st

HOLLY FRIDAY

March/April

WORKER'S DAY

May 1st

FIRST PATRIOTIC GOVERNMENT ANNIVERSARY

May 25th 

NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 9th

RACE DAY

October 12th

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

December 8th

CHRISTMAS

December 25th

National Movable Holidays

VETERAN DAY AND DOWNFALLENS OF MALVINAS WAR

April 2

FLAG'S DAY

June 20th

GENERAL SAN MARTIN DEATH ANNIVERSARY

August 17th

Optative Immovable Holidays

HOLLY THURSDAY

March/April

 

The movable holidays are moved to promote tourism  (they are moved to Monday). Ask your travel Agent at the time of travelling.

 

Phone Calls

Public telephones work with cards that can be bought either in kiosks and telephone booths (the offices of the telephone companies), and/or with legal tender coins. 
To call to the interior of the country you must dial 0 (zero) and the prefix of the correponding locality before the number.
To call abroad you must dial 00 (double zero)and the prefix of the respective country before the number

The prefix of Argentina to call from abroad is 54 and to call to telephones located in the city of Buenos Aires you must add the local code 11.

 

Useful Telephones: 

 

JORGE NEWBERY AIRPORT

4514-1515 al 23 (8 a 21 hs.)

EZEIZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT // AEROPUERTOS ARGENTINA 2000

4480-0224/0092  Informes: 5480-6111 (8 a 20 hs.)   //  4576-5300 Informes: 4576-5111 - 0-800-999-67762

FIRE FIGHTERS

100  //  4381-2222/4951-2222      

ELECTRICAL ASSISTANCE

EDENOR: 4857-4000 al 4010 EDESUR 0-800-333-3787

GAS ASSISTANCE

4309-1050

CIVIL DEFENSE

103

AMBIENTAL EMERGENCY

105

MEDICAL EMERGENCY // MEDICAL ATTENTION

107  //  SAME   4923-1051 al 58   4342-4001 al 9

NAUTICAL EMERGENCY

106

OFFICIAL HOUR

113

SHOPS INFORMATION

112

GUIDE INFORMATION

110

TOURIST INFORMATION

4312-2232; 0-800-555-0016 (llamada gratuita)

INTOXICATIONS - RICARDO GUTIERREZ HOSPITAL

4962-6666 - 4962-2247

NATIONAL OPERATOR

19

INTERNATIONAL OPERATOR

000

POLICE (RADIOELECTRIC COMMANDO) 

101 - 4346-7000/4346-5700

ARGENTINE FEDERAL POLICE

131

TELEPHONE REPARATION

114

BUS TERMINAL

4310-0700

MEDICAL URGENCIES (SAME)

107

ODONTOLOGICAL URGENCIES

4964-1259

 

Tourist Information
Tourism Secretariat of the Nation, Tourism Information Centre: Av. Santa Fe 883, (1059) Buenos Aires, tel. 4312-2232 ó 0-800-555-0016 (free call)

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000: Aut. Tte. Gral. Ricchieri s/n. Phone: 4576-5300. Information: 4576-5111

Jorge Newbery Airport: R. Obligado s/n. Tel: 4514-1515 al 23 (8 AM to 9 PM)

Ezeiza International Airport: Aut. Tte. Gral. Ricchieri s/n. Information: 5480-6111 (8 AM to 8 PM)

Information Centres of the City of  Buenos Aires in: 

La Boca - Caminito: Vapor de la Carrera in Pedro de Mendoza 1851 (Friday to Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM)
Puerto Madero: Dock 4 Grúa 8 (Monday to Friday 11 AM to 8 PM. Saturday and Sunday 10 AM to 8 PM. Phone: 4313-0187)
San Nicolás: Florida and Diagonal Roque Sáenz Peña (Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM), Sarmiento 1551 PB (Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM. Phone: 4372-3612), Carlos Pellegrini between Perón and Sarmiento (Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM)
Monserrat: Café Tortoni in Av. de Mayo 829 (Monday to Friday 2 PM to 6 PM. Phone: 4342-4328)
Retiro: Galerías Pacífico in Av. Córdoba and Florida (First level Shopping) (Monday to Friday 10 AM to 7 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM). Bus Station in Av. Antártida Argentina y Calle 10 Local 83 (Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM)

In the Province Houses you can get more detailed information about each region:

 

