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About Buenos Aires

Puente de la Mujer (Spanish for Women's Bridge) in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America" as it has been labelled, is Argentina's classy capital situated in the Pampas region. A hip metropolis of charm, colour and passion, Buenos Aires is a unique experience and it's just waiting for you to be a part of it. Bursting with old versus modern iconic neighbourhoods like those of Recoleta, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, La Boca, Microcentro or Palermo Viejo, each one strewn with even more distinguished landmarks, you will come across plenty of attractions to wet your touristic appetite.

For the most luxurious hotels, gourmet cuisine and large shopping centres that will leave you dizzy, Buenos Aires will offer you the best of the best. It's also the place to be for international fashion and film events that are attended by top celebrities from all corners of the world. For a bit of sensual, sorrowful tango dancing, you can appreciate the world-renowned dance form during the Buenos Aires Tango Festival although given its cultural importance you can catch a passionate tango almost anytime, anywhere from private venues to outdoor performances that fire up the capital's streets for free!

Oozing in history, Buenos Aires is loaded with monuments dedicated to nationalistic pride and the Independence of Argentina from Spanish dominance. Some examples include Pirámide de Mayo, the city's oldest national monument located in the city's busiest square, Plaza de Mayo, in addition to the famous white Obelisk of Buenos Aires erected in Plaza de la República. La Casa Rosada, also known as 'The Pink House', is the Presidential Palace and a beautiful structure that stands out in the crowd. Of all historical landmarks, La Recoleta Cemetery is the most popular attractions to see with its marble stone statues and beautiful tombs which are the last resting place of hundreds of historical Argentine figures.

Among the city's other points of interest are iconic churches, for instance the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, Pilar, or San Ignacio de Loyola Church piled with centuries old history and eye-catching European architecture. For culture-vultures, Buenos Aires is an absolute haven. Whether its art, dance or theatre, the selection of places for you to choose from are immense and what's even better is that entry prices are surprisingly economic for such a hyped up destination. Start with the Museum of Latin American Art Buenos Aires then move on to Museu Historico Nacional or Museo Evita. For fabulous spectacles there is no show quite like Fuerza Bruta which is out of this world and out-of-the-box! The Teatro Colón, Argentina's best Opera venue, is both stunning outside and even more breathtaking inside.

Trendy, fashionable and definitily Argentina's most open-minded city, Buenos Aires will have you raving about it for weeks after your visit. Guaranteed to fall in love with its every aspect, you simply won't get enough of it. Go there and see for yourself!

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