Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina, one of the biggest Latin American cities and a cosmopolitan metropolis and I had a chance to visit it recently.
Here some point of interest of Buenos Aires:
Its excellent acoustic, its repertoire and the artistic quality of its performers contribute to its worldwide prestige.
It has been declared National Historical Monument.
Narrow paved streets, colonial houses with forged iron gratings, and buildings constructed in English, French and "art noveau" styles, can be admired in this district.
Artists and artisans chose this district for their ateliers and residences, occupying the old colonial houses, so don't be shy to ask travel tips from them. San Telmo, a district rich in histories and anecdotes, at present is the site of the most important antiquarian market place and a center where tango is played and danced.
On Saturdays, Sundays and Business Holidays artisans display their booths in Plaza Dorrego.
In this district we can also find the National Library and Buenos Aires Fine Arts Museum, the "Palais de Glace" (the Glass Palace), Buenos Aires University Laws Faculty, and Recoleta Cultural Center. These places give an artistic and cultural aura to this district.
This is the most "European" corner of the city, with its squares full of street-artists, "living statues" and high level spectacles.
It is a good habit to drink a coffee outdoors, at "La Biela" bar and look at people that go by.
It has an active nocturnal life center of local jet set and a pleasant pedestrian walk during weekends.
On Saturdays, Sundays and Business Holidays craftsmen also display their booths in Plaza Francia.
Palermo is one of the jewels of Buenos Aires and going over it is an amazing experience as, for example, meet Sarmiento´s Monument, created by the sculptor Auguste Rodin in 1900, the rose garden, the Andalusian yard (a present of Seville to Buenos Aires), Galileo Galilei Planetarium or the beautiful deer made in bronze by the French sculptor Le Coutier.
Palermo is an elegant district, with exclusive buildings and tearooms. It is a zone of embassies and museums, too. The main convention centers of Buenos Aires are there: Palermo's Fair Property and the Municipal Exhibitions Center.
Caminito Street "The Little Path"
Other important characteristics are the Sacrarium Chapel, with delicate marbles and bronze details.
General San Martin Mausoleum, the main Argentine Independence hero, created by the French sculptor Albert Ernest Carrier Belleuse, is located inside the Cathedral.