Argentina is a great country, with a unique nature and landscapes that collect a little bit from every part of the world. From towering mountain ranges to the west, the Andes, to large rivers and beaches, immense plateaus and plains, and even large expanses of ice and glaciers in the South, at the end of Patagonia. But, in addition to all this, it has as its capital one of the most exciting metropolises in the world: Buenos Aires.
Founded by Pedro de Valdivia five centuries ago, Santa Maria del Buen Ayre, Buenos Aires for everyone today, is a unique and peculiar city. With a population of varied origin, mainly Spanish and Italian, Buenos Aires has been collecting over time immigrants from many other countries. It is therefore a city of alluvion, which, despite being very American, has, in its buildings as well as in its streets, a great European imprint. If you come from Europe you will feel in the capital of Buenos Aires as in your own home and you will find an architecture that will not differ much from that of the big European capitals. Houses and stately buildings, some colonial rest, although not as many as in cities like Lima, Mexico City, Havana or some towns of Colombia and Central America.
Modern and ancient at the same time, Buenos Aires, also has a great cultural tradition and is the capital of tango, an autochthonous song, normally accompanied by the music of the peculiar bandoneon, With letters deeply evocative that go directly to the mind and heart and that they had their best representative as singer, precisely to an Argentine adoption ( since he was born in Paris ) Carlos Gardel, died in full maturity in a tragic aviation accident. Among his great authors is Enrique Santos Discépolo, composer and conductor of the most well-known and great themes and, in the most modern era, Ástor Piazzola.
Buenos Aires is a huge city with very characteristic and peculiar areas. Very divided between seignorial areas, such as Palermo, Recoleta and Puerto Madero and quite popular areas, such as the neighbourhood of La Boca, with its world famous Caminito, immortalized precisely in a wonderful tango, or the neighbourhood of San Telmo, which includes the Plaza Dorrego, with its famous continuous antiques fair. It also has universally famous theaters, (it is the capital of the world with more theaters) such as the Teatro Colon, spectacular and grandiose, considered one of the five with best acoustics of the planet) where concerts of all kinds and great seasons of Opera are held. Or unique buildings, such as the Rosada House, government headquarters, or the Stock Exchange. And emblematic places: in the center, the Gran Avenida de Mayo, with its giant portrait of Eva Perón and its spectacular Obeliscus, at the crossroads of that avenue with the famous Calle Corrientes. And a place that no one can fail to visit: the Café Tortoni, a meeting place for writers and artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century and that is of great beauty, with its marble tables and its antique mirrors. An authentic little literary museum.
Buenos Aires is to live it, but also to visit it. It is a place full of life in all its arteries, like the street Floridita, or the Avenida Córdoba, also in the center, full of shops and beautiful commercial galleries. In Buenos Aires we could say that the world is summarized. An unforgettable city when it is known and that, without doubt, is one of the places one dreams of visiting in life.