Buenos Aires

 

The City of Buenos Aires, capital of the Argentine Republic, is located by the River Plate, in the centre-east of the country. It is the political centre and the main place of business of most large companies. It concentrates most cultural activities in the various neighbourhoods that make up the city.

First-time visitors are very much surprised by the resemblance between Buenos Aires and European cities. Expecting to arrive in a relatively new city in South America, visitors are amazed by its architecture, broad avenues, parks and cafés, which make it very similar to much older cities. This is the reflection of the heritage received from Spaniards and Italians who migrated to Argentina between 1890 and 1930. Both the city and its inhabitants, known as the “porteños”, make Buenos Aires a melting pot, where indigenous traditions coexist with those brought by various peoples: the English, the Polish, the Russian, the Japanese, the French, the German, the Arabs, among others.

In Buenos Aires you can find diverse cultural and recreational activities, including more than 100 museums that open every day, many theatres offering various plays, countless art galleries, cinemas and outdoor shows.

At international level, Buenos Aires is especially well-known for its music, tango, which is danced in the milongas and dancing schools throughout the city, particularly in the neighbourhood of San Telmo.

The Universidad del Salvador is an urban institution which, thanks to its downtown location, allows its students to be immersed in the culture and business activity of the metropolis.