Self-guided tours in Argentina

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Сообщение HainanWel.com(e)! » 31 мар 2015, 18:48

Tours in Buenos Aires

At the mere mention of the Argentine capital in the mind of dealing begins to sound tango, because here was coined passionate dance, still executable on the streets in love with him and each other beautiful people. And tours in Buenos Aires - is an acquaintance with one of the most amazing cities in South America, where past and present are so closely intertwined that it does not matter what kind of what to build and where to start. Straight as an arrow shady avenues and parks, colonial style old Spanish quarters and urban studies of modern skyscrapers, luxury hotels and poverty poverty-stricken hovels like birds' nests clinging to each other ... City-tale and a dream city, Buenos Aires costs and hours of flight and not cheap tickets, because the picture is not so bright photo album will give the traveler no other city in the world.
History and geography

In the history of Buenos Aires, there are two of the most important dates, and both of them - the date of birth. It was first founded in 1536 by Pedro da Mendoza, the Spanish conquistador who led several expeditions to South America. The Indians burned the new settlement, not wanting to take strangers in their own land. At the end of XVI century, the city rebuilt and since then its history is full of events, as the heart of the Argentine beauty - love.
The city is situated on the left bank of the Riachuelo in the ocean bay of the Gulf of La Plata. Its population is close to three million people, and together with its suburbs have long reached fourteen million. Argentines - the people are friendly, but in such cities the main rule of the tourist - careful compliance with the rules of personal safety. These include a watchful eye on things, and is highly undesirable visits to poor neighborhoods in the dark.
Briefly about the importance

Participants tours in Buenos Aires waiting humid subtropics and southern hemisphere, and therefore climatic features should be considered very carefully. Summer begins here in December and the air temperature in January and February during the day reaches 35 or higher. In the summer and fall is the largest amount of precipitation. The best time to travel to Buenos Aires - June and July, when it rains a lot less, and the thermometer did not rise above 20.
The international airport in the capital of Argentina receives flights from many capitals of the Old World. Direct flight from Moscow not, docked in Europe for such long flights more advantage than a disadvantage.
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National Park Los Glaciares National Park

National Park Los Glaciares National Park is located along the border with Chile, and covers an area of ​​about 446 hectares Los Glaciares National Park is one of the largest environmental facilities in Argentina. National Park, this area became in April 1945. And in 1981 he was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Translated from Spanish Los Glaciares National Park means "glacier". And indeed in the area of ​​the Southern Hemisphere nowhere else continental land and that kind of favorable conditions for the development of modern glaciation. More than forty percent of the western territory of Los Glaciares National Park is covered with eternal ice and snow Patagonian Andes. The conservation area was found the largest ice cap outside Antarctica, consisting of 47 glaciers.

Perito Moreno glacier in the most famous park of Los Glaciares National Park. Its height is about 50 m, length - 4 km. Age glacier has 30,000 years. Perito Moreno is one of the few remaining in the world "living" glaciers. It is named in honor of the Argentine scientist Francisco Moreno, translated from Spanish Perito Moreno means "scientist Moreno." The dress itself is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. According to scientists, the glacier has a special ability to maintain balance and not to succumb to global warming.

Perito Moreno - Glacier also unique because of its arrays begin to form at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level, and then descend from the mountains and falling into the lake of Argentina. Thousands of tourists come to the National Park for what to see this spectacle. UNESCO declared the Perito Moreno Glacier World Heritage Site.

Especially for tourists held minitreking to the unique walls of the glacier. Visitors are given special shoes for walking on ice. During the walk you can see a variety of ice formations - small lagoon, cracks, drains, as well as place the collapse of the glacier. In addition, a walk along the lake. The boat of tourists driving up to a distance of 200 meters from the glacier, so that they could appreciate the full beauty of the Perito Moreno Glacier.

At the foot of the Andes, on the banks of the lake is the town of El Calafate. It is named for Patagonian berries. From it the locals cook jam and do all sorts of alcoholic liqueurs. The city is a transit point for all tourists on the way to the glacier.

Due to the melting of glaciers within the park, it formed a complex system of lakes. In total there are about a hundred, most famous of which are - Lago Argentino and Viedma.

As for the flora and fauna in the park area is occupied by the main sub-Antarctic forests and Patagonian Patagonian steppe. In the forests of the protected area is home to over a hundred species of birds, the most notable of which are dlinnoklyuvy rheas, Andean condor, black-necked duck finch and African clawed. Among the animals can distinguish the Andean deer, guanacos, llamas, condors, Patagonian hares, gray foxes, cougars.

The park in the town of Puerta del Canyon, scientists have discovered the remains of ancient settlements of people, and in line with the local river, which had long since dried up - the fossilized remains of dinosaurs.

