At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Argentina’s capital and largest city, Buenos Aires, is our destination today as we continue our travel through South America.
The second-largest metropolitan area on the South American continent, Buenos Aires counts over 12 million residents in its wider urban area, which is an autonomous district within Argentina. “Buenos Aires” is Spanish for “good winds”, a shortened name for the prayers of early sailors from Spain for favourable breezes in reaching the shore. The first Europeans to reach that shore on the estuary of the River Plate were Spanish seamen in 1516. The first settlement was not established until 1536, only to be abandoned after six years. A permanent settlement was founded by Juan de Garay in 1580. Growing into a major colonial port, Buenos Aires was central to Argentina’s War of Independence and two centuries of upheaval, development, and growth since then.
Buenos Aires today is a multicultural, cosmopolitan international city, not only Argentina’s political capital but its financial and commercial hub as well. Often called “the Paris of South America”, Buenos Aires is known for its eclectic architecture and rich cultural life. The city features an abundance of theatres, museums, art galleries, musical venues, performing arts centres for opera and dance, parks, and other lively public spaces. It also has an extremely active literary culture, with more bookstores per capita than any other city in the world and a well-known café culture frequented by cultured sophisticates. Sports fans may be more interested in the passionate Argentine football culture, and may seek out a match featuring major local clubs (and fierce rivals) River Plate and Boca Juniors at their home stadiums.
Buenos Aires has a major shipping and passenger port, as well as ferry and rail connections to other major South American centres. Buenos Aires’ international airport, officially named Ministro Pistarini International Airport but often referred to as Ezeiza International Airport after the suburb in which it is located, is the busiest in Argentina, and is supplemented by two smaller regional and general aviation airports.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.