HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

Buenos Aires
BUENOS AIRES (/ˌbweɪnəs ˈɛəriːz/ or /-ˈaɪrɪs/ ; Spanish pronunciation: ) is the capital and most populous city of Argentina . The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata , on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts , constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas , with a population of around 17 million. The city of Buenos Aires is neither part of Buenos Aires Province nor the Province's capital; rather, it is an autonomous district
[...More...]

"Buenos Aires" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Greater Buenos Aires
Argentina ------------------------- CITIES List of cities in Greater Buenos Aires AREA • METRO 3,830 km2 (1,480 sq mi) POPULATION ( INDEC 2010 CENSUS ) 12,801,365 (24 partidos , plus Federal District) • METRO 13,641,973 (including partidos not yet conurbated) • METRO DENSITY 3,342.39/km2 (8,656.8/sq mi)GREATER BUENOS AIRES (Spanish : _Gran Buenos Aires_, GBA) is the urban agglomeration comprising the autonomous city of Buenos Aires and the adjacent 24 _partidos _ (districts) over the Province of Buenos Aires . Thus, it does not constitute a single administrative unit. The conurbation spreads south, west and north of Buenos Aires city. To the east, the River Plate serves as a natural boundary
[...More...]

"Greater Buenos Aires" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Buenos Aires Province
BUENOS AIRES (Spanish pronunciation: , _Provincia de Buenos Aires_; English: "good airs") is the largest and most populous Argentinian province . It takes the name from the city of Buenos Aires , which used to be the provincial capital until it was federalized in 1880. The current capital of the province is the city of La Plata , founded in 1882. The province borders Entre Ríos to the northeast; Santa Fe to the north; Córdoba to the northwest, La Pampa to the west; and Río Negro to south and west; and the City of Buenos Aires to the northeast and Uruguay is just across the Rio de la Plata to the northeast near the Atlantic Ocean . The entire province is part of the Pampas geographical region. The province has a population of about 15.6 million people, or 39% of Argentina's total population
[...More...]

"Buenos Aires Province" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Buenos Aires CBD
The BUENOS AIRES CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT is the main commercial centre of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
Argentina
, though not an official city ward . While the barrios of Puerto Madero
Puerto Madero
and Retiro house important business complexes and modern high-rise architecture, the area traditionally known as MICROCENTRO (Spanish : Microcenter) is located within San Nicolás and Monserrat , roughly coinciding with the area around the historic center of the Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo
. The Microcentro has a wide concentration of offices, service companies and banks, and a large circulation of pedestrians on working days. Another name given to this unofficial barrio is LA CITY, which refers more precisely to an even smaller sector within the Microcentro, where almost all the banking headquarters of the country are concentrated
[...More...]

"Buenos Aires CBD" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Palace Of The Argentine National Congress
The PALACE OF THE ARGENTINE NATIONAL CONGRESS (Spanish : Palacio del Congreso Nacional Argentino, often referred locally as Palacio del Congreso) is a monumental building, seat of the Argentine National Congress , located in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
at the western end of Avenida de Mayo (at the other end of which is the Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada
). Constructed between 1898 and 1906, the palace is a National Historic Landmark . The Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways is marked on a milestone at the Congressional Plaza , next to the building. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Architecture * 2.1 Statues Recovery * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (April 2014) The Congress in construction, 1906. The idea of a congressional palace was first proposed and decreed in 1895
[...More...]

"Palace Of The Argentine National Congress" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Puente De La Mujer
PUENTE DE LA MUJER (Spanish for "Woman's Bridge"), is a rotating footbridge for Dock 3 of the Puerto Madero commercial district of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
Argentina
. It is of the cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge type and is also a swing bridge , but somewhat unusual in its asymmetrical arrangement. It has a single mast with cables suspending a portion of the bridge which rotates 90 degrees in order to allow water traffic to pass. When it swings to allow watercraft passage, the far end comes to a resting point on a stabilizing pylon
[...More...]

"Puente De La Mujer" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Puerto Madero
PUERTO MADERO, also known within the urban planning community as the PUERTO MADERO WATERFRONT, is a barrio (district) of the Argentine capital at Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
CBD , occupying a significant portion of the Río de la Plata
Río de la Plata
riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 19th century * 1.2 20th century: from neglect to recovery * 1.3 21st century * 1.4 New high-rise construction * 2 Transportation * 2.1 Expressway controversy * 3 Museums and Art Gallerys * 4 Visual index to buildings, monuments, and attractions * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links HISTORY19TH CENTURY The construction of "dique 2", 1891
[...More...]

