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Imágenes cercanas en Argentina

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A: Remedios de Escalada

por Willy Kaemena, a 18.8 km.

Wikipedia "In 1890, the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway inaugurated a rail yard in the adjoining ...

Remedios de Escalada

B: Patio del Palacio De Cultura - www.RepublicaMagica.com.ar

por claudio-fabian-piccone, a 19.9 km.

This is the inner yard from Palacio de Cultura (Culture Palace) in Republica de los Niños theme park,...

Patio del Palacio De Cultura - www.RepublicaMagica.com.ar

C: Republica de los Niños, La Plata, Argentina

por Federico Errecalde, a 20.0 km.

Un lugar de fantasía y encantoLa mágica y encantadora República de los Niños se levantó hace medio si...

Republica de los Niños, La Plata, Argentina

D: Rocodromo - La Plata - Argentina

por Federico Errecalde, a 21.9 km.

Rocodromo es un muro para la practica de la escalada deportiva, ubicado en el Complejo Estacion Norte...

Rocodromo - La Plata - Argentina

E: La Boca

por Emilio Campi - 360 Total, a 24.1 km.

La Boca é um bairro da cidade argentina de Buenos Aires, que por sua localização próxima ao porto, fo...

La Boca

F: Calle Caminito (La Boca) Buenos Aires Argentina

por Astrolabio Colombia 360, a 24.2 km.

El emblemático barrio porteño de La Boca, habitado originalmente por descendientes de italianos, que ...

Calle Caminito (La Boca) Buenos Aires Argentina

G: Calle Caminito

por Emilio Campi - 360 Total, a 24.2 km.

Muito bonita, La Boca é um dos bairros mais clássicos de Buenos Aires. Lá, encontra-se o estádio do t...

Calle Caminito

H: Caminito

por Walter Scavuzzo, a 24.2 km.

En la boca, caminito.

Caminito

I: La boca

por Walter Scavuzzo, a 24.2 km.

La boca

J: Punto de Partida de la calle "Caminito". Un museo al aire libre

por Pablo Belmar Mardones (DigitalStudio.cl), a 24.3 km.

Punto de partida del callejón "Caminito"; paseo tradicional de Buenos Aires, reconocido como un Museo...

Punto de Partida de la calle "Caminito". Un museo al aire libre

Este panorama fue tomado en Argentina

Esta es una vista general de Argentina

Argentina didn't get to be the second-largest country in South America overnight. Archaeological remains found here date to some 9,000 years BC, left by the ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Early inhabitants were nomads and hunters who followed prehistoric horses and llamas. By the year 1480 AD the Incan empire had stretched to reach northern Argentina and the stage was set for contact.

The Europeans came in 1516 with Spanish explorer Juan Diaz do Solis, who claimed the area for Spain and tried to export a river of silver back to Europe. Wealth grew along with the cattle industry and after Napoleon conquered Spain, Argentina declared its independence and set up their own government. That was 1810 AD.

Argentina stayed neutral in WWI and for most of WWII, declaring war on the Axis powers only in 1945. Following the war, the country entered into a long chain of military dictatorships with only brief forays into constitutional government. The current president is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who's been in office since December 2007.

Argentina is known for many things but the top of the list belongs to only two -- steak and the tango. Cattle graze on the abundant grasslands and produce some of the best beef in the world.  The climate is well-suited for vineyards as well, and Argentina's wines make a fine companion to their steak.

As for the tango, it has recently exploded to become a world famous dance with hotspots in every major city on the planet. It started in Buenos Aires in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the city was filling up with a mixture of European immigrants and porteños, people who were born in the port city. They melded their cultures of rhythm and harmony and came up with the tango, which has been described as the ultimate evolution of partnered dancing. And it's a great way to burn off your steak stupor. Food coma begone!

Text by Steve Smith.

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