2010 summit of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
2012 summit of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities in Lisbon, Portugal.
Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
A section of the Muslim Walls of Madrid. For a list of all the walls, see: Walls of Madrid.
2018 summit of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities in San José, Costa Rica.
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
View of Madrid from the west, facing the Puerta de la Vega. Drawing by Anton van den Wyngaerde, 1562
2021 summit of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities in Madrid, Spain.
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Baths in the Manzanares in the place of Molino Quemado (detail), by Félix Castello (c. 1634–1637)
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
View of Calle de Alcalá in 1750 by Antonio Joli
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
The Second of May 1808 by Francisco de Goya
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
1861 map of the Ensanche de Madrid
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
People seeking refuge in the metro during the unsuccessful Francoist bombings (1936–1937) over Madrid during the Spanish Civil War
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Woman in Moratalaz by 1974
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
2011 Anti-austerity protests in the Puerta del Sol
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
Madrid as seen by the Sentinel-2 satellite in October 2020
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Viaje de Amaniel
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
Municipal police agents from the 2018 promotion
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Plaza Mayor, built in the 16th century
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
Royal Palace of Madrid built in the 18th century.
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Edificio España.
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
Retiro Park
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
The Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple dismantled and rebuilt in the Parque del Oeste.
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Casa de Campo park
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
The Campo del Moro gardens near the Royal Palace
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
The Manzanares flowing through the Monte de El Pardo.
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Mount of El Pardo and Soto de Viñuelas inside the city of Madrid
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
Parque de El Capricho completed in 1815
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
The Madrid Stock Exchange
MALBA
Cuatro Torres Business Area
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
New housing in the Ensanche de Vallecas
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
Mercamadrid facilities in South-Eastern Madrid
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Fitur fair in Ifema
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
Building works of Caleido in August 2018
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
Madrid de los Austrias. It is the part of Madrid with the most buildings of the Habsburg-period.
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
Set of La 1's newscast services, Telediario.
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
The Prado Museum
Teatro Colón.
Las Meninas, by Diego de Velázquez, 1656 (Prado Museum)
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
The Lady of Elche, an iconic item exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
Facsimile of the Madrid Codex exhibited at the Museum of the Americas
July 9 Avenue
Chalcography for an edition of Francisco de Quevedo's El Parnaso Español (1648)
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Portrait of Benito Pérez Galdós, by Joaquín Sorolla, 1894
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Interior of the National Library of Spain
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
Nightlife in the Centro District
EcoBici.
The Teatro Real
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Festivities of San Isidro Labrador in the pradera, 2007.
Buenos Aires Underground map
High heels race in WorldPride Madrid 2017
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
People in costumes during the proclamation (pregón) of the 2013 Carnival
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
The Las Ventas bullring
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
The Madrid Derby at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final at the Palacio de Deportes
Luna Park
2009 Madrid Open Women's Final at the Caja Mágica
The rectorate of the Complutense University of Madrid
School of Mines, Technical University of Madrid
Students of the IE Business School
The M-607 meets the M-30 north of the municipality.
The network of high capacity roads in Spain features its most important node in Madrid.
M-30 tunnel parallel to the Manzanares
AVE rolling stock at the Madrid Atocha station
Interior of the terminal 4 (T4) of the Madrid–Barajas Airport.

Founded in October 1982, the union is headquartered in Madrid.

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Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina)

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Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by its eclectic nature, with elements resembling Paris and Madrid.

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Buenos Aires is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from 12 October 1982 establishing brotherly relations with the following cities:

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Madrid is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities establishing brotherly relations with the following cities through the issuing of a collective statement in October 1982:

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2010 summit of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Andorra la Vella

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Capital of the Principality of Andorra.

Capital of the Principality of Andorra.

Sant Andreu Church
Footpath in Andorra la Vella
Jaume Bartumeu, 2009
Marc García, 2016
Central street in Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from 12 October 1982 establishing brotherly relations with the following cities:

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina

🇪🇸 Madrid, Spain

Lisbon

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Capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 544,851 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.

Capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 544,851 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2.

