Buenos Aires is Argentina’s largest city and the most European of all Latin American cities. Located in the eastern region of Argentina, alongside the Rio de la Plata, the large sprawling 24-hour city is enclosed by the continuous flat land of the Pampas. Buenos Aires has a population of nearly 13 million and is made up 47 barrios each of which has its own attraction and beauty. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city with slick neighborhoods mixed together with a charming European-like feel, gourmet cuisine, a frenzied nightlife and excellent shopping.
Buenos Aires was established in 1536 by a Spanish expedition as Ciudad de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre thereby making the city and its multinational people or porteños as they are called, historically rich. The city is very stylish with several fascinating 19th century buildings and the Argentine capital is an integrating destination that gives its visitor great a city view as well a chance to enjoy a special urban adventure.
There are three airports in Buenos Aires which connects Argentina to the rest of the world and the most important is Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport. The city’s other transportation facilities include taxis, buses or Colectivos, car services, a reliable subway system which servers the outskirts and center of the city and the four train terminals, Retiro, Constitución, Once and Federico Lacroze which connects the rest of the country with the capital.
When it comes to tourist attractions there is always something going on in Buenos Aires to satisfy the senses. The city has stylish houses, historic buildings, cozy parks and is very pleasant to walk around with downtown area being noisy and congested. With its broad boulevards, green leafy parks, huge buildings and diverse culture and nightlife, Buenos Aires is similar to the cities of Paris or Barcelona and is known as the Paris of the Americas. The city’s southeastern corner has the foundational square and 19th centerpiece of Haussmann-style, the Plaza de Mayo which is also home to the Casa Rosada, the governmental palace.
Buenos Aires is great to explore as there is a lot of opportunity for sightseeing and the division of riches remains mostly inconspicuous. The inhabitants have an elaborate and rich culture, which when combined with the cuisines, add zing and spice up the city; this can be seen in myriad of museums, art galleries and theatres.
The city has also bred its very own art forms with the tango being the most notably. The city is also home to several musical festivals, with some of the largest being the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Quilmes Rock and Creamfields BA. Buenos Aires is year round destination with a mild climate and in 2008 the city was voted by Travel Leisure Magazine to be the second most desirable city to visit after Florence in Italy. So when you are planning your next trip, make Buenos Aires your next destination, as it is a place with filled excitement, thrill and endless movement.