Buenos Aires is n° 2 city in the world, according to AskMen´s Top 29 Cities of 2011
The male online lifestyle magazine chose Buenos Aires as No.2 city in the world for its Top 29 Cities of 2011. According to the poll, New York City may be “The City That Never Sleeps,” but compared to Buenos Aires, it’s dozing on the couch with a romance novel. This is the Latin-American capital of all-night revelry, with live music, sizzling tango and thousands of nubile young locals packed into the city’s megaclubs. Nobody does it the way Portenos do it: They’re out till 7 a.m. and at the office by 9 a.m.
The city offers the visitors a unique mixture of European elegance, and the enterprise atmosphere of the great cities. The texture of the city combines parks and wide boulevards framed by Parisian, Italian and Classical architecture, alternating with the skyscrapers of modernity and the districts of historical character and present life.
The great cultural offering and the extensive geography that boasts a diversity of landscapes, helps to prevent this tourism destination from the economical cycle downturns. Argentina is the fifth receiving country of tourism in America, behind United States, Mexico, Canada and Brazil.
During the day, Buenos Aires offers up a week’s worth of excellent museums and galleries, plus leafy parks and riverside cafes for lazy people-watching in the sun. Build up an appetite watching local soccer team Boca Juniors play at their famous stadium, La Bombonera, and then sate yourself with a ridiculously cheap steak and a glass of Malbec.
Shop for traditional gaucho (Argentine cowboy) items and leather at the impressive weekend markets — especially San Telmo on Sundays — or give your wardrobe a Latin lift and boutique-hop in Palermo Viejo. Now is a great time to visit. Inflation may be rampant, but great deals can still be found on food, clothing and events.
The subways have been expanded this year, making it even easier to get around, and the city has just added five new national holidays (taking it up to 17 days annually), so locals will be celebrating more long weekends than usual. Festivals promising to be even bigger and better include arteBA (May), Gay Pride (November) and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival (December).
Over the last few years, the City of Buenos Aires has experienced significant growth as a tourist destination. This has been accompanied by a strong development in the tourist attractions offer throughout the city, which displays a larger amount, variety and quality of hotels and restaurants.
A more recent trend in terms of investment is the condo hotel model which is being considered by many developers and investors as an attractive option for the financing of the development. Mixed-use projects, that are considering a hotel within the components of the Tourism Trends and Opportunities Masterplan are also arising interest in hotel investors.
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