BUENOS AIRES

Av. Callao 237

4371-7045 4371-9909

CATAMARCA

Av. Córdoba 2080

4374-6891/94

CHACO

Av. Callao 322 Piso 1

4372-0961 4372-3045 4372-5209 4374-6531

CHUBUT

Sarmiento 1172

4382-8815

CORDOBA

Av. Callao 332

4372-2615 4372-2638 4372-2725

CORRIENTES

San Martín 333, Piso 4

4394-7418 4394-7432 4394-9490

ENTRE RIOS

Suipacha 844

4328-2284 4328-9327

FORMOSA

Hipólito Yrigoyen 1429

4381-2037 4381-7048

JUJUY

Av. Santa Fe 967

4393-6096 4394-3012

LA PAMPA

Suipacha 346

4326-0511 4326-0603 4326-1145

LA RIOJA

Av. Callao 745

4813-3417/419 4815-1929

MENDOZA

Av. Callao 445

4371-0835 4371-7301 4374-1105

MISIONES

Av. Santa Fe 989

4322-0677 4322-0686 4322-1671

NEUQUEN

Tte. Gral. Juan D. Perón 687

4326-6385 4326-9265 4327-2454

RIO NEGRO

Tucumán 1916

4371-5599 4371-7273

SALTA

Av. Pte. Roque Sáenz Peña 933, Piso 5 y 9

4326-0501 4326-2456/459 4326-3500

SAN JUAN

Sarmiento 1251

4382-5580 4382-9241

SAN LUIS

Azcuenaga 1083/87

4822-0426 4822-3641

SANTA CRUZ

25 de Mayo 277, Piso 1

4334-3692 4343-3653 4343-8478

SANTA FE

Montevideo 373, Piso 2

4375-4570/573 4375-4635

SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO

Florida 274, Piso 1

4322-4458 4326-9418

TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ANTARTIDA E ISLAS DEL ATLANTICO SUR

Sarmiento 745, Piso 4

4322-7324 4322-7524 4325-1809

TUCUMAN

Suipacha 140

4322-0010 4322-0299 4322-0492

 

In the following countries you can get information about  Argentina (representations abroad):

 

GERMANY

Bonn

Adenauerallee 52
5300 - BONN I

Tel: (49-228) 228010 Fax: (49-228) 214809

BRASIL

San Pablo

Av. Paulista 1106 - 9º
CEP - 01311 - 200

Tel: (55-11) 251-1223 Fax: (55-11) 251-1016

SPAIN

Madrid

Gran Vía 86, Grupo 1, Planta 14 of A

Tel: (34-91) 5594167
Fax: (34-91) 5595659

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Los Angeles

5505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 210 CA 90036

Tel: (1-213) 9300681 Fax: (1-213) 9349076

Miami

2655 Le Jeune Road
P I Suite F
Coral Gables - Fl 33134

Tel: (1-305) 4421366 Fax: (1-305) 4417092

New York

12 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019

Tel: (1-212) 6030443 Fax: (1-212) 3155545

ITALY

Rome

Piazza dell'Esquilino, 2
00185 ROMA

Tel: (39-06) 47823788 Fax: (39-06) 47823796

PARAGUAY

Asuncion 

Calle España y Perú e/Boquerón y Saltos del Guaira
Asunción del Paraguay

Tel: (595-21) 212320/4 Fax: (595-21) 211029

 

Travellers Assistance

 

ASSIST CARD

Suipacha 1109

4312-6801

TRAVEL ACE

Paraná 711

4374-1134

UNIVERSAL ASSISTANCE

Av. Córdoba 967

4323-6000


Embassys and Consulates

 

ALBANIA

Av. del Libertador 946 Piso 4

4812-8366

ALEMANIA (República Federal de)

Villanueva 1055

4778-2500

ARABIA SAUDITA

A. M. de Aguado 2881

4802-4303/0760/3375

ARGELIA

Montevideo 1889

4815-1271/5969

ARMENIA

Embassy

Av. Pte. R. S. Peña 570, Piso 3

4345-1882/2037

Consulate

Pacheco de Melo 1922

4816-8710

AUSTRALIA

Villanueva 1400

4777-6580 al 5
4779-3500 al 6

AUSTRIA

French 3671

4802-1400/7195

BELGICA

Defensa 113 Piso 8

4331-0066 al 69

BOLIVIA

Embassy

Av. Corrientes 545 Piso 2

4394-6042/6640

Consulate

Av. Belgrano 1670 Piso 1

4381-0539/4171

BOSNIA Y HERZEGOVINA

Miñones 2445

4896-0284/0315/0351

BRASIL

Embassy

Cerrito 1350

4515-2400

Consulate

Av. Carlos Pellegrini 1363 Piso 5

4515-6500

BULGARIA (República de)

M. J. de Sucre 1568

4781-8644/1214 4786-6273

CABO VERDE
(Consulate)

Bernardo de Irigoyen 146 Piso 1

4334-0524

CANADA

Tagle 2828

4805-3032

CHILE

Embassy

Tagle 2762

4801-2761 4802-7020/28

Consulate

San Martín 439 Piso 9

4394-6582/6371

CHINA (República Popular de)

Av. Crisólogo Larralde 5349

4543-8862 4542-0054

CHIPRE
(Consulate)

Maipú 734 Piso 5to.

