June 11, 1580 the Spanish conquistadors founded Buenos Aires. In honor of this event, we will talk about what should be dealt with in one of the largest cities in South America, to fully experience its atmosphere.
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the tango
Not for a second did not fall silent in Argentina incendiary sounds of tango, which was born in the poor neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. It is not considered shameful to make a graceful adorns allowing subtly express the music, and merge in the arms, breathing passion in the public eye. All the contrary - you will look askance if you do not describe the arc Sakada pouring into the rhythms of the best "Tipico Orchestra." To know all the splendor of the national Argentinean dance of the list of World Cultural Heritage, obzavedites guide to tango partying TangoMap Guide and go to one of the many milongas. The cozy cafe dance clubs can have a drink rather decent local wine, take tango lessons, paying 50 to 400 pesos per hour, and dance till you drop, honing their skills. If you still do not fall under the spell of dance, life-changing visit tango festival. In August, hundreds of participants from around the world gather on the dance-floors of Buenos Aires, competing for the title of best singer and stage tango salon.
Visit the gaucho show
A foreigner, who turned in a Latin American capital, not just hear an unknown word "gaucho". Do not believe the dictionary, argues that a gaucho - it is a regular cowboy. Gone is the days when ranchers, born from the union of European conquerors with Indian women considered rude and uncouth. Nomads romp through endless steppes, pampas, have become symbols of freedom Argentinian. Their folklore was the basis for the works of Borges and Estrada, and wide pants, jacket and scarf with fringe - a source of inspiration for prominent South American designers. Although most of these people disappeared from the face of the earth, to integrate into the "white world", the past is still alive in Argentina. Visiting the show-gaucho cowboys on the Opera Pampa, you "visit Away" tribe Calchaqui, exterminated by colonialists, and witness the battle for independence. Want more tricks and a complete renovation? Embark on one of Estancia ranch near the town, where you can not only see the horse show, but most ride a horse, having mastered the Indian tricks. And do not forget to try the traditional food of the gauchos: pastry empanadas and asado - Argentine version of shish kebab.
Get cheerfulness tasted mate
Each house of Argentina, and in the poor and rich, like mate - tonic from the leaves and shoots of the Paraguayan holly containing a lot of caffeine. Researchers claim: the locals for the year consume 150 tons of this stunning collection of grass. Without invigorating liquid does not pass the day: and acquaintance, and date, and a family dinner in Buenos Aires accompanied mate. Like the Japanese, who turned tea in the whole ceremony, Argentines have created a cult of his pride. Carefully harvest dried only on charcoal, following a long tradition of the gaucho and the product does not drink from our usual cups and of special vessels - Calabash. Mate leaves, immersed in the wood hollowed out pumpkin dishes, 2/3 of the volume of flood water, heated to 70-80 degrees. Draining the first portion to eliminate unpleasant bitterness lovers mate slowly sip the national drink of the special tube-Bombilija. We even have a mate your holiday in February in Parana competitions for most skillful preparation of the beverage and runs a beauty contest "Queen mate."
Ride on the oldest in Latin America Metro
December 1, 1913 in the Latin world was the first subway. Nine stations of line A, separated by a short distance, the port connected to a ground of the Argentine capital by train. In 1930-1931 was built in line, linking the outskirts of the port of another. But two lines of the Buenos Aires underground roads do not intersect. To connect them to the network, in 1936 there was a line C, and behind her another ring - Line D. Although now underground city is preparing for the construction of arcs F, G, J and I, line A rare site is still functioning. Vintage wooden cabins opened manually, begin their journey from the Plaza de Mayo, and move to the station Primera Junta. Amazing journey underground in bygone times available every day from 6 am to 10 pm.
Stroll through the aristocratic Recoleta cemetery
Once on the main necropolis of Buenos Aires, it is difficult to keep a delight: around, surrounded by trees and old men-twined vines, lies the ancient city of the dead. Only the birds singing and the sound of fluttering in the wind crowns violate peace and quiet narrow streets filled with beautiful vaults and chapels. Burial place of the capital of the Argentine aristocracy grew in place of an orchard in 1822. Residents of Buenos Aires laugh good-naturedly: cheaper to live like Rockefeller, the best houses in the capital, you become the owner of the grave at Recoleta. At the cemetery, hiding in the depths of the prestigious Byres found their last resting place of all the prominent figures of the country: the writer Adolfo Bioy and President Raul Alfonsin, Nobel laureate Luis Leluar and artist Candido Lopez. The heart of the beautiful necropolis and its most visited tomb became a place of Eva Peron - Argentina's first lady, actress and protector of the afflicted.