Buenos Aires cruise port is a part of the Argentine principal maritime port. It is located in the Retiro ward of the city. The capital of Argentina attracts tourist with its museums of world-class, a lot of shopping places and neighborhoods with trendy chic buildings. The city covers a total area of approx 203 km2 (78 ml2) and has a population of around 2,890,000 people (2010 census). Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city, often called the “Paris of South America”.
- The Port of Buenos Aires is the principal maritime port of Argentina. It is operated by the state enterprise General Ports Administration (Administracion General de Puertos). The port is the leading transshipment point for foreign trade of the country.
- Passenger traffic at the cruise port peaked during immigration's golden era in Argentina (until 1930), when it was the site of Hotel de Inmigrantes. During later decades, this was limited to tourist visitors to Argentina and Argentine visitors to Uruguay.
- Fast ferry service operated by Ferrylineas and Buquebus operates short routes to/from the Uruguayan cities of Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. Sturla transports tourists to/from Tigre, a well known weekend destination. Benito Quinquela Martin Terminal, inaugurated 2000, served a total of 120 cruise ship arrivals with 100,000 visitors in 2010.
- Buenos Aires cruise port is in the ship schedule of major lines including Silversea, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, MSC, Carnival and Celebrity Cruises. The cruising season is from January to December.
- Buenos Aires is among the ports on itineraries that include cruising through the Patagonian channels and Chilean fjords in the Tierra del Fuego provinces of Chile and Argentina.
Highlights: City, Plaza de Mayo, Pampas
Buenos Aires cruise terminal
Buenos Aires cruise port terminal was inaugurated in 2000. It is named after a local Realist painter, Quinquela Martín. His works are inspired by Buenos Aires cruise port (Terminal de Pasajeros Benito Quinquela Martin).
The terminal is half a mile from the center of the city. The cruise vessels sail up the Rio de la Plata and dock right into the Buenos Aires’ heart.
Aeropuerto Internacional Ministro Pistarni, Ezeiza, is 22 ml (35 km) south from the cruise port terminal. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is 5 ml (8 km) north of the port. There are bus services to both.
Outside Buenos Aires cruise port there is a taxi rank. Prices are reasonable and you can pay both in pesos or US dollars. Available also are free shuttle buses from the port to different shopping centers.
Buenos Aires tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Casa Rosada: the European emigrants gateway to the capital of Argentina, resembles the New York’s Ellis Island.
- Plaza de Mayo: Juan de Garay located the the Main Square of Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Buenos Aires during the second foundation of the Argentina’s capital.
- Palacio Barolo: Avenida de Mayo treasure.
- Cabildo: dates from 1610. During the colonial times it was royal government house. Currently, Cabildo is a fine museum.
- National Fine Arts Museum: on the first floor you will find European paintings, the second is for Argentine paintings.
- Avenida de Mayo: on your way to Plaza de Mayo you can explore the Pirámide de Mayo, the Cabildo, Palacio del Gobierno de la Ciudad, the Casa Rosada and the Cathedral.
- Cafe Tortoni: the most traditional and oldest cafe in the city. It is located on 829 Avenida de Mayo.
- Shopping: there are a lot of places for the shopaholics. Try the most popular – Galerías Pacífico.
- Colon Theater: amazing lyric house. Located on 618 Cerrito.
- La Boca: colorful, lively neighborhood built along the Riachuelo by Italian immigrants.
- Recoleta: beautiful, elegant neighborhood with restaurants, cafes, green areas and antique shops. Here is the museum of history and sculpture – La Recoleta Cemetery (Cementerio del Norte ).
- Palermo: visit the Botanical Garden, the curious zoo or the Parque 3 de Febrero.
The Buenos Aires cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
If you lose the Buenos Aires location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Buenos Aires cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Buenos Aires, Argentina. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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Due to Buenos Aires city's recent US $200-million port improvement project, Quinquela Martin terminal, situated in the heart of the city...October 31, 2017
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