Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, “La Reina del Plata” is one of the largest Latin-American cities, and probably the most beautiful and exotic one.
We’d like to share with you a little bit of its history. It’s first foundation took place in 1536 when the Spanish Crown, worried by the Portuguese expansion, sent to these coasts the largest expedition that has ever been prepared: three thousand men, leaded by Pedro de Mendoza.
There was a second foundation, this one didn`t come directly from the Spain, but from Asunción del Paraguay. It was commanded by Juan de Garay and it took place more than 40 years later.
The Obelisk, located in the intersection of Corrientes and 9 de Julio Avenues (a key point in the city center) recalls both foundations.



But when did Buenos Aires begin to grow?

When it became the fabulous city it is nowadays? It happened that, tired of pirates and corsairs looting their ships in the Caribbean, Spain decided that the best way to export all America’s wealth would be from Buenos Aires harbor.
Finally, it was over that time that the Río de la Plata Viceroyalty was created and Buenos Aires became its capital city.
Since then, Buenos Aires - the “porteños” city - has not stopped growing, metamorphosing, changing and becoming the most beloved and enchanted city of Latin America.



The "Port City", "Porteña" Buenos Aires.

What about its citizens and culture? Immigrants first came throughout the port.
There were numerous black people who arrived during the colony as slaves. These amazing group enriched our culture with Murga and Candombe; also Tango and Milonga. It is well known that Buenos Aires has the best tango dancers in the world, and it is because street culture developed deeply in this area allowing musicians and dancers to rehearse everywhere. You would be able to admire them dancing and flirting while you take a coffee or a great glass of wine in San Telmo or La Boca.
Besides that, many immigrants arrived from Italy and Spain. Some others from Syria and Lebanon and most of the Jewish from Russia.
There were also some from Eastern Europe and many other places. That’s why Buenos Aires was the only place in the world that at a certain time had more immigrants than natives.
If you’d like to see an enormous variety of architecture styles you can visit Plaza de Mayo where you can see:
- The Old Fort was located where nowadays the Pink House is.
- The Cabildo with its old colonial air.
- The neoclassical Cathedral…
But beyond its architecture, what will take your breath away are the theaters, the bookstores open until late at night, the restaurants and pizzerias. Specially, the Sunday asado culture.
Buenos Aires is a city full of Tango and Rock, tattoo artists and graffiti, Milongueros and Street performers.
Last but not least, there were many celebrities who lived for a while in this marvelous city, among them we can mention:
- Eugene O‘Niell, American Playwright awarded Nobel Prize in Literature.
- Federico García Lorca, the great Spanish Poet lived for a few years in the city in the Castelar Hotel, an art nouvaux building located on Avenida de Mayo.
- Aristotle Onassis. The Greek shipping magnate. One of the world richest and famous men.
He arrived to Buenos Aires when he was only 19 years old and was in La Boca where he started his amazing fortune.
- Also Viggo Mortensen. He learned to drink mate in Argentina and became a fanatic supporter of San Lorenzo de Almagro during his stay.
And an infinite list of so many others…

Welcome to all these places, moments, people and experiences that the city offers for you all!
Welcome to its language and Lunfardo. You are all invited to understand it and to live it, as much as I do.

Facultad de Medicina

Tucuman 2430, between streets Azcuénaga and Larrea. >>ver mapa

As of 2019 we also offer the possibility of taking your classes at our place in the area, Facultad de Medicina, in a historic building, from 1910, with two gardens wich presents a friendly and typical Buenos Aires environment. Furthermore, easy access by three subway lines, B, D and H and by a large number of busses.
We also offer the service to teach you at your workspace, the place where you are staying or a bar of your choice.

 

Ayres de Español

Spanish Center.

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