Argentina is the second-largest country in South America, and is known for its music and dance, including tango. The country offers beautiful nature, cities, and delicious cuisine.
These stats were collected through general studies by prominent institutions that analyzed Argentina's tourism sector. They represent Argentina as a whole, not certain parts of the country that are either better or worse-off. These studies were then summarized into a given rating.
Mount Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in South America.
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares is the largest national park in Argentina, and is known for its subpolar climate.
Plaza de Mayo is an iconic 19th century square in Buenos Aires.
Argentina has been home to various Native American populations for thousands of years. In the 15th century, these various groups were conquered by one of the largest empires in history; the Inca Empire. During Inca rule in Argentina, large mines were constructed were copper, gold, and zinc were mined. The domination of the Inca lasted for about 50 years when the Inca were conquered by the Spanish. The first Europeans to arrive in Argentina, were not the Spanish, but rather the Portuguese in the 16th century. Portuguese possessions in Argentina fell into the hands of the Spanish in the 18th century. Life in Argentina during Spanish rule was marked by civil unrest, with the country too preoccupied fighting the Napoleonic Wars and frequent skirmishes with the British, who tried to invade Argentina on multiple occasions. A revolution for independence was fought against the Spanish in the early 19th century, after which followed a brutal civil war between the country’s two largest political parties. In the early 20th century, things in Argentina settled down, and many European immigrants moved into the country in hopes of a better life in the New World. Argentina became one of the richest countries in the world in the 1920s.
This all collapsed with the arrival of the Great Depression, when the booming twenties turned into the gloomy thirties; a decade marked by death, election fraud, military coups, and Nazi ideology. A military dictatorship followed the conclusion of World War Two. The story of the Peronist Years is well documented in the Broadway musical, Evita. The following four decades were very turbulent and marked by some of the most brutal civil wars in Latin American history. A democracy was established in Argentina in the 1980s. However, it was during this time that Argentina became the first and only country to ever regress from the status of a developed nation to a developing nation. Argentina is, today, still in large economic collapse but is a safe, touristy, and happy place, regardless.
"Flying is definitely the easiest way around the country, though airfares can be notably pricey, especially for popular routes like Buenos Aires to Mendoza. If you plan to travel extensively within Argentina, consider buying the Aerolineas Argentinas Visit Argentina Pass." - SmarterTravel.com
Argentina is a very safe country! Have fun!