Visit Buenos Aires. It is the Capital of Argentina and lies close to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata. An estimated 11 million people live here and it is one of the most diverse and cultured cities in the Southern America's.
1980's Argentine Rock/Pop legends Soda Stereo once referred to this buzzing metropolis in a hit song as 'La Ciudad de la Furia' (The City of Fury). Buenos Aires certainly has and shows her fast and ferocious side but equally she exposes her charm, beauty and sophistication for your enjoyment.
If you visit Buenos Aires you may find it huge and it can be daunting to first time visitors. But it's got a good infrastructure that makes it pretty easy to get around.
The main central area's in Buenos Aires are Downtown, Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta and Palermo.
Known as 'Micro Centro' to locals, Downtown is the main commercial hub of activity in Buenos Aires and is also full of historical buildings of interest. Here you will find many places of entertainment like theatres and live music venues. It is also known for being one of the main shopping hotspots in the city and many foreign exchange houses and banks are located here.
Puerto Madero is a trendy docklands area with some nice open spaces and top quality restaurants. It is within a 5 minute walk from Downtown and has the Ecological Reserve and a Floating Casino close by.
La Boca is an historical, colourful and vibrant neighbourhood located to the south of Downtown and Puerto Madero. The streets are usually buzzing with tourists, street performers, restaurants and market stalls. La Boca is probably best known as the home to the Boca Juniors Football Club.
Sandwiched between La Boca and Downtown is the bohemian neighbourhood of San Telmo. This area is Buenos Aires' Old Town and has a great weekend street market as well as weekly nightlife.
To the north of Downtown is the elite area of Recoleta. It's most famous for the Recoleta Cemetery where Evita Peron's mausoleum can be found. Recoleta also has a number of Cultural Centres and Art Museums, as well as plenty of shopping and quality restaurants.
Bordering onto Recoleta is Palermo. This is the city's biggest neighbourhood and is packed with parks, museums, art galleries and markets amongst many other activities.
When you visit Buenos Aires, do not forget it has many other places of interest a little further away from the central hub. Some of these include the beautiful Tigre Delta, the River Plate football club, Feria de Mataderos (traditional Sunday market) as well as the Rejuvenated area of Abasto.