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buenos airesBuenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and lies on the river La Plata. It has about 16 million inhabitants. Its name means “good air” in Spanish. It is the birthplace of tango and, like the dance, it is fascinating, full of surprises and positive energy. It is often called “Paris of South America”, for its sublime architecture and rich European heritage. In fact, Buenos Aries consists of so many contrasts: there is seductive, elegant and passionate tango and energetic rock and roll; you may sense European sensibility but also experience Latin American passion; you can walk along wide avenues or cobblestone alleys. Definitely, it’s a city with so many diversities. Old quarters with specific atmosphere are full of romantic restaurants and night clubs, while European heritage of Buenos Aires is easy to recognize through its architecture, boulevards and parks. Café Tortoni is the oldest bar in city, and it is real time machine that leads you back in 1858 when it was built. At the centre of Buenos Aires, you can visit Plaza de Mayo, famous historic place. Near the square is placed pink fluorescent Casa Rosada, the presidential palace where previously lived Evita Peron. There is also registered a movie with Madonna starring in. If you walk along the Avenida de Mayo, you would see Parisian palaces and cupolas. You shouldn't miss Palacio Barolo, tall building inspired by "Inferno", masterpiece of famous Italian writer, Dante Alighieri, which walls are adorned by gargoyles. There is also Plaza del Congreso, with National Congress building nearby with its beautiful fountains. Avenida 9 de Julio is the widest avenue in the world. It is 325 meters wide, and it has 13 lanes in each direction and in its center you can see Obelisco, monument that looks like huge white needle, built in memory of Argentina’s Independence from Spain. There is also Teatro Colon, magnificent opera house. San Telmo is old district and the soul of Buenos Aires, district where old taverns, artists, dancers and street musicians reflect the spirit of Argentina from the beginning of the century. buenos airesPlaza Dorrego is central part of San Telmo, where is also famous Bar Plaza Dorrego, visited by famous people even nowadays, and on the walls are pictures of John Wayne, Sophia Loren and many others. Street tango dancers can be seen almost across the entire city, but particularly in San Telmo, artistic and bohemian district. If you plan to visit Buenos Aires during August, you can also visit Festival de Tango. La Boca is port district of the city, and Caminito street in this area is very famous and tourist attraction because of colorfully painted metal houses full with stores and entertainers. There is also famous La Boca stadium and one of the most famous football teams from Argentina - Boca Juniors. There is also famous museum Evita Peron you should visit. Evita Peron was spouse of an ex president of Argentina, and Argentina’s people loved her because she supported working class and poor people so she became legend and she is respected even today.

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