Let us tell you a little about ourselves, our country and our city
Argentina is the second largest country in South America and number 3 in population, with almost 3 million people living in Buenos Aires, the country's capital city. The great flow of immigrants arriving between the late 1890s and 1920s from Europe and other parts of the world has greatly influenced Argentina's varied and unique culture. Argentina is divided into 23 provinces which behold different landscapes, accents and customs.
Each and every one of them is unique and definitely worth knowing.
Buenos Aires is the biggest city in Argentina and its people value its culture, sports, and gastronomy. People from Buenos Aires are called "porteños", as the port of Buenos Aires has been and still is the country's most important one. Porteños are a rare mix. They are loud, warm and very, very attached to family and friends. Argentines tend to make friends almost everywhere they go, and take care of those friendships for a lifetime.
Below you will find 10 reasons to visit Buenos Aires, although there are many more!
Buenos Aires has a wide variety of shows that have made of it the city with the busiest theatre activity in Latin America and the world’s fourth largest in terms of number of theatres (over 300). Visiting the world-renowned Colón Theatre (the Buenos Aires Opera House) is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Our city’s architecture is the result of a complex coexistence of very diverse inputs. Its streets, buildings, squares, and cafes define us and provide us with an identity that reflects our history. Buenos Aires’ distinctive personality, forged by multiple styles and ways of thinking, can be traced back to its first founding by Pedro de Mendoza in 1536, changing and evolving into nowadays’ scenario.
The city breathes football. Undoubtedly, attending a Boca v. River “super derby”, featuring Argentina’s two most popular football clubs, is one of the most intense sport experiences in the world, if not the most intense of all.
Buenos Aires is the world’s Tango capital, that sensual and nostalgic musical dance and genre, which had among its most renowned interpreters Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla. The city has a rich offer of tango establishments for tourists, “milongas” and schools to see or practice this dance.
Buenos Aires is well-known worldwide for its busy nightlife. The city has a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and discos in trendy neighbourhoods such as Palermo, San Telmo and Puerto Madero, although every corner of the big city has some place for you to enjoy Buenos Aires’ nightlife.
Buenos Aires is a city with rich cultural and recreational life throughout the year. Offering everything from emblematic neighborhoods such as San Telmo and La Boca to attractions of all sorts, such as its antiques fairs and markets. Wherever you look, it is a city you can’t miss!
The city is worth visiting if only to have a flare of traditional porteño cuisine and its first-rate beef, usually cooked on the grill. Besides, the city offers a broad and very interesting assortment of places to taste dishes from all over the world.
The city offers a wide and rich variety of national and international art museums. Besides, there are museums with the most diverse themes, ranging from football, shoes and puppets through costumes or coin museums.
Street art is one of the art expressions that has most widely expanded in the past few years in our city. Today, Buenos Aires has over 100 street art works in places as diverse as subway stations, house facades, and large walls. If you are coming to Buenos Aires, check them out!
During the day, the city offers well-kept large parks and playgrounds for you to relax, together with 135 kilometers of bikeways. Besides, you can roller-skate in Palermo’s parks and in Puerto Madero, or join a spontaneous football game, which can be found in many of the city’s spots.