Buenos Aires Useful Information



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Exchange
The Argentine currency is the peso. The rate of exchange varies from 9.16 to 9.24 pesos per U.S dollar. This high rate has turned Buenos Aires into an excellent destination to purchase premium products at incredible prices.
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Visitors Information
.Information Center of the National Tourism Secretariat:
- 0-800-555-0016 ( toll free nationwide 12 hours a day from 8 to 20 hs.)
.Information Office of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires:
- 4311-0528 / 4313-0187 ( monday to saturday from 7.30 to 13 hs.)
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Language
Spanish is the official language. However, if you speak English or Portuguese, you won’t have any problems in getting around.
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Bankings
Regular banking hours are from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 15 hs.
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Automatic Tellers (ATS)
Automatic tellers are numerous around the city. Most of them are in the principal comercial banks of Buenos Aires and are availables 24 hs.
You can withdraw money in cash from the cashiers just in argentinian pesos.
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Shopping hours
Stores are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 13 hs. However you will find open stores on main avenues on Saturday afternoon and even on Sundays.
Shopping centres are open every day from 10 am to 22 hs.
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Security
Buenos Aires is, generally speaking, a safe city, however, it still is a big city.
If you you bear in mind the following recommendations, you will enjoy your stay without major problems:
. Keep your passport, air tickets and cash in your apartment.
. Do not walk on lonely streets or parks at night.
. Do not stop taxis after 22 hs. Call radio taxis.
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Emergency
- Police: 101
- Tourist Police Station: 0800-999-5000 o 4346-5748
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Transportation
Buses

The bus (colectivo) is a fast and inexpensive means of transport to travel over the Capital. There are more than 180 lines going through the city and providing connection with all districts in the Greater Buenos Aires.

The service is available at regular intervals. Sometimes, streets may be blocked in the downtown area due to traffic jams.

Hours: Bus service is available all day long but its frequency decreases after 12 am.
Fare: AR$ 5.50

Buses Information Website

- Bus Station of Retiro: 4310-0700/0707

Subways

This is the fastest and easiest way to reach your destination. The five subway lines (commonly known as "subtes") are connected with the main avenues and railway and bus stations, and converge upon downtown, the main tourist and hotel area.

Maps showing the subway lines in different colors may be obtained at the ticket offices located in every station. Information boards showing each line routes and transfer stations between lines are available in all stations. These connections that allow passengers to use more than one line are called "combinación".

The service runs Mondays through Saturdays, from 5 am to 10 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 10 pm. Fare: AR$ 4.50

Subway Website

Taxis

They can be requested by phone or you may call them on the street. Radiotaxis (provided with radio systems) are considered safer. There is a great number of taxis in the city - getting a taxi near the tourist areas is easy at any time of day or night. Usually, you will wait for no longer than a few minutes.

Taxis can be easily recognized by their colors - black and yellow. In addition, a red light on the taximeter indicates that they are available.
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Airports
- Ezeiza Airport and Aeroparque Airport: 5480-6111/ 5480-2500

Airport Website
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Buenos Aires Climate
The weather in Buenos Aires -oceanic temperate- is benign all year long. The anual average temperature of 18°C (64°F) makes the intense hot and cold days very scarce, allowing you to take a walk through the city on all seasons.On winter, July is the coldest month, with average temperatures between 3°C and 8°C (37°F and 46°F), but there are no frosts. It is necessary to go out with a wool sweater, a coat and a scarf.

During the summer, the heat is humid and the average temperature is of 28°C (82°F). At night, the temperature slightly drops, so there is no need for coats, just light clothes.
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Seasons
Summer: December 21st - March 21st
Fall: March 21st - June 21st
Winter: June 21st - September 21st
Spring: September 21st - December 21st
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Consulates and Embassies
Albania
Address: Av. Del Libertador 946 4º (Retiro)
4812.­8366

Alemania
Address: Villanueva 1055 (Belgrano)
4778 2500

Arabia Saudita
Address: Alejandro María de Aguado 2881 (Palermo)
4802 3375 / 4303

Argelia
Address: Montevideo 1889 (Recoleta)
4815 1271 / 5969

Armenia
Address: José Andrés Pacheco De Melo 1922 3º (San Nicolas)
4816 8712

Australia
Address: Villanueva 1400 (Belgrano)
4779 3500

Austria
Address: French 3671(Palermo)
4802 1400 / 7195 / 7096

Bélgica
Address: Defensa 113 8º (Monserrat)
4331 0066 al 69

Bolivia
Address: Av. Corrientes 545 2º (SanNicolás)
4394 1463

Brasil
Address: Carlos Pellegrini 1363 5º (Retiro)
4515 6500

Bulgaria
Address: Mcal. Antonio José De Sucre 1568(Belgrano)
4781 8644 /4786 6273

