Take off to discover Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital and the birthplace of the tango.

Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, is also the 2nd most populated city in South America after São Paulo, with more than 3 million inhabitants. Located on the Atlantic Ocean and on the west bank of the Rio de la Plata River, Buenos Aires is Argentina's largest port.
It was first founded in the 16th century by Pedro de Mendoza, a Spanish conquistador who was searching for gold, and Buenos Aires was first called " Nuestra Señora Santa Maria del Buen Ayre " which means "Our Lady Saint Mary of the Good Wind". After the Indians destroyed the colony, it was rebuilt by another Spaniard, Juan de Garay, and then called "Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María del Buen Ayre" which means "The Very Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Good Wind". Spain abandoned the port, preferring those on the Pacific coast, and the colony gradually turned to contraband activities for leather.
In 1816, Argentina officially gained its independence and the city of Buenos Aires became the capital. Argentina maintained the typical architecture from the colonial period as well as a religion, among other things. The country still has a majority of Catholics.

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Would you like to discover Argentina? Reserve your flight Dublin-Buenos Aires with Air France at a good rate. Your flight to Buenos Aires, departing from Dublin will connect in either Paris or Amsterdam. Consult our flight schedules on our website.
There is a -3 hour difference with Ireland. We recommend reading our section on minimizing the effects of jet lag Travel tips .
Take advantage of your stay in Buenos Aires to discover the typical architecture of the picturesque San Telmo district as well as the original colourful architecture in barrio del Boca ("the Boca district"). You can also visit the elegant presidential residence called "Casa Rosada", referring to its pink stucco.
The country's genuine emblem is the Argentinean tango, originally from Buenos Aires. It still has its place in many cafés, restaurants and on street corners. Let yourself be tempted by the sensual dance!

Some useful information for preparing your stay in Buenos Aires

The humid subtropical climate means that the winter season in Buenos Aires is mild, with an average temperature of 11°C (snowfall is quite rare). It is located in the southern hemisphere so remember that the seasons are reversed in comparison to Europe: in Buenos Aires, the month of January is the hottest month and July the coldest.
The currency in Argentina is the Argentinean peso. We recommend that you exchange a portion of your money before departure in order to have local currency when you arrive. You can pay a taxi, your hotel or meal as soon as you arrive at the airport (EZE) which is located 25 km from the centre of Buenos Aires.