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Argentina

Buenos Aires

About

Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been called the Paris of South America, and the city offers the broad avenues, gastronomical variety, and cultural importance of its European sister. Visitors seeking food will find much to choose from in Buenos Aires restaurants, from traditional Spanish and Italian dishes to empanadas and dulce de leche. Guests of the city will also want to partake in the Argentine tango, whether by watching at a casa de tango or by dancing at a milonga. The country's most famous citizen, Eva Peron, is the subject of many tours and monuments, and visitors can learn more about the icon's life at the Evita Museum. Flights to Buenos Aires land at one of two airports. The Ezeiza International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown, serves international arrivals, while those arriving from other Argentine cities and neighboring countries touch down at Jorge Newbery Airport, five minutes from downtown.

When To Go

As a Southern Hemisphere city, Buenos Aires' seasons occur at opposite times of the year from those in the north. For instance, when it's winter in New York, it's summer in Buenos Aires. The most popular time to visit is during the warmer months of spring and summer (September through March), when cruises arrive, outdoor events take place, and people flee from colder locales. The least popular time to visit is in the fall and winter (April through August), when temperatures drop.

high season: September to March
low season: April to August

Weather Information

Buenos Aires experiences mild weather throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of 64 degrees. Winter (mid-June through mid-September) can be cool during the day, with high temperatures in the upper 50s. Summer (mid-December through mid-March) temperatures reach highs in the low 80s and can get quite humid. Spring and fall (mid-September through mid-December, mid-March through mid-June) get the highest amounts of rainfall, in short sporadic showers, and temperatures range from the upper 60s to the mid-70s.

Crowd Information

Buenos Aires gets busy during summer, when many major holidays and events take place such as Christmas, New Year's, and the Abierto de Buenos Aires (this website in Spanish only) in February. Other festivals throughout the year also attract crowds, including the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema in April, the Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires (this website is in Spanish only) in April and May, arteBA in June, La Rural in July and August, and the Tango Dance World Championship in August.

Closure Information

Most hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year. However, some businesses and banks may close on holidays such as Christmas and New Year's Day.

When to Save

The most expensive time to visit is during the high season, as well as holidays such as Easter and Christmas. Discounts are available towards the end of summer and fall.

Information provided by the Official tourism site of the city of Buenos Aires