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Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires is known for its rich and intense cultural life. And just like its culture, Buenos Aires' infrastructure is also diverse in nature. It is the financial, industrial, commercial, and social hub of Argentina. Located north-east of the Rio de la Plata, the city has varied places of interests for its tourists and locals. The city has tango, soccer, skydiving, helicopter rides, golf and much more for its visitors.
This monolith is a meeting place, for political demonstrations, musical performances and celebrations over victories of the national soccer team. It was dedicated in 1936, to commemorate the anniversary of Buenos Aires' first foundation. It measures 70 meters (230 feet) high and is made of reinforced concrete. In its interior a 200-hundred-step stairway,is used to perform maintenance jobs from the top. The obelisk brightens with white lights at night, but the gleams of surrounding neon billboards, is what gives the area its unique and colorful glow.
Those who love street art should definitely take a tour of Murals by Blu. Blu is not the artist, its the pseudonym of the artist who's been actively painting the streets in Buenos Aires and many other cities. Originally from Italy, the artist has been painting in several parts of the world since 1999. There are guided tours in Buenos Aires that take you around to see his works. His works are based on various social situations, for instance, his bicycle mural shows the city's pitiful traffic jam state and how a bicycle can be a better option to beat it! Blu's masterpieces are a must visit for art lovers.
The Palacio Barolo is a remarkable and luxurious building, designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti, by request of a powerful Argentinean textile tycoon. Finished in 1923, the Palacio Barolo was meant to be the final resting place of Dante Alighieri's ashes, a safe haven for the writer's remains far away from a war-torn Europe. That dream never came true, and today it is mainly used as an office building. Filled with countless exquisite references, to the Divine Comedy and wonderfully decorated, it was the tallest construction in South America for several years. The view of Buenos Aires city-center from the 24th floor is second to none. Guided tours are available.
9 de Julio Avenue is to Buenos Aires what the Champs Elysees is to Paris - if you have not walked along 9 de Julio Avenue, you have not truly experienced the city. Some of the city's most significant landmarks are right along or on this street, including the Obelisk and Teatro Colón. Honoring Argentina's Independence Day (July 9, 1816), the name of the street is pregnant with meaning. Argentinians take pride in the fact that 9 de Julio Avenue is probably the widest street in the world. Crossing this avenue means crossing three intersections. Some like to run through the lights to see who makes it through the quickest. What's the hurry? Take your time to enjoy the historic avenue.
La Rioja is a province in the northwest of the country, at the Cuyo region. The Casa de La Rioja provides information about the province, and offers several activities related to it.
Named for its location directly, across from the National Congress Building, this plaza contains a large monolith, that represents the start for all its national highways. This plaza almost encompasses three city blocks (its western-most point along Ave. de Mayo), and is an ideal place for recreation and rest. One of the city's best and most valuable sculptures, is a bronze reproduction of The Thinker by Auguste Rodin, which can be found in the plaza.