Phoenician archaeological dig in a cloister of the Lisbon Cathedral.
Part of the Cerca Velha (Old Wall), originally built by the Romans.
The 1384 Siege of Lisbon in Froissart's Chronicles.
The oldest known panorama of Lisbon (1500–1510) from the Crónica de Dom Afonso Henriques by Duarte Galvão
King Manuel I ordered Jerónimos Monastery to be built in Belém, to serve Portuguese discoverers.
Ribeira Palace and the Terreiro do Paço depicted in 1662 by Dirk Stoop.
The Proclamation of the Portuguese Republic in 1910.
The Palace of Ajuda was built as a residence for the King of Portugal following the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake.
Queen Maria II National Theatre was built in 1842.
The Treaty of Lisbon, which forms the constitutional basis of the European Union, was signed at the Jerónimos Monastery in 2007.
Map of the 24 freguesias (administrative divisions of the city) of Lisbon grouped by zone:
View of the Lisbon metropolitan area, with the Portuguese Riviera to the west of Lisbon and the Setúbal Peninsula south of the Tagus River.
Alcântara from the Port of Lisbon.
Alfama, with the churches of S. Vicente de Fora, S. Engrácia, and S. Estêvão, and the Tagus river behind.
View from the São Jorge Castle, including the Praça do Comércio on the waterfront
Duke of Cadaval Square, bordering Bairro Alto and the Baixa Pombalina.
Facade of Teatro Ibérico, in Beato
Monument to Luís de Camões, considered the greatest poet of the Portuguese language, in Chiado.
The Parque das Nações district was initially built for the Lisbon World Expo.
Lisbon City Hall, the seat of Lisbon's municipal government.
Current composition of Lisbon city council (2021-2025): PSD / CDS / A / MPT / PPM (7) PS / L (7)  CDU (2)  BE (1)
The National Coach Museum has the largest collection of royal carriages in the world and is one of Lisbon's most visited institutions
The National Museum of Ancient Art has one of the largest art collections in the world
The Belém Tower, one of the most famous and visited landmarks in Lisbon and throughout Portugal.
Rossio Square, with Queen Maria II National Theatre in the background
Avenida da Liberdade is one of the most expensive shopping streets in Europe and famous as a popular destination for luxury goods shopping.
Lisbon is the home of Web Summit, the largest tech event in the world.
The Port of Lisbon is one of the busiest ports in Europe.
The Lisbon Metro is Portugal's oldest and largest subway system.
A Lisbon tram by Lisbon Cathedral and Santo António Church.
Gare do Oriente train station, designed by Santiago Calatrava.
The 25 de Abril Bridge crosses the Tagus River from Alcântara to Almada.
The rectory and main campus of the New University of Lisbon.
Instituto Superior Técnico, which belongs to the University of Lisbon is based on the Alameda D. Afonso Henriques.

About 3 million people live in the Lisbon metropolitan area, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the Iberian Peninsula, after Madrid and Barcelona.

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992)

From 12 October 1982, Lisbon is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities.

Rio de Janeiro

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Second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

Second-most populous city in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas.

Founding of Rio de Janeiro on 1 March 1565
Rio de Janeiro, then de facto capital of the Portuguese Empire, as seen from the terrace of the Convento de Santo Antônio (Convent of St. Anthony), c. 1816
Map of the city of Rio de Janeiro in 1820, then capital of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves, with the transfer of the Portuguese court to Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, ca.1910s
The Sugarloaf cable car between the 1940s and 1950s
A convoy of tanks along the streets of the city in 1968 during the military rule. At the time, Rio de Janeiro was a city-state, capital of Guanabara.
Satellite view of Greater Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach in a sunny day
Marina da Glória
View of South Zone with Corcovado in the background
Sugarloaf Cable Car approaching the summit
Aerial view of Downtown Rio with the Rio–Niterói Bridge in the background
Aerial view of Fort Copacabana, with Copacabana (right) and Ipanema (left, background)
The iconic Maracanã Stadium
Aqueduct built in the 18th century, as was the entire historic complex of the Colônia Juliano Moreira inside Pedra Branca State Park in Taquara
Barra da Tijuca with Pedra da Gávea in background
Portuguese immigrant in Rio de Janeiro, considered the largest "Portuguese city" outside Portugal.
Christ the Redeemer
Rocinha slum (favela) at night
Treemap showing the market share of exports, by product, for the city of Rio de Janeiro in 2014 generated by DataViva
Downtown Rio, in the financial district of the city
Largo da Carioca, in Downtown Rio
Barra da Tijuca
Botafogo with the Sugarloaf Mountain
Museum of Tomorrow
Center for Human Science of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Superior institute of Education of Rio de Janeiro (ISERJ)
Museum of Modern Art
National Museum of Fine Arts
Brazilian Academy of Letters
Tim Maia, the greatest representative of soul music in the country's history, from Rio de Janeiro.
Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro
City of Arts
New Year's Eve fireworks at Copacabana Beach
The World Stage at the "Rock in Rio" music festival
Banda de Ipanema, one of the largest carnival blocks of the city
Maracanã Stadium
Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium
Estádio São Januário
Estádio Luso Brasileiro
Barra Olympic Park, built for 2016 Summer Olympics
Children playing beach football
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport
Rio de Janeiro–Santos Dumont National Airport
Port of Rio de Janeiro
Public transport map
Rio de Janeiro Light Rail in Downtown Rio
TransOeste Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
Rio de Janeiro ferry
The Santa Teresa Tramway is the oldest operating tram system in South America.
Rio-Niterói Bridge
Bike Rio rental station in Mauá Square, Downtown Rio
Satellite view of Greater Rio de Janeiro at night
Morro da Providência slum (favela)
Maracanã Stadium
Nilton Santos Olympic Stadium

