Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, was founded on the shores of the Rio de la Plata in 1570 and was named after the patron saint of sailors for the good wind (“buen aire”).
The city was built and developed by French, Italian and Spanish immigrants and so it has also become the most European of South American cities. Parisian-style leafy boulevards and fine colonial architecture, neat squares and parks, world-class museums and art galleries, fashionable shops, gourmet restaurants, and rows of cafes all characterise modern Buenos Aires.
And let’s not forget Tango and the bohemian side of Buenos Aires! The bohemian quarter of San Telmo and the old colourful port area of La Boca, where tango was born, are also well worth the visit.
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