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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, is one of the most important cities in South America.
One of the most interesting attractions of Buenos Aires is its architecture. Its style reflects the influence of the Spaniards, French and Italian in its buildings and in its parks. The city has wide avenues, mansions, extensive green spaces, hundreds of sculptures and a large quantity of churches.
The city's main plaza, the Plaza de Mayo, is home to most of the government buildings, including the famous Casa Rosado, the president's house. San Telmo, located next to Plaza de Mayo, is one of the ancient quarters of Buenos Aires city. It characterizes by its cobbled and narrow streets, colonial buildings and houses with English and French style. The traditional quarter has a bohemian and ancient air; you can visit churches, museums, antiques in the popular fair.

The Obelisk, which is a famous monument of Buenos Aires, was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Buenos Aires. It is constructed at the site where the Argentinean flag was flown for the first time. This towering structure is more than 67 meters high and 49 square meters wide.

Also visit La Boca, this is the port where most of the immigrants coming from Spain and Italy settled down at the beginning of the century. This place is so outstanding for its typical houses of zinc and wood. Another place worth visiting is Avenida Independencia, a massive street lined with hundreds of upscale shops, theaters and restaurants.

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