Mar del Plata in Argentina

13 March 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Leandro Kibisz

© Leandro Kibisz

Mar del Plata is a city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the head of General Pueyrredón Partido. Mar del Plata is the second largest city in Buenos Aires Province. The name “Mar del Plata” has the meaning of “sea of the Plate region” or “adjoining sea to the (River) Plate region”. Mar del Plata is one of the major fishing ports and the biggest seaside beach resort in Argentina.   read more…

Theme Week Argentina

19 September 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Mar del Plata © Leandro Kibisz/cc-by-sa-2.5

Mar del Plata © Leandro Kibisz/cc-by-sa-2.5

Argentina is a federal republic located in southeastern South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with its neighbor Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking one. Buenos Aires is the federal capital of the nation. The earliest recorded human presence in the area of modern-day Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period. The country has its roots in Spanish colonization of the region during the 16th century. Argentina rose as the successor state of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, a Spanish overseas viceroyalty founded in 1776. The declaration and fight for independence (1810–1818) was followed by an extended civil war that lasted until 1861, culminating in the country’s reorganization as a federation of provinces with Buenos Aires as its capital city.   read more…

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina

28 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Puerto Madero © Allan Aguilar/cc-by-sa-3.0

Puerto Madero © Allan Aguilar/cc-by-sa-3.0

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the continent’s southeastern coast. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the third-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of around fifteen and a half million.   read more…

The frigate A.R.A. Presidente Sarmiento

1 March 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Museums, Exhibitions, Yacht of the Month

© Rodrigo Menezes/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Rodrigo Menezes/cc-by-sa-3.0

ARA Presidente Sarmiento is a museum ship in Argentina, originally built as a training ship for the Argentine Navy and named after Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the seventh President of Argentina. She is considered to be the last intact cruising training ship from the 1890s. She is now maintained in her original 1898 appearance as a museum ship in Puerto Madero near downtown Buenos Aires.   read more…

The Argentinian sail training ship A.R.A. Libertad

1 December 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Yacht of the Month

ARA Libertad at Tybee Island, USA © U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Jonas N. Jordan

ARA Libertad at Tybee Island, USA © U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jonas N. Jordan

ARA Libertad (Q-2) is a tall ship which serves as a school ship in the Argentine Navy. She was built in the 1950s at the Río Santiago Shipyard near La Plata, Argentina. Her maiden voyage was in 1962, and she continues to be a school ship with yearly instruction voyages for the graduating naval cadets. Her home port is Buenos Aires.   read more…

The Creative Cities Network

2 June 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

© UNESCO / Graz

© UNESCO / Graz

The Creative Cities Network is a project under the patronage of UNESCO. With the aim of celebrating and maintaining cultural diversity, the alliance formed by member cities share their experiences in promoting the local heritage, as well as discuss plans on how to cope with the influx of globalization. The Creative Cities Network aims to find and enrich a member city’s cultural identity in the midst of a growing trend towards internationalism.   read more…

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