Buenos Aires

What is Buenos Aires known for?


popular arts

and choral societies. The city has numerous museums related to history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts, theatre and popular music, as well as the preserved homes of noted art collectors, writers, composers and artists. The city is home to hundreds of bookstores, public libraries and cultural associations (it is sometimes called "the city of books"), as well as the largest concentration of active theatres in Latin America. It has a world


education+making

system of primary followed by secondary education, making secondary education obligatory and a right, and increasing the length of compulsory education to 13 years. The government vowed to put the law in effect gradually, starting in 2007. University education


original recordings

made available on CDs of varying quality, depending upon the conditions under which the original recordings took place. In 1938, Kleiber became an Argentine citizen. Kleiber was born as '''Karl Ludwig Kleiber''' in Berlin, the son of the Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber and American Ruth Goodrich, from California.


free performances

performances and travel. Precisely in this year, they started the ''Cargo 92'' project, embarking from the city of Nantes in the cargo ship ''Melquiades'' with the theater company Royal de Luxe, in order to start a boat trip to South America, subsidized by the French government. The tour, which lasted nearly five months and visited countries such as Colombia, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay or Argentina, giving free performances in public places


elegant architecture

, and the prestigious travel and tourism publication; Travel + Leisure Magazine, a monthly publication leader in the world-wide market of travel magazines, travelers voted Buenos Aires the second most desirable city to visit after Florence, Italy. Travel +Leisure Magazine worldsbest 2007 Retrieved on 10 March 2008 Buenos Aires, regarded as the “Paris of South America,” offers elegant

architecture, exquisite cuisine, a legendary nightlife, and fashionable shopping. Argentina has become famous for being rich in European flavor. '''San Telmo''' ("Saint Pedro González Telmo") is the oldest ''barrio (Barrios of Buenos Aires)'' (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a well-preserved area of the Argentine metropolis and is characterized by its colonial buildings. Cafes, tango parlors and antique shops line the cobblestone streets, which are often filled


stories feature

9A06E7D7143BF93AA15752C0A9639C8B63 title An Argentine With Literary Roots in Singer and Roth publisher www.nytimes.com date January 29, 2005 accessdate 2005-01-29 first Larry last Rohter Best known for writing the script for the 2004 film El abrazo partido. Birmajer's work usually revolves around the Porteño neighbourhood (barrios of Buenos Aires) of Once (Balvanera) and its colorful inhabitants. Most stories feature Jewish characters, and he frequently uses for them the names


carrying large

attentive in popular tourist areas, such as San Telmo. You should avoid carrying large amounts of cash or wearing ostentatious jewelery. For kidnappings (very rare with tourists), victims are grabbed off the street based on their appearance and vulnerability. They are made to withdraw as much money as possible from ATM machines, the victim is usually quickly released unharmed. The dangers of hailing a taxi has received lots of press but is not common. Petty crime continues (like taking indirect routes or incorrect changes during payment). Taxicabs that loiter in front of popular tourist destinations like the National Museum are looking for tourists, and some of these drivers are less honest than others. Do things like the locals would be a good choice, like stopping a cab a block or two away on a typical city street. If a woman (or even a man) apparently normally calls you on the street to see an "apresentación" and earn massage girls for free, without commitment, the first time, do not pay attention and leave! In fact, they are agents of brothels. Once taken "inside", they do not let you out, physically preventing you, until they disburse a large sum of money. This type of scam is relatively common in the center, especially in Corrientes Avenue, Florida Street, and Lavalle Avenue. Money '''Counterfeit money''' is frequent, especially from a regular exchanger of currencies from people of various lifestyles (like taxi drivers), so be on the lookout for counterfeit bank notes being given with your change. Some counterfeit notes are very well done and may even have what appears to be a watermark. Get to know the notes and exactly what they look and feel like, also identify the water marks and serial numbers. When exiting a taxi, hold up your notes to the light to check them before final exit, or better yet, use exact change in taxis. Be careful of counterfeit money. There have been occasions where genuine bills have been exchanged for counterfeit ones. Counterfeit bills are mostly fifties, given as changes. Hundreds are frequently given back to tourists by deceiving exchangers claiming that counterfeit bills were given to them, after they have switched the bill given to them with a fake one. Using exact or almost exact changes will pretty much solve most of this kind of problems. Don't accept torn or damaged bills, as they are difficult to use. Characteristics of good currency can be found at the Argentine Central Bank web site International Airport As any large airports in many countries, there are records of airport staff stealing from the passengers. In July 2007, Argentina's TV network "Canal 13" conducted an investigation revealing that several security operators at the airport are stealing valuable objects such as iPods, digital cameras, cellular phones, sun glasses, jewelry, laptops, and other valuables while scanning the luggage of passengers. According to the special report, security operators at the airport are supposed to check each luggage before putting it into the plane; however, some operators take advantage of the scanner machine to detect valuable objects and steal them. The report states that this event occurs every day. The stolen items include anything from electronic devices to perfumes and works of art or even expensive clothes (such as football jerseys or leather coats). Travelers and residents are strongly encouraged to '''place high-value items in your carry-on luggage''' to prevent any incidents. However, since these carry-on luggages will be scanned too before being carried into the plane, their insides are also at risk of being stolen. With the staff or accomplice distracting the passengers (usually when the staff is searching for any metal or other item on the passenger), while another staff or accomplice steal the items. Another extra accomplice from outside the airport will usually pick up the items later. Wrapping your baggage and carry-on luggage when leaving and arriving is an idea, since for only around US $16,50. you can discourage robbers from opening (and probably breaking) it,. However for checked-in baggage, it can not be used for passengers exiting and entering the U.S.A., since the T.S.A. demanded that all checked-in baggage to be easily accessible. While wrapping a carry-on luggage will pretty much also denied you of quick access to the carry-on luggage. Before and after check-in, It would be better to carry only 1 carry-on item and place all of your items (including tickets, wallets, handphones, any metal such like a beltbuckle, and so on) securely inside and not easily accessiblle, requiring the entire carry-on item to be stolen and only 1 item to be watched upon. Travelling in groups will also allow you to divide the task of minding your belongings, one person or more can guard the belongings, while another one is being scanned by the metal detector. Stay healthy The plumbing '''water''' in Buenos Aires, unlike in many Latin American cities, is drinkable straight from the tap. '''Public hospitals''' are available for tourists, with 24 hr emergency service, without charge. There are many stray animals in the city. They usually do not cause harm, but be careful not to touch them as they may harbor diseases and you may not be aware of their temperament. 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rock early

