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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires Travel Guide


Buenos Aires, more than any other capital city in South America, is the heartbeat of Argentina. All roads in Argentina, from the far reaches of Patagonia to the pampas and the campo, eventually lead to Buenos Aires. Indeed, here is a city that is at once energetic, rhythmic and fast-paced, a city filled with tango halls, theaters, restaurants that don't even begin to serve dinner until 9 pm, and bars and nightclubs where the ice-cubes clink until the break of dawn. Here is a city of European traditions and Latin attitudes, with imposing French-style buildings and wide, tree-lined boulevards peppered with sidewalk cafés. Here is a city of fashionably-dressed porteños – or "people of the port," as Buenos Aires residents are known – who move briskly along pedestrian promenades, browsing in chic art galleries and upscale boutiques selling fine furs and leathers, and yet linger over an espresso into the wee hours of the morning.


Buenos Aires is located on the southeastern coast of South America, on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, a stone's throw from the border with Uruguay.

How to Get There


Main Neighborhoods

  • Downtown -

  • Recoleta -

  • San Telmo -

  • La Boca -

  • Palermo -

How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay


Buenos Aires is home to one-third of the Argentina's population, making it by far the largest city in Argentina. It also boasts the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo, Brazil.

Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit:
  • Cost Per Day: US$-US$ (-)
  • Currency: (US$1 ~ )
  • Electricity: 220-240V - 50Hz
  • Phone Code: +54
  • Population: 13 million
  • Offcial Website:

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