Buenos Aires - Background (Chapter)
This is the Background chapter from Lonely Planet's Buenos Aires guidebook.
As the capital of the country and home to one-third of the national population, Buenos Aires is the epicenter of every major Argentine drama - from triumph to defeat and back. Read all about its history and culture here.
- learn about the historic role of smuggling in Buenos Aires
- discover Argentina’s Auschwitz - ESMA
- meet the stars of tango - Gardel and Piazzolla
Coverage includes: History - from the Spanish arrival to the trials and tribulations of Cristina, Arts, Music & Dance, Literature, Theater, Film, Visual Arts, Sculpture, Architecture, Environment & Planning, Government & Politics, Media, Language and Religion.
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