City of Many Passions
Argentina’s capital and most populous city, Buenos Aires, is located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary, on the southeastern coast of South America. The city is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous district. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination that offers a unique blend of European elegance and Latin American passion. Famous as the birthplace of tango, the city is also home to world-class opera, theater and art, well-preserved European-style architecture, native traditions, and to restaurants that overflow with wine from Mendoza and cuts of beef fresh from the Pampas. Ranked by The Economist as 2017’s best Latin American city to live in, Buenos Aires is made up of small, highly individualized neighborhoods, each with its own characteristic colors and forms. The destination attracts and satisfies vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodations including luxury hotels, chic boutique hotels, and international brands.The city tourist board runs more than 50 weekly tours from 11 different programmes, which focus on innovation, experience and enjoyment as well as the city’s landmarks themselves. There are tours available walking, travelling on electric scooters, on terrazas and both by day and night. More than 20,000 people joined tours in 2018. There are 4 paid-for programmes at a cost of less than US$10 for each tour, and 6 free programmes of tours. For more information and tour reservations, visit: https://www.ba.tours/en For more information on tourism, visit: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/en or follow Buenos Aires’ Facebook page or Instagram.