Why in a sentence?
Outstanding natural wonders, delicious steaks with awesome wines and vibrant cities.
Places to visit
Buenos Aires: Neoclassical and modern architecture, vibrant atmosphere and gastronomy heaven
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Iguazu Falls: The world’s largest waterfalls surrounded by lush subtropical jungle.
Salta: A beautiful colonial city surrounded by magnificent mountains
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Patagonia: Stunning mountainous region, frozen landscape and adventure hub
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Mendoza: Lively, scenic Andes and wine capital.
(Source: Flickr by Humberto Terenziani)
Foods to enjoy
Grilled (parrilla) and barbecued (asado) are traditionally the words associated with Argentine food. However Argentine food has much more to offer, from its rich Italian heritage to modern influences of China, Middle East, Japan and Peru.
Grilled meat, pizza and pasta are the backbone cuisines in any household or restaurant. Despite being a meat junkie nation; tartas, (quiche like), provoleta (melted cheese), empanadas (pasties) and humitas (fresh corn and cheese mix) are vegetarian highlights.
Minutas (snacks) are in abundance across Argentina, with choripan (sausage in a soft roll) milanesa (breaded escalope), empanadas, tamales (meat version of hunitas) and lomitos (steak sandwich) eaten between main meals.
During festive times the most popular dish is the locro (a stew made with corn, meats, chorizos, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes).
Not mentioning the wine would be a sin, as Argentine wine is excellent and inexpensive.