2007. background group_or_band origin Buenos Aires, Lanús, Argentina genre Pop rock, rock (rock music), psychedelic rock, alternative rock, Funk rock (early) 90% of German Latin American emigrants in the 19th century went to the three Cono Sur (Southern Cone) countries: Argentina, Uruguay and Chile. In the last third of the century emigration to Argentina increased after the "Heydtschen Reskript" (1859) made emigration to Brazil harder. In the 1880s and 1890s German emigration to Latin America grew and in some years was the destination of up to 30% of German emigrants. During the Nazi period - until the ban on emigration came into effect in 1941 - some 100,000 Jews from Central Europe, the vast majority of which were German speaking, moved to South America with 90% of these moving to the Cono Sur. From the start of the 20th century until 1946 80% of Jews lived in Europe but by the end of World War II this was reduced to 25%, however after the war over 50% of Jews now lived in the Americas. This change was aided by Jewish emigration groups such as the Hilfsverein deutschsprechender Juden (later to become Asociación Filantrópica Israelita) which was based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The majority of German minorities (German minority) in Latin America - as well as elsewhere around the world - experienced a decline in the use of the German language. The main cause of this decrease is the integration of communities, often originally sheltered, into the dominant society, and then modernisation after assimilation into society which confronts all immigrant groups. There are about 500,000 German speakers and around 320,000 Volga-Germans alone, of which 200,000 hold German citizenship. This makes Argentina one of the countries with the largest number of German speakers and is second only in Latin America to Brazil. In the 1930s there were about 700,000 people of German descent. OLAF GAUDIG y PETER VEIT - Freie Universität Berlin Regional concentrations can be found in the provinces of Entre Ríos (Entre Ríos Province) and Buenos Aires (with around 500,000 - 600,000) as well as Misiones (Misiones Province) and in the general area of the Chaco and the Pampas. - 1. 16 August 2000 Estadio Monumental (Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti), Buenos Aires, Argentina Commons:Category:Buenos Aires Wikipedia:Buenos Aires Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina Provinces Buenos Aires City


successful+agricultural

; Central Argentina boasts a successful agricultural business, with crops grown on the Pampas south and west of Buenos Aires. Much of the area is also used for cattle and more recently to grow vineyards in the Buenos Aires wine region (Buenos Aires wines). These farming regions are particularly susceptible to flooding during heavy rainfall. label9 Largest urban agglomerations (2005) data9 Commons:Category:Buenos Aires Wikipedia:Buenos Aires Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina Provinces Buenos Aires City


basketball world

to several World Championship events: the 1950 (1950 FIBA World Championship) and 1990 (1990 FIBA World Championship) Basketball World Championships (FIBA World Championship), the 1982 and 2002 Men's Volleyball World Championships (Volleyball World Championship) and, most remembered, the 1978 FIFA World Cup, won by Argentina (Argentina national football team) on 25 June 1978, when it defeated the Netherlands (Netherlands national football team) by 3–1. In September 2013, the city hosted the 125th (125th IOC Session) IOC Session, Tokyo was elected the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympics and Thomas Bach was new IOC President. Buenos Aires bid (Buenos Aires bid for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics) to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Commons:Category:Buenos Aires Wikipedia:Buenos Aires Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina Provinces Buenos Aires City

Buenos Aires

'''Buenos Aires''' (

The city of Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous (autonomous city) district. The city limits were enlarged to include the towns of Belgrano (Belgrano, Buenos Aires) and Flores (Flores, Buenos Aires); both are now neighborhoods of the city (Barrios and Communes of Buenos Aires). The 1994 constitutional amendment (1994 amendment of the Argentine Constitution) granted the city autonomy (autonomous area), hence its formal name: '''''Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires''''' ('''Autonomous City of Buenos Aires'''). Its citizens first elected a Chief of Government (List of mayors and chiefs of government of Buenos Aires) (i.e. Mayor) in 1996; before, the Mayor was directly appointed by the President of the Republic (President of Argentina).

Buenos Aires is, along with Mexico City and São Paulo, one of the three Latin American cities considered an 'alpha city' by the study GaWC5 (Global city).

Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination,

People from Buenos Aires are referred to as ''porteños'' (people of the port (Port of Buenos Aires)). The city is the birthplace of the current pope, Francis (Pope Francis) (former Archbishop of Buenos Aires), and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.

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