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ZipTipz Buenos Aires Travel Guide
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Incredible nightlife and fascinating architecture; stunning women and sultry tangos; huge steaks and first class football; Maradona and Evita....Life is a celebration in glamorous B.A.!

District Guide

Clearly defined in the popular tango—"Buenos Aires, la reina del Plata"—Buenos Aires is the Queen of the Plata. Along the banks of the Río de la Plata, the city spreads out its eclectic culture of art, music and incomparable nightlife. Buenos Aires was born with its eyes looking toward Europe,...

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Historical Background

Ports are doorways, and the history of Buenos Aires can best be entered through its port. "The Port City," as the colonizers called it, allowed commerce into a region so vast that it reached the lands of what is now Perú.

THE FOUNDING OF BUENOS AIRES

On February 2, 1536, the conqueror Don Pedro de...

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Where To Stay

Buenos Aires offers a wide variety of accommodations at a range of prices and levels of service. Many of the city's classic hotels are now owned by international chains.

For travelers seeking comfort and luxury, the Caesar Park get high marks. Any person strolling down Calle Posadas will be...

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Dining and Drinking

Three hundred years after its second founding in 1580, the port city of Buenos Aires started to thrive on the banks of the Río de la Plata. Over this 20-kilometer slope, the city grew and developed, especially in the areas of fine food production, meat and grain expor...

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Entertainment

Buenos Aires has everything you expect from a large cosmopolitan city, including fabulous round-the-clock entertainment options.

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Recommended Tours

One discovers Buenos Aires through its various districts with their ever-changing and often surprising perspectives. This young city was brought to life by immigrants looking to create a New World in the promised land of America. Their cultural influences defined the city's creative identity and...

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Buenos Aires (English: Fair Winds; originally Ciudad de la Santísima Trinidad y Puerto de Santa María de los Buenos Aires, "City of the Most Holy Trinity and Port of Saint Mary of the Fair Winds"; pronounced ) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port. It is located on the southern shore of the Río de la Plata, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent, opposite Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, at 34°40′S 58°24′W (-34.667, -58.40).

Strongly influenced by European culture, Buenos Aires is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of the South" or "Paris of South America". It is one of the most sophisticated cities in Latin America, renowned for its architecture, night life, and cultural activities. It is also among the wealthiest cities in Latin America, housing an extensive middle-class and number of residents who have Higher Education.

After the internal conflicts of the 19th century, Buenos Aires was federalised and removed from Buenos Aires Province; its city limits were enlarged to include the former towns of Belgrano and Flores — both are now neighbourhoods in the city.

Argentines sometimes refer to the city as Capital Federal to differentiate the city from the province of the same name. In the 1994 constitution, it was declared an autonomous city, hence its formal denomination: Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires.

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