Travel guide Argentina : culture, traditions & lifestyle

Writers and artists

Writers and artists
Argentines and foreigners

Cortázar, Borges, Ocampo, Quino, Pratt, Saint-Exupéry...

Argentine Curiosities

Argentine Curiosities
Customs, rites and traditions

Some habits or believes that make up a culture may sometimes surprise foreigners.

Argentine Fauna

Argentine Fauna
A great diversity

Our selection of the most interesting or symbolic species.

Nationalities

Nationalities
Immigration and communities

Argentina was populated by European immigration.

Paleontology

Paleontology
Major sites

Patagonia is a unique peleontological site with its Dinosaurs' Valley and museums.

Glaciology in Patagonia

Glaciology in Patagonia
The great ice field

This huge freshwater reserve encompasses one of the most beautiful Argentine landscape.

Fishing in Argentina

Fishing in Argentina
Rivers and species

Argentina offers two special fish species for fishermen : trout and dorado

Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango
History, rules and milongas

Born in Buenos Aires' underworld, tango is enjoying a new golden age.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy
Signature dishes and a selection of recipes

Beef, mate, dulce de leche, empanadas and Italian dishes.

Polo in Argentina

Polo in Argentina
Polo in Argentina. History, rules and news.

Polo in Argentina. History, rules and news.

History

History
Origins, colonization and independence

Independent since 1816, Argentina was dominated by the figure of Perón during the twentieth century.

Parks and reserves

Parks and reserves
List of the conservation areas

Argentina has managed to maintain its exceptional natural heritage.

Architecture

Architecture
Styles & monuments

Architecture Buenos Aires: the different styles and our selection of monuments

Economy and politics

Economy and politics
Background and figures

After the crisis of 2001, the Kirchners enjoyed the benefits of economic recovery from 2003.

Argentine Airmail

Argentine Airmail
History and men

Latécoère, Mermoz, Saint Exupéry...pioneers who created the link between France and South America

Horses and gauchos

Horses and gauchos
Traditions of the "campo"

The pampa man and his faithful companion personify the Argentine myth.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Stars and Observatories

The purity of the Argentine sky is a delight for astronomers .

Mythical People

Mythical People
Legendary figures

Che Guevara, Eva Perón, Carlos Gardel, Maradona, Fangio…