Argentina:This Vast Nation of South America Offers Some of the Most Beautiful Scenery on Earth

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Argentina:This Vast Nation of South America Offers Some of the Most Beautiful Scenery on Earth

Argentina is a vast and distinctive South American nation known for its trendy cities surrounded with outstanding natural wonders such as the Patagonian glaciers and Pampas grassland. Aside from the beautiful colonial buildings, the country is also famous for its tango dance and local music. Here are some of the many beautiful places and sites you should visit while in Argentina.

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Argentina:This Vast Nation of South America Offers Some of the Most Beautiful Scenery on Earth

1. Garganta del Diablo (Puerto Iguazu)

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Garganta del Diablo also known as ‘Devil’s throat’ is a beautiful canyon that leads to a impressive waterfall. It's hard to describe the sheer majesty and beauty of this place in words, you really have to see it for yourself.

2. Iguazu Falls (Misiones Province)

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The Iguazu Falls is split between Argentina and Brazil in a large national park offering the most awe-inspiring sights with a chain of hundreds of waterfalls extending over a range of three kilometers. You can easily spend a whole day exploring each area of this beautiful park along with the nature and wildlife found here. If you want to get an up-close view of the falls, taking a boat ride is a great option to consider.

3. Perito Moreno Glacier (Santa Cruz Province)

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A stunning sight showcasing how South America has some of the most unique and incredible scenery on earth, Perito Moreno Glacier is a wall of blue and white ice stretching for 30 kilometers across Los Glaciares National Park and an average of 240 feet high. The sight is really something to behold with its incredible spiky peaks of ice that can be easily viewed from various lookout points along the glacier.

4. Cerro Fitz Roy (Santa Cruz Province)

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Another beautiful landscape inside the vast Los Glaciares National Park on the border between Argentina and Chile. Cerro Fitz Roy stands at 11,073 feet above sea level making it the highest of the granodiorite peaks within the park. If you fancy a hike, there are several day or multi-day hikes where visitors can camp for free in the campgrounds. The closest town, El Chaltén, excellent accommodation facilities including and a range of restaurants.

5. The Hill of Seven Colors (Purmamarca)

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The Hills of Seven Colors is a breathtaking sight, derived from different types of rock strata creating this diverse range of colors. The Hills of Seven Colors is not far from the border with Chile and Bolivia. The view is best during sunset or sunrise when the sun's rays are particularly bright and reflect off the array of colors.

6. Beagle Channel (Ushuaia)

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Beagle is a strait located at the extreme southern tip of South America. The channel offers excellent views of snow capped mountains with glaciers and amazing wildlife populating its waters. Boat tours of the channel are relatively affordable costing around $60 for a half-day tour of about 2.5 hours, which gives you the opportunity to see some amazing scenery along the way.

7. Catedral de la Plata (Buenos Aires)

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The Cathedral of La Plata towers over the suburban area of Buenos Aires known as La Plata. The cathedral features an array of beautiful stained-glass windows and polished granite floors drawing inspiration from medieval predecessors in places such as Cologne and Amiens. Make sure to take the elevator up to the top for some picturesque views over the surrounding area.

8. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Buenos Aires)

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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes was once an old pump waterworks building which was redesigned and now displays the world's largest collection of Argentine art. Located in the Recoleta area of the city, it stands to be Argentina’s most important fine-arts museum containing many key works by famous Argentinian artists such as Eduardo Sívori along with other famous European artists such as Picasso.

9. Cuesta del Obispo (Salta)

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A dramatic road snaking up the mountains of Salta, this road trip is a lovely, scenic route with very diverse landscapes that vary from jungles to deserts. The viewpoint which is 10984 ft above sea level offers a beautiful view of the landscapes in the surrounding area.


Argentina is indeed offers diversity in nature, culture and adventure, all with their own character. This is because it is rare to find glaciers, deserts, mountains, jungle, sea coast and volcanoes all in one country. Aside from its distinct and beautiful geography, it boasts a thriving nightlife with the tango, and unique local cuisine. If you are looking for a spicy country for your next trip, Argentina will tingle your taste buds!