Why visit Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbwenoˈsaiɾes]) is the capital and largest city of Argentina, currently the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the third-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a population of around 13 million.

What you will see in Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is considered an Alpha World City as listed by the Loughborough University group’s (GaWC) 2008 inventory. People from Buenos Aires are referred to as porteños (people of the port). In between cutting-edge designer boutiques, ritzy neighborhoods and grand parks are unkempt streets full of spewing buses and bustling fervor. Seek out classic BA: the old-world cafés, colonial architecture, fun outdoor markets and diverse communities. Rub shoulders with the formerly rich and famous in Recoleta’s cemetery, making sure to sidestep the ubiquitous dog piles on the sidewalks. Fill your belly at a parrilla (steak restaurant), then spend the night partying away in Palermo Viejo’s trendiest dance club.



Some great hotels in Buenos Aires

Panamericano Hotel Buenos Aires

The Panamericano Hotel, Buenos Aires, is located in the heart of the city, close to the Obelisk, the Opera House, and the financial and commercial districts, and within easy reach of Ezeiza and J. Newbery airports. A wide selection of international cuisine, including sushi, is available to guests at the Crowne Plaza Panamericano, … Read more about this Hotel »

Concorde Hotel Buenos Aires

The English-speaking staff at this inexpensive stay in the heart of the city make business or tourism easy while staying in Buenos Aires. Nearby tourist attractions include the famous Florida Pedestrian Street, the Obelisk, and the classy dining and shopping area of Puerto Madero, where lunch can be enjoyed in verandah shade next … Read more about this Hotel »

Why visit Buenos Aires?

The city of Buenos Aires is not a part of the Buenos Aires Province, nor is it its capital; rather, it is an autonomous district. In 1880, after decades of political infighting, Buenos Aires was federalised and removed from Buenos Aires Province. The city limits were enlarged to include the towns of Belgrano and Flores (both are currently neighbourhoods of the city). The 1994 constitutional amendment granted the city autonomy, hence its formal name: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (English: Autonomous City of Buenos Aires), and its citizens first elected a Chief of Government (i.e. Mayor) in 1996.

Hunt for that antique gem in a dusty San Telmo shop, or visit on Sunday for the barrio’s spectacularly popular fair. Learn to sweep your leg dancing the sultry tango, and then attend a super-passionate fútbol match between River and Boca. These unforgettable adventures (and many more) are just waiting for you to go out and experience them.

Everyone knows someone who has been here and raved about it. You’ve put it off long enough. Come to Buenos Aires and you’ll understand why so many people have fallen in love with this amazing city, and even decided to stay. There’s a good chance you’ll be one of them.

Photos of Buenos Aires