"Puerto Madero" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Tango
TANGO is a partner dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plata , the natural border between Argentina
Argentina
and Uruguay
Uruguay
, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early tango was known as tango criollo (Creole tango). Today, there are many forms of tango extant. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina
Argentina
and Uruguay. On August 31, 2009, UNESCO
UNESCO
approved a joint proposal by Argentina
Argentina
and Uruguay
Uruguay
to include the tango in the UNESCO
UNESCO
Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists
[...More...]

"Tango" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

San Telmo
SAN TELMO ("Saint Pedro González Telmo ") is the oldest barrio (neighborhood) of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
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 with artists and dancers. A street named the "Illuminated Block" is where many of these important historical buildings can be found. San Telmo's attractions include old churches (e.g. San Pedro Telmo), museums, antique stores and a semi-permanent antique fair (Feria de Antigüedades ) in the main public square, Plaza Dorrego . Tango -related activities for both locals and tourists are in the area
[...More...]

"San Telmo" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Casa Rosada
LA CASA ROSADA (Spanish pronunciation: , English: The Pink House) is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina . The palatial mansion is known officially as Casa de Gobierno, ("House of Government" or "Government House"). Normally, the President lives at the Quinta de Olivos , the official residence of the President of Argentina, which is located in Olivos, Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Province . The characteristic color of the Casa Rosada
Casa Rosada
is baby pink, and is considered one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
. The building also houses a museum, which contains objects relating to former presidents of Argentina. It has been declared a National Historic Monument of Argentina
[...More...]

"Casa Rosada" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral
The BUENOS AIRES METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL (Spanish : CATEDRAL METROPOLITANA DE BUENOS AIRES) is the main Catholic
Catholic
church in Buenos Aires , Argentina
Argentina
. It is located in the city center, overlooking Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo
, on the corner of San Martín and Rivadavia streets, in the San Nicolás neighbourhood . It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
and the primatial church of Argentina. The Cathedral
Cathedral
of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
was rebuilt several times since its humble origins in the 16th century. The present building is a mix of architectural styles, with an 18th-century nave and dome and a severe, 19th-century Neoclassical façade without towers
[...More...]

"Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Buenos Aires Cabildo
The BUENOS AIRES CABILDO (Spanish : CABILDO DE BUENOS AIRES) is the public building in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
that was used as seat of the ayuntamiento during the colonial times and the government house of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
. Today the building is used as a museum. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 National Museum of the Cabildo * 3 References * 4 Gallery * 5 External links HISTORY The Cabildo in 1867, with 11 arches. Mayor Manuel de Frías proposed the building of the Cabildo in what is now the Plaza de Mayo on March 3, 1608, since the government of the city lacked such a building. Its construction financed with taxes from the port of Buenos Aires, the building was finished in 1610 but was soon found to be too small and had to be expanded
[...More...]

"Buenos Aires Cabildo" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Obelisco De Buenos Aires
The OBELISCO DE BUENOS AIRES ( Obelisk
Obelisk
of Buenos Aires) is a national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
. Located in the Plaza de la República in the intersection of avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio , it was erected in 1936 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the first foundation of the city . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Inscriptions on its sides * 3 Special
Special
occasions * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Under construction Obelisco de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
at night October 15, 2011 Obelisco de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
and 9 de Julio Avenue Construction began on March 20, 1936, and it was inaugurated on May 23 of the same year
[...More...]

"Obelisco De Buenos Aires" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Teatro Colón
The TEATRO COLóN (Spanish : Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
Argentina
. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. The other venues are Berlin's Konzerthaus , Vienna's Musikverein
Musikverein
, the Concertgebouw
Concertgebouw
in Amsterdam, and Boston's Symphony Hall . The present Colón replaced an original theatre which opened in 1857. Towards the end of the century it became clear that a new theatre was needed and, after a 20-year process, the present theatre opened on 25 May 1908, with Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
's Aïda
[...More...]

"Teatro Colón" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

La Recoleta Cemetery
LA RECOLETA CEMETERY (Spanish : Cementerio de la Recoleta) is a cemetery located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
, Argentina
Argentina
. It contains the graves of notable people, including Eva Perón , presidents of Argentina
Argentina
, Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
winners, the founder of the Argentine Navy , and a granddaughter of Napoleon
Napoleon
. In 2011, the BBC
BBC
hailed it as one of the world's best cemeteries, and in 2013, CNN listed it among the 10 most beautiful cemeteries in the world. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Description * 3 Notable interments * 4 References HISTORYThe monks of the Order of the Recoletos arrived in this area, then the outskirts of Buenos Aires, in the early eighteenth century
[...More...]