Buenos Aires

Argentinean metropolis with European flair

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Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and is one of the largest capitals in the world with over 2.9 million inhabitants. Everywhere in the city you can feel the European influences of the numerous immigrants, among them many Spaniards, Italians but also Germans, who settled the South American continent since the 19th century. Anyone who spends a few days in the city of "good airs" will find out: Buenos Aires offers much more than just tango and beef steaks.
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A piece of history in Buenos Aires: Plaza de Mayo
This historical square in the heart of the city is considered the founding area of Buenos Aires and serves primarily representative purposes. The square is surrounded by the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, the Banco de la Nación, the City Hall, the Cabildo and other government buildings. Not far away is the Parque Lezama park. On the east side of the Plaza de Mayo there is also the Argentinean presidential palace Casa Rosada, which owes its name to its pink façade.

Tango Argentino in Buenos Aires

There is hardly any other city where tango is lived as it is in Buenos Aires. Whether street tango, milonga or evening shows - the tango scene of the Argentinean capital is popular with young and old and can be experienced in different places: in disused factory sites, palaces in decayed charm or even during the day under the open sky.

Palermo district - chic and modern

Palermo is considered one of the most beautiful quarters of the city, here you can let yourself drift through the many small shops and visit noble bars and galleries. In memory of the bohemian times of the past, there are still small quiet corners in the old part of the quarter, which invite you to stay and are small treasure troves for souvenirs and gifts. The northern part of the city is more modern and home to several television studios, which is why the inhabitants speak of "Palermo Hollywood".

Quarter La Boca - colourful like life
The historically important district of La Boca intoxicates tourists from all over the world and is a sea of colourful houses, where souvenir shops line up with restaurants and bars. Tango is a must here, of course. Another highlight is the La Bombonera stadium of the football club Boca Juniors.

Cemetery Cementario in Buenos Aires

A visit to Recoleta is also obligatory: with over 7000 imposing mausoleums, the city's first public cemetery is home to numerous personalities whose graves are decorated with elaborate statues. Many visitors stop here at the grave of Evita Duarte de Perón, the famous wife of Juan Perón and an icon of Argentina ever since.

Shopping, antique shops and street markets
Buenos Aires offers an international ambience, well-known brands and expensive designer shops can be found in the shopping mile Calle Florida or in the chic quarter Palermo Viejo. There are also numerous antique shops, for example in the Boca district, and street and flea markets ("Ferias de artesanos") with handicrafts, jewellery and leather goods.
Buenos Aires - National Congress © skylarkstudio / Depositphotos

Restaurants and Cafés in Buenos Aires
The Argentinean cuisine is especially known for juicy beef steaks, which are often celebrated in combination with other meat dishes when grilled (so-called "asados"). However, due to the various European influences, Buenos Aires has a variety of excellent restaurants and cafés. Pizza and pasta dishes, excellent ice cream parlors are just as much a part of the menu as are typical national specialties such as Empanadas Argentinas or the strong and slightly tart tasting Mate drink.

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