Buenos Aires: what to see in the capital of Argentina

What to see in Buenos Aires, where it is, the history of urban development, the main attractions and tour of the monuments and neighborhoods to visit.

Guide Buenos Aires

The capital and largest city of Argentina, is a huge metropolis with a large port, located on the right bank of the Río de la Plata, about 170 km dall’Oceno Atlantic, to the limits of the Pampas. The origin of Buenos Aires dates back to the colonial period, was built with grid pattern streets and perpendicular to each other, to which were added later today’s cross roads.

Many squares, some of them enriched with central monuments, few colonial-style buildings, including the cathedral, some churches and stately homes. With the great building development started from the end of 1800 prevailed the neoclassical style, was opened in 1910 the Avenida de Mayo, and work began on the construction of the Palace of Congress. After the Second World War began the era of modern buildings and skyscrapers, to be reported in particular the Avenida 9 de Julio characterized throughout by very high-rise buildings.

What to see in Buenos Aires

The center with the places to visit is concentrated in a few neighborhoods, visited on foot walking between old buildings in European style and modern buildings, with plenty of cafes or restaurants to take a break. Plaza de Mayo is the main square of the city, dates back to 1580, there stands the Casa Rosada, the seat of the national government.

Corner of Calle San Martín and Avenida Rivadavia, in front of the Plaza de Mayo, is the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, while the other side of the square is located the Cabildo, once the Town Hall, now the seat of the National Museum History of the Cabildo and the May Revolution.

Florida is the main pedestrian street. Near the center is the picturesque district of San Telmo, with its colonial buildings, cobbled streets and old churches, the neighborhood of La Boca, where the late nineteenth century many immigrants came Genoese who gave it its present appearance, with houses covered with colored plates, a symbol of Buenos Aires, the Retiro district, with beautiful squares and elegant buildings, the Recoleta district, where there is a cemetery in the Gothic style, interesting from an architectural, the vast Palermo district with its parks and tree-lined streets.