Location of activities
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales
The School of Exact and Natural Sciences
(Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, FCEN) of the University of Buenos Aires
(Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA)
is located in Ciudad Universitaria, at the North-East
corner of the city of Buenos Aires,
on the coast of the Río de la Plata.
All the courses and conferences will take place in Aula Magna, Aula 8 or Aula 9. Administration: Aula 14.
In July it is Winter in Buenos Aires. It is not extremely cold (it does not snow) but one has to wear some warm clothing. It is advisable to bring a sweater to wear indoors. It is rather humid and it may rain. For more details please see a weather report page, such as
The current exchange rate is approx. three argentine pesos ($) for one U.S. dollar (USD). There are money exchange agencies at the international airport and in many places around the city, especially in the downtown area. Cash machines are available everywhere around the city. Purchases with credit card are usual, but it is advisable to check with your bank if your card is active in Argentina. In a few stores U.S. dollars may be accepted.
If you arrive through the International Airport: it is suggested that you take a taxi in one of the official stands or the Manuel Tienda Leon bus. The trip to
the city lasts approx. 40 minutes and the cost by taxi should be approx. USD 30. We suggest taking a taxi directly to your housing destination. Another good option: take the Manuel Tienda Leon bus to Aeroparque (this is the airport for domestic flights). From Aeroparque to Palermo, Belgrano or Ciudad Universitaria it is a short trip in taxi (about USD 4).
If you arrive by bus: it is suggested that you take a taxi from the bus terminal directly to your housing destination. For example, a trip from Retiro to Belgrano should be around USD 10.
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT INFORMATION
Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 search e. g.: Buenos Aires/Ezeiza
To get to Ciudad Universitaria you have several transportation options:
COLECTIVOS: 28, 33, 37, 42, 45, 107 or 160.
In all colectivos one has to pay with coins only. The fare is $1.
If you take colectivos 37 or 160, check that they have a sign saying “Ciudad Universitaria”.
TRAIN: Line FGMB, Station Dr. Scalabrini Ortiz. Useful if you come from near the Retiro area.
TAXI: Approx. $10 from Belgrano or Plaza Italia, approx. $25 from downtown.
Up to four passengers may share a taxi.
One has the option of calling taxis by phone or of taking them directly in the street.
Enter Ciudad Universitaria with taxi through any of its two entrances; then short walk to Pabellón 1.
WALKING: From Belgrano to Ciudad Universitaria it may take 45 minutes. Take Av. Cabildo (see map) up to Pampa. Walk along Pampa until you reach Figueroa Alcorta (a big avenue). Up to here it is a nice and easy walk that may take around 30 minutes. It remains a 15 minutes walk to Ciudad Universitaria, which is better to do the first time with a local person, to get precise directions. The rough directions are: cross Figueroa Alcorta and take left, walk aprox. one block, then cross the bridge that you see on your right, above the highway. Then turn left and you see Ciudad Universitaria. In any case, it is suggested to walk in a group.
MAPS of Argentina, Buenos Aires and Ciudad Universitaria
Maps of various scales
Official Buenos Aires map Search streets, zoom, etc.
Another Buenos Aires map
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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (buses=colectivos, subways, trains, taxis)
Subway maps ,
More on transportation in Argentina
ARGENTINA TOURISTIC INFORMATION
Official touristic information on Argentina
BUENOS AIRES TOURISTIC INFORMATION
Buenos Aires government official page
Official touristic information on Buenos Aires
Some pages with general info, hotels, tours, etc.:
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
Official cultural information on Buenos Aires
Teatro Colon ,
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes