Buenos Aries, Argentina Travel Guide


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Buenos Aries, Argentina

 

The capital city of Argentina is Buenos Aires. It is located on the eastern side of the country on the Plate River . Because of its geographic location the climate is warm and mild year-round with an average temperature of 18C. The city’s sophistication and style has earned it the reputation of being very similar to Paris, France.

 

Buenos Aires is rich in cultural activities with its museums, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, and tango houses. It has over one hundred museums, including the National Museum of Fine Arts, and approx. 170 theatres and 190 cinemas throughout the city area. Among the most popular attractions are the historic areas of San Telmo, el Teatro Colon, and La Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo.

 

The Colon Theatre is a must-see and there are guided tours to show you round this theatre with its fantastic architecture. The theatre has multiple tiers and an enormous chandelier in the centre.

 

Many famous opera singers, ballet companies and other world-class performers have been on the stage over the years. La Casa Rosada (translated, means the Pink House) is the location of the main government offices and the Plaza in front of it has seen much history of turmoil and demonstrations for justice. The area known as La Boca is popular with visitors for its music and arts, with buildings painted an array of colours and entertainment by talented street performers such as mimes, musicians, and tango dancers. A popular shopping area is Calle Florida , with its variety of shops and cafes. Buenos Aires also has many modern shopping malls.

 

The city can be explored by foot, or by its convenient subway system, which is often the best way to get around. There are also romantic horse-drawn carriages. Visitors can browse the many colourful markets selling an interesting variety of goods and local crafts and pick up souvenirs to take home from their travels. There are often festivals and other opportunities to see displays by gauchos and sample some of the traditional local cuisine. The city also has many beautiful parks where visitors can walk and enjoy the flora and fauna and admire the sculptures and gardens.

 

Buenos Aires is the place for those seeking exciting nightlife and entertainment with its many clubs, tango bars, discos, casinos, restaurants and bars. The city does not liven up until quite late, as the locals tend to eat dinner much later in the evening that most Europeans, and many clubs and discos do not open until the early hours.

 



 

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