Canadá
Address: Tagle 2828 (Palermo)
4808 1000

Chile
Address: San Martín 439 9º (San Nicolás)
4394 6582 / 6371

China
Address: Av. Crisólogo Larralde 5349 (Villa Urquiza)
4541 5085

Chipre
Address: Maipú 374 5º A (San Nicolás)
4393 3944 / 3839

Colombia
Address: Av. Santa Fe 782 1º (Retiro)
4312 5538 / 54

Corea del Sur
Address: San Martín De Tours 2857 (Palermo)
4806 6796

Costa Rica
Address: Av. Santa Fe 1460 3º (Recoleta)
4815 8159

Croacia
Address: Gorostiaga 2104 (Belgrano)
4777 7284

Cuba
Address: Virrey Del Pino 1810 (Belgrano)
4782 9089 / 49 /4783 2213

Dinamarca
Address: Av. Leandro N. Alem 1074 9º (Retiro)
4312 6901

Ecuador
Address: Quintana 585 10º (Recoleta)
4804 6408

Egipto
Address: Av. Olleros 2140 (Belgrano)
4899 0300

El Salvador
Address: Suipacha 1380 2º (Retiro)
4325 0849 / 8588

Eslovenia
Address: Av. Santa Fe 846 6º (Retiro)
4894 0631

España
Address: Gral. Guido 1760 (Recoleta)
4811 0070

Estados Unidos
Address: Av. Colombia 4300 (Palermo)
5777 4533

Estonia
Address: Av. Juan B. Justo 2376 (Vte.Lopez)
4797 2120

Filipinas
Address: Mariscal Ramón Castilla 3085 (Palermo)
4807 3883

Finlandia
Address: Av. Santa Fe 846 5º (Retiro)
4312 0600

Francia
Address: Av. Santa Fe 846 3º y 4º (Retiro)
4312 2409

Grecia
Address: Arenales 1658 4º (San Nicolás)
4811 4811

Guatemala
Address: Av. Santa Fe 830 5º (Retiro)
4313 9160 / 9180

Haití
Address: Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 3297 (Palermo)
4807 0211

Honduras
Address: Av. Callao 1564 2º (Recoleta)
4803 0077 / 1769

Hungría
Dirección: Once de Septiembre de 1888 (Belgrano)
4788 3130

India
Address: Av. Córdoba 950 4º (Retiro)
4393 4001 / 4156

Indonesia
Address: Mariscal Ramón Castilla 2901 (Palermo)
4807 2956 / 2211

Irán
Address: Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 3229 (Palermo)
4802 1470 / 4821

Irlanda
Address: Av. Del Libertador 1068 6º (Recoleta)
5787 0801

Islandia
Address: Paraná 843 (Vte. Lopez)
4793 1282

Israel
Address: Av. de Mayo 701 10º (Montserrat)
4338 2500

Italia
Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 1149 (Retiro)
4816 6132 al 36

Jamaica
Address: Rivadavia 829 (San Nicolás)
4331 8787 / 3159

Japón
Address: Bouchard 547 17º (San Nicolás)
4318 8200 / 8220

Kuwait
Address: Uruguay 739 (San Nicolás)
4374 7202

Libano
Address: Av. Del Libertador 2354 (Palermo)
4802 0466

Liberia
Address: Carlos Pellegrini 1063 2º (Retiro)
4326 1892 / 3807

Libia
Address: 3 de Febrero 1358 (Palermo)
4788 3745 / 3760

Lituania
Address: Echeverría 5678 (Villa Urquiza)
4521 1920

Malasia
Address: Villanueva 1040 (Palermo)
4776 0504 / 2553

Malta
Address: Viamonte 783 1º (San Nicolás)
4322 1798/6983/4325 0778/0756

Marruecos
Address: Castex 3461 (Palermo)
4801 8154 / 8157

México
Address: Arcos 1650 (Belgrano)
4789 8826 /8827

Nigeria
Address: Juez Estrada 2746 (Palermo)
4799 7006 / 8090

Noruega
Address: Esmeralda 909 3º (Retiro)
4312 2204 / 7418

Nueva Zelanda
Address: Carlos Pellegrini 1427 5º (Retiro)
4328 0747

Países Bajos (Holanda)
Address: Olga Cosentini 831 3º (Puerto Madero)
4338 0050

Pakistán
Address: Gorostiaga 2176 (Palermo)
4775 1294

Palestina
Address: Riobamba 981 (Recoleta)
4816 6651

Panamá
Address: Av. Santa Fe 1461 5º (Retiro)
4813 8543

Paraguay
Address: Av. Gral. Las Heras 2545 (Recoleta)
4802 3826

Perú
Address: Florida 165 2º (Recoleta)
4334 0970 al 75

Polonia
Address: Alejandro María de Aguado 2870 (Palermo)
4801 0071

Portugal
Address: Maipú 942 17º (Retiro)
4312 3524 / 0187

Reino Unido
Address: Dr. Luis Agote 2412 (Recoleta)
4808 2200

República de Sudáfrica
Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 590 8º (San Nicolás)
4317 2900 / 2963

República Dominicana
Address: Av. Santa Fe 830 7º (Retiro)
4312 8562

República Eslovena
Address: Av. Pte. Figueroa Alcorta 3240 (Palermo)
4801 3917

Rumania
Address: Arroyo 962 (Retiro)
4322 8656 / 4326 5888

Rusia
Address: Gral. Guido 1677 (Recoleta)
4812 1794

Serbia Montenegro
Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 1705 (Recoleta)
4811 2860 / 4812 9133

Siria
Address: Av. Callao 956 (San Nicolás)
4813 2113 / 5438

Suecia
Address: Tacuarí 147 6º (Montserrat)
4329 0800

Suiza
Address: Av. Santa Fe 846 10º (Retiro)
4311 6491 al 95

Tailandia
Address: Av. Federico Lacroze 2158 (Belgrano)
4772 1170

Túnez
Address: Ciudad de la Paz 3086 (Belgrano)
4544 2618

Turquía
Address: Once de Septiembre 1382 (Belgrano)
4788 3239 / 4785 7203

Ucrania
Address: Conde 1763 (Belgrano)
4552 0657/5334

Unión Europea
Address: Ayacucho 1537 (Recoleta)
4805 3759

Uruguay
Address: Ayacucho 1616 (Recoleta)
4807 3041 / 40

Venezuela
Address: Virrey Loreto 2035 (Belgrano)
4785 2226

Vietnam
Address: Once de Septiembre de 1888 1442 (Belgrano)
4783 1802