Old and new, typical and cosmopolitan, the City of Buenos Aires is one of the most dynamic economies in the region. With a population of three million, Buenos Aires is one of the cultural capitals of South America. The city’s infrastructure, its history and culture, and an architecture that combines the past with Avant-guard designs, are an invitation to the thousands of tourists that arrive all year round.
Buenos Aires has a mild weather and many sunny days a year. You can enjoy its natural green landscape in parks, in the suburbs, or in the large Ecological Reserve, just five minutes away from the downtown district. The city boasts 48 neighborhoods for eager visitors to stroll around. Each with its own style, they feature bars, plazas, football and sports stadiums, temples, milongas or tango dance halls, and theaters. The most visited areas are Abasto, Puerto Madero, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo, La Boca, and the downtown avenues, such as Corrientes.
Home of great poets, painters, musicians, and dancers, and with a rich history that is very much alive in the urban memory, the rhythm of culture is restless in a metropolis that is always open to new trends. Known around the world as the capital of tango, its music and dance invades the scene, whether at the most sophisticated tango dance halls or the most popular neighborhood milonga. Its performing arts rank among the world’s best, making it the fourth most important city in the world of theater. Traditional and modern museums are famous, and the indie scene –off theater productions, art cinema, non-mainstream music and design—is thriving.
In Buenos Aires you can enjoy both typical Argentine food and exquisite international cuisine. With over 3,500 restaurants, large variety is what characterizes the food industry in the city, from ethnic food and gourmet restaurants, to international fast-food chains and take-out bars. However, the star is still the classic parrilla, or Argentine-style barbecue. Football is a passion, and fans plan their trips around the nation’s classic matches between Boca and River. Another attraction for locals and tourists is shopping, with multiple fairs, antique markets, retail store districts, and shopping malls throughout the city.