A city open to the ocean and to the world, that has welcomed with open arms people from the four corners of the globe and has introduced them to Argentinian life, shaping itself into a great, elegant, cultured and dynamic metropolis. Buenos Aires offers its visitors a great choice of entertainment that goes from good eating to sight-seeing and to the possibility of enjoying an exciting night-life. Although it is a modern city with impressing turn-of-the-century European style buildings, it also has some well preserved districts of typical colonial architecture.
History is reflected in its buildings which reveal the various stages in the life of the city: Buenos Aires has always been considered one of the most culturally creative cities of the southern hemisphere.
There are museums of almost every imaginable type: Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Oriental, Spanish-American, Modern, Lyric, Spanish, Argentinian Folklore and the Life of the Gauchos, Natural Sciences, Antarctic Life. Its theaters are internationally renowned: from the venerable Liceo to the mythical Colón or to the Cervantes.
Argentina is the second largest country in South America and the eighth in the world.
Including the Antarctic Sector, Argentina claims a total area of 3.761.274 Km2
It is some 1425 Km across at its widest from east to west and stretches 3.800 Km from the north to the south.
it is bounded by Bolivia and Paraguay on the north, Brasil, Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile on the west and south.
The western part of Argentina is occupied by the Andes mountain range, the great mountain system of the South American continent. Here we find the Aconcagua (6.959 m), the highest peak in the world outside those existing in the Himalaya.
There also exists several parallel ranges to the east of the Andes, such as the Eastern Mountain range and the Sub-Andean sierras to the north ,The Pampean Sierras to the north and centre from the Aconquija up to the Sierras of Córdoba and San Luis, and Buenos Aires sierras systems such as Tandilia and Ventania.
The central part and the east of Argentina (except for the parallel groups to the Andes already mentioned) consist almost entirely of a flat or gently undulating plain.
With over 5 million visitors every year, there are no shortages of places to stay, catering to every budget and every taste imaginable. For business travelers looking for hotels that specifically cater to businesses and conventions, For tango lovers, a number of hotels and B&Bs offer combined lodging and tango packages, and are a good option if you’re also looking for tango classes but don’t want to travel too far from where you’re staying.
There are dozens of companies and independent owners offering short and medium-stay apartment rentals, the majority of which are in the downtown, Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo neighborhoods. Boutique hotels, apart-hotels and couch-surfing are also becoming popular alternatives in the city.
Buenos Aires is a safe city, but as in any big city in the world, take some precautions. For example, do not leave bags and handbags hanging from chairs in public places or walk at night along dark streets