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Old and new, typical and multifaceted, the City of Buenos Aires vibrates in its streets. Owner of an architecture which combines the past and the vanguard, the capital city of Argentina motivates those who walk along its big boulevards, Río de la Plata, parks and squares, stoned streets. Guests may enjoy the tireless night life which guarantees proposals all along the week; modern and typical bars; neighborhoods which keep their soul; first-level cuisine; sport events; the bohème; the design; commercial circuits and a highly wide cultural offer which makes Buenos Aires to be well-known as the Cultural Capital of Latin America. This cosmopolitan city, which changes day in day out at Tango rhythm, takes our breath away in each of its corners.
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City of Tango

The Tango, declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind, is a symbol of the City of Buenos Aires. Marginal in its origins, the City grew in popularity and today its rhythm sounds in bars, tango centers, theatres, shows. The City of Buenos Aires is also abundant in places where you can look and learn how to dance Tango. Old ball rooms, cafés or local clubs house a milonga all nights, where beginners and experts all over the world dance on the dance floor while turning anticlockwise. At this Tango temples, you can listen to classical and modern themes: echoes of great characters like Carlos Gardel, Aníbal Troilo and Astor Piazzolla live all together with new contemporaneous styles. Different voices and harmonies giving free rein to the same fervor. The City of Buenos Aires breathes Tango.
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New Trends

Design is a strong urban attraction which is felt in its streets, architecture, in multiplicity of fairs, in clothes and in several spaces of the City of Buenos Aires. New trends have a remarkable presence in Palermo and San Telmo neighborhoods. There, designers of the City deploy their productions stamping a style which mixes the Latin soul with European influences, whose spectrum of options ranges from small objects to furniture. Exclusive design-made clothes also find a privileged space in this metropolis. Citizens of the City and guests indulge in window shops of these Palermo streets which get dressed in design creations signed by young designers. The flow of talents is permanent and varied.
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Commercial circuits for all tastes

Buying takes a very important place in the list of pleasures proposed by the City of Buenos Aires. In San Telmo neigborhood, you can acquire antiques; Avenida Corrientes is the proper place for book lovers; Retiro area stands out for its leather items and La Boca, for its souvernies. The main malls gather the most well-known national and international brands. There are also many outlets, season sale clothes options, where to get a varied range of items at very good prices. And to complete the shopping circuit, you can visit its markets and fairs which are set up in different parks and squares, where a varied public go for antiques, typical products or just for leisure.
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Puerto Madero

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Malba Museum. Palermo

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City passion

People visiting the City of Buenos Aires take the opportunity to attend different sport events. Sport takes a key place in the everyday life of this metropolis. Even when the national sport is the pato, a separate chapter deserves football because it represents the popular ritual in which you can learn about the local habits and customs and a true passion for Argentines. Its paradigm is the classic Boca-River game. On another level, we have polo by which, due to the quality of the horses and high prestige of its polo players, Argentina is acknowledged as the country where this sport is best played. Every November since one century ago, the Argentine Open of Polo meets the most wellknown national teams and gathers an international public. In October and November, marathons covering the City are organized.
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The tradition in literature

Unexpected and exciting, with its urban characters and full of mystical corners, the City of Buenos Aires was the source of inspiration to many writers. This is how millions of readers worldwide know Parque Lezama through On Heroes and Tombs, by Ernesto Sábato. And they can also imagine the Palermo of Borges, the Flores of Roberto Arlt, thanks to his works. The porteña tradition of letters is also expressed by “literary” coffee-houses, where prestigious writers would go and whose essence and features are kept as in the old days; and by the wide range of bookstores available for all readers’ preferences. antiques; brand-new, publishing houses; institutions and for specific purposes stores. It cannot be put to chance that the “Reader’s Day” is celebrated here, a data revealing the literary soul of this city, which was honored by UNESCO as the World Book Capital 2011.
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Cultural Axis of Latin America

Since time immemorial, the City of Buenos Aires is situated as one of the cultural centers and axes of Latin America. Its heterogeneous essence and romance with the arts may be felt all along its streets and in its museums and galleries. Art is the star of the City on specific dates: ArteBA, the Night of the Museums and the Art week are remarkable events of the annual calendar which offer the unbeatable chance to citizens and foreigners to visit museums, such as the National Fine Arts, the MALBA and the Modern Art Museum, among others. This proposal is crowned with more than 120 galleries and around twenty Cultural Centers. The last Friday of each month, between Fall and Spring on sunset time, the Gallery Nights shed lights upon Buenos Aires night.
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Plaza Dorrego. San Telmo

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El Rosedal. Palermo

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City tables, tradition and vanguard

