The Global City called Buenos Aires, Argentina has many attractions, as in: landmarks, churches and cultures. It is a city of many cultures that have been brought over from it’s immigrants. Buenos Aires, as a global city, has immigrants from all over the world but, most of the city’s immigrants come from Italy.
The Italian Immigrants have left a mark all over in the Argentinian city. Clothes, cars and food have all been imported by the Italians. The city had quite a few pizza shops. I went with a group of people in a somewhat escorted tour. We were fortunate enough to be able to go into a house of nuns, who cooked us homemade Argentine pizza.We had interesting choices of toppings. One of them was scrambled eggs, which was delicious.
When checking out the landmarks, make sure to stop by the widest avenue in the world called 9 de Julio Avenue. The Avenue was named after Argentina’s independence day July 9, 1816. During the time we were there, which was ironically on July 9, the city was fixing the avenue. This was back in 2013, there should be no construction, hopefully. This Avenue promotes Buenos Aires presence in the world. Also, standing in the middle of the Avenue is the Obelisk.The Obelisk is located on the Plaza de la República. The Obelisk is usually associated with it’s lights during the night, making the area somewhat the “Times Square” of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires, being a global city, has religions that are practiced from all over the world. The dominant religion is Catholicism. The city has a deep history with the religion because of the Spaniards. The Catholic influence can be seen by the streets’ names, churches and the schools’ named after saints. One church to definitely stop by is the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. The the Buenos Aires Cathedral is the city’s main church. Also, the church has the remains of the general José de San Martín. The General was responsible for the Independence of Chile, Peru and Argentina from Spain. This is where we were lucky enough to meet the nuns that invited us to some homemade pizza.
Buenos Aires has many hidden treasures full of culture. Traveling down it’s busy streets, you can get glances from all over the world. From the African merchandise to the Europeans playing their windpipes. The city has an abundance of culture, only suitable for a global city.