By Sandra Bao, Anja Mutic

ISBN-10: 1741046998

ISBN-13: 9781741046991

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

Whirl your means during the elusive steps of a tango class
Salivate over your number of 10 varied cuts of meat at a well-liked parilla
Parade via Palermo Viejo in state of the art threads from a sizzling new neighborhood designer
Feel your pulse race at a frenetic l. a. Bombonera futbol game

In This Guide:

192 in the community reviewed eating places, 12 vintage cafes and nine milongas (dance halls) to check your tango
Dedicated Day journeys bankruptcy sends you crusing alongside rivers, walking cobblestone streets and galloping with gauchos
Locals demonstrate the artwork of Argentine wine and BA's replacement theater scene
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During the day conferences and workshops bring together industry artists and producers, while at night 50,000 bashers dance to some of the best national and international DJs around. com In October long-distance runners can go the whole 42km, passing many of BA’s famous landmarks and neighborhoods along the way. There are 8km and 4km options also; the Obelisco marks the start and finish line. The 2007 winners for the full marathon were Juan Carlos Cardona (2:16:06) and Sirlene Souza (2:39:07). November GRAN PREMIO NACIONAL In mid-November the country’s biggest horse race takes place in Palermo’s opulent and French-styled hipódromo Click here.

Located at the mouth of the Río de la Plata, the settlement was an ideal point of entry to the continent for traders. Buenos Aires merchants turned to smuggling everything from textiles and precious metals to weapons and slaves. Portuguese manufactured goods flooded the city and made their way inland to present-day Bolivia, Paraguay and even Peru. Later, the British and high-seas pirates found a ready and willing trading partner in Buenos Aires (and also introduced a taste for fine whiskeys). An increasing amount of wealth passed through the city and much of the initial growth of Buenos Aires was fuelled by the trade in contraband.

An increasing amount of wealth passed through the city and much of the initial growth of Buenos Aires was fuelled by the trade in contraband. As smuggling was an open game, without favored imperial merchants, it offered a chance for upward social mobility and gave birth to a commercially oriented middle class in Buenos Aires. Although smuggling has died down in recent years it is never that far away. There have been a series of recent government incidents, including what has been called ‘the scandal of the man with the briefcase’: in August 2007, a Venezuelan businessman tried to sneak US$800,000 into Argentina on a plane chartered by the government’s national energy company.

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