Argentina is divided into 23 provinces. I will be sharing a little bit about the most known places in my country and I’d like to start with my hometown, Buenos Aires.
Population: 12.801.364 million habitants.
Buenos Aires is, together with Sao Paulo and Mexico City one of the biggest in the world. It is divided into 48 neighborhoods derived from the parishes established in the 19th century.
Something interesting is that women have been taking over in the past years. There are 114 women every 100 men. And at least %38 of population has immigrated from either other parts of the country or other parts of the world.
(If you speak Spanish and want more information see http://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/laciudad/ciudad)
The most interesting thing though, is the immigration that has occurred throughout the decades and even centuries. Most of the Argentinians you’d meet descend from Europeans who migrated to Argentina during the World Wars.
Due to the high Italian/Spaniard/German influence in the country our food, our architecture and even our accent are very different from the rest of South America. There is also a great English and French influence.
“When walking along the wide avenues and cobblestone streets of Buenos Aires’ barrios, it’s almost impossible not to notice the fascinating array of architecture laid out before you.” said American blogger in “A Gringo in Buenos Aires”, “As a melting-pot city, Buenos Aires does not have a dominant architectural style but rather a haphazard arrangement of cosmopolitan designs. That’s why it’s quite normal to see a Parisian-style mansion adjacent to an art-nouveau tower or a renaissance palace.”
From music, to pantings, to ballet, opera, literature, galleries, museums. There is simply too much to see in this place.
The “Teatro Colón” has a very especial place in my heart. If you’d like to see how it looks in the inside check out the video “La Nación” newspaper produced. You’ll just wish to be there!
No matter where you go you will find endless plazas (parks), cafes, street art, street music and more. It is a great place to find inspiration and to develop your artistic side.