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Bahía Blanca

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Bahía Blanca is a city located in the south-west of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, and seat of government of Bahía Blanca Partido. It has a population of 274,509 inhabitants according to the 2001 census [INDEC].


Bahía Blanca is the main city in the larger Greater Bahía Blanca urban agglomeration. The city has an important sea port with a depth of 45 feet (15 mt), kept constant upstream almost all along the length of the bay, where the Naposta Stream drains. Bahía Blanca means "White Bay". The name is due to the typical colour of the salt covering the soils surrounding the shores. The bay (which is actually an estuary) was seen by Ferdinand Magellan during the first circumnavigation around the world on the orders of Charles I of Spain, in 1520, looking for a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean all along the coasts of South America.

Get in[edit]

Trenes Argentinos runs an overnight train from Buenos Aires three times per week.

  • 1 Bahía Blanca Sud railway station (Estación Bahía Blanca Sud), Av. Gral. D. Cerri 750. Bahía Blanca Sud railway station (Q5841019) on Wikidata Bahía Blanca Sud railway station on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]


Plaza Rivadavia - for taking in the city center, with the municipal building adjacent.

  • 1 Port Museum Ingeniero White (Museo del Puerto de Ingeniero White), José M. Carrega 8103, +54 291 457-3006. Small historical exhibit. (Q18224368) on Wikidata
  • Naval Aviation Museum. Covering the dispute over Falkland Islands.
  • History Museum.
  • 2 Museum of Art (Museos de Arte MBA-MAC Bahía Blanca), Sarmiento 450. 2 Museums (Q18224377) on Wikidata


Theater -




There is Lot of Night clubs Around Ingenerio White offers Drinks & Girls.Club Timings are 11:00PM to 04:00AM.. Beers Are Prohibited for Sale in Local Grocery Shop After 10:30PM.


Hotel Argos - pretty chic hotel, especially if you like pink. Few blocks from central plaza. Neighborhood not the most aesthetic, but oh well. ~$52

Hotel Land Plaza - this one fairly upscale, indoor pool, near city center. ~$61.

Hotel Muñiz - probably closest to downtown plaza and supposedly historic, looks chateau-like on outside, but kind of basic inside.


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