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BUENOS AIRES tourist attractions

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Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, the country's largest city, and its economic, cultural and scientific center. The city has many faces - colonial chic, metropolitan splendor, hipster fun and Latin American spirit are intertwined here. in street dances or excellent cuisine.

The beginnings of the city date back to the 16th century and the arrival of the Spaniards in these areas. It was established twice due to the destruction of the first settlement by the indigenous people of these areas. From 1580, it served as the main Spanish base in this part of South America, was the capital of the colony, the viceroyalty of La Plata, and from 1826 it is the capital of the Republic of Argentina.

The heart of Buenos Aires is the Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by a center with colonial and contemporary buildings. It is home to Casa Rosa, the seat of the president, the monumental cathedral where General Jose San Martin, one of the founders of the independent Argentinean state, and the Manza de las Luces are buried. It is a complex of historical buildings, among which stands out the Church of St. Ignacy and historic university buildings.

The main attraction of Buenos Aires is its diversity. Not far from the elegant, historic center, you will find districts of a completely different character. It is only a few blocks away from the modern Puerto Madero, built with office buildings and apartment buildings. During the day, it is bustling with business life, and in the evening, in dozens of restaurants, bars and clubs, their regulars hang out until late.

A sightseeing tour in Buenos Aires would not be complete without the so-called "vibe neighborhoods". The most famous of them, although now more and more commercialized, is La Boca, full of colorful houses with wooden shutters. Its main street, El Caminito, is one of the most photographed attractions in Buenos Aires. There are bars, pubs, souvenir and handicraft shops, and the Boca Juniors stadium, one of South America's most important football teams.

In addition to La Boca, the San Telmo district has its unique atmosphere, where in narrow streets with colonial houses there are atmospheric bars, artists' studios and small handicraft workshops. The largest market in the city takes place here, the Feria de San Telmo, which takes up the main street and a few blocks on Sunday. It is here in Dorrego Square that you can often see people dancing the tango spontaneously, and art lovers can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. An equally artistic atmosphere can be found in the Palermo district. Its attractions are murals, atmospheric bars and numerous parks, which are popular places to relax at weekends.

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