Buenos Aires – Ground Zero For Memorable Travel Adventure

Cities of Creative Design | | June 4, 2009 at 8:31 am




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20060128_-_vista_del_obelisco_desde_la_av_leandro_alem_calle_corrientes_buenos_airesBuenos Aires is the glamorous capital of Argentina and was the first city to be appointed by UNESCO as “The City Of Design” in 2005.

Through public and private collaboration this city has been able to harness the energy and innovation of its design sector for development initiatives on a local, regional and international level. The city has diversified its economic growth potentials and is also known for building one of the most vibrant and dynamic design scenes in Latin America.

Buenos Aires is a city which has people with a passion for life rivaled by no other. When you visit this amazing city you will be welcomed with a host of options to explore, You can check out the local culture, or learn to tango, to observe a sporting event, or  just merely have a business meeting, there is something for everyone.

Buenos Aires is located to the south of the equator which means the best time to visit would be during the spring months of September through December or during the fall, which runs from April through June. During these months the country side is absolutely breathtaking and the temperatures are very comfortable. You can visit a few iconic places that are well known and visited by tourist such as;

Tetro Col

The opera plays a vital role in this culture fabric of the city and hence you cannot afford to miss a visit to the iconic Tetro col which is the premier opera houses in the world.

Cathedral Metropolitana

Being a major bastion of Roman Catholics, this city houses a large number of landmarks to this faith. This structure is the crown jewel and evokes a Neo classical air, with a touch of the Baroque. The grand interior has several important monuments and works of art.

Football

The fervent passion of football in this continent is legendary. If you enjoy the sport you can book your tickets for a match between Boca Juniors and River Plate Alternatively, you can attend a Boca match at the famous Estadio Alberto J. Armando, known as La Bombonera, or Chocolate Bowl.

Corrientes Avenue

Corrientes Avenue, a main artery in the city that ranks as one of the best in the world. This street is known as “The Street that never sleeps” offers a plethora of landmarks such as Obelisk of Buenos Aires to elegant cafes, bookstores, theatres and shops; Corrientes is a prime area of the city which all tourists should explore during their visit to Buenos Aires.

Palermo

Palermo, a virtual city within Buenos Aires is popular with young tourist as a bohemian hub for students and artists. The Parque Tres de Febrero, a massive sweep of green space, and colonial architecture of Palermo Viejo is a place that cannot be missed by tourists. Museo Evita is another museum that cannot be missed in your itinerary. It does not have reference to Madonna however; you can find a collection of solid historic facts about the wife of President Juan Domingo Peron, commonly referred to as Evita. This museum includes stunning footage of a few of her speeches.

La Boca

The barrio of La Boca was the traditional haunt for immigrants from Genoa, Italy who have whole heartedly contributed to the development of Buenos Aires over the years. This area has a flavor of the European culture even today and offers some of the most remarkable architecture in the city. The pedestrian street of Caminito is another popular spot with myriad tango performances that all tourist enjoy to watch

Avenida de Mayo

The Avenida de Mayo is a veritable tribute to the Gran Via of Madrid, rampant with a Neoclassic and Art Nouveau ethos. From the colonial era Cabildo government house to the Palacio Barolo, Chile Hotel and Rodin’s Thinker at Congress Plaza, Avenida de Mayo has a number of photogenic options that you cannot amiss.

Buenos Aires is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful architecture, culture, and cuisine!

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  1. VC Drake says:

    I just discovered Buenos Aires on House Hunters International on HGTV. She was looking for flats in the Congreso district. The architecture is just fabulous and the prices too. The interior of the three flats she looked at was just lovely.

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