Buenos Aires City, Argentina. The capital and largest city in Argentina.
It translates to “fair winds” or “good airs,” but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century.
The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 15.6 million.
Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province’s capital; instead, it is an autonomous district.
2018 report shows Buenos Aires as 91st in a ranking of quality of life, which makes it one of the best in Latin America.
It is the most visited city in South America. It is also the second-most visited city of Latin America (behind Mexico City).
Most famous for its preserved Eclectic European architecture and abundant cultural life.
Most recently, Buenos Aires hosted the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and the 2018 G20 summit.
Buenos Aires is a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups.
Residents speak several languages in the city in addition to Spanish.
9 Things to Do and Not to Do in Buenos Aires City
- Never ever refer to the United States as “America.” Use Estados Unidos to refer to the United States. There are 3 Americas- North Central and South.
- Don’t stand on a street corner, and texting on your Phone. Instead, if you must, hold on tight to it. When you are on street corners, keep your phone well-hidden to avoid being snatched.
- Never refuse an invitation, even if you can ‘t make it. Instead, graciously accept a said invitation, nodding and smiling, and then coming up with an excuse later.
- You don’t have to make dinner anywhere between 6 pm and 8 pm. It’s too early! Instead, get used to eating your dinner between 10:30 pm to midnight. Argentines are used to this.
- Don’t forget to say “GoodBye” before leaving.
- Don’t do a bus tour. Instead, explore the different neighborhoods on foot or bike. It will give you a better view.
- Don’t be lazy by sitting in one place. Instead, get active, get outside, and get out of the city.
- Don’t walk the streets at night, especially for women. Instead, take a taxi.
- Beware of dogs, even at the bus stops.
11 Most Interesting Facts About Buenos Aires
- Twenty-eight newspapers are serving the city of Buenos Aires. You’ll never miss out any local or international news fior sure.
- The port in B.A. is the largest in South America. The port is so central to the city, that residents of the port of Buenos Aires are called Porteños, which means people of the port.
- While in USA is The White House, here, The Presidents’ Mansion in Buenos Aires is called Casa Rosada, or Pink House. A massive pink mansion with gorgeous architecture.
- In the Argentinian first division, 8 of the top 20 teams play their home matches in the capital city.
- Buenos Aires has the highest No of bookshops per-person than any other city in the world.
- Tango originated in Buenos Aires’ brothels.
- La Recoleta Cemetery is considered as the most important in Latin America.
- Avenida 9 de Julio (The 9th July Avenue) is the widest avenue in the world.
- The Jardin Japonés de Buenos Aires is the largest Japanese garden outside Japan.
- Buenos Aires is one of the few major cities with a neighborhood where most streets are named after women.
- Buenos Aires is the city with the most football stadiums in the world