Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina that needs little introduction. This colorful city whose name translates as “fair winds” or “good airs” is located by the estuary of Rio de la Plata. Being on the southeastern coast of South America, the place was originally founded in the 16th century. It also forms part of the Greater Buenos Aires area which includes several provincial districts. The city is an autonomous district that is considered as an alpha city. The quality of life here is considered one of the best among Latin American cities. The per capita income here is also highest and it is one of the most visited cities in South America.
Being a tourist destination of world class category, it is known for the Spanish and European style architecture it flaunts. It is also known for the cultural life here that is rich and varied. The immigrant communities here are diverse and many ethnic groups live here, making it one of the most diverse cities culturally in Latin America.
- Among the different places that draw visitors, La Boca is a stadium and an alley that forms a popular area of the working class here and has several local attractions. People who come here find the zinc shacks here brightly painted, steakhouses all around and street artists who flaunt their art works here.
- Casa Rosada is the presidential palace to visit here that has popular tours. This pink colored palace houses the present day presidential office and has several guided tours.
- Plaza de Mayo is a popular area to visit in the city, being a central square that has iconic 19th century architecture all around. This city square has a rich history, being the place where the 1810 revolution took place and played a vital part in the independence movement of Argentina.
- Obelisco de Buenos Aires has a white obelisk that is 67 m high and is iconic. It was made in 1936 to mark a meeting place for popular events.
- La Recoleta cemetery is the other place to visit that is art rich and has famous mausoleums. It has several statues and was built in 1822.