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Argentina is the second most visited country in South America (after Brazil) and the fifth most visited in all America. Tourists come mainly from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Venezuela. Also it receives a lot of tourist from USA and Canada. In Europe, countries with more travelers to Argentina are Spain, Italy, Germany, France, England and Switzerland.
Buenos Aires is the favorite center for foreign and domestic tourists. Tourists are attracted by a populous and cosmopolitan city with extensive infrastructure. Tango is among many other factors, one of the reasons to visit the Argentina capital. Buenos Aires night feature is a major attractant for its varied cultural, gastronomic and entertainment offer.
Iguazu Falls, in the province of Misiones, declared in 1984 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is another prominent destination. The fall of the mighty Iguazu River complements the surrounding jungle.
With a large variety of mountain sites it is practiced mountaineering and others mountain sports in the snow or in the splendid characteristic landscapes. The main ones are in the Andes like Bariloche and Mendoza and San Martin de Los andes in the west of the country, although there are also mountain formations in the Sierras de Córdoba. The Cerro Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America is among the sites used for mountaineering. The most important tourist sites to do ski are cerro Catedral (bariloche) and Las Lenas (Mendoza). In the world-famous Quebrada de Humahuaca, in addition to its incredible scenery you can travel in The Train to the Clouds that has one of the highest railways in the world. This famous train leaves from across the province of Salta through the Quebrada del Toro going on his tour Tastil (a major prehistoric sites in South America).
Known as “Valley of the Moon”, Ischigualasto Provincial Park, is located in the province of San Juan, 330 km from the city of San Juan. It is a protected area where it can be fully exposed and fully differentiated entire Triassic period complete and orderly manner, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
One of the main attractions of the Patagonia Argentina are the glaciers. The Perito Moreno, the best known, whose characteristics and periodic breaks make it a unique sight to see. With a front of 5 Kms., And a height of between 70 and 60 meters above the lake stretches over the waters of the South Arm of Lake Argentino. His eternal ice wall covers an area of 230 square kilometers. It was declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.
The “Wine Route” in the Cuyo provinces of San Juan and Mendoza, as well as in the Calchaqués Valley Salta, in recent years has been important in the implementation of tourism called winemaker tourism that attracts many foreign tourists to taste the renowned Argentinean wines.
In the Lakes District, located at the foot of the Andes in the provinces of Neuquén, Chubut and Rio Negro the winter tourism has its greatest exponent; as well as the practice of mountain sports, the area has attractive glacial lakes surrounded by National Parks and lush vegetation. The city of San Carlos de Bariloche a few kilometers from Cerro Catedral, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, is the largest ski resort in South America, attracting both domestic and foreign tourism.
In the summer season most of domestic tourism is concentrated on the Atlantic coast of the province of Buenos Aires, travelers head to different beaches, as Mar del Plata which receives as many travelers. The second destination in terms of the uptake of domestic tourism are the Sierras de Córdoba, especially the area known as Valle de Calamuchita, where the city of Villa Carlos Paz is the main destination. January is usually the largest internal movement of tourists.
Elsewhere on the Valdes Peninsula, an area declared World Heritage by UNESCO, the Atlantic coast area and combine Patagonia Argentina; other major international destination, in addition to its attractions, serves as a starting point for tours and cruises in Antarctica.
Argentina is considered a country of immigration, ie a society that has been decisively influenced by massive immigration phenomena like Australia, Brazil, Canada, United States and Uruguay.
The current population of Argentina is the direct result of the large wave of immigrants who have moved to their shores between 1850-1950, the vast majority Italian and Spanish followed by the fusion of these with the indigenous population: Creole, Afro-Argentine gauchos and , from the colonial era. It is estimated that 90% of its population is of European descent, mainly Italians, followed closely by Spanish.