Situated on the coast of Río de la Plata, in the center-east of the Argentine Republic, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) is one of the 24 federal entities and the capital city of the country.
Discovering Buenos Aires is the experience chosen by more than 10 million tourists annually. History, tango, sophistication, modernity, creativity, green spaces, cultural and entertaining intensity constantly enchant with an offer renewing the motivations to captive visitors.
With a privileged location in South America, the city of Buenos Aires is connected with the main cities of the region and the world. With two international airports welcoming more than 700 international flights per week, at three hours from Rio de Janeiro, and two hours from Santiago de Chile, the city of Buenos Aires becomes a strategic center at regional and international level.
Buenos Aires is the birthplace of tango. The magic of its melodies is felt in each corner of La Boca, San Telmo, Abasto, Boedo, and Almagro neighborhoods, making visiting tourists from all over the world fall in love with the City. Taking tango classes, seeing a show or participating in the Tango Buenos Aires Festival y Mundial is just one of the options to experience the 2×4.
With more than 60,000 hotel beds, 3000 restaurants, 130 museums and 288 theaters, the city of Buenos Aires has been leading the 7th position in the world ranking ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) in the America continent, thus becoming the city with the highest capacity to organize conferences. In 2015 the city of Buenos Aires hosted more than 1000 meeting events, with almost 5,000,000 participants. Thus the city of Buenos Aires gathered 22% of the total meetings of Argentina and 40% of total participants in the country.
The design, art, and contents produced in Buenos Aires are observed from all around the world thanks to their creative capital. In 2005, the city was declared by UNESCO as part of the Creative Cities Network in the design field. The different economic districts of the city (Audiovisual, Arts, Technology, and Design) are just one of the reference points where the production of contents and creative services are concentrated.
Buenos Aires is the city with the highest number of bookshops worldwide in relation to its population: 25 bookshops every 100,000 inhabitants. In this way, it surpasses other cities such as Hong Kong (China) with 22, and Madrid (Spain) with 16. And the city not only leads the ranking in this category but also ranks seventh in the number of libraries.