On 2 October 2009, the International Olympic Committee announced that Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2016 Paralympic Games, beating competitors Chicago, Tokyo, and Madrid.

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Rio de Janeiro is a part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities.

Managua

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Capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and the center of an eponymous department.

Capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and the center of an eponymous department.

Managua, 1849
Managua at night
Astronaut view of Managua
View of Lake Managua from Tipitapa.
Inter-Continental Hotel and Metrocentro Mall
One of Managua's growing number of malls – Galerias Santo Domingo
Trees of Life installation on the streets of Managua
National Palace in Managua
Vista of the Tiscapa Lagoon and the city of Managua.
2,100-year-old human footprints called "Huellas de Acahualinca"
The New Cathedral in Managua
Xiomara Blandino, Miss Nicaragua 2007.
During the Santo Domingo festival some people cover themselves in a mix of grease and motor oil to pay promises to the saints while others wear masks and costumes.
Celebrating the annual "Alegria por la vida" Carnaval in 2007.
Matrix Bar y Discoteca (no longer in business) located near the Zona Rosa
Nicaraguans have a strong interest in baseball, which has become a major sport in the country as well as a part of the nation's culture.
Old Downtown, Managua on Roosevelt Avenue
Managua transit map
Side view of a typical bus

Managua is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from 12 October 1982 establishing brotherly relations with the following cities:

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina

🇪🇸 Madrid, Spain

Bogotá

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Capital of Colombia, and one of the largest cities in the world.

Capital of Colombia, and one of the largest cities in the world.

