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Buenos Aires has always been famous for its incredible cultural offer and vitality. You can find everything from museums to opera theaters. It is the city where culture and the arts have been truly preserved and treasured. Furthermore, the city is always bursting with long avenues, bustling streets, old-time cafes and new stylish restaurants. Wander cobbled streets, marvelling at faded architectural glories and colourfully painted metal houses. Talk world politics and football in atmospheric old cafes. Tuck into one of the famous Argentinean steaks to power a long nights partying.
The city is noticeably divided up into sections so depending what you want to do, there's an easy way to work out how to do it! The south of the city tends to be the most popular not just with tourists but also the locals. Within the south you'll find the oldest section of the city still paved with cobbles on the streets, narrow paths and the best architectural buildings and structures that Argentina has to offer. Why not take a stroll and visit the ever popular antiques markets in San Telmo or witness the passion Argentineans have for the game of football, the die hard fans you'll discover in La Boca. You'll find an intriguing mix of both old culture and the new modern approach to living that the city has adopted.
Would you like to discover something unique in the heart of Argentina? The world's first outdoor museum and can be found in the working class neighborhood of La Boca, which is anything but a museum. Caminito has a strong Tango theme amidst the coventillos, or old dwellings of the Italian immigrants that came to the city and worked on the docks. An artist named Jaun Quinquela Benito painted these small houses many colors making this a vibrant and fascinating area of the city. Here you will find tango cafes, arts and crafts and many tourists. This area closes early at 6pm and can be a little rough after dark.
In addition, Plaza De Mayo should not be missed as it is considered to be the centerpiece of the city. Impromptu demonstrations are still held here weekly including the Mothers Of Plaza De Mayo who still mourn their children from the "Dirty War". This public space is situated in front of the Casa Rosada, or "pink house", where the president has his offices and Evita performed her speech to millions. The old Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral also border the plaza and are worth a tour. The best way to see this attraction is on the daily Buenos Aires walking tours.
If its amazing palaces, plazas and parks you're looking for, then its definitely worth heading towards the north of the city. Museums like Retiro's Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano, Palermo's Museo de Arte Decorativo, and Belgrano's Museo de Arte Español are all to be seen during your trip. All giving a true sense of what Argentinean culture is about.