Buenos Aires is one of the most beloved cities in Latin America, with a rich cultural life, more than 300 theaters, international shows, world famous sport events (from popular soccer to glamorous polo), and a wide variety of museums dedicated to the most relevant Latin American art, clothing and even mate, the most drank herbal infusion in the country.
Its architecture combines the old, historic San Telmo neighborhood, with the French influenced palaces in Recoleta, Puerto Madero's modern skyscrapers, and the gorgeous public parks by French landscape designer Carlos Thays.
Legendary and classy Tortoni is just one of many "notable cafes" officially listed in town, where visitors can experience a true highlight in porte?o lifestyle: to seat down for coffee and indulge in good conversation. Moreover, in recent years Buenos Aires has turned into a culinary hotspot: a new generation of ethnic restaurants (Peruvian, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese and what not), has joined in the traditional Spanish and Italian eateries and the "parrillas" (grills) with world famous Argentine meat.
Trendy Palermo neighborhood is filled with indie design shops, public parks and sidewalks always covered with bars and restaurants' tables. In Buenos Aires city, you can also visit shopping malls, both premium and discount, such as the new Distrito Arcos, great for brand name goods for lower prices.