in any metropolitan city, traffic in Buenos Aires is quite
heavy during business hours because of the many commercial
buildings. Nevertheless, you will surely enjoy strolling
down the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest one in the world,
up to the intersection with Corrientes Avenue, where the Obelisco
is located, the emblem of Buenos Aires. Many people enjoy
walking along Corrientes Avenue, densely populated with theatres,
cinemas restaurants and bookshops, open until late at night,
where you might get your hands on all type of editions.
are lots of buses there which take the tourists to
every part from the city and outside too. Also you have the
subway which goes along Corrientes Ave. There is Florida
street which is only a pedestrian street, all kind of
shops are there, specially leather ones, with no cars in it,
the same is Lavalle street which is plenty of cinemas, restaurants,
At the end of Florida street you've got Plaza San Martín
which is very nice and full of big trees and flowers and near
Retiro Station where are trains and buses.
* Plaza de Mayo: (Mayo Square):
Defensa Street, Rivadavia Street.
It was originally Plaza Mayor and was designed along Spanish
setting criterio a green central space surrounded by the Cabildo,
the House of Government, the National bank and the Catedral.
In the center of the square it's the first monument which
had Buenos Aires: The Mayo Piramid.
* The Cabildo:
65 Bolívar Street.
Completed in 1748 is one of the oldest buildings in the city.
The Cabildo was in 1820 the center of The Mayo Revolution
and now is guarded by the Patricios Regiment, founded in 1806.-
* The Congress:
Callao Avenue and Rivadavia Avenue .
It houses the upper and lower chambers of the Legislative
Power. It was designed by the Italian architect Victor Meano.
Its cupola is lightened at night. Just opposite you will find
the Congresos Square, which is the 0 km reference for all
national roads. At the spot you will find a replica of "The
Thinker" by August Rodin
9 de Julio Avenue and Obelisco:
El Obelisco es. It's the most traditional buildings in the
city. It is 67,50 metres tall in the crossing of Corrientes
Avenue and 9 de Julio Avenue. To get to the top there is a
ladder with 206 stairs.
9 de Julio Avenue takes this name remembering the date of
the Independence of Argentina. Is the widest in the world
and crosses the city from north to south.
* Colon Theatre:
621 Libertad Street. Te. 4382-5414/16
Colon Theatre is well known worldwide for its excellent acoustics
and for being the most famous lyric theatre in Latin America
It can seat 2.500 people. Inside the theatre you can watch
the cupola which was painted by Raul Soldi in 1966, the theatre
Museum and the (Golden Room) Salon Dorado with details in