The Bogotá savanna is the high plateau in the Andes where Bogotá is located. The flatlands are clearly visible in the topography and the result of a Pleistocene lake; Lake Humboldt, that existed until around 30,000 years BP
The Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, founder of the city
Iglesia de San Francisco is the oldest church standing in Bogotá, built between 1557-1566, located in La Candelaria (the city Oldest part)
Bolívar Square and the cathedral
The Plateresque Colonial Colegio Mayor de San Bartolomé, built between 1604-1622.
The Royal Street (in 1869), today known as Seventh Avenue (Carrera Séptima)
Bogotá La Sabana railway station
Bogotazo
Bogotá is the third largest city within city limits in South America by population, after São Paulo and Lima
International Business Center, Bogotá, D.C.
Hailstorm in Bogotá
Eastern Hills
Sumapaz Páramo
Street arrangement of Bogotá based on the Cartesian coordinate system: North is to the right. (Typical maps for the city place the north on the left.)
View of Bogotá from the mountain Monserrate
Bogotá Future Population (Medium Variant)
The Centro Andino
Parque La Colina Shopping Mall
An old house in the Teusaquillo locality, near downtown Bogotá (Estrato 4)
Map of the TransMilenio system
El Dorado International Airport
Ciclovía in Bogotá
BD Bacatá, under construction, will be the city's tallest building.
Colombian National Museum
Ibero-American Theater Festival
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus Theater)
Estadio El Campín
Monserrate Sanctuary at top of the mount
Atlantis Plaza Mall, featuring the Hard Rock Cafe
La Candelaria, the historical district of the city
Maloka Museum
Bi-articulated TransMilenio bus
Urban (SITP) bus, part of the integrated public transport system
Bikepath in central Bogotá
Traffic on the Northern Highway (Autopista Norte)
"El Claustro" at the Del Rosario University
Luis Carlos Sarmiento Building of Science and Technology at the National University of Colombia
Centro Ático at Pontifical Xavierian University
Mario Laserna Building at the University of the Andes
Liberators Building at El Bosque University
Sergio Arboleda University
Main Cloister at Saint Thomas Aquinas University
Santa Barbara business district
Victorian architecture in Teusaquillo
Torres del Parque
Santa Maria bullring
National Library of Colombia
Julio Mario Santo Domingo Public Library
Virgilio Barco Public Library
El Tintal Public Library
Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
El Lugar de Su Presencia
Bogotá Colombia Temple
Abou Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque
Ajiaco is one of the city's most representative dishes
"Chocolate santafereño" (Santafe hot chocolate), almojábana, cheese and pandebono
Simón Bolívar Park
Journalists' park
93 Park
Santander park
El Virrey park
Santa Clara Church Museum built between 1629 and 1647. It has a large collection of colonial Colombian paintings.
Colonial Art Museum of Bogotá
Gold Museum of Bogotá
Archaeology Museum of Pasca
Botero Museum

In 2007, Bogotá was awarded the title of Cultural Capital of Ibero-America by the UCCI (Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities), and it became the only city to have received the recognition twice, after being awarded for the first time in 1991.

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina

🇪🇸 Madrid, Spain

Santiago

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Capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas.

Capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas.

Municipality of Santiago Commune
1541 founding of Santiago. Painting by Pedro Lira, the portrait of Pedro de Valdivia and Juan Martín de Candia; proclaiming the City of Santiago de Chile, c. 1541
Inés de Suárez, successfully defending Santiago against a Mapuche attack in 1541
Map of colonial Santiago at the beginning of the 18th century.
The Calicanto bridge over the Mapocho river was the main symbol of the city of Santiago after its inauguration in 1779.
Battle of Maipú, 1818
La Alameda, Santiago in 1860
Map of Santiago in 1895.
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The Plaza de Armas in 1906.
View of Ahumada, in the city center, in the late 1920s.
Women prepare soup kitchens in 1932.
View of Alameda in 1930.
Extension of Greater Santiago, in 1965.
The expansion to the periphery forced the Santiago metro extension to the commune of Maipú and Puente Alto. here an Alstom NS 74 (center) begins to leave a metro station, while an Alstom NS 93 (far lower right) is nearing the same metro station.
The Gran Torre Santiago (Great Santiago Tower), part of the Costanera Center complex, is the second tallest building in Ibero-America
Northwestern Las Condes From Sky Costanera at dusk, Oct. 2018
Satellite image of Santiago taken by Landsat 8 on 24 October 2014.
Population of Santiago from 1820 to 2020 (projected).
Santiago by Human Development Index on a commune-basis in 2017.
Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
Estación Central railway station, with an X'Trapolis trainset
Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado
Costanera Norte Expressway
Vicente Valdés station
Santiago Metro map as January, 2019
Los Leones station
Transantiago bus, with original color scheme (2005–2012)
Map of Santiago depicting main streets and airport.
Map of Santiago communes
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The statue of the Virgin Mary at San Cristobal Hill is one of the main symbols of the city.
Municipal Theatre of Santiago
Interior from Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center.
Estadio Nacional de Chile
Universidad de Chile
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Ski Center La Parva
Santiago Metropolitan Park
Santiago in the winter
Santiago in the summer
Palacio de La Moneda
Contemporary Art Museum of Santiago
Fine Arts Museum
Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
Former Congress Building
Chemamull statues at Precolumbian Art Museum of Santiago
Club de La Unión
Façade of the Santiago Stock Exchange
Basílica del Salvador
Paseo Bulnes, downtown Santiago
Paseo Ahumada, downtown Santiago
Entel Tower
A street in Santiago

🇦🇷 Buenos Aires, Argentina

🇪🇸 Madrid, Spain

Santiago is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from 12 October 1982.