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

Amerian Congreso Hotel Buenos Aires

A suitable accommodation for leisure or business trips as it is conveniently located in the center of town and near many popular attractions. Guestrooms at the American Congreso Hotel include mini bars, work desks, coffee and tea making facilities and radios. Enjoy an American breakfast from the onsite restaurant but save room for … Read more about this Hotel »

248 Finisterra Hotel

In the last decade, the Buenos Aires barrio of Las Cañitas has become a nighttime playground filled with bars, restaurants and shops that draw the young and beautiful. And now, with last year’s opening of 248 Finisterra, you can sleep there, too. Riding a wave of new boutique hotels in the city, the family-owned 248 Finisterra … 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