With a gastronomic profile molded by the influence of immigrants and a criolla stamp, the City of Buenos Aires is a collection of samples of food from all around the world. There is a wide variety of grill places and restaurants: typical, colorful and design places. In all of them, you can taste from regional meals to Asian food, from classic proposals to those revealing gourmet modernity. In all of them, the common denominator is quality and the famous wines recognized worldwide, specially, the Malbec from Mendoza. Travelers will find in the City a variety of ever-present delicatessen in all city tables: meat –recognized as the best of the world–, pasta, pizza; empanadas and delicacies prepared with dulce de leche, an Argentine sweet-tooth emblem.
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There are certain bars in the City of Buenos Aires which were the scene of significant cultural activities or that are acknowledged as “Remarkable” and take part, officially, of the City cultural heritage due to seniority, architecture or local importance. To visit them and to share the pleasant atmosphere of the coffee chats while enjoying a classical cortado is a committed ritual for all citizens as well as an imperative experience for travelers.

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A must experience

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One of the most dynamic poles of the region

The capital of Argentina represents one of the most important and lively commercial poles of South America, concentrating a quite rich activity in fairs, congresses and corporate tourism. The City offers spaces provided with state-of-the-art image, sound and connectivity technology and highly qualified providers. More than 30.000 hotels categorized with 3-5 stars and a surface for exhibitions with more than 150.000
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m2 complement an infrastructure of wide services and a varied cultural invitation which allows matching work with entertainment. These benefits, added up to the tourist attractions, to the existence of great city lots, to a favourable environment for businesses and a convenient foreign exchange relation for the guest and the organizer, position the City of Buenos Aires as an outstanding event venue.

The City adds up reasons for those visiting it with educational purposes.

The excellence of Argentine education is well-known around the world. That is why every year students from different countries choose the City of Buenos Aires to enjoy a generous and qualified educational proposal and to face the challenge of learning Spanish in a dynamic and modern metropolis, where a good number of establishments -universities, teaching institutes and foundationsadminister courses of that language.

The City allows for the perfect combination of study and entertainment; apart from its solid teaching tradition, Buenos Aires offers a great variety of cultural activities. Movies, plays, music, sports, exhibitions and excursions add up reasons for those decided to visit the City of Buenos Aires on an education purpose basis.

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A day in the City, visiting places which are a must.
Starting point: the Obelisco, placed on 9 de Julio, avenue with two boulevards, considered the widest in the world. Through Roque Sáenz Peña av. (Diagonal Norte) you can reach Plaza de Mayo, City’s foundational centre. On the way, we recommend you to pass by CIT at Florida and Diagonal Norte (and buy the Tourist bus ticket, which you can use during the whole day). There you will find the most important historic places and buildings. It is enough to stroll over the square to watch them: Catedral Metropolitana (San Martín on the corner of av. Rivadavia), the Government of the City of buenos aires Palace (bolívar 1), the Cabildo (bolívar 65), the Casa Rosada (balcarce 50).

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Keep on walking towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the City. Churches, markets and museums join the antiques’ commercial route. Do not miss a walk through San Telmo’s market, which keeps the neighborhood’s historic tradition. For those who love History, the Zanjón de Granados is one of the place’s secrets better kept in this site. at the corner of Paseo Colón and Independencia, you can get on the Tourist bus that will take you to Caminito corner, in la boca.

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Once in la boca, you will notice that Caminito Street is an outdoor museum gathering painters, musicians, dancers, living statues, street works. From la boca, making the most of the Tourist bus run that will let you visit the ecological reserve, you will be able to reach Puerto Madero, former City’s harbour, recently revitalized, which has now become a gastronomic area. We recommend you to taste the well-known argentine meat in one of the area’s parrillas, with a view to the river.

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a taxi can take you from Puerto Madero to Recoleta: one of the most exclusive areas of buenos aires. There, it is worthwhile to visit the Cemetery, where you will find the tombs of Eva Perón, adolfo bioy Casares and Facundo Quiroga, among others. another place to visit: Iglesia del Pilar (Junín 1890).

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To end the day, take a stroll across Palermo Viejo, area in the vanguard of art, design and gastronomy. Palermo is ideal for window shopping and for choosing a gourmet cuisine option: the best way to finish an intense day in buenos aires.

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Other options for those who want to enjoy the several attractions proposed by the City one more day.

bicycle or on foot through Palermo forests. It is the most important green area of the City, offering a recreational space ideal for strolling or practicing sports. There you may visit the Rosedal and the lake and, afterwards, you can reach the Japanese Garden. From this point and walking straight through Figueroa alcorta ave., you will get to the Malba (Museum of latin american art of buenos aires).

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a permanent argentine and latin american Modern art exhibition, is a must. It is located in Palermo Chico, an area of mansions and embassies (please don’t miss to tour around this distinguished neighborhood).

