Buenos Aires, Argentina
#1 in Best Places to Visit in Argentina – Buenos Aires – the capital of Argentina – is a wonderful harbor, one of the world’s largest cities, a mix of several nations and cultures. In 2008, it was recognized as the second most popular tourism destination, right after Florence in Italy.
Bright and unique lifestyle of the locals, who call themselves the Portenos, is what makes Buenos Aires to differ from other capitals. Nowhere else in South America you would find such intense impact of the European culture heritage – a lot of the citizens have roots in Germany and Italy rather than in Spain.
Buenos Aires Attractions
One of the world’s best opera houses – Teatro Colon – can be found in this colorful city, but that is just one of the numerous examples of the value and importance the Portenos have given to the culture. Buenos Aires holds the record of the most intense concentration of the theaters. Unlike the most of the great cities, you won’t find any particular objects that would be the symbols of the whole city – no monuments or great buildings and, honestly, it is the main advantage of the city. The diversity of Buenos Aires is what describes it the best.
Each of the districts has its own unique features that differs them from others. For example, the San Telmo district is an adorable mix of Spanish, French and Italian architecture while La Boca’s district stuns everyone with small, colorful tin-like houses.
Buenos Aires is referred as the hometown of tango and this national dance can be found everywhere in the city – in taverns, tango clubs, dance halls, parks and open plazas. And just like tango, the city itself is bright, emotional, passionate and yet spiritual and reserved.
Visiting Buenos Aires is an unmatched experience – the city will open up to you in its entire splendor. All you have to do is to have your heart equally open to the warm and welcoming streets and the locals.