Buenos Aires is one of the world’s biggest cities in which, including the suburbs, there are over 11,000,000 inhabitants. It is also the most elegant and active city in South America and the one that summarizes the heterogeneous essence of Argentines the best. With a modern, hip structure and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and endearing corners.
In Buenos Aires there are 132 museums of different kinds: art, history, science, technology, to name but a few. They range from those designed especially for children to the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Museum of Passion for Boca), which recreates the history and sports achievements of the Atlético Boca Juniors Club, located in emblematic La Boca neighborhood. There are some other museums of theaters, Creole customs (recreating the life of Gauchos), religious matters, sculpture, painting and significant personalities in Argentine history.
Tango & Nightlife
Tango came into being in the 19th century from the combination of different styles danced in the poor areas of the town. In the beginning it was danced by male couples and played with a flute, a violin and a guitar. Flute was later on replaced by a type of accordion called “bandoneón”, which ultimately gave tango its distinctive hallmark. Tango developed with the nostalgia and melancholy contributed by immigrants, and gave rise to most important songwriters and performers such as Astor Piazzolla and Aníbal Troilo.
In the City of Buenos Aires, handicrafts from all over the country can be found, especially from the Pampas Region, such as metal craftsmanship, saddlery, embossed leather, as well as leather jackets and other leather garments.
(Original information sourced from Argentina Tourism Dept)