Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s southeastern coast. “Buenos Aires” can be translated as “fair winds” or “good airs”, but the former was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name “Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre”. The Greater Buenos Airesconurbation, 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.
Most people enjoy the thrills and frills of Disneyland or Walt Disney World, but some like adventure and exploring new things. If you are an explorer, you will enjoy the cheap holiday vacation in Buenos Aires. You will find many fine restaurants, attractions and the nightlife is exciting. You will see historical architecture, old cobble streets and the areas famous metal houses. Plan your cheap holiday vacation to Buenos Aires in the fall or the spring when the weather is just perfect. You will find many attractions to see and things to do when you visit the area.
When you visit Buenos Aires, you will want to see the Mixed Market also called the Mercado de Pulgas. It is a huge flea market type of market where you can find almost anything you might be looking for. The Art Garden or Jardin Botánico Carlos Thays is a botanical garden with beautiful flowers and plants from around the world. The Cementerio de la Recoleta is the celebrity cemetery and only the elite of the area are buried here. This is a popular tourist attraction in Buenos Aires. With so many things to do and see, you will want to save some time for the nightlife.
The Bahrein is where you will find bass and drum entertainment on the weekdays, but it heats up on the weekends with multi dance floors and places to hide away and just watch the excitement. If you want to see something amazing, the Deep Blue is just that, all blue. It is a spectacular bar with a blue bar, blue walls and some great times. If you are looking for some fast-paced parting, the Milión or the Mansion Party is where you will find the DJ in the living room, or sit out on the terrace and glaze out over the gardens. Three floors offer beautiful bedrooms all with their own design.
Your cheap holiday vacation will find you enjoying the cuisine from Bice for some pasta or Biwon for some Korean cuisine. Some of the finer restaurants are El Desnivel and El Obrero. Not only will you enjoy the food, but also the history and atmosphere is also enjoyable. If you are looking for the best steak in Buenos Aires, the La Cabrera or Elephant Eating has the best meats around the area. They are grilled to perfection and come with salads, appetizers and dessert.
If you plan your cheap holiday vacation around the last week of February and the beginning of March, you might enjoy the Buenos Aires Tango. You will see some of the finest dancers from all over the world doing their version of the tango. You will find that the shopping is superb and the hotels are elegant, but your cheap holiday vacation is just starting, you will not want it to end. It is a memorial vacation for the entire family. You can also enjoy other areas around Buenos Aires with the available transportation they offer for all tourists visiting the area.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, tourism has been growing in the Argentine capital since 2002. In a survey by the travel and tourism publication Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2008, travellers voted Buenos Aires the second most desirable city to visit after Florence, Italy. In 2008, an estimated 2.5 million visitors visited the city.
Visitors have many options such as going to a tango show, an estancia in the Province of Buenos Aires, or enjoying the traditional asado. New tourist circuits have recently evolved, devoted to famous Argentines such as Carlos Gardel, Eva Perón or Jorge Luis Borges. Before 2011, due to the favourable exchange rate, its shopping centres such as Alto Palermo, Paseo Alcorta, Patio Bullrich, Abasto de Buenos Airesand Galerías Pacífico were frequently visited by tourists. The exchange rate today has hampered tourism and shopping in particular. Notable consumer brands such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton have abandoned the country due to the exchange rate and import restrictions. The city also plays host to musical festivals, some of the largest of which are Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, Ultra Music Festival (Buenos Aires) and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.
The most popular tourist sites are found in the historic core of the city, in the Montserrat and San Telmo neighborhoods. Buenos Aires was conceived around the Plaza de Mayo, the colony’s administrative center. To the east of the square is the Casa Rosada, the official seat of the executive branch of the government of Argentina. To the north, the Catedral Metropolitana which has stood in the same location since colonial times, and the Banco de la Nación Argentina building, a parcel of land originally owned by Juan de Garay. Other important colonial institutions were Cabildo, to the west, which was renovated during the construction of Avenida de Mayo and Julio A. Roca. To the south is the Congreso de la Nación (National Congress), which currently houses the Academia Nacional de la Historia (National Academy of History). Lastly, to the northwest, is City Hall.