Argentina is famous for its rich flavorful wines. The reason for the popularity of Argentina’s wine can be found in its production and growing techniques. A majority of the grapes grown in Argentina come from Mendoza. The low rainfall and dry conditions in Mendoza are ideal for growing grapes that are rot and insect-free that would otherwise ruin the grapevines.
Argentina has one of the highest literacy rates in South America at 99.13%. Buenos Aires has been hosting the International book fair each year since 1975 with more than a million people in attendance. In fact, Buenos Aires hosts more bookstores per person than any other city in the world.
As a National Symbol of Argentina, the Gauchos have become synonymous with bravery and protecting their land. Gauchos, also known as cowboys of Argentina, can be found primarily in and around the grassy plains of the Pampas.
Argentine beef is famous around the world and Asado (an Argentine barbecue) is very popular in the country which has the highest consumption of red meat in the world. The meat is napped in blackness that comes not from fire or smoke but from the absorption of all colors into one, a color as deep as space itself.
Known as “escalope” in the rest of the world, the Argentine milanesa is a similar dish. A cut of veal or chicken is pounded until thin and then coated in breadcrumbs before it is baked or fried. According to legend, milanesa a la napolitana, Argentina’s version of veal Parmesan, was invented in the late 1940’s in a Buenos Aires restaurant named Napoli.
Choripan is a type of sandwich with chorizo popular in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, and El Salvador. The name comes from the combination of the names of its ingredients: a grilled chorizo sausage and a crusty bread such as a pan batido, baguette, or frances.
1. Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, officially the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, is the capital and largest city of Argentina. Buenos Aires has more soccer stadiums than any other city in the world. Buenos Aires has over 280 theaters, more than any other city in the world. Because of this, Buenos Aires is declared the 'World's Capital of Theater'.
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur Province, Argentina, and the southernmost city of the country. Ushuaia claims the title of world's southernmost city. Ushuaia is located in a wide bay on the southern coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, bounded on the north by the Martial mountain range and on the south by the Beagle Channel.
Mendoza, officially the City of Mendoza is the capital of the province of Mendoza in Argentina. Mendoza is the most important wine region in Argentina, responsible for producing nearly 80% of the country´s grapes and home to nearly 395,000 acres of vineyards. The town is exceptionally green, considering the arid origins of the land on which it stands.
Rosario is the third-most populous city in the country, and is also the most populous city in Argentina that is not a capital. Argentina's Rosario is a buzzing port city located on the shores of the Paraná river, making it an important component in Argentina's export business.
5. Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Mar del Plata is the second largest city in Buenos Aires Province. Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina.