The name of the city of Buenos Aires, means "Good Airs" or "Fair Winds" in Spanish. It was first founded in 1536 by an expedition led by the Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza.
The population of Buenos Aires is around 2.8 million people. Over the years, many people have immigrated to the Argentinian capital from all over the world. The city is made up of many cultures with a particularly strong European influence.
Obelisk, an icon of Buenos Aires
The Plaza de Mayo is the oldest public square in Buenos Aires, and has been the scene of many of the most important events in the city's history. The square is named after the Argentine revolution, which began on May 25, 1810.
The May Revolution began the Argentine War of Independence. A formal declaration of Independence was finally issued on July 9, 1816.
The Casa Rosada, also known as the Pink House, is the Presidential Palace, home to the balcony that Evita often used to address crowds of Peronists — known as the shirtless ones because many were poor laborers — gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and up Avenida de Mayo. It became iconic as the setting for “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” the signature song of the musical “Evita.”
El Cabildo, Colonial Council
Feria de San Telmo
La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of Buenos Aires. It retains a strong Italian flavor, with many of its early settlers being from the city of Genoa.
The birthplace of the tango, and the place where people exhibit their artwork.
Monument Eva Peron
A view from the hotel