Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport Car Rental
The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is one of the two airports in Buenos Aires, with Ezeiza Airport. It is in the city, in Palermo district, just 2 km from the centre of the metropolis.
The airport, whose name is in memory of one of the most famous Argentine aviators, connects the Argentine capital city to other Argentine cities but also to international destinations, especially to Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.
The Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is equipped with all the useful facilities for the passengers, from the ATMs to the duty-free shops, free Wi-Fi, a chapel, a pharmacy and a post office.
The car rental service at Buenos Aires Airport will allow you to pick your rental car up, previously booked on RentalUp, to discover in peace and freely every corner of the city.
You have to drive along the Avenida Argentina, the Avenida Ramón Castillo and the Avenida Costanera Rafael Obligado to reach Buenos Aires Centre from the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.
Buenos Aires: what to see
Buenos Aires, also known as La Encatadora, exerts great fascination over the visitors thanks to the mix of European architectures and Argentine soul: it is not only the birthplace of the writer Jorge Luis Borges, but also the cradle where the very sensual tango was born.
Buenos Aires, on the Rio de La Plata, is one of the biggest cities in Southern America and is composed by up to 48 barrios (districts).
The heart of Buenos Aires is Plaza de Mayo, which owes its name to the month in which the independence from Spain was declared. Nowadays, the square is still theatre of demonstrations, such as that of the Medres de la Plaza de Mayo who demand justice for their sons desaparecidos.
Plaza de Mayo is overlooked by the colonial palace Cabildo, which is watched by the soldiers of the Regimento de Patricios with period uniforms, the Casa Rosada, seat of the President of the Republic and the Metropolitan Cathedral; not far from here you can refresh yourself at the historic Café Tortoni dating back to 1858, where you can taste the authentic medialunas, similar to the croissants but made with brioche.
Another of the symbols of the Argentine capital city is the Obelisk, which stands at the centre of the Avenida de 9 Julio, considered one of the largest streets in the world: it represents an Argentina that looks to the future, even if you cannot but notice the huge portrait of Evita Peron on the palace from where she used to hold her speeches.
Speaking about modernity, we cannot forget the Puente de la Mujer, work by Calatrava, which crosses Rio de la Plata in the heart of Puerto Madero district; many people say that the bridge has the form of two tangeros: well, it is enough to reach the milongas of La Boca district, taking advantage of the car rental service at Buenos Aires Airport, to see the two tango dancers; in this barrio you can visit El Caminito, a pedestrian street which crosses the old houses of the immigrants, above all from Genoa, painted in bright colours. El Boca is also the birthplace of the two football teams of the city, River Plate and Boca Juniors, which has its temple, La Bombonera stadium, right in this picturesque district.
Buenos Aires and surroundings
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, you can reach the picturesque town of Tigre, on the Paranà delta, 28 km from the capital city. You cannot miss a trip on the river among the islands dotting the delta aboard the “lancias” and, then, you cannot but immerse yourself into the colours and scents of the artisan market in Puertos de Frutos.
A day in Tigre will allow you to visit the Mate Museum: this important museum is dedicated to the legendary Argentine drink, to the various typologies of yerba and to the tools to prepare it, such as the bombillas.
Another place you must visit in the surroundings of Buenos Aires is the Temaikèn Biopark: this zoological garden is located in a large area rich in plant and animal species typical not only in Argentina, but also in Asia and Africa, besides the rest of Southern America. Children will particularly enjoy at the farm, where they will have the opportunity to interact with the animals, or looking at the sharks swimming in the acquarium.
Lastly, from Buenos Aires you can reach La Plata, just 60 km away, that is one of the first cities designed with a geometric road system with absolutely regular alleyways and diagonal roads. The heart of the town is Plaza Moreno, one of the largest square-parks throughout the world. A few steps from here there is the Gothic Cathedral de La Plata, beautiful with its nearly 112 m towers and the stained-glass windows of the German and French schools.
The Museum de La Plata is, moreover, considered as one of the most important museums throughout the Southern America, thanks to the vast collections including grave goods and Egyptian mummies, reconstructions of dinosaurs and findings of the pre-Colombian civilizations.