Aires is the capital of Argentina, key center of the Republic and
one of the biggest Latin American cities. Approximately three
million people live within its 202 square kilometers (78.3 sq
miles), however, together with the metropolitan area, the total
population of Buenos Aires is above ten millions, making it one of
the ten most populated urban centers in the world. In front of its
coasts, washed by the Río de la Plata, you will find Montevideo,
capital of Uruguay, only 45 minutes away by plane or two hours and a
half by ship. This cosmopolitan metropolis has a clear universalistic influence amazing
International tourists time after time.
With a European architecture, many streets will remind you of those
of Paris. Numerous museums, convention centers, art galleries,
cinemas and theaters, with national and international first class
performances, are testimony to Buenos Aires' cultural life.
The Colon Opera House, one of the most important opera venues of the
world, is the center of an intense musical activity that encompasses
all genres, including, of course, the typical and famous Tango.
Orchestras, groups and soloists from every part of the world
frequently visit the city.
Buenos Aires is the economic heart of the country and also the main
harbor of the country. Its commercial activity is very intense, as
it shown by the numerous premises featuring the main worldwide
trademarks, galleries and shopping centers.
Buenos Aires is famous for its nightlife which is very diverse and
only ends in the small hours. Discotheques, restaurants, cafés, and
many other attractions for all preferences abound, offering a wide
range of possibilities for the tourists and locals. With more than
100 cinemas and 90 theaters, it is one of the Latin American cities
with the most intense theatrical activity. Its music shows are very
varied, where the tango (played in typical "tanguerías" which
exhibit diverse shows, especially in the San Telmo district), folk
music, jazz, pop, rock, and other musical styles offer multiple
options. National and international recitals are common in theaters,
stadiums and other centers.
Innumerable restaurants, in all the gastronomic styles and for all
budgets, delight visitors while Pubs and discotheques offer
different options for all tastes.