4394-3839/3946/3848

COLOMBIA

Embassy

Av. Carlos Pellegrini 1361/3 Piso 3

4325-0258/0494

Consulate

Av. Sante Fé 782 Piso 1

4312-5538/5446

COREA (República de)

Av. del Libertador  2395 /
San Martín de Tours 2815

4802-9665/8865/0923

COSTA DE MARFIL

Ugarteche 306

4801-0700/0310

COSTA RICA

Av Callao 1103 Piso 9

4815-8159/8160

CROACIA (República de)

Gorostiaga 2104

4777-6409/7284

CUBA

Virrey del Pino 1810

4782-9089/49
4782-9149 4783-2213

DINAMARCA

Av. L. N. Alem 1074 Piso 9

4312-6901/6935

ECUADOR

Av. Quintana 585 Pisos 9 y 10

4804-6408/0073/74

EGIPTO

Embassy

Arroyo 955

4393-9312/9432

Consulate

Olleros 2140

4899-0300

EL SALVADOR

Embassy

Av. Santa Fe 882 Piso 12 "A"

4311-1854

Consulate

Esmeralda 1066 Piso 7

4311-1864

ESLOVAQUIA

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3240

4801-3917

ESLOVENIA

Suipacha 1380 Piso 3 

4393-2039/2067/5137

ESPAÑA

Guido 1760 P.B.

4811-0070/0078/3884

ESTADOS UNIDOS

Av. Colombia 4300

4777-4533/34/46/40/05

ESTONIA
(Consulate)

Malaver 1180
Vicente Lopez (Pcia. Buenos Aires)

4797-2120

FEDERACION RUSA

Embassy

Rodriguez Peña 1741

4812-1794
4813-1552/8039

Consulate

Guido 1677

4812-1794

FILIPINAS (República de)

Juramento 1945

4781-4173/75

FINLANDIA

Santa Fe 846 Piso 5

4312-0600/0741/9619

FRANCIA

Embassy

Cerrito 1399

4819-2930

Consulate

Av. Santa Fe 846 Piso 4

4312-2409

GRECIA

Av. R. Saenz Peña 547 - Piso 4

4342-4958/0528/2838

GUATEMALA

Santa Fe 830 Piso 5

4313-9160/9180

GRAN BRETAÑA
(Reino Unido de) 

Dr. Luis Agote 2412 Piso 2

4803-7070 4576-2222

GUINEA ECUATORIAL
(Consulate)

Av. Corrientes 1386 Piso 4 Of. 421

4831-9676 4374-1236

HAITI

Figueroa Alcorta 3297

4802-0211/5979

HOLANDA

Embassy

Av de Mayo 701 Piso 19

4334-3474/4000

Consulate

Olga Cossenttini 831 Piso 3
Edificio Porteño Plaza 2

4338-0050

HONDURAS

Av. del Libertador 1140/6 P.B.

4804-6181/1411

HUNGRIA

Coronel Díaz 1874

4826-4132 4822-0767

INDIA

Córdoba 950 Piso 4

4393-4001/4156

INDONESIA

Mariscal Ramón Castilla 2901

4807-2956/2211/3324

IRAN

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3229

4802-1470/4821/6360

IRLANDA

Embassy

Suipacha 1380 Piso 2

4325-8588/0849

Consulate

Av. del Libertador 1068 Piso 6

5787-0801

ISLANDIA

Embassy

Paraná 843
Martínez ( Pcia. Buenos Aires)

4793-1282

Consulate

San Martín 320 Piso 4

4325-8303

ISRAEL

Av. de Mayo 701 Piso 10

4342-1465/1497 4338-2500

ITALIA

Embassy

Billinghust 2577

4802-0071

Consulate

M. T. de Alvear 1149 - 1125

4816-6136/5616/6138

JAMAICA
(Consulate)

Av.  Rivadavia 829 Piso 1

4331-8787/3159

JAPON

Bouchard 547 Piso 17

4318-8200

KUWAIT

Embassy

Av del Libertador 6647/49

4786-3100/3251

Consulate

Uruguay 739

4374-7202

LIBANO

Av del Libertador 2354

4802-0466/4492

LIBERIA

Embassy

Cerrito 836 Piso 6

4816-1296 4815-6553

Consulate

Av. Carlos Pellegrini 1063

4326-1892

LIBIA (Gran Yamahiria Arabe)
(Popular Socialista)

