Month: August 2013
Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and a large, sprawling metropolis that is home to over 12 million people. It is, unsurprisingly, the largest city in Argentina, but it is also covers a large area forming the second-largest metropolitan city in South America, after Sao Paulo in Brazil. Influenced by early European settlers (largely from Italy) it is often referred to as the “Paris of South America” due to its nightlife and historically-elegant buildings. The city is located on the southern bank of the Rio de la Plata (or River Plate) delta.
Since the beginning of the 20th century Buenos Aires has undergone continual re-development resulting in the loss of many of its original and beautiful buildings of importance. However, there are still some elegant examples of architecture from the early 1900s particularly from the affluent period between the 1920’s and 30’s, when Argentina as a world economic power. Like Santiago, the city centre has maintained its original lay out since its foundation and more recently the old dock area has been completely re-developed into a spacious, modern, commercial sector of hotels, offices and fashionable restaurants.
Buenos Aires is culturally rich and home to the Teatro Colon – an internationally-rated opera house as well as a number of symphony orchestras and choirs. There are a number of museums offering exhibits of varying types: fine arts, decorative arts, modern arts and even sacred art; and homes of recognized cultural icons that have been preserved for public viewing. There are hundreds of book stores and cultural associations and the city has the largest concentration of working theatres in South America, in which many a Tango show is performed.
Among the attractions that Buenos Aires has to offer are the football matches at the famous Boca Stadium, Tango shows, city cultural tours and out-of-city excursions to any number of estancias. For the visitor, one particular location of interest in Buenos Aires is: San Telmo (cobblestone streets, colonial buildings, street performers and tango dancers). One of the more affluent areas is that of Recoleta where there are up-market boutique stores, top hotels and restaurants.
Buenos Aires as Honeymoon Destination
The province and capital city Buenos Aires in the country of Argentina is a perfect hotspot for honeymoon lovers. Explore the Recoleta Cemetery and must see a play in the Colon Theatre. Stroll in the streets with your loved one or have a coffee time. A walk in the beautiful parks or gardens creates a love around atmosphere. Enjoy the local dishes with luxury amenities in top city resorts and don’t forget to buy few souvenirs for your sweetheart. Enjoy the bustling nightlife of the city. Couples find it a real fun to visit.
If you hope to visit this beautiful, up-and-coming city soon, dealing with these small inconveniences is worth it! The artistic treasures, the delicious food, the music, and the nightlife make visiting Buenos Aires truly special. Don t let the great Buenos Aires coin shortage stop you. You do need to plan to spend extra time locating coins for many of your simpler purchases and exchanges. If you are entering the city from other parts of Argentina, get a bag of coins, and take them with you! You may end up being more popular than you’ve ever been before!