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BUENOS AIRES, COLORFUL CITY
It is said that New York is the city that never sleeps, but Buenos Aires is not far behind! When it comes to nightlife, the Argentine capital has plenty to offer and "movida" can be found in the Palermo, San Telmo and Puerto Madero districts.
In brief, the night is young in Buenos Aires, but this city knows how to amaze and entertain you during the day too with historic districts bursting with art, a wide variety of museums, tango schools and fantastic placess to eat, making a vacation in Buenos Aires synonymous with elegance, charm and passion. Try it and find out!!
HISTORY IN MAY, WITH THE CASA ROSADA AND EVITA
One of the first places to visit upon arriving in the Argentine capital is Plaza de Mayo. Plaza de Mayo is a historical treasure with great significance for Argentina: here, in this square, on May 25, 1810, the Revolution began, which culminated in Argentina's independence six years later.
In Plaza de Mayo there is also a building that is worth a look, if not two or three: the Casa Rosada, the world-famous presidential palace that takes its name from its distinctive pink color.
On the subject of colors: did you know that the building was actually painted pink between 1868 and 1874 when Sarmiento was President of the Republic? Continuing the historical tour of the city, the one museum that you really shouldn't miss is the Evita Museum dedicated to Eva Perón, the Argentine First Lady who has inspired so many films, musicals and songs. The Evita Museum details the key moments of Eva Perón's political life and much more: her career as an actress is mentioned along with small but important mementos of her childhood and life.
GALLERY? YES, IN THE OPEN AIR
Buenos Aires is creativity in its purest state. And in the open air! The best expression of this is the Barracas district, one of the most artistic areas of Buenos Aires. In Barracas everything is art, starting with the brilliant mosaics along the walls of Calle Lanín created by Marino Santa María.
Then there's La Boca, a lively, colorful district: while you're here, don't miss the chance to walk down the Caminito to discover a harmonious and surprising mix of cultures.
Buenos Aires is to tango what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. In Buenos Aires tango is in the air: it is not lived, it is breathed! Whether it's your first, second or third visit to the city, a passionate tango in one of Argentina's many milongas is a must, there's no doubt about it. There are a vast number of schools and Tango Houses, catering to both the curious and the aficionados. Because the Argentine tango is more than a dance: it is poetry and one of the highest expressions of Argentina, as well as its symbol!
The Buenos Aires district where you will find the most captivating expressions of the sensual atmosphere of the tango is San Telmo: the best introduction to the dance is at the Torquato Tasso Cultural Center, home to the most talented tango dancers and enchanting exhibitions with a retro flavor, for a unique night out.
DELICIOUS BUENOS AIRES
Argentine cuisine has a real penchant for meat: chorizos (grilled sausages), albóndigas (meatballs) and puchero criollo (mixture of meat and vegetables) are just a few of the most popular traditional Argentine dishes. They all come with chimichurri, for flavor: this is a sauce made from onion, tomatoes and garlic. But the queen is parrilla, barbecued meat with plenty of flavor which the Argentines love!
And what about desserts? They also have these, especially alfajores, biscuits that have to be filled with dulce de leche, a very sweet and appetizing milk cream.
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