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Buenos Aires city guide

Buenos Aires - Background (Chapter)

6th Edition Aug 2011

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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Neighborhoods (3.279Mb)

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Eating, Drinking & Nightlife (0.381Mb)

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