Buenos Aires General Information
As with any long haul destination, many questions will cross your mind when preparing for your trip to Argentina. We'll try to answer the most common ones here.
Neighborhoods and districts of Buenos Aires
Electricity sockets and plugs
Plugs in Buenos Aires have three flat pins, so electric appliances brought from the USA, UK, or the European Union will require an adapter. Most hotels will provide you with an adapter at the reception desk and some have universal plug sockets fitted.
The official time in Buenos Aires is GMT-3 but the clocks do not change during the summer months.
Opening hours for shops and businesses in Buenos Aires are, in general, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 8 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. In the principal shopping areas, the stores remain open all day on Saturday.
In shopping malls, the stores remain open until 9 pm every day, including weekends and public holidays.
Useful telephone numbers
- Civil defense: 103.
- Medical emergencies: 107.
- Argentina international dialing code: 54.
- Buenos Aires national dialing code: 11.