If you want trouble-free removals to Argentina or shipping to Buenos Aires, Greens Removals have more than 40 years' experience in international relocations. We provide high quality domestic and commercial removals to Argentina and shipping to Buenos Aires at very competitive rates. As we are British Association of Removers (BAR) registered, you can be assured of an excellent service and reliability.
Removals to Argentina
UK based Greens Removals are experienced in overseas relocations including removals to Argentina and shipping to Buenos Aires, the capital. We also help individuals and companies move from the UK to other parts of Argentina, including the cities of Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Cordoba, Ushuaia and San Carlos de Bariloche.
We ship to all parts of South America and our removals to Argentina or to any other international destination are tailored to suit your needs. It can include all or one of the following: full packing or unpacking, storage for short or long time scales, shipping to Buenos Aires in full or shared load containers and/or air freight. Our aim is to make your move go as smoothly as possible and we can help with customs forms or any other paperwork related to removals to Argentina.
At Greens we are committed to high standards and aim to ensure shipping to Buenos Aires is hassle free. Our removals to Argentina service is efficient and dependable and we also offer a full range of insurance services at superb prices for shipping to Buenos Aires and removals to any other part of the country.
For removals to Argentina, shipping to Buenos Aires, or if you are relocating to any other part of South America, contact our friendly team of professionals on 01449 613053 who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Shipping to Buenos Aires, Argentina: Living in the Capital
Buenos Aires is an energetic, cosmopolitan capital. It is a melting pot of European culture with Italian, French and Spanish influences reflected in its architecture. It is a city known for its creativity, music, beef, wine, coffee, love of football, and of course the Tango, which can be seen anywhere and everywhere, even in the street.
Situated on the banks of the Rio de la Plata (translated as the River Plate) the city is known as the Paris of the south and has also been compared to Barcelona, Madrid and Rome. More than 15 million people - 40 per cent of the Argentine population - live in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, which includes the 48 districts known as Barrios.
Expats settle here for a number of reasons, including work or retirement, and the city offers a good standard of living. There is also much to see and do here including the chance to explore your hidden talent as there are lots of opportunities to get creative and learn about wine, dance, music, making clothes or jewellery. And where else can you get excellent fresh coffee delivered to your desk at work?
As in all relocations there are some things that take getting used to. One thing to bear in mind is that people kiss each other as a form of greeting and it is considered rude not to. The greeting amounts to one kiss on the cheek and is the same for all sexes, men and women, women and women and men and men. Also, people eat late here and it is common to go out for dinner at 10pm.
The locals call themselves porterios or port people, named after the city's port which is an important distribution hub in South America. The language is Spanish although citizens have their own slant on this, a dialect called Lunfardo.
Buenos Aires is great for shopping and has some wonderful upmarket shopping areas including Avenida Santa Fe and Florida Street. The barrios of El Centro are also home to the widest street in the world, called Avenida 9 de Julio which has 16 lanes and takes two traffic light rotations to cross. It crosses with the longest street, Rivadavia.
Removals to Buenos Aires, Argentina: Places to Visit
This colourful, cultural city has plenty of places to visit in the various barrios. San Telmo is a historical area with cobbled streets and antique shops. It is where the city museum and the Church of San Domingo can be found. You can also learn to dance the Tango in the bars here.
The colourful district of La Boca is a tourist hot spot, seen as a centre for art. It is a working class area known for its vibrant colours and brightly painted houses in yellows, reds and greens.
Palema is where you can find the Rose Garden, the Zoological garden, the Planetarium and the Hippodrome. The upmarket district of Recoleta has the famous cemetery where former presidents as well as Eva Peron are buried. Puerto Madero is an exclusive part of the city and is a residential and commercial area where you can find museums, restaurants and public parks.
Removals to Buenos Aire, Argentina: Living in the Capital
House prices are expensive in Buenos Aires but are still lower than many other capital cities. There is a two tier system which makes it more costly for foreign visitors. Official rental leases cover a two year contract that needs to be signed by a guarantor who must be a person who owns property in the city and will cover the lease if you can't pay the rent. As a result, foreign nationals tend to go for a temporary lease instead because they don't have these connections.
Short term housing means security deposits and commissions are paid up front in cash (in euros, sterling or dollars) and some landlords also want the monthly rent paid in this way. Generally newcomers opt for furnished apartments and the price also includes cleaning, internet, cable, phone and utilities.
Removals to Buenos Aires, Argentina: Getting Out and About in the Capital
Buenos Aires is fairly easy to negotiate because it is laid out in blocks 100 m long and wide. Driving around the city can be harrowing as locals don't necessarily keep to their own lanes. It is easier to use the underground, buses or taxis, but if you do use public transport, make sure you have small notes or coins on you or you might not be able to get on board the bus.