Buenos Aires offers fabulous theatre, opera, restaurants, nightlife and architecture, all of which place it as one of the greatest cities in the world. Some of its finest neighbourhoods include Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. The latter has an exclusive cemetery which is the final resting place for some of Argentina’s most famous national figures. One such figure is that of Evita Peron (First Lady to Juan Peron), who was immortalised in the ‘Evita’ musical. The balcony at the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), depicted in the film as the place Evita delivered a powerful speech to the masses, is a sight many visitors like to go to.
A trip to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon, considered the grandest Latin American opera house, is a must while in Beunos Aires, to marvel at its incredible architecture and impressive stained glass dome in the entrance hall. San Antonio de Areco in the Pampas District is an exceptionally pretty town, with its narrow colonial streets, churches, bars and museums. Also in the Beaunos Aires province is La Bamba de Areco Estancia – a striking ranch with opportunities for horse riding and exploring on horse-drawn carriage rides.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu Falls, is considered one of the great natural wonders of the world. Here, the indigenous community of the Guarani people reside in the jungle and have done for hundreds of years. On this Argentinian side of the falls, the booming waters lead to the unfathomable Devil's Throat – a U-shaped chasm, where around 50% of the river’s water cascades down. With 275 falls in total, the Iguassu understandably is in the top 5 largest waterfalls on the planet. Situated within the Iguaçu National Park, and shared between Argentina and Brazil, it is hard to imagine the sheer size of this natural wonder, as it spans more than double the width of Canada’s Niagara Falls.