Argentina: Bahia Blanca

Having crossed the continent again from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast, we got to the town of Bahia Blanca – an important port city at the mouth of the deep bay. In fact, Magellan sailed here in 1520, while circumnavigating the globe. The city wasn’t founded here thought until 1828, when a fortress and a port were built here. The architecture and ok layout are typical of a colonial Spanish city – a central square, a main church facing it and a lot of streets with old building radiating from here. While Bahia Blanca is a sizable city of over 300K people, the historic old town is quite compact and pleasant to explore, totally safe even at night.