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Metro
Tren subterráneo (underground train), ...
Taxi
Taxis are easy to find as there are so ...
Train
The above ground railway system, ...
City in a Day
Buenos Aires is a sprawling metropolis, the first thing to do if you’ve only got one day to ...
Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI)
The independent film festival in Buenos Aires is held every April and showcases local and ...
Personal Fest
This is one of the major Argentinian music festivals, the place for local bands to get heard and ...
Feria del Libro
one of the largest book festivals in the world, this is the place to go for hearing authors from ...
When to go
As Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are the opposite times to when is common in ...

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires Today
Buenos Aires is a hotbed of everything you can imagine in a city. Although it covers a vast area, most of the tourist destinations are concentrated within 5 inner barrios and these are therefore the most crowded. On weekdays, business people are everywhere, with their expensive leather cases and shoes, walking past beggars on the streets without a second glance. The city is trade hub, being a large political power in Latin America and the world.

Food is given a lot of importance and you will see rich and poor alike congregate for a good meal, particularly if it is parilla. Strong

Buenos Aires Back Then
Buenos Aires was not the first city to be established in Argentina, it was not used by the indigenous hunter-gatherer peoples as a settlement either. In 1535 however, Pedro Medoza a, Spanish aristocrat set up a port in the natural harbor created by the river delta. The Spanish then steadily colonized the area and Buenos Aires grew as a farming and trading community. However, Salta, Tucumán, Córdoba, and other Argentinian settlements were of more importance until the late 1700s.

In 1776, while the whole area was still under Spanish rule, Buenos Aires was declared the capital of t

Alvear Palace Hotel
Alvear Palace Hotel, Avenida Alvear 1891, 1129 Ciudad De Buenos Aires
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Hilton Buenos Aires
Location: Hilton Buenos Aires, Avenida Macacha Güemes 351, Buenos Aires,
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Hotel Bel Air
Hotel Bel Air, Arenales 1462
Telephone: 4021 4000
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Hotel de Diseño
Hotel de Diseño, Marcelo T. de Alvear 1695,
Tel: 5237 3100
Hotel NH Jousten
Location: Hotel NH Jousten, Avda. Corrientes, 280. Buenos Aires,
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Atlas Tower Hotel
Location: Av. Corrientes 1778, Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires Design
This is a high class shopping mall entirely dedicated to interior design. A good place to find Europ
Falabella
This chain department store has the best in anything you want. Cosmetics, clothes, house wares, it
Gloria Lópes Sauqué
This beautiful leather design gallery is the showroom for the items by famous Argentinian designer G
Alto Palermo Shopping Mall
the biggest shopping centre in the city, also located in Palermo. It has a daring architectural desi
Paseo Alcorta shopping center
Paseo Alcorta shopping center in Palermo is small but makes up for its size with sophistication. It
The Microcentro
In the Microcentro, the Avenue Santa Fe is the site of hundreds of shops which mainly sell gifts and

Creamfields Buenos Aires
This large dance music festival is organized every November at a football ground in the Costanera Su
International Performing Arts Festival (FIBA)
Every two years, FIBA transforms Buenos Aires into a giant theatre with performing arts shows wherev
Arte Buenos Aires
A contemporary art fair, Arte BA is celebrated in the La Rural Exhibition Centre between the 11th an
Exposicion Rural
This is a festival for the appreciation of the indigenous peoples and rural-dwellers of Argentina. T
Feria del Libro
one of the largest book festivals in the world, this is the place to go for hearing authors from all
The Argentine Open Polo Championships
Take place in Buenos Aires late November or early December. The rich, or atleast rich-looking social

Bar 6
A complete restaurant offering the highest quality meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the lat
La Pharmacie
Renovated from an old pharmacy, this restaurant is just the right combination of perfect atmosphere
El Farol
Go here to get the flavor of what a typical porteño likes to eat. There are large portions, lots of
Club Eros
Only open for dinner Club Eros is the sparsest you can get in the area. The venue is a place for spo
La Vieja Rotisería
La Vieja Rotisería is the best place for cheap authentic Argentinian meat. The parilla café is ver
Artemisia
If you are getting tired of all the meat on offer, don’t fret as there are some carefully hidden v

Fast Facts
-Location: Buenos Aires (literally ‘fair winds’) is located on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. It is the capital and largest city of Argentina, which is the second largest country in South America and the eighth largest in the world. Argentina (from the Latin word for silver, ‘argentum’) shares land borders with Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Chile, and is surrounded on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. Buenos Aires city is located inside the province of Buenos Aires, but is an autonomous federal district. It consists of 48 barrios or neighbourhoods. It is situated in what is called the Rio de la Plata (River of silver), where the Uruguay and Parana rivers combine and join the Atlantic Ocean. The large historic port gives the people of Buenos Aires their name: porteños
    -Dialing code: country +54
     city: 11, then an eight digit subscriber number. To call other districts from Buenos Aires, dial 0, the district code, then the 8-digit number. Cell phones are more expensive to call than landlines and normally begin with a 15, followed by the 8-digit number. Calling a cell phone in another area (i.e. not Buenos Aires) would require you to dial that district code, then 15, then the 8-digit number
   
-Emergency numbers
       Police: 911
   

 
What to do with Children in Tow
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Health and Safety
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