GUIDE ON EMIGRATING TO ARGENTINA

Argentine Cities

If Argentina is the country of your expat dreams but you’re not sure where to settle then read all about the country’s top three cities!

Buenos Aires

The capital and largest city in Argentina Buenos Aries is also the second largest metropolitan area in South America after Brazil’s Sao Paulo. It is located on the western shore of the Rio de la Plata River on the south-eastern coast of South America. The city is not a part of the region also called Buenos Aries; instead it is an autonomous district. The city is often regarded as the most important global city in Latin America and along with Mexico City and Sao Paulo are in the top 20 largest cities list. Residents of the city are often called portenos (people of the port).

Facts

The world famous dance the Tango was invented in the city in the 1920’s.

Avendida 9 de Julio is the widest street in the world with sixteen lanes.

The metropolitan area has a population of 13,000,000 .

75% of the population is of Spanish or Italian descent.

Attractions

The most imposing building in Buenos Aires is the Palacio Del Congreso Nacional the main political building in the city. It houses the both the upper house of the senate and the lower house of the chamber of deputies. In front of the building is the Plaza de Congreso (the Congress Square), a popular tourist spot and also a preferred location for protestors. It features the beautiful Monumento a los Dos Congresos (the Monument to the Two Congresses). For a taste of Argentine culture walk along the Caminito. The narrow street is often thronged with Tango dancers, artisans and tourists.

Cordoba

The second-largest city in Argentina is located at the geographical heart of the nation in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas and on the banks of the Suquia River. It is 435 miles northwest of the capital of Buenos Aires. It is one of the oldest cities in the country after it was founded and named by the Spanish in 1573 and it is named after the city of Cordoba in Spain. The city has many historical monuments preserved from the days of Spanish rule and is home to a UNESCO world heritage site.

Facts

Cordoba is home to a world class hospital.

Transport in the city is extremely well developed.

Cordoba is in competition with Rosario for the title of second city.

The locals are well known for their wicked sense of humour and are especially good at sarcasm.

Attractions

The lively central meeting place of Plaza San Martin is home to the city’s cathedral and a plethora of European inspired architecture. Tango and other entertainment are regularly held in the square drawing the attentions of both locals and tourists alike.