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Travel Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

The capital of Argentina has the full right to be called the liveliest city in South America. Life here does not stop even for a second. Corrientes Avenue is the place where tourists will find numerous cafes, kiosks, theatres, and shops. All of them are opened from morning till night. Even buses go there without a night pause. Buenos Aires certainly has European charm – this city combines the spirit of Paris, Rome, and Madrid. However, there is nothing surprising in this fact - the majority of portenos (native people use this word to call themselves) originate from 'the Old World'. Buenos Aires has a population of almost 3 million people, but if we take into account the population of the city’s suburbs, then the figure will grow to more than 12 million.
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Buenos Aires is rich in various sights and places of interest, which will attract travellers of every age and taste. Visitors, who are fond of art, will be glad to attend various museums, galleries, theatres and architectural places of interest. Travellers, who cannot imagine their lives without night parties, will be pleased with fabulous clubs and discos. Fun and entertainment never stops in them. Buenos Aires is also the location of numerous cozy parks, where one can hide from noise and stress of the big city. You will certainly get real pleasure from visiting numerous museums, restaurants, marvellous monuments and, of course, fantastic tango-shows.
Plaza de Mayo. Plaza de Mayo is the heart of Buenos Aires. All most important buildings are situated here. Among them tourists will find, for example, Cabido (the building that housed the government during the Colonial Age), the Cathedral, the City Hall and Casa Rosada.
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Casa Rosada (Pink House), the official name of which is Palacio de Gobierno, is the residence of the president of Argentina. It is situated in Plaza de Mayo, so many times the building was a part of various happy and tragic historical events in the history of the country. Buenos Aires is home to numerous parks, where nothing will prevent you from enjoying piece and privacy. Park of the 3rd of February is the biggest one in Buenos Aires. The park starts in Palermo District and stretches to the northern border of the city. Not far from this park tourists will find the Zoo and the Planetarium. There are many other great places, visiting which will definitely leave many unforgettable memories. These are the Andalusian Court, the Danish Rosarium and the Japanese Pavilion. Moreover, not far from the park you will find a number of interesting museums.
The Obelisk. The enormous Obelisk located at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues is, without any doubt, the most famous monument in Buenos Aires. This is also the symbol of the city. The monument was created in May 1936 in order to honour the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the city. The Obelisk is located in the centre of the Plaza de la República. The first Argentina flag is also located here. The Obelisk is 67 m tall and its square is approximately 49 sq. m. Not far from this monument you will find Jorge Luis Borges' House.
Buenos Aires attractions & nightlife
Buenos Aires offers many interesting attractions to its guests. The city is famous for its nightlife. On its territory you can find most diverse clubs and bars. Lovers of dancing will be able to find...
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The best shops in Buenos Aires can be found in Calle Florida Street, which is, by the way, a pedestrian zone. However, the street, which is home to numerous boutiques and shopping centres, will be of a great interest not only because of its shops, but also because of its architecture.
San Telmo. Once San Telmo, the oldest district in Buenos Aires, used to be the place, where the elite lived. In 1870, during the epidemic of yellow fever, the aristocracy left San Telmo and moved to the north of the city. A lot of emigrants rushed into this area and the houses of the rich were turned into «conventillos». In 1970 some of these historical buildings were restored. Nowadays, San Telmo is a picturesque area with antique shops, Colonial architecture and plenty of ancient churches (for example, San Pedro Telmo). Some streets are still cobbled. Visiting San Telmo on Sunday is a great idea, because on this day Plaza Dorrego, the heart of the district, turns into a flea market and the streets are crowded with jugglers and tango dancers. Travellers, who are fond of tango, should definitely visit famous tango cafes, such as El Viejo Almacén, Michelangelo, La Casa Blanca and La Casa Rosada.
Cuisine of Buenos Aires for gourmet
Besides traditional restaurants devoted to Argentine cuisine, you will find widest choice of dining facilities featuring all types of cuisine in Buenos Aires. La Esquinita restaurant was founded over...
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Puerto Madero. Puerto Madero is located on the bank of the Rio-de-la-Plata. This is a former port area that was built in 1888-1897. Currently, this is the most modern entertainment area in the centre of the city, where one can still feel the charm of the port. Nowadays, former docks have been turned into restaurants and shops. If you want to have a nice walk, eat tasty food and enjoy wonderful shopping, Puerto Madero is definitely the place you need.
La Boca. La Boca is the most outstanding district of Buenos Aires. It was built by Italian immigrants along the Riachuelo, a meandering canal. Many years ago numerous storehouses and meat-processing factories were situated along the banks of the canal. Nowadays, La Boca is mostly famous for its original houses, which were built from tin and were painted in bright colours. Different art works are displayed for sale virtually everywhere. This is the place where one can find a lot of souvenir shops, beerhouses and restaurants. The influence of the Italian culture can be felt right at every step here. The special atmosphere and beautiful views of La Boca attract hundreds of tourists every day.
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