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Building of congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Building of congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Piramide de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Stretched out along the Rio de la Plata, the nation’s capital, Buenos Aires, is a rich mix of European splendour and Latino passion. Literally translated as Fair Winds, Buenos Aires is an enticing, exciting city with a complex cultural heritage. Its centre is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with impressive 19th century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. It’s also the location of the Pirámide de Mayo, which was built to celebrate the revolution of 1810 that gave Argentina its independence.

French and Italian-style palaces grace the Avenida de Mayo, while other attractions include the Teatro Colón, a grand opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, which exhibits Latin American art. This city’s complexity is exemplified by the diverse architecture, unique urban landscape and boulevards lined with cafes, shops and galleries. [ReadMore]

The city’s food scene is increasingly dynamic, and satisfying the craving for one of the region's famously-juicy steaks is easy given Parrillas (steakhouses) sit on virtually every corner, offering many cuts of meat. A late-night cone of the local caramel ice-cream is a popular favourite, and an evening in this energetic city can be finished off with music and dancing in one of the many jazz clubs and tango bars.