Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Also known as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires was named for the fair winds that blow off the Atlantic. It is a tourist destination and the most visited city in South America. Last week, I featured Argentina and wanted to explore its capital city this week. Buenos Aires is renowned for having the world’s widest avenue which ushers traffic along 12 lanes day in and day out. The city is also the birthplace of the Tango though this unique dance came out of the local brothels in the mid-1800s. 

This 6-minute video hits all the highlights of Buenos Aires. Just for fun, here’s a 5-minute video of Patti Lapone singing Evita at the Living Legends Awards. Here’s a 2-minute video featuring amazing street dancers performing the Tango in Caminito. Caminito is a traditional and very famous walkway in Buenos Aires.

FunFacts about Buenos Aires: (Source) (Source) (Source)

  • Basic Information, quote: Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s southeastern coast. “Buenos Aires” can be translated as “fair winds” or “good airs”, but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century… Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. Several languages are spoken in the city in addition to Spanish, contributing to its culture. This is because in the last 150 years the city, and the country in general, has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from all over the world, making it a melting pot where several ethnic groups live together and being considered as one of the most diverse cities of the Americas. (Source)
  • Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America.
  • The population of Buenos Aires is 2.8 million. The greater Buenos Aires population is over 13 million.
  • Buenos Aires is in the ‘pampas’ region, or fertile lowlands, of Argentina.
  • Buenos Aires has a temperate, humid-subtropical climate.
  • 28 newspapers serve Buenos Aires.
  • The port of Buenos Aires is the largest in South America. Residents of Buenos Aires are also called ‘Porteños’ or ‘people of the port’.
  • Buenos Aires has the highest number of bookstores per person than any other city in the world.
  • With multi-cultural influence, Buenos Aires has a tea-time, similar to Britain’s tea time. It’s taken in the afternoon and served with tea, coffee or yerba mate.
  • The Tango originated in the brothels of Buenos Aires in the mid-1800s.
  • La Recoleta cemetery spans 4 city blocks, is famous world-wide for its massive and ornate tombs, and is the resting place of Eva Peron.
  • The Jardin Japonés de Buenos Aires is the largest Japanese garden outside Japan.

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35 thoughts on “Buenos Aires

  1. Love the pictures! I also enjoyed the videos especially watching the tango one. Buenos Aires looks and sounds like an interesting city to visit. Can’t believe they have that many bookstores per person.

    • Becky,
      Wasn’t the photo bomb at the end of the Tango video just too funny! They’d just reached this climactic moment of the dance, then out comes ‘Joe’ with a plate of food. I was both frustrated and amused, but these street dancers were absolutely amazing!

      Buckeye Arizona USA

  2. I’ve never been to Buenos Aires, but I’d be interested in taking tea time there and checking out the sights. Exploring the bookstores would also be high on my list!

  3. Beautiful city. Loved the videos and the pictures. Love to watch when they dance the Tango. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Again, you have been able to shine a spotlight on a city or area that I knew little about. Reminds me that we live most of our lives in a “tiny bubble” of space within a large universe!

    • Nancy,
      That’s so true and absolutely normal. I enjoy doing the blogs for the same reason. Otherwise it would be me, my cat and DH, my garden and…um…Netflix, lol!

      Buckeye Arizona USA

  5. I love architecture, so this city has been added to my fantasy bucket list of places to visit right after I win Powerball.

    Especially like the purple flowering trees. They remind me of the Crepe Myrtles here in NC.

  6. Enjoyed all the pictures and it sure is a beautiful place to go. All the bookstores-I’d get lost in them for my whole vacation 🙂 All the colors – and the blending of old and new. Maybe is I win the lottery I’ll get there! 🙂 AZ

  7. I freaking love the pictures! Everything about Buenos Aires is beautiful, even the bird! I just couldn’t visit because it’s too city. I’d be lost in seconds! (Maine girl here)

  8. I didn’t realize that Buenos Aires was such a melting pot of immigrants. I love how the city embraces it’s diversity.

  9. I have never been, but would love to start traveling abroad. My first international trip was supposed to be to Italy in June, but my friends hubby had a mild stroke and we had to cancel. Soon I hope to start seeing places on my bucket list..Buenos Aires looks wonderful!! The architecture is amazing!

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