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At 30 km from Buenos Aires, Tigre is a town which resembles a greener Venice. You have to travel by boat, with the possibility of visiting the various islands. The flora is green and houses are reasonably luxurious. It is a perfect place to walk and to get away from the city air.

To get to Tigre from Buenos Aires, the simplest way is to take the train from Retiro station. Every day, a lot of trains go to Tigre. We advise you to buy a return ticket at the office. The journey lasts approximately 50min and Tigre is at the end of the line. Coming out of the station in Tigre, you can see the city centre and the river with the various tourist boats. Various trips are offered, for example, a pleasant ride is the “lancha colectiva”, where you can stop on islands and then continue to explore the landscape on foot. Also, the ticket “Tres Bocas” allows you to have a view of the delta without venturing too far in. Later, you can go to “Puerto de Frutos”. It is a big market where you can find some artisanal craft products.
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Museo naval de la Nación: (Address: Paseo Victoria, 602). It’s a museum about the history of the navigation, from Egyptians until the present day, and a lot of information about naval battles in the 20th century.

Parque de la Costa: a big theme park for kids and adults.
  Puerto de Frutos: Previously, it was a big agricultural market but today it is a local market where we can find everything. Many craftsmen have got small shops as well as many traders of all kinds. It attracts a lot of people on the weekend.
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The Feria Mataderos is a market situated in the district of Mataderos. It reflects Argentine tradition with authentic products, dances and show of folklore. It has 300 stands selling food, Argentine gauchoes' typical objects and other Argentine objects such as mantas, ponchos and leather or silver objects. There are also shows of bullfighting, song and traditional dance. You can listen to concerts of well distinguished Argentine folk musicians.

The feria of Mataderos is in the old market, every Sunday, from March to December. The activity takes place from 11 am to 8 pm. From January to February, you can also go to it every Saturday evening. From Buenos Aires, take the bus 126, 155 or 180 (approximately 1 hour).

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Colonia is an irresistibly picturesque town in neighbouring Uruguay which has been classified as a Barrio Histórico in the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. Colonia’s charm and its proximity to Buenos Aires draw thousands of Argentine visitors, and if you’re short on time you can comfortably visit on a day trip.

To go to Colonia take the boat BUQUEBUS which runs fast journeys daily. If you wish to continue towards Montevideo, you can take a bus from Colonia (2 hours 30mins).
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Portón de Campo: The portón of Campo was inaugurated in 1745, during the reign of the Portuguese governor Vasconcellos, which stimulated the construction of the city and its activities. The door, the bridge, the pillars, and the fort collectively form a centre of remarkable historic interest.

Museos: A single ticket covers admission to Colonia’s seven most major historical sights. (museo Portugués, museo municipal, casa Nacarello, museo Indígena, museo de azulejo...).

Calle de los Suspiros: A typically Portuguese street with original pavements. It is the district that keeps the characteristics of colonial times.
  Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo: This place born with the foundation of the city, this place. Initially intended for military labourers, the site was pleasantly modified later and decorated with numerous roads and gardens.

Faro: The lighthouse lies in the middle of the ruins of the Convent of San Francisco. It is the soldiers of Juan Manuel Rosas that introduced its construction in 1845. The works broke off because of the Second World War, and started again in 1855 to end finally in 1857.
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Montevideo is in front of Buenos Aires, on the other bank of the Rio of Plata. It is the quietest capital of South America. A lot of its 1, 3 million inhabitants are students or young adults, who liven up the city. The numerous Spanish and Italian immigrants who arrived at the end of the 19th century gave it a European look. The city contains more than 20 kilometres of beach.

To get from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, take the BUQUEBUS boat. It guarantees fast journeys daily (2h30). If you prefer, you can take the plane from the Carrasco airport.
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Mercado del puerto: (Address: end of Pérez Castellano). The Mercado is a wrought-iron superstructure, sheltering a gaggle of reasonably priced parillas. Especially on Saturday afternoons, it's a lively and colourful spot where artists, craftspeople and street musicians hang out.

Plaza Constitución: Situated in the heart of the colonial city, this place is also called plaza Matriz. There we can see Cabildo, a neo-classic building finished in 1812 and today occupied by “Museo archivo historico Municipal ". Opposite, there is the oldest building of the city, the Iglesia Matriz, built between 1784 and 1799.

La Rambla y las playas: Montevideo’s long coastal promenade is one of the city’s defining elements, connecting downtown to the eastern beach communities of Punta Carretas, Pocitos, Buceo and Carrasco. This is Montevideo’s social hub on Sunday afternoons, when the place is packed with locals cradling thermoses of mate and socializing with friends.
  Teatro solis: (Address: Buenos Aires 678). First open in 1856 and completely renovated during the past decade, it has superb acoustics. Regularly scheduled tours are given.

Museo del carnaval: (Address: Rambla 25 de Agosto 218). This museum houses a wonderful collection of costumes, drums, masks, recording and photos documenting the 100 plus year history of Montevideo’s carnaval.