12.00am Malba, whose modern building houses

by taxi to Retiro you can appreciate the avenida del libertador in all its splendor. It is surrounded by 1900’s buildings and palaces and immersed in the green of its parks. On arriving at Torre Monumental and Retiro Stations,
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2.00pm

make a stop to watch the Kavanagh building (first City’skyscraper) and Marriot Plaza Hotel, built to lodge visitors to the celebrations of the First 100th anniversary of Revolución de Mayo (May Revolution). Once in this neighborhood, we suggest you to lunch in some of the pubs with their tables on the sidewalk, distributed all over Reconquista Street, a new pedestrian area offering an oasis in the middle of the restless buenos aires City.

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Walking through Reconquista towards Córdoba ave., it is worth making a stop and doing some shopping at Galerías Pacífico, magnificent mall famous for its impressive dome gathering frescos by antonio berni, lino Spilimbergo, Juan Carlos Castagnino, Demetrio Urruchúa and Manuel Colmeiro.

the emblematic 6.00pm From here, walking throughavenida Corrientes, full of Florida Street, you can reach

bookshops, music shops, theatres and pizzerias. Nothing better than to close a second day in buenos aires enjoying a theatre play before or after tasting the well-known argentine pizza.

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Cultural Capital of Latin America
The City of Buenos Aires matches the porteña mystic with the overall modernity while presenting an intense cultural life which turns it into the venue of the most varied and attractive cultural events. Birthplace of great poets, painters, musicians and dancers, owner of a rich history which remains alive in the urban heart, the rhythm of culture is restless in this metropolis. The City’s heart beats in the great theatres and on the small scenarios, where the classics, avant-garde and experimental popular proposals live together every day. The cultural interest is felt in the bookshops, where thirsty for knowledge readers may find both old and modern editions. Buenos Aires is discovered through its museums, art galleries, tango and milonga shows, and in festivals gathering international and local artists which appeal visitors worldwide. The City, which matches passion with intellectuality, is restless; the capital of Argentina always has some surprises for us. The City of Buenos Aires is culture.
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Official Data:

The Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires Aires is the federal capital of the Republic of Argentina. It extends upon a flat surface divided in 48 neighborhoods. It has approximately 3 million inhabitants who, together with the metropolitan area population which normally move in the City, exceed 10 million persons, which turns it into one of the ten most dynamic urban centers of the world. Its limits: Río de la Planta and Riachuelo are its natural limits towards East and South. General Paz beltway, passing around the City from North to West, complete its limits. This avenue links the Capital with Buenos Aires outskirts in an express way.

+ information: www.bue.gob.ar Interactive map of the City: http://mapa.buenosaires.gob.ar

Activities Calendar

January
Sports
Rally Dakar, Buenos Aires, Valparaíso, Buenos Aires.

May
Culture
Arte BA, in La Rural of Palermo.

Buenos Aires. From Parque Roca to Parque de los Niños.

Culture

January/February
Culture
Summer It takes place in summer in different neighborhoods, squares, parks and public spaces of the City.

June
Culture
Emerging City. In Recoleta Cultural Center.

Photo Buenos Aires. EIn Palais de Glace.

Fairs

July/ August
Culture
Children and Youth Book Fair, in Palermo.

FIT - International Tourism Fair In La Rural (Palermo).

November
Sports
Open Argentine Polo Championship. In the Argentine Polo Field, Argentine Association of Polo.

February
Sports
Telmex ATP Buenos Aires Cup, in the Lawn Tennis Club of the City of Buenos Aires.

Fairs

Design

Livestock, Agricultura and Internacional Industry Exhibition. In Palermo.

Culture

Fall/Winter Edition of Bafweek in La Rural (Palermo).

Agugust
Tango
World Tango Dance Festival, in different halls and spaces of the City.

Museums Night. In public and private museums of the City.

Fairs

March
Sports
Argentine Republic Polo Cup. In the Palermo Polo Field, Argentine Association of Palermo Polo.

BAFIM - International Fair of Music in Buenos Aires.

Design

Bafweek Spring/Summer Edition. In La Rural (Palermo).

December
Culture
National Edition of Buenos Aires Jazz Festival. In different theaters, clubs and cultural open-air spaces of the City.

April
Culture
Independent Cinema Festival of Buenos Aires BAFICI, whose epicenter is the Abasto, but covering other movie theaters of the City.

September
Culture
Art Week. It takes place in San Telmo, Palermo, Retiro and Belgrano. Expotrastiendas.

Culture

International Book Fair of Buenos Aires. In La Rural of Palermo.

October
Sports
42 km Iinternational Marathon of Please see the complete event agenda of the City in bue.gob.ar/agenda

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