complex, energetic, and seductive port city, which stretches south-to-north
along the Rio de la Plata, has been the gateway to Argentina for centuries.
Portenos, as the multinational people of Buenos Aires are known, possess
an elaborate and rich cultural identity. They value their European
heritage highly--Italian and German names outnumber Spanish, and the
lifestyle and architecture are markedly
more European than any other in South America. One of the world's finest
opera houses, the Teatro Colon, flourishes here on the plains alongside
the river. Portenos are intensely involved in the life and culture
of their city, and they will gladly share the secrets of Buenos Aires
if you lend an ear and relate your own stories in return.
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