All you need to know about Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina and is located on the South East coast of South America. The city is rich in history and culture, even having the highest concentration of theatres in the world, making it the top tourist destination in the whole of Latin America. As many of the habitants are from European descent and the spoken language is Spanish, much of the architecture and attractions have a European or a specifically Parisian feel. Religion is also a factor of importance in the city, Pope Francis was born here and the city used to be divided into districts by church parishes.

As the centre for business in Argentina, Buenos Aires is a hub for finance and industry. The central business district is not an official ward but it is generally known to be located in the San Nicolas district, which falls within the Pampa region. This is, often referred to as El Centro, is the city centre and has the highest concentration of businesses, as well as being home to the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange and financial sector. El Centro is also the location of attractions including the opera house Teatro Colon, acknowledged as one of the best opera houses in the world. Florida Street is a notable shopping area providing an elegant pedestrianised space, the street is one of the busiest areas, often filled with tourists due to the regular street performances and entertainment venues.

Buenos Aires features both a metro system and a comprehensive railway service. Retiro Station is the main station in the central business district and also provides access to the Metro. The train station features commuter services around Buenos Aires as well as long-distance trains to northern cities in Argentina. The metro system includes 74 stations around the city; most lines also have links to rail services. The main airport for the city, Ministro Pistarini International Airport, is approximately a 30-minute drive west of the city centre and provides flights to all major cities across the world.