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Buenos Aires also called Capital Federal for hosting the federal government is a twenty-four federal agencies and the capital of Argentina. It is located in the central-eastern region, on the western bank of the Rio de la Plata, in full pampas.
Buenos Aires offers a wide cultural activity, it is considered mainly for its architecture, the "Paris of America". Travelers usually choose a night visit to the premises where tango and a walk to a typical dance stay (in the province of Buenos Aires), to taste the traditional roast. In recent years, new themed tours, including many dedicated to important personalities such as Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón or Jorge Luis Borges emerged.
It also has numerous shopping malls (shopping), among which include the Alto Palermo, Paseo Alcorta, Patio Bullrich, Abasto de Buenos Aires and Galerias Pacifico.
Main Attractions in the City of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the most visited city in all of South America. The most important sights are in the historic center of the city, industry practically formed by the districts of Monserrat and San Telmo. The city began to be built around the Plaza Mayor (now Plaza de Mayo), and the administrative institutions of the Cologne were installed in the area. East of the square can be seen the Casa Rosada, seat of the Executive Power of Argentina, in whose place formerly was the Fort. To the north of the Metropolitan Cathedral Plaza, which occupies the same place from the colony, and the building of the Banco de la Nacion Argentina is whose land was originally owned by Juan de Garay. Another important colonial institution was The Cabildo, located to the west, which is not preserved in its original form as part of the structure was demolished for the opening of the Avenue of May and diagonal Julio A. Roca.
To the south was formerly the National Congress, where now the National Academy of History is observed. And finally, towards the northwest we can see the Chief of Government of the City, moving towards the Avenida de Mayo.
Avenida de Mayo is considered Civic Axis, since it links the Casa Rosada with the Congress Palace, headquarters of the Executive and the Legislature, respectively. By this avenue some buildings of great cultural, architectural and historical interest can be observed: they are installed the Casa de la Cultura, the Palacio Barolo and Café Tortoni, among others. Under this avenue runs the subway Line A of Buenos Aires which when opened in 1913 became the first in Latin America.
At the end of the artery you can observe a set of squares decorated with several monuments and sculptures, among which is a signed copy of Rodin's Thinker. In the vicinity of these places are the Palace of Congress and the building of the Confectionery El Molino.
In the historic center of Buenos Aires you can also visit the Manzana de las Luces. There are lodged several buildings with great historical value, such as the San Ignacio Church and the headquarters of the National College of Buenos Aires. In apple hidden tunnels through the city during the colonial era and it can also traversed the building where the city council from 1894 to 1931 can be observed.
In the San Telmo you can visit the Plaza Dorrego, where every Sunday the famous Antiques Fair is installed. Also in the vicinity several antique shops are located and a Jesuit complex formed by the Church of Our Lady of Bethlem, the Parish of San Pedro Telmo and the Penitentiary Museum "Antonio Ballve". The area is also the National Historical Museum and Lezama Park, where they were housed several sculptures and monuments.
In the neighborhood of Recoleta are a lot of tourist sites and many also have a high cultural value. There can be found the headquarters of the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, the Recoleta Cultural Center, the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires, the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, the Palais de Glace, the Bar La Biela and Recoleta Cemetery, where are housed the remains of several heroes and prominent figures of the country.
In Puerto Madero can see several of apartment towers built between the late 1990s and early twenty-first century. In the area can visit the former Hotel of Immigrants, the Museum Frigate President Sarmiento, the Bridge of the Woman and the Ship-Museum Uruguay Corvette.
In the neighborhood of Retiro can visit the station of the same name, and visit several monuments and landmarks of the city such as the monuments to the Fallen in the Falklands War and the General San Martin; and the Monumental Tower and Kavanagh Building.
The Malba (Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires) is located in the district of Palermo, and is one of the largest in the country. They are also in this neighborhood Bosques de Palermo, where you can visit the Planetarium and the Buenos Aires Zoo.
Another tourist site for its cultural importance is the Avenida Corrientes. There you can find in a lot of theaters like the Teatro San Martin, and a host of interesting places as Paseo La Plaza and Estadio Luna Park. At the intersection of this avenue with Avenida 9 de Julio is the Obelisk, an emblem of the City of Buenos Aires. It was also installed in this avenue the Mercado de Abasto, which now has been converted into a shopping center.
One of the towers that stand in the City of Buenos Aires is the Space Tower, 220 meters (the tallest building in the city), located in the southern part of the city, within the Amusement Park of the City of Buenos Aires207 208 and built in 1980.
Near the center of the city is the colorful La Boca, which is an emblem of the immigrants. It is one of the most visited by tourists, although it lacks the security and infrastructure of other important areas. Among its main attractions is the Caminito, all the legacy of Quinquela Martin in the town of Vuelta de Rocha, its artists, its museums, theaters, the stadium of Boca Juniors 'La Bombonera' walk. Its boulevard and harbor stroll, the old transporter bridge early twentieth century, its typical tenement buildings.
Gastronomy of Buenos Aires
The gastronomy of Buenos Aires is as diverse as the rest of its culture. It includes red meats, fish, pasta and the empanadas. Among the meats stands the roast, usually accompanied by sausages, sweetbreads, chinchulines and sausages. The most consumed fish are hake, corvina, sole, sea bream and pejerrey. The Italian influence, very widespread by the migratory flows from that country in the early twentieth century, is reflected in pasta like noodles, gnocchi, cannelloni, lasagna and ravioli.
Culture of the City of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is one of the main cultural metropolis of the West. Cultural development can be seen in the large number of museums, theaters and libraries that can be found in the city. It also stands out for its publishing industry and for having its own cultural identity, reflected in demonstrations such as filleting, lunfardo, tango and carnivales porteños. It also has an important tourist offer and numerous places to visit.
Bars of Buenos Aires
The city has a group of about 70 bars called Notables bars that are characterized by having been protagonists of an important part of the history of the city, these receive a help from the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. Some were even declared Cultural Heritage of the City of Buenos Aires.
Accommodation in the City of Buenos Aires
The City of Buenos Aires offers more than 200 accommodation possibilities that represent 36,000 places available. These hotels are mostly installed in the downtown area of the city, with easy access to major tourist sites.
There are also many accommodations and accommodations for people looking for something more economical. These establishments are usually located in more remote neighborhoods, but the transport system allows the transfer in an easy and economic way.
As the city is a university center, there are a large number of youth hostels and university residences with affordable costs for students both in the interior of the country and in neighboring countries.
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Buenos Aires Airports
There are two airports with scheduled flights serving the Buenos Aires metropolitan area:
Jorge Newbery Airfield
Jorge Newbery Airfield (Aeroparque Jorge Newbery) Jorge Newbery Airfield (IATA: AEP, ICAO: SABE) is an international airport located in Palermo ward, along the Río de la Plata, 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast of downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. It serves as the main hub for domestic flights from Buenos Aires as well as to Uruguay, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ), known as Ezeiza International Airport owing to its location in the Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires, is an international airport 22 kilometres (14 mi) south-southwest of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. It is the country's largest international airport by number of passengers handled it handles 85% of international traffic and is a hub for international flights of Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM Argentina.
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