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A: Remedios de Escalada

by Willy Kaemena, 18.8 km away

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

Remedios de Escalada

B: Palacio de Cultura Inner Yard -

by claudio-fabian-piccone, 19.9 km away

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

Palacio de Cultura Inner Yard -

C: Republica de los Niños, La Plata, Argentina

by Federico Errecalde, 20.0 km away

La Republica de los Niños its a Fantasy Park for kids in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, it was fo...

Republica de los Niños, La Plata, Argentina

D: Rocodrom - La Plata - Argentina

by Federico Errecalde, 21.9 km away

Rocodromo is a wall for climbing practice located in Estacion Norte in the city of La Plata, Argentin...

Rocodrom - La Plata - Argentina

E: La Boca

by Emilio Campi - 360 Total, 24.1 km away

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

by Astrolabio Colombia, 24.2 km away

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

Calle Caminito (La Boca) Buenos Aires Argentina

G: Calle Caminito

by Emilio Campi - 360 Total, 24.2 km away

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

Calle Caminito

H: Caminito

by Walter Scavuzzo, 24.2 km away

En la boca, caminito.


I: La boca

by Walter Scavuzzo, 24.2 km away

La boca

J: Caminito - Street Museum Start Point - Traitional Walk

by Pablo Belmar Mardones (, 24.3 km away

Starting point of the alley "Caminito", traditional tour of Buenos Aires, known as an open-air museum...

Caminito - Street Museum Start Point - Traitional Walk

This panorama was taken in Argentina

This is an overview of 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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