Buenos Aires Travel
The Buenos Aires corridor includes one of the richest and most productive areas in Argentina, as found in the immensity of the Pampas plains, only interrupted by the mountain ridge systems and Ventania Tandilia.
Politically, it includes the City of Buenos Aires (Capital Federal), cosmopolitan center of the country and the north, center and west of the province of the same name. Gateway for immigration flows, offers a great cultural diversity. It is the land of the gauchos and traditions, but also of intense industrial and commercial activity.
The tourist corridor Buenos Aires revolves around history, reflected in the architecture of French and Italian, with numerous museums, theaters, cultural centers and shopping malls. Rural tourism is the distinctive characteristic; San Antonio de Areco invites own field activities with accommodation in ancient Estancias stay and the possibility to breathe the pure air of the plain, while waiting for the traditional barbecue taste.
Another interesting option is the mini-tourism villages near the city of Buenos Aires such as Mercedes, Pilar, San Isidro, Tigre and Luján, or an intense day of fishing in other lakes of Chascomús and Buenos Aires. Adventure travel is practiced in Tandil, Sierra de la Ventana and Balcarce which are great tourist spot of this corridor.
Travel to Buenos Aires city:
For the renowned writer Jorge Luis Borges Buenos Aires, the city was as eternal as water and air. For many Argentines, their capital is synonymous with the country itself, to the point that 40 percent of the population lives in the suburbs, in constant expansion, the huge metropolis. Buenos Aires is situated on the banks of the Rio de la Plata in the Federal Capital district and not, as one might think, in the province of Buenos Aires. It is a reflection of European urbanism and its center, compact and uniform, resembles Paris, its streets lined with trees and abundant plazas evoke a faded elegance and seductive. The city is crowded with bankers and luxurious showcases mixed with beggars and unemployed of the suburbs surrounding the city. In the city center, the Plaza de Mayo is the main focus of activity, the Avenida 9 de Julio, near here, is known as the widest in the world, a nightmare for the traveler, while Santa Fe Avenue is the perfect place for shopping.
Among the attractions of Buenos Aires include the Metropolitan Cathedral, where is the mausoleum of José de San Martín, national hero of the struggle for the independence of Argentina, the Teatro Colón, one of the temples of opera, ballet and classical music’s most prestigious the world and a whole host of interesting museums, among which the National Fine Arts Museum and National Historic Film, which provides an overview of developments in the country, the colorful Italian neighborhood of La Boca, with their homes brightly colored wood along the Riachuelo Canal, and the Recoleta Cemetery.
Regardless of whether you are staying in modest or luxury hotels, you can stay in the heart of the city. The congressional district is a good place to sleep at a reasonable price, while the average cost hotels are concentrated on Avenida de Mayo. In the barrios of La Boca and San Telmo can really eat modest amounts. Downtown, Lavalle and Avenida Corrientes are the best places to eat pizza, drink coffee with local intellectuals or enjoy one of the popular meat dishes