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Buenos Aires

Monserrat Aires
Buenos Aires is the financial, industrial, commercial, and cultural hub of Argentina.The world's ninth-largest city rises from the Río de la Plata and stretches more than 200 square km .Approximately 3.5 million people live in the City of Buenos Aires. It is beautiful architecturally, and very cultural.With extensive suburbs, and boasting a modern bustling center adorned with numerous elegant older buildings, this cosmopolitan city surprises many travelers expecting what they think of as a more 'Latin American' experience.

The lively heart of the city, known as El Microcentro, holds many 19th century buildings, and strolling in their shadows amongst the bustling, stylish portenos may remind you of some older European city far away on the other side of the world.Buenos Aires constantly receives tourists from all over the world and offers a large choice cultural events, nightlife, restaurants and pubs.Buenos Aires is served by Ezeiza International Airport and Aeroparque Jorge Newbery.The City is an important destination for the maritime and fluvial cruisers industry of South America.With the economic boom predicted to continue for 2006, travelers might be advised to visit before inflation makes Argentina no longer the eye-popping bargain it has been since 2002.

Top Attractions

Watching the changing of the guard throughout historical sites in Buenos Aires is part of the fun of visiting. Many tourists take particular delight in photographing these men in early-19th-century military clothing parading through Plaza de Mayo on their way to their next station.
Palermo, a beautiful area in the eastern part of the city.
El Puerto de Buenos Aires
The Cementerio de la Recoleta
Presidential palace.
Casa Rosada.
Museo de Casa Gardel
Museo de Los Niños
Museo de la Ciudad
Museo de las Armas de la Nación
Museum of the Federal Administration of Publi
El Museo Histórico Nacional
Malba-Colección Costantini
Museo Evita
The green domed Palacio del Congreso (modeled on Washington, DC's Capitol Building).
Cerrito and Tucuman, a world class facility for opera, ballet and classical music.
The Manzana de lis Lucas (Block of Enlightenment), Alsina and Peru, is a solid block of 18th century buildings.
Recoleta cemetery
Palermo ( parks, statues, embassies and sporting complexes).
The Jardine Botinico Carlos Thays (botanical gardens).

Buenos Aires Hotels

Gobierno NH Jousten Hotel - Avda. Corrientes 280, Buenos Aires
NH Florida - San Martín 839, Buenos Aires
NH Latino - Suipacha 309, Buenos Aires
NH City Hotel - Bolivar 160, Buenos Aires
Alvear Palace Hotel - Av Alvear 1891 Buenos Aires C1129AAA Argentina
Hotel Claridge - Tucuman 535 Buenos Aires C1049AAK Argentina
Presidente Hotel - Cerrito 850, Ave 9 de Julio Buenos Aires 1010 Argentina
Art Hotel - Azcuenaga 1268 Buenos Aires 1115 Argentina
Faena Hotel - Martha Salotti 445, Puerto Madero Buenos Aires 1107 Argentina
Park Plaza Kempinski Hotel - Parera 183 Buenos Aires C1014 ABC Argentina
Panamericano Buenos Aires Hotel - Carlos Pellegrini 551 Buenos Aires C1009ABK Argentina
InterContinental - 809 Moreno Street Buenos Aires 1091 Argentina
Kempinski Hotel Park Plaza - Parera 183 C1014ABC Buenos Aires Argentina
Park Chateau Kempinski Hotel - Talcahuano 1253 C1014ADA Buenos Aires Argentina
Melia Buenos Aires Boutique Hotel - Reconquista, 945 - Centro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Claridge Hotel - Tucuman 535 , C1049AAK Buenos Aires , Argentina
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