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CURRENCY
The Argentine currency is the peso. But US dollars are accepted at all stores.
Reales also are accepted.

HOURS
Banking: 10 am to 3 pm.
Business: Monday through Friday from 10 am to 8 pm. Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm., but many stores are open during the afternoon.
Shopping malls are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

TRANSPORTATION
Taxi: It is advisable to call a radio taxi for security reasons. It may take a few minutes and they do not have an extra cost.
Subways: Highly recommended, except during rush hour in the morning and afternoon. The stations have services such as automatic tellers and telefhones booths. Buses: Ticket machines, only accept coins.

RENT A CAR
OMEGA CAR RENTAL: Av. Santa Fe 950. Tel.: (5411) 4328-9800

TIPS
At restaurants and coffee shops a 10 % tip is customary.

USEFUL INFO
Department of Tourism: of B. A. Balcarce 360 1° piso. Tel. 4114 -5724. Are open from10 am to 5 pm.
Secretary of tourism: Av. Santa Fe 883 / Tel.: 4312 -2232
Tourist Police Station: Av. Corrientes 436. Tel.: 0-800-999-5000 int.1801-5748
Tourist Ombudsman: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1835 - La Boca / Tel. : 4302 -7816

AIRPORTS
Ezeiza International Airport. Mtro. Pistarini. Info: Tel. 5480 -6111.
Jorge Newbery Airport. Info: Tel. 5480 -6111.

TAX- FREE SHOPPING
Up to 16 % refund on national products with purchases of more than $ 70. –
• AT THE STORE: Purchase at any store that exhibits the • TAX FREE SHOPPING logo and request the Global Refund Cheque. • THROUGH CUSTOMS: When leaving the country, you just need to show your purchases, receipts and passport to customs officials and have your Global Refund Cheque export validated. • REFUNDING
It can be made in three different ways: Collect your refund in cash at our nearby cash refund office, through your credit card or send the cheque to Global Refund for a bank cheque sent to your home address. • Cash refund places: Ezeiza Terminal - International A and B. Domestic Airport J. Newbery. Buenos Aires Port North Dock (Buquebus) Bs. As Cruises Terminal (during season) Airports of Mendoza – Cordoba - Bariloche and Mar del Plata. International Bridge in Iguazú.

MAIN ARGENTINE AIRLINES
• Aerolíneas Argentinas & Austral. Tel. 0810-222-86527 (VOLAR)
• American Airlines. Tel: 4318 - 1000.
• Alitalia. Tel: 4310 - 9999.
• Iberia. Tel: 4131 - 1000.
• Lufthansa. Tel: 4319 - 0610.
• Varig. Tel: 4329 - 9211.
• Lan Chile. Tel: 4378 - 2200.
• Air France. Tel: 4317 - 4700.
• British Airways. Tel: 4320 - 6600.
• Lan Argentina. Tel: 4810 - 0025

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER:
• Kavanagh Builduing. Florida 1095 - Tel: 4312 -7363.
•El Trust Builduing. Av. Corrientes 980. Tel: 4326 -1881.

CONSULATES
Brazil: Carlos Pellegrini 1363 - 5 º / Tel.: 4515-6500
USA: Av. Colombia 4300 /Tel.: 4514- 1830/4777
Spain: Guido 1760 Tel.: 4811-0070
France: Av. Santa Fe 846 Piso 3º - Tel.:4312-2409
UK: Luis Agote 2412 Tel.: 4576- 2222

HOLIDAYS
• April 2: Malvinas Argentinas Day
• May 1: labor day
• May 25: first Argentine Government
• June 10: National Sovereignty Day
• June 20: Flag day
• July 9: Independence Day
• August 17: Death of General San Martin
• October 12: Columbus Day
• December 8: Inmaculate Conception day

PLACES
Rose Garden:
25 green hectares 10 minutes away from downtown. Perfect to enjoy nature.

Galileo Galilei Planetarium:
Films on the universe or scientific matters. Tuesday and Friday 5pm Saturday and Sunday 2.15, 4.30 and 6 pm.

Zoo:
One of the most important in America and an perfect place to enjoy with all the family.

Botanical Garden:
Designed by the famous Carlos Thays, it has 8,000 arboreal species. The Argentine flora is the celebrity.

Fishermen Club:
In addition to its strategic location, the club has a very good restaurant and an incredible view on the heart of the river.