Buenos Aires

USEFUL TOURIST AND CULTURAL TIPS FOR THE CITY OF BUENOS AIRES

Spreading along the shores of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires is the capital city of the Republic of Argentina. The following are its main features:



Language


Spanish is the language spoken in Argentina, although most of those involved in cultural and tourist activities have a good command of English and Portuguese.


Weather

The weather in Buenos Aires is moderate throughout the year. The annual average temperature is 18 ºC, which translates in very few days of intense heat or cold, thus allowing for a stroll in town any time of the year.
July is the coldest month, with temperatures in May ranging from 10 to 19 °C, and humid heat throughout the summer.


Health

Public hospitals are open to tourists 24 hours a day for emergencies, free of charge, http://www.buenosaires.gov.ar/areas/salud/sistemas_salud/index.php?redir=1&idtema=1&pag=1&orden=. When the situation so demands it, the emergency ambulance service (SAME) may be contacted dialing #107. This service is also free of charge. 


Security

Buenos Aires is a relatively safe city, although, as in every great world metropolis, there are certain precautions to be taken, such as not leaving bags or purses hanging from chairs in public places or avoid walking at night along poorly-lit streets.


Banks and shops

Banks open at 10 AM and close at 3 PM (although some remain open until 4 PM). ATM machines allow for money withdrawals and other transactions 24 hours a day.
The Argentine currency is the peso, and there are $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, and $2 bills, as well as $1, $0.50, $0.25, $0.10, and $0.05 coins.
The US dollar is the most widespread foreign currency, and it may be exchanged at any bank or exchange house. Your passport is required for this operation. Most shops accept credit cards and US dollars, and sometimes Euros.
The banking sector proper is to be found at the so-called city – the financial district -  circumscribed to 100 to 500 San Martín, Reconquista, 25 de Mayo, Sarmiento, Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, and Mitre streets.
VAT in Argentina reaches 21%. For reimbursement of this local tax when purchasing tax-free goods, keep the invoices or tickets and fill in a form available at the airport.
Shopping malls open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 8 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, although shops on important avenues remain open all afternoon.


Communications

Payphones may be used to place local and long distance calls both within and outside the country. There are also many phone centers with fax and web-access services.
To place an international call, first dial 00, followed by the nation’s code, the area code, and the number. The code for Argentina is 54, while that for Buenos Aires is 11.


Power

Electric appliances in Argentina run on 220 volts, 50 cycles, alternate current. Outlets have two round orifices or two flat ones with grounding.
We recommend that you carry an adaptor.


Embassies

Foreigners visiting Buenos Aires may contact their consulates and embassies for documentation and general counseling purposes:


Germany
Villanueva 1055 Neighborhood: Belgrano Phone: 47782500
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www.embajada-alemana.org.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8.30 to 11 AM

Australia
Villanueva 1400 Neighborhood: Belgrano Phone: 47793500
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www.australia.org.ar
Open Mondays through Thursdays from
8.30 AM to 12.30 PM and from 1.30 to 5.30 PM

Austria
Embassy and Consulate: French 3671, 1425 Phone: 48079185 / 48079186
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Open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 AM to 12 PM

Bolivia
Av. Corrientes 545, piso 2 Neighborhood: San Nicolás Phone: 43941463
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www.embajadebolivia.com-ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9.30 AM to 5 PM
 
Brazil
Carlos Pellegrini 1363, piso 5 Neighborhood: Retiro Phone: 45156500
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www.brasil.org.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM

Canada
Tagle 2828 Neighborhood: Palermo Phone: 48081000
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www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Open Mondays through Thursdays from 2 to 4 PM
 
Chile
San Martín 439, piso 9 Neighborhood: San Nicolás Phone: 43946582 / 6371
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www.consuladodechile.org.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM

Colombia
Av. Santa Fe 782, piso 1 Neighborhood: Retiro Phone: 43125538 / 5446
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www.embajadacolombia.int.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8.30 AM to 2 PM

Ecuador
Quintana 585, 10 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 48046408
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Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 4 PM
 
Spain
Gral. Guido 1760 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 48110070
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www.mae.es/consulados/buenosaires
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8.30 AM to 2 PM

United States
Av. Colombia 4300 Neighborhood: Palermo Phone: 57774533
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http://buenosaires.usembassy.gov
Open Mondays through Fridays from 10 AM to 12 PM

France
Av. Santa Fe 846, pisos 3 y 4 Neighborhood: Retiro Phone: 43122409
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www.consulatfrance.int.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 12 PM

Italy
Marcelo T. de Alvear 1149 Neighborhood: Retiro Phone: 48166132 to 36
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www.consitalia-bsas.org.ar
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8 to 11 AM

Mexico
Arcos 1650 Neighborhood: Belgrano Phone: 47898826 / 8827
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www.embamex.int.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 10 AM to 1 PM

Paraguay
Av. Gral. Las Heras 2545 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 48023826
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Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 2 PM

Peru
Florida 165, piso 2 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 43340970 to 75
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www.consuladoperubaires.org
Open Mondays through Fridays from 8 AM to 1 PM

United Kingdom
Dr. Luis Agote 2412 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 48082200
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www.britain.org.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9 AM to 1 PM

Switzerland
Avenida Santa Fe 846 12° piso, 1059 Phone: 43116491
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www.eda.admin.ch/buenosaires

Uruguay
Ayacucho 1616 Neighborhood: Recoleta Phone: 48073041 / 40
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www.embajadadeluruguay.com.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Venezuela
Virrey Loreto 2035 Neighborhood: Belgrano Phone: 47852226
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www.la-embajada.com.ar
Open Mondays through Fridays from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM

 


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