Welcome to Buenos Aires!
My home town
Hi, here you will find all you need to know about one of the most sophisticated and elegant capital cities of South America.
The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. It is located in the southern hemisphere of the American continent,
latitude 34º36’ and longitude 58º26’.
When coming by plane, the travel takes about ten hours from New York, London, Paris, Madrid and Rome.
The city extends on a plain covering 19.4 kilometers (12 miles) from north to south and 17.9 kilometers (11 miles) from east to west.
Approximately three million people live in its 202 square kilometers (78.3 sq miles). However, together with the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above 17 millions, making it one of the ten most populated urban centers in the world.
In front of its coasts, washed by the Río de la Plata, you will find Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, only 45 minutes away by plane or two hours and a half by ship. A little farther, 1,720 kilometers (1,069 miles), and after a three-hour flight, you arrive at Sao Paulo Brazil, the other global city of South America.
The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the City on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and the Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity area.
Buenos Aires is connected with the interior of the country and foreign countries through an extended transport system, with connection points such as a port for cruisers and ferries, two airports – one for international flights, Ezeiza, 22 kilometers (13.7 miles) away from the downtown and the other for domestic flights, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away from downtown – commuter railroad, highways, national routes and a passenger transport terminal located at no more than one kilometer from downtown.
Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to visit, once here you will see there is a great variety of things to do : you can have a walk along its roads full of history and visit its elegant buildings or just enjoy and relax.
- Summer: 21 December – 20 March
- Autumn: 21 March – 20 June
- Winter: 21 June – 20 September
- Spring: 21 September – 20 December
- Veranito de San Juan: around 24 June (date of the birth of Saint John the Baptist), it’s not unusual for temperatures to rise to up to 24°C (75°F) for several days. Be prepared to see winter sunbathers sunning themselves in parks and plazas.
- Tormenta de Santa Rosa: Around 30 August (festival of Santa Rosa), electrical storms and heavy rainfall often signal the end of winter and the approach of spring.
- Snow: OK, so it’s only happened twice in recorded history (22-23 June 1918 and 9 July 2007), but it got us excited.
Hope to see you anytime!