Sightseeing in Argentina
Tourism and Culture
Different Forms of Tourism
- Argentina is a new country. The history it has to offer is mainly in Buenos Aires, where there are monuments and old residences to visit.
There is an abundant cultural life in Buenos Aires.
Corrientes Avenue is also called the South American Broadway (shows, plays, etc.)
Many concerts and festivals are on at the various theaters.
Finally, the city has a wealth of cultural centers with a wide variety of activities.
Natural tourism is Argentina's strong point. Glaciers, high mountains, salt desert, equatorial forest, pampa, etc.
Note El Chalten for many treks in the Andes.
- Many spa towns. The main ones are Jujuy and Colón.
- The Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires is the Argentines' favorite place in the summer holidays: mar del Plata, Carilo, Pinamar.
- Winter Sports
- Ski at Las Leñas and Bariloche. Mountain climbing in the Andes.
- Outdoor Activities
- There is no limit! You can even cross Cape Horn in a kayak!
There are two types of shopping in Buenos Aires:
- in top-of-the-range shopping malls
- in the Palermo and Recoleta districts
Individual and Civic Freedoms
- Political Freedom
- Civil Liberty
- Freedom of the Press
- The media are free and put forward a wide range of political, economic and cultural opinions.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 47/175
Evolution: 21 places up compared to 2008
- For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
- Free Access to the Internet
- Freedom of Assembly
- Rule of Law
- Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
- Women's Condition
- Women enjoy the same rights as men. However, wages are still not equal (nearly 30% difference).
- For Further Information
The Country Report published by Freedom House
The 2008 world ranking on freedom of the Press by Reporters without Borders
- Degree of Freedom
- Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Constitution, and strict anti-defamation laws condemn attacks motivated by religion. There are no clashes between religions.
- Catholics 89.9%; Protestants 2.1%; Jews 1.9%; Others 6.1%.
- Role of Religion in Society
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