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Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Buenos Aires Travel Guide

Buenos Aires is the heart of Argentina, it is located on the coast of the Rio de la Plata. With more than 10 million residents, is the third largest city in South America.

The first European to reach the future City of Buenos Aires was Juan Díaz de Solís, the city, initially, was called "Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María del Buen Aire" (literally City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds) on 1536, by the Spanish expedition under Pedro de Mendoza.

In the second half of the 19Th century, Buenos Aires became a metropolitan and multicultural center, those years, the main avenues and buildings were built, including the Teatro Colon, one of the world's top opera theatres.

The climate in Buenos Aires is mild, but in summer the city can get humid and hot, at this time the city can be quiet, because many Porteños take their vacations, they go, specially, to Mar del Plata

Porteños or bonaerenses, as the multinational people of Buenos Aires are known, have an elaborate and rich cultural identity. Multinational people, because, the people of Buenos Aires have European (German, Portuguese, Polish, Irish, French, Croatian, English, Welsh, Romania, Ukraine, Armenian and specially Spanish and Italian), Arab, Asian, African, Criollo and Mestizo (Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay) origins.

This seductive city, is divided into 48 neighbourhoods (barrios), these barrios are grouped into 15 communes (comunas), each of which has his own attractiveness and beauty, the most famous barrios are La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero.

You can reach easily tourist locations around the city using the public transport network connected through bus and subway lines linking all the points of the city, the downtown area is full and noisy, but the city offers enjoyable places to walk around, also, the city has low crimes rates.

This cosmopolitan city has high standards of living, is the most European City in South America (sometimes is called the "Paris of the South"), after devaluation, Buenos Aires has become a cheap city where there are much to see and do: there are elegant houses, cosy parks and historic buildings that comes from the nineteenth century, the city has several attractive museums, theaters, cultural centers, cinemas, bars. All this make of Buenos Aires a place with passion, excitement and infinite movement.

You will enjoy the architecture of the city, visit the shopping centers at day, enjoy incredible food at the restaurants and cafes, and by night you can choose between a wide variety of Discos, Bars, a Casino (Buenos Aires don't sleep).

Buenos Aires give enormous facilities for lodging, from five-star hotels of international chains to youth hostels at lower fares.

In Buenos Aires you will also appreciate the passion of the Tango and the attractive of important world-class soccer games.

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