It is Argentina’s capital city. It is also the largest city in Argentina and the second largest metropolitan area in the whole of South America. Buenos Aires attracts a huge number of tourists, more than two and half million to be exact, each year. Here is a more in-depth look at this city.
An Overview of Its Culture
Buenos Aires has a rich historical heritage that has deep Spanish roots. Visitors to Buenos Aires normally refer to it as the”Paris of South America.” This is because the city has an infinite number of music schools, libraries, museums, art galleries and performance theatres. For example, the world-renowned opera house, the Teatro Colón, is in this city.
World Famous Music Festivals
Latin America is famous for its parties and festivals. Well, Buenos Aires hosts some of the largest festivals in the world. These festivals include the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Quilmes Rock and Creamfields BA. Millions of people come to these festivals from all over the world just to have a good time, relax and enjoy life.
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Buenos Aires Is the Home of Tango
Tango is a highly intense dance that began in Argentina. It is now world famous. Actually, UNESCO recently declared this dance an intangible part of world cultural heritage. The significance of tango in Argentina is immense. You can see tango everywhere you go in Argentina.
For example, there is tango in films, at plays and in private residences. Many schools are entirely dedicated to this art form. Some of the most famous tango dancers include Edmundo Rivero, Carlos Gardel, Hugo Del Carril and Tita Merello.
It is also important to note that this city will host the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018. It is also the birthplace of the current Pope, Pope Francis.