city of Carlos Gardél and Mafalda, of the best meat in the world, dulce de leche, cowboy culture, Tango dances on the streets, home to the first subway system in Latin America, the biggest leather market, and the location of the second biggest cross-roads in the world (since 2006 the number one cross-road is in Rio de Janeiro, the Eje Monumental, 250 meters long).
These are only a few curiosities from this wonderful city, and yet there is so much more to know!
For example, did you know that in Buenos Aires you can find the smallest house ever in Argentina? That’s right, it’s called Casa Mínima (cleverly) located in the San Telmo neighborhood, built in the XIX century by a slave allegedly, it’s entrance door is barely 2.2 meters wide.
It’s door is green, a tiny balcony on top of it and a torch. Everything in very small dimensions.
The Government House is pink!
The Pink House (Casa Rosada) is one of the most emblematic buildings in Buenos Aires, it’s color came from the mix of lime and bovine blood. Through the years, the color tone changed but it remained basically pink.
The Pink House with a 6 pm light (Blackberry phone quality)..
And again the Pink House by night, filled with protest signs, looks like a disco.
The Cemetery, located in the Recoleta neighborhood, hosts the mausoleums of famous people like Evita Perón, a granddaughter of Napoleon and the founder of the Argentinian Navy.
It’s the city (actually country) where you can find multiple religions: Christianism, Judaism, Cows and Maradona.
La Bombonera, the holy shrine of Boca Junior supporters.
Bife de Chorizo, a typical Argentinian meat cut, absolutely delicious and soft. Waiters bring it to the table and cut with a spoon, that’s how soft it is…
And because meat is so important and amazingly good, it is also important that people learn about all the different cuts and varieties. Please see the map below:
Near La Bombonera you can find the popular neighbourhood of Caminito, where every house is multi colored.
The Obelisc, built in 1936 and located right in the middle of city, is a monument that commemorates the first foundation of the city of Buenos Aires, Santa María del Buen Ayre, and where the Argentinian flag fluttered for the first time.
The obelisc even has an address and door number, if there was anyone living on Av. Corrientes 1066 they’d be living inside the obelisc. Isn’t that nice? 🙂