DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Argentina

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Penguin, Sep 1, 2008 - Travel
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Whether you are planning to visit a city, a region or a country, DK’s foolproof ‘Eyewitness’ approach makes learning about a place a pleasure in itself. All the traditional guidebook subject matter is covered—descriptions of sights, opening times, hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, phrase books etc— but, with the help of specially commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes essential information easy to accessand quick to absorb. No other guides explain the history of a place as clearly in words and pictures. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides—the best guides ever created. Argentina''s vibrant, wonderfully idiosyncratic capital, Buenos Aires, is the third largest city in Latin America, yet it is a resolutely human kind of place. Famous for its tango, football and European-style architecture, it also holds hidden gems, including picturesque cobbled neighborhoods, sophisticated shopping and some of the best and most varied cuisine in the whole continent. Cinemas and art galleries, jazz clubs and theatres, atmospheric cafés and antiques markets abound, while exercising or just lazing around in beautifully landscaped parks filled with subtropical vegetation are part of the dynamic yet laid-back porteño lifestyle
  

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Contents

Discovering Argentina 8
8
Putting Argentina on the map 10
10
A portrait of Agrentina 12
12
Argentina through the year 40
40
The history of Argentina 46
46
Buenos Aires at a glance 58
58
Plaza De Mayo and Microcentro 60
60
San Telmo and La Boca 76
76
Argentinian Mesopotamia 156
156
Cordoba and The Andean Northwest 176
176
Cuyo and The Wine Country 202
202
Patagonia 220
220
Tierra Del Fuego and Antarctica 256
256
Where to stay 270
270
Where to eat 288
288
Shopping in Argentina 304
304

Plaza San Martin and Retiro 86
86
Recoleta 94
94
Palermo and Belgrano 104
104
Shopping in Buenos Aires 118
118
Entertainment in Buenos Aires 122
122
Buenos Aires street finder 126
126
Argentina at a glance 134
134
The Pampas 136
136
Entertainment in Argentina 308
308
Outdoor activities and specialized holidays 310
310
Practical information 318
318
Travel information 328
328
General index 336
336
Acknowledgments 348
348
Phrase book 350
350
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