A report on Buenos Aires

Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
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.
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
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.
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
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.
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
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.
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
MALBA
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
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.
Teatro Colón.
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.
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
July 9 Avenue
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
EcoBici.
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Buenos Aires Underground map
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
Luna Park

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The word chorros (Lunfardo term meaning "thieves") graffitied on the wall of a BNL bank in Buenos Aires, during protests against Corralito, 2002.

Lunfardo

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The word chorros (Lunfardo term meaning "thieves") graffitied on the wall of a BNL bank in Buenos Aires, during protests against Corralito, 2002.

Lunfardo (from the Italian lombardo or inhabitant of Lombardy in the local dialect) is an argot originated and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the lower classes in Buenos Aires and from there spread to other urban areas nearby, such as the Greater Buenos Aires, Rosario and Montevideo.

Diego Santilli

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Argentine accountant and politician.

Argentine accountant and politician.

Santilli with neighbours of Buenos Aires
Santilli with mayor Mauricio Macri

A member of Republican Proposal (PRO), Santilli has served in a number of posts in the Buenos Aires city government, most notably as Deputy Deputy Chief of Government (deputy mayor) under Horacio Rodríguez Larreta from 2015 to 2021.

Irish-born Admiral William Brown, commonly known as the "father of the Argentine Navy", is regarded as one of Argentina's national heroes.

Irish Argentine

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Irish Argentines are Argentine citizens who are fully or partially of Irish descent.

Irish Argentines are Argentine citizens who are fully or partially of Irish descent.

Irish-born Admiral William Brown, commonly known as the "father of the Argentine Navy", is regarded as one of Argentina's national heroes.
Group of Irishmen in Argentina in the 19th century
President Mauricio Macri and Irish Ambassador in Argentina, Jacqueline O’Halloran.
Irish Pub in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.
Ireland and Argentina playing during the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Most of those who left Ireland arrived in Buenos Aires attracted by the possibility of better living conditions, as the economic, social and political conditions in Ireland at the time were quite poor, but the emigrants came from counties and social segments in which the economic conditions were not the worst (Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Wexford).

Mariano Recalde

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Argentine lawyer and Justicialist Party politician.

Argentine lawyer and Justicialist Party politician.

He currently serves as a National Senator for the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires since December 2019, representing the Frente de Todos.

Buenos Aires Metropolitan Police

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The Metropolitan Police was the police force under the authority of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires until it merged with the city's division of the Argentine Federal Police by creating the Buenos Aires City Police in 2017.

Ukrainian Argentines in parade in Misiones Province

Ukrainian Argentines

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Ukrainian Argentines (Українці Аргентини, Ukrajintsi Arhentyny, Ucranio-argentinos) are Argentine citizens of Ukrainian descent or Ukraine-born people who reside in Argentina.

Ukrainian Argentines (Українці Аргентини, Ukrajintsi Arhentyny, Ucranio-argentinos) are Argentine citizens of Ukrainian descent or Ukraine-born people who reside in Argentina.

Ukrainian Argentines in parade in Misiones Province
Ukrainians harvesting yerba mate in Misiones province, 1920
The "Ukrainian House" in Oberá, Misiones. This province was one of the largest recipients of Ukrainian immigrants in the country.
Oberá's Ukrainian Barvinok ballet cast.
Ukrainian performers during Immigrant's Festival in Misiones province
A group of Ukrainian Argentine girls dancing.
Ukrainian Argentine musician Chango Spasiuk performing in Warsaw, Poland in March 2009.

Currently, the main concentrations of Ukrainians in Argentina are in the Greater Buenos Aires area, with at least 100,000 people of Ukrainian descent, the province of Misiones (the historical heartland of Ukrainian immigration to Argentina), with at least 55,000 Ukrainians, and the province of Chaco with at least 30,000 Ukrainians.

John Paul II in 1984

Pope John Paul II

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The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

The head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005.

