About Buenos Aires - Argentina
Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, is known around the world for its strong Euro-Latin American culture, combining the sophistication of European immigrants with the passion and tradition of Latin America citizens, resulting in the creation of a European city outside of Europe.
Buenos Aires's rich history of native settlers, Spanish conquer, Argentine independence, and immigrant arrival, has made it what it is today; from Italian style city streets to Spanish built plazas, wide tree-lined avenues to ancient European style architecture, the city is nothing less than absolutely unique and stunning. Look closer and find shows such as tango dancing in the streets, the Recoleta cemetery, world class art galleries and museums, ancient churches, Sunday street markets, city parks, and cafes, bars, and restaurants specializing in everything from Argentine barbeque to traditional baked goods to sushi infused dishes; Buenos Aires has it all!
Buenos Aires can be seen as nothing less than a cosmopolitan city, home to almost 13 million residents, and defining its city space with more than 47 distinct neighbourhoods, each as unique as the one before it. The downtown areas is the business district, characterized by hundreds of antique buildings and modern high rises; the biggest neighbourhood in the city is Palermo, a beautiful residential and commercial area outlined by old trees, low buildings, cobblestone roads, and parks; the riverside Puerto Madero was transformed from a once falling industrial area into one of the trendiest and upscale places to live and be seen; San Telmo is known for its bohemian style, artistic residents, and Sunday street market; while the very traditional Recoleta and Retiro still hold their place in high quality living and sophistication. The options are endless when choosing a neighbourhood to explore in Buenos Aires.
No matter how big and fast paced Buenos Aires is, it still manages to keep a great onda (feeling) at all times; people are friendly and social, they put family and friends first, and they are always willing to help, probably a few of the reasons Buenos Aires continues to be such a safe city to live and one of the preferred places to visit in South America.