About Art and Design in Buenos Aires
Culture and Buenos Aires are synonymous. It seems that every porteño/a has artistic genes and transmits culture on a daily basis.
Besides daily and nightly opportunities to enjoy shows and exhibitions, the city offers a huge variety of courses and workshops in all areas which in many cases are free of charge.
Buenos Aires is a hometown of tango and filete porteño, it has given great writers, musicians, actors and lately a pope to the world.
Most people in Buenos Aires are incredibly curious and willing to study life-long. It's pretty easy to get into a fruitfull conversation with a local person and spend hours talking about all global issues. These conversations will be likely run in an emotional and friendly atmosphere, sharing mate and food.
Buenos Aires went through 2 foundations. Ironically, first conquistador (Pedro de Mendoza) who arrived in 1536, was looking for the threatment from sífilis according to some rumors. His mission failed due to endless attacks from the first inhabitants (Querandí), so the city Santa María de los Buenos Ayres was re-founded again 47 years later by Juan de Garay. Since then the city has hosted a big number of immigrants, who first occupied the southern parts of the city like San Telmo and La Boca, and later expanded into northern parts like Belgrano and Nuñez.
Politics & Economy
Current president is Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a widow of the former president Néstor Kirchner. She won the elections with 54% of the votes and causes completely different types of reactions from her citizens: they either support her or hate and oppose in all ways and forms.
When in Buenos Aires, take a taxi and you will have the best lecture ever from one conversation with a taxi driver. Most people here know what is going on in the country and discuss it passionately. Voting is obligatory.
San Martin, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar, Evita Peron, Charly Garcia, Carlos Gardel, Diego Maradona, Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Leo Messi, Pope Francis
Key events in Buenos Aires are related to political affairs and memorable dates, like establishment of the country, democracy, warship battles and tradition month. Another typical event is to see a demonstration or a strike on a daily-basis. Just get close to Plaza de Mayo, and here you have it.
Besides, Argentines love to celebrate "the day of someone": friends, family members, girl/boyfriends, all types of professions.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Centro Cultural Recoleta
Museo de Evita
Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo
Museo de Humor
Holidays & Festivals
Argentina has a record number of holidays and all world festivals are celebrated in Buenos Aires in one way or another.
Biggest festivals during the year are following:
Carnival - February
Ciudad Emergente - June
Tango World Championship - August
Tradition month (gaucho festivals, folklore events) - November
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