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The culture of Argentina is as varied as the country's geography and is composed of a mix of ethnic groups. Modern Argentine culture has been largely influenced by Italian, Spanish and other European immigration, although there are lesser elements of Amerindian and African influences, particularly in the fields of music and art. Buenos Aires, its cultural capital, is largely characterized by both the prevalence of people of European descent, and of conscious imitation of European styles in architecture. Museums, cinemas, and galleries are abundant in all the large urban centers, as well as traditional establishments such as literary bars, or bars offering live music of a variety of genres.

Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato reflected on the nature of the culture of Argentina as follows:

With the primitive Hispanic American reality fractured in La Plata Basin due to immigration, its inhabitants have come to be somewhat dual with all the dangers but also with all the advantages of that condition: because of our European roots, we deeply link the nation with the enduring values of the Old World; because of our condition of Americans we link ourselves to the rest of the continent, through the folklore of the interior and the old Castilian that unifies us, feeling somehow the vocation of the Patria Grande San Martín and Bolívar once imagined.
— Ernesto Sabato, La cultura en la encrucijada nacional (1976)


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Here you will find a list of the major destinations in Argentina. Click on any below to find out more.

Buenos Air, Argentina
Catamarca, Argentina
Chaco, Argentina
Chubut, Argentina
Córdoba, Argentina
Corrientes, Argentina
Entre Ríos, Argentina
Formosa, Argentina
Jujuy, Argentina
La Pampa, Argentina
La Rioja, Argentina
Mendoza, Argentina
Misiones, Argentina
Neuquén, Argentina
Río Negro, Argentina
Salta, Argentina
San Juan, Argentina
San Luis, Argentina
Santa Cruz, Argentina
Santa Fe, Argentina
Santiago d, Argentina
Tierra del, Argentina
Tucumán, Argentina