Giving focus to the Cultural, Scientific and Social Dimension of EU - CELAC relations

Buenos Aires Meeting Additional Information

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Tourist information: 
For the tourist police, please call 0800-999-5000 / 0800-999-2838
Below is a list of free numbers to call in the event of an emergency from any fixed landline, public telephone or mobile cellular phone. The lines are open 24hrs.
101 & 911 Police & general emergencies (dial *31416 from a mobile phone)
100 Fire Brigade
103 Civil Defence
105 Environmental Emergencies
106 Emergencies at Sea
107 Ambulance and Medical Emergencies
For general information on all City Government services, call 147 (Mon-Fri 7.30am-8.30pm; Sat, Sun & public holidays 08.30am-2.30pm)

MINCYT contacts:

Agustina Bianca Velo: +54 11 48995000 (4094) 

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Time zone: UTC/GMT-3h 

Weather: In Buenos Aires, the month of November is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 22°C to 25°C over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 30°C or dropping below 18°C.

Tipping: In restaurants, 10% gratuity is considered the norm. Going over 10% is rare and considered pretty generous. Leaving less (or leaving nothing) if the service was particularly bad, is also quite common. It is not necessary to tip cab drivers in Argentina, nor do they expect one.

Energy: Electric current in Argentina is AC 220-380 volts. Electric plug sockets in Argentina are type I (see picture above). Plugs have 2 or 3 flat pins with the top two slightly angled. Travellers are therefore advised to carry adapters and/or transformers.

Currency: Argentina's national currency is the Argentine peso. Note that it has the same symbol ($) as the dollar (don't be confused - prices expressed using the $ symbol are in Argentine pesos unless stated otherwise. US dollars are usually referred to using the symbol: US$.


Tourist Information

Buenos Aires is a pulsating, cosmopolitan and passionate city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world’s most exciting capitals.

There are dozens of reasons to visit - hence why the city has repeatedly been voted best city in Latin America by users of TripAdvisor. Here are just ten:

  1. You can dance the world's most romantic dance in its birthplace
  2. You'll experience sporting passion like never before
  3. You can enjoy nightlife that goes on well into the morning
  4. You'll find yourself in a historic melting pot of cultures
  5. You can eat like a king
  6. You can relax, walk and run in many parks and open spaces
  7. You can enjoy a wealth of culture
  8. Buenos Aires is heaven for the style conscious
  9. It's the city of the pope
  10. You'll make great friends

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