Global Summit 2013/Logistics

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Summit venue

The Global Summit will take place at the Centro Cultural General San Martín, located on Sarmiento 1551, between Paraná and Montevideo streets, in the City of Buenos Aires. The Center is located in the heart of the city and it is a walking distance from the hotel.

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More information about the Summit venue, and venues for other Summit events, can be found on the Venues page.


CC staff and sponsored attendees to the Summit will be staying at the following hotel, which is a 10 minute walk from the venue:






TEL : (+54)11/ 53005555

FAX : (+54)11/ 53005566


CONTACT ADDRESS FOR CC SUMMIT: Andrea Gago, When writing to her, please, specifically say that you are within the CC Global Summit group, even if CC is not funding your accommodation.

GPS: S 34° 36' 40.01 W 58° 23' 20.89

The venue is located in the center of Buenos Aires, and there are many hotels in the immediate vicinity available through hotel booking sites such as Expedia, and

General information about Buenos Aires

Getting to and from the airport

You can check the information available in WikiVoyage.

We have put together a google document for those people wanting to share rides to and from the airport. There are separate sheets for arrivals and departures. It is your responsibility to arrange a meet up time and place. Please only add your details here if you are willing to be contacted directly by others on the list.

By bus - recommended

We strongly recommend you to hire the service of Manuel Tienda León. If you arrive to Ezeiza international airport, you can take the service from there that will leave you in Madero Av. and San Martín, where you will find Plaza San Martín. They also run a service from Jorge Newbery. This is the distance between the place you are going to be left from Manuel Tienda León Service and the hotel:


From there, you have different options to the hotel.

By subway

Take the subway, line C, in Retiro station (terminal station), until Diagonal Norte station, where you have two different lines to make combination: line B and line D. There you'll have to take line B (Carlos Pellegrini station) in direction to Los Incas, until Uruguay or Callao (they are at the same distance from the hotel). You can also walk from Diagonal Norte to the hotel, it's a nice walk through Corrientes Av. and Callao Av.

By taxi

You can take a cab on the intersection of Madero Av. and San Martín, and it should cost you around 30-40 argentinean pesos. In Argentina the tariff is fixed by an automatic system that you can see in front of the passenger's seat.

Getting around Buenos Aires

Subway maps

Bus routes and maps

Bus and subway tickets

Public transport in Buenos Aires does have a transit card named SUBE - but in order to get it you may need to have a worker ID provided by the government. you can find a map of places to purchase SUBE here.

So the best way to purchase tickets is to simply pay cash. You can pay on the bus with coins. The cheapest ticket is 1.50 and it goes up to 2.25 pesos depending on the distance you travel.

If you prefer the subway, you can buy passes separately, each 2.50; you can also buy 5 passes or 10 in the same ticket.

Record shops

One block away from the conference venue, Silbando Discos Inside Centro Cultural de la Cooperacion, Corrientes 1543 Selection from Argentine and International independant music

Food, drink, entertainment in Buenos Aires

  • enter information here

Visa requirements

Here you will find a detailed list of countries that need Visa to get into Argentina. However, you should confirm this information on the website of the Minister of Interior and Transport of Argentina. If you determine you do need a visa, you may request a visa support letter from Creative Commons and the conference organisers here.

Country Diplomatic or service passport Standard or regular passport
Australia Yes No
Austria No No
Azerbaijan No Yes
Belgium No No
Brazil No No
Bulgaria No No
Canada Yes No
Chile No No
China Mainland No Yes
Colombia No No
Costa Rica No No
Croatia No No
Cszech Republic No No
Denmark No No
Ecuador No No
Egypt No Yes
Estonia No No
Finland No No
France No No
Georgia Yes Yes
Germany No No
Greece No No
Guatemala No No
Hong Kong No No
Hungary No No
Iceland No No
Indonesia No Yes
Ireland Yes No
Israel No No
Italy No No
Japan No No
Kenya Yes Yes
Lebanon Yes Yes
Lithuania No No
Luxembourg No No
Macau No No
Macedonia Yes No
Malaysia No No
Mexico No No
Netherlands No No
New Zealand No No
Nigeria Yes Yes
Norway No No
Paraguay No No
Peru No No
Philippines No Yes
Poland No No
Portugal No No
Puerto Rico Yes No
Qatar Yes Yes
Romania No No
Russia No No
Rwanda Yes Yes
Serbia No No
Singapore No No
Slovakia No No
Slovenia No No
South Africa No No
South Korea No No
Spain No No
Sweden No No
Switzerland No No
Syria Yes Yes
Taiwan Yes Yes
Tanzania Yes Yes
Thailand No No
UK: England and Wales No No
UK: Scotland No No
Uganda Yes Yes
Uruguay No No
Ukraine No No
Venezuela No No
Vietnam No Yes