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General Information
About Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires was founded on the shores of the Rio de la Plata river in 1570 and was named after the patron saint of sailors for the good wind (“buen aire”). Buenos Aires has since become the cradle of Tango and has often been referred to as “the Paris of South America”. Many travelers agree that it is Latin America’s most beautiful and fascinating city and the world’s place to eat a tasty steak.

Downtown Buenos Aires is as sophisticated as any European city thanks to its wide avenues, grand tree-lined boulevards, fine colonial architecture, rows of Cafés, superb restaurants and shops, and energetic nightlife, which makes it an amazing destination. The city was built by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants so it comes as no surprise that travelers walking through the leafy parks and boulevards may feel as if they were in Madrid, Paris or Milan.

Though today it is one of the world’s biggest metropolis, with about 13 million people, the downtown area is still true to its distant past. In the San Telmo district, the city’s multinational heritage is embodied in a varied and cosmopolitan architecture – Spanish Colonial design cupolas with an Italian influence and a graceful French Classicism. In Boca, pressed tin houses from immigrant families of a century ago are painted with a rainbow of colors and muralists have turned the district’s side-streets into avenues of color.

Because of its great diversity and monumental size, Buenos Aires presents travelers with the spirit of Argentina. The national dance, Tango, is perhaps the best expression of that spirit displayed in dance halls, parks, open plazas, and ballrooms. Tango is an intimate dance combining elegance and an exuberant passion.

Airports

Ministro Pistarini
International Airport (Ezeiza)

Autopista Tte. Gral. Ricchieri Km 33.5 – (B1802EZE)
The Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza is the most important in the country. It is located at 22 km from the City of Buenos Aires and has the appropriate infrastructure for the operation of large aircraft.

Aeroparque
Jorge Newbery

Av. Costanera Rafael Obligado s / n ° – (C1425DAA)
It is located in the northwest area of the City of Buenos Aires and at a distance of 2 km from the center. It operates domestic flights and international flights to Uruguay.

Recommendations

Weather

The weather in October is temperate. Neither cold, nor hot. During the daytime, the temperature varies from 20°C to 25°C, while at night it decreases a few degrees and rounds from 10° C to 15° C. The voltage in Argentina is 220 volts. In Argentina dinner time is commonly from 8 to 10 pm.

To go out from the hotel, we recommend taking a taxi or a transfer wherever you want to go rather than walking places, due to the long distances and as a security measure.

Migration Information

It is the responsibility of each traveler to make sure they count on the correct documentation, visas and vaccinations. You will find further information on the following link [Worldcue(R) : Timatic Intelligence], where everyone can raise queries with regard to their different nationalities. We recommend that you always validate the information available with the corresponding Consulates.

You may find more information about visas on the following migration link:
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/site_docs/indexDoc.php?ext_docextramer
http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/indexA.php?visas

Location

The 74 th WAZA Annual Conference, hosted by Fundación Temaiken, will take place at the Grand View Hotel and Convention Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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