Argentina’s capital and largest city, Buenos Aires, is often considered the “Paris of South America” due to the strong European influence in its culture. The city has numerous museums, theaters, libraries and churches that are noteworthy for their architecture like Iglesia Santa Felicitas, Palace of Justice and Teatro Colon.
In a 2008 survey of most desirable city to visit, Buenos Aires ranked second to Florence. There are several reasons why tourists should visit Buenos Aires. First, an integrated metro, train and bus systems makes traveling around the city effortless. Second, northern Argentina is now just a cheap domestic flight away. Finally, Buenos Aires enjoys periodic cold fronts, making summers significantly cooler than those in the Southern United States.
Travelers who plan to stay in the city for several days can include tours to nearby cities of Montevideo and Colonia in Uruguay. Here is a suggested itinerary for a three-day stay in the city.