Argentine masters and worldwide avant- garde exponents are present in the porteño art circuit. Exhibition spaces show a wide array of artists, from Berni, Castagnino and Xul Solar, to Francis Bacon and Frank Stella.
The city offers classic itineraries and secret corners. The Colón Theater and the off circuit in small alternative theaters. Old bookshops and new cultural centers. More than 100 museums, arts and crafts fairs, and modern shopping malls. Historic cafés, tango and milonga. Parks and bars to enjoy the night´s first or last drink.
Woods and lakes. A nature reserve. Two riverside paths or north and south “costaneras”. Alder woods and willows. Jacarandas, ash trees, poplars, “paraísos” or bead trees, and “tipas” or tipu trees lining streets and avenues. A short walk around the city proves it: Buenos Aires differs from other big cities for its green areas.
Sports are a main element in everyday life in Buenos Aires. Some of the events that took place in the city are: two volleyball world championships, a basketball world cup, a soccer world cup, countless Davis Cup tennis matches, boxing fights, Formula One races and international rugby matches. The International Tennis Open Tournament (Torneo Abierto Internacional de Tenis) and the Polo Open (Abierto de Polo) take place every year in the city too.
Tango, the best known manifestation of Argentine popular culture is present in lyrics (many of the words used in the tango come from lunfardo slang), in music (the bandoneón plays an essential role in the melancholic and sullen sound of the Río de la Plata popular music) and in dance (it is watched in tango shows and practiced in “milongas”).