Every year the protected area of ​​Los Glaciares National Park is visited by thousands of tourists from around the world. The best time to explore the park is from October to March, as in the Southern Hemisphere, it accounts for the summer.
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National Park talampaya

Talampaya Park - a protected area with a total area of ​​2150 square meters. meters. In 1997 talampaya received the status of a national park, and in 2000 UNESCO made it a World Heritage Site.

The main purpose of education is to preserve the park and the protection of archaeological and palaeontological sites, which are located in a large quantity in the territory talampaya. Numerous rocks can find a variety of images of people, animals and abstract paintings. A notable place is the "Lost City", it is not only famous petroglyphs, but also a large accumulation of boulders bizarre. There were also found the remains of ancient dwellings and cemeteries. In addition, the dry riverbed talampaya scientists have found the bones of one of the first in the world of dinosaurs and fossil turtles, whose age has 210 million years.

At the local botanical garden talampaya you can see the most unique representatives of fauna of this region of the country. Among the remarkable rich fauna guanaco, Maar, gray foxes.

The attention of tourists is invited to an information center, a walk through the Botanical Gardens, a trip to the "Lost City" and the riverbed talampaya. Numerous shops offer souvenirs with images of petroglyphs and rock paintings. To preserve the original appearance of the park, it was decided to restrict access to it. Therefore, all tours are led by local guides. Tourists are recommended to stock up on drinking water on a tour of the park, as it found in the protected areas is difficult.
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Iguazu National Park

On the border of Argentina with Brazil and Paraguay is the famous national park "Falls", covering an area of ​​55 thousand hectares. The park is one of the modern wonders of the world - it's 275 waterfalls, overthrown in 5000 cubic meters of water per second from a height of 70 meters. It kept thousands of species of exotic birds, butterflies and unique tropical vegetation. Nearby are the ruins of the Jesuit missions of particular interest is the San Ignacio Mini, a church built in the style of "baroque Guarani." Above the waterfalls are convenient places for water sports.

Millionnotonnye mass incident, vzvihryayuscheysya and sprayed water birth in the sun amazing multi-colored rainbow. The molten silver boiling water, the mysterious shimmer of light, primitive power, coupled with finesse, a symphony of water jets, merge and executed unprecedented, created by nature body Eternity of the Universe - that's what Iguazu. The desire to preserve for posterity the pristine power and beauty of waterfalls led to the formation in the territory of neighboring states Reserves - Iguazu National Park. On the part of Brazil commanded 180 thousand. Ha, is the largest in Brazil and one of the world's largest reserves. On the Argentine side, in the province of Misiones, the eponymous national park area of ​​55 thousand. Ha. Near the waterfalls built several hotels, bars, restaurants and the airport, the village has grown to 6 thousand. Residents, busy with tourists coming from all over the world.

The reserves Iguazu palms, ironwood - quebracho, inhabited by monkeys, tapirs, hummingbirds, rare butterflies the size of a saucer and unimaginable colors. Lush tropical fauna - magnificent setting of waterfalls, not to mention the fact that the water rushes down there with basalt rocks of reddish color.
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Colon Theater

Colon Theater - Opera located in Buenos Aires in Argentina. In the middle of the 19th century opera it was very popular, and it was decided to build a new theater. It was built in 1857 and accommodates a 2500 audience. In addition, the built separate gallery for women. But later, the theater building was sold to the National Bank, and lay a new one. In 1908, construction was completed by the architect Julio Dormalem. New Theatre Colon also accommodates 2,500 spectators, has a special place for the concerts and the opportunity to listen to their standing, its interiors are richly decorated, and in the lobby there are busts of famous composers: Mozart, Rossini, Beethoven, Bizet, Verdi, Wagner and others.

In 1925 there is a permanent ballet company, is still in effect. In 2006, the theater was closed for renovation. Planned its opening in 2008, the centenary of the building. But later moved and the opening was timed to the 200th anniversary of the Argentine state. After the reconstruction of the theater preserved its famous acoustics were rebuilt their own workshops, manufactures costumes, props and scenery, are equipped rehearsal rooms, workshops and wardrobe.

At the theater in turn opened the ballet and the opera school, and later in 1965 opened the High School of Theatre Colon.

Now Colon Theater - the largest opera house in South America. In the history of her were the famous singers of the 20th century: Tebaldi, Del Monaco, Caruso, Gobbi; conductors E. Klaiber, Klemperer, Toscanini.

The main repertoire - world classics, occupies an important place here, and Russian classics. In the early twentieth century, at the Teatro Colon it was put opera "Boris Godunov," "Eugene Onegin," "Queen of Spades", "Demon", "Sadko," "Khovanshchina" and others. Currently, the troupe of the Moscow Chamber Musical Theater is coming to Argentina on tour.
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