When planning a getaway, it’s important to consider the destination’s history, as well as its landmarks. Argentina, for example, has five landmarks that make it an unforgettable destination. Add to that the fact that it’s the birthplace of tango, and you’ve got the perfect concoction for a memorable getaway.
1. The Buenos Aires Obelisk – Built in 1936 for the 400th celebration of the city, it stands at a height of 220 feet. It’s construction took only 31 days. It’s unlikely for tourists to leave Buenos Aires without snapping a picture of it, around it or in front of it.
2. Talampaya Canyon – Located about 250 kilometers from the city of La Rioja in Talampaya National Park, it is quite a sight to behold.
3. Iguazu Falls Park – Created in 1934, Iguazu Falls Park is the second biggest national park in the country with a total of 275 waterfalls.
4. Mount Fitz Roy – Mount Fitz Roy is located a couple of miles away from the Chilian border. It was nicknamed Chalten, which means “smoking mountain,” by Tehuelche Indians.
5. Ischigualasto and the Valley of the Moon – Located 300 kilometers from San Juan Argentina, Ischigualasto and the Valley of the Moon is scenic with its rock formations, hues, shapes and layers.