Visitors to Argentina's capital city are pleasantly surprised by the European energy buzzing in the South American air. Like European cities, Buenos Aires is known for its late-late-night dining and clubs that let visitors dance until sunrise.
Buenos Aires is a sprawling giant, with towering glass skyscrapers casting shadows on 19th century Victorian houses and a wealth of unique neighborhoods, each with its own personality.
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The San Telmo district, where Buenos Aires artists work and live, is noted for its mishmash of architectural styles, perfectly embodying Buenos Aires' multinational heritage in Spanish Colonial houses with Italian detailing and graceful French Classic buildings holding antique shops, tango bars and cafes. La Boca's pressed tin houses were painted a rainbow of colors by 19th century Italian immigrant families, colors which are still bright and set off by the colorful murals decorating the walls of side streets. The city''s chicest neighborhood is the Barrio Recoleta, called the Beverly Hills of Buenos Aires for its art galleries and upscale restaurants.Culture flourishes here too.
One of the world's finest opera houses, the Teatro Colon, has hosted the likes of Maria Callas, Toscanini, Stravinsky, and Caruso in its luxurious French Renaissance-styled theatre. Tickets are hard to come by as season ticket-holders crowd the seats, but Buenos Aires attractions visitors can tour the theater from 10am to 6pm weekdays.Chobe National Park
Buenos Aires' famous Museo de Bellas Artes is Argentina's finest art gallery with a good collection of modern Argentine painters, wood sculptured artifacts from the provinces, and Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings such as Monet, Degas, and Chagall. And any Buenos Aires tourism visitor includes the Plaza de Mayo on his or her itinerary to see the plaza where the citizens gathered together to hear speeches by populist leaders Juan and Evita Peron.