3 de Febrero 1358/62

4788-3745/3760

LITUANIA

Embassy

Echeverria 5678

4521-1920

Consulate

Agüero 2232, piso 3

4805-8124

LUXEMBURGO

Defensa 113 Piso 8

4331-0066/69 4331-0814

MALASIA

Villanueva 1040/48/62

4776-0504/2553

MALTA

Viamonte 783 Piso 1 

4325-0778/0756

MARRUECOS

Mariscal Ramón Castilla 2952

4801-8154/57

MEXICO

Embassy

Larrea 1230

4821-7172/7210

Consulate

Arcos 1650

4789-8826/27

MONACO

Av. Madero 1020 Piso 5 

4312-7256

NICARAGUA

Av. Corrientes 2548 Piso 4 Of. 1 

4951-2463/3463

NIGERIA

Rosales 2674
Olivos (Pcia. Buenos Aires)

4794-4061 4799-7139/7006

NORUEGA

Esmeralda 909 Piso 3 "B"

4312-1904/7418/2204

NUEVA ZELANDIA

Embassy

Av Carlos Pellegrini 1427 Piso 5

4328-0747

Consulate

Av. Corrientes 456 Piso 6 Of. 65 

4328-0747

PAKISTAN  (República Islámica de)

Gorostiaga 2176

4775-1294

PANAMA

Santa Fe 1461 Piso 5

4814-3655 4811-1254
4813-8543

PARAGUAY

Viamonte 1851

4812-0075 4815-9801

PERU

Embassy

Av. Del Libertador 1720

4802-2438

Consulate

Av. Córdoba 1345 Piso 11

4811-4619 4816-0646

POLONIA (República de)

Alejandro M. de Aguado 2870

4802-9681/82

PORTUGAL

Embassy

Córdoba 315 Piso 3

4312-3524/0187

Consulate

Maipú 942 Piso 17

4312-3524

REPUBLICA CHECA

Embassy

Junín 1461

4807-3107

Consulate

Villanueva 1356 Pisos 2º-3º

4777-0383/1829

REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

Santa Fe 1206 Piso 2 "C"

4811-4669

REPUBLICA ESLOVACA

Av Figueroa Alcorta 3240

4801-3804/3917

RUMANIA

Arroyo 962/70

4322-8656 4326-5888

SAMOA OCCIDENTAL
(Consulate)

Reconquista 341 Piso 6

4325-9649

SAN MARINO
(Consulate)

Paraná 791 Piso 6

4811-2176 4374-9057

SANTA SEDE (VATICANO)

Av. Alvear 1605

4812-0691 4813-6997/98

SINGAPUR
(Consulate)

Corrientes 1302 Piso 13

4372-2122/2149

SIRIA

Av. Callao 956

4813-2133/5438

SUDAFRICA

Mercelo T. de Alvear 590 Piso 7 y 8

4311-8991 al 98 4317-2900

SUECIA

Tacuarí 147 Piso 6

4342-1422

SUIZA

Santa Fé 846 Piso 10

4311-6491 al 95

TAIWAN
(Sede Comercial)

Av de Mayo 654 Piso 4

4334-0653/4

TAILANDIA (Reino de)

Virrey del Pino 2458 Piso 6

4785-6504

TUNEZ (República de)

Ciudad de la Paz 3086/88

4544-2618 4545-6369

TURQUIA (República de)

11 de Septiembre 1382

4788-3239 4785-7203

UCRANIA

Lafinur 3057/63

4802-7316 4803-5928

URUGUAY

Embassy

Ayacucho 1616 Piso 4

4807-3041/40/60/61

Consulate

Av. La Heras 1915

4807-3040

VENEZUELA (República de)

Virrey Loreto 2035

4785-2226 4788-4944

VIETNAM
(República Socialista de)

Embassy

11 de Septiembre 1442

4782-0078

Consulate

Arribeños 1539

4782-0078

YUGOSLAVIA

Marcelo T. de Alvear 1705

4811-2860 4812-9133

ZAIRE

Ituzaingó 915 Piso 5

4307-2751/6335

 

Maps

You can get different kinds of streets and roads maps in most kiosks and offices of Automovil Club Argentino  (Central Sede : Av. Libertador 1850) 

 

Time, Electricity, Weights and Measures. 

the official Argentine hour is  3 (three) hours less to that of Greenwich.

The electricity used is of 220 v (volts) and 50 Hz (Hertz).

The unit of measure for distance is the meter and its derivations : el milimeter (0,001 metre), el centimeter (0,01 meter) y el kilometer (1000 metros).

For Weights the unit of measure is the gram and its derivations: el kilogram (1000 grams).

The unit for capacity is the litre and cubic centimeters (cc) (1000 cc = 1 litre).

Equivalences:

- 1 gram = 0,035 ounces

- 1 kilogram = 2,3 pounds

- 1 centimeter = 0,39 inches = 0,033 feet

- 1 meter = 3,28 feet = 1,09 yards

- 1 kilometer = 0,62 miles

- 0º centigrades = 32º fahrenheit

- 100º centigrades = 212º fahrenheit

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