John Paul II in 1984
The wedding portrait of John Paul II's parents, Emilia and Karol Wojtyła Sr.
Painting of Saint John Paul II painted by Zbigniewa Kotyłły, 2012
Karol Wojtyła (second from right) in a Baudienst forced labor work crew during the German occupation of Poland in WWII, circa 1941
The Pontifical International Athenaeum Angelicum in Rome, Italy
Karol Wojtyła pictured during a kayaking trip to the countryside with a groups of students, circa 1960
19 Kanonicza Street in Kraków, Poland where John Paul II lived as a priest and bishop (now an Archdiocese Museum).
First appearance of Pope John Paul II following his election on 16 October 1978
John Paul's first papal trip to Poland in June 1979
John Paul II with the president of Italy Sandro Pertini in 1984
John Paul II during a visit to West Germany, 1980
US President Ronald Reagan meeting with Pope John Paul II during a visit to the Vatican City, 1982
Graffiti showing John Paul II with quote "Do not be afraid" in Rijeka, Croatia
John Paul II was the first Pope to enter and pray in a mosque, visiting the tomb of John the Baptist at Umayyad Mosque, Damascus.
John Paul II moments after being shot during an assassination attempt by Mehmet Ali Ağca in St. Peter's Square, 13 May 1981
An ailing John Paul II riding in the Popemobile in September 2004 in St. Peter's Square
(l-r) George W. Bush, Laura Bush, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Andrew Card, US dignitaries paying respects to John Paul II on 6 April 2005 at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
The tomb of John Paul II in the Vatican Chapel of Saint Sebastian within St. Peter's Basilica where it has been since 2011.
1.5 million St. Peter's Square attendees witness the beatification of John Paul II on 1 May 2011 in Vatican City
Statue of John Paul II outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tepeyac, Mexico City
Candles around monument to John Paul II in Zaspa, Gdańsk at the time of his death
The canonisation of John Paul II and John XXIII
The tomb of the parents of John Paul II at Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków, Poland
Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Karol Wojtyła (1958)

John Paul II presided over nine of them: Rome (1985 and 2000), Buenos Aires (1987), Santiago de Compostela (1989), Częstochowa (1991), Denver (1993), Manila (1995), Paris (1997), and Toronto (2002).

Juan de Garay

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Spanish conquistador.

Spanish conquistador.

Monument to Juan de Garay

He was governor of Asunción (present day Paraguay) and founded a number of cities in present-day Argentina, many near the Paraná River area, including the second foundation of Buenos Aires, in 1580.

Borges in 1951

Jorge Luis Borges

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Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature.

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature.

Borges in 1951
Borges in 1921.
Adolfo Bioy Casares, Victoria Ocampo and Borges in 1935
Borges in the 1940s
Borges in 1967
At L'Hôtel, Paris, 1968
María Kodama at the 2010 Frankfurt Book Fair
Borges's grave, Cimetière des Rois, Plainpalais, Geneva.
Borges and Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato
Monument in Buenos Aires
Monument in Lisbon
Borges in 1976
Plaque, 13 rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerland in 1914, where he studied at the Collège de Genève.

German Argentines

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German Argentines (Deutschargentinier, germano-argentinos) are Argentines of German ancestry as well as German citizens living in Argentina.

German Argentines (Deutschargentinier, germano-argentinos) are Argentines of German ancestry as well as German citizens living in Argentina.

Queen of the German Collectivity in the Fiesta Nacional del Inmigrante in Oberá, Misiones.
Percentage of immigrants from the German Empire within Argentina's divisions, according to the 1914 Argentine census. Most of the Germans who arrived in Argentina did so from lands that were outside the German borders, and therefore are not represented on this map.
The former Münich Beer Hall, now the Municipal Museums Administration, Buenos Aires.
Percentage of people born in the Russian Empire (1914 Argentine census)
German Argentines from Crespo, Entre Ríos
Entrance to Colonia Hinojo
Santa Teresa Elementary and High School
Oktoberfest in Villa General Belgrano.
Swiss Chalet architecture of San Carlos de Bariloche.

German communities developed in some specific provinces, such as in the center and South of Buenos Aires Province (around towns such as Coronel Suárez, Olavarría, Tornquist, etc.), in Entre Ríos Province, in the East of La Pampa Province, in Misiones Province, in Córdoba Province, in some localities of the Chaco Province, etc. Meanwhile, the urban German population settled in the city of Buenos Aires also developed their own German schools, hospitals, shops, theaters, sports clubs, and banks.