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The main destination of my trip was Patagonia but to diversify the holidays I wanted to spend couple of days in a city as well. Buenos Aires sounded always incredibly exotic for me. I remember several Polish songs which I heard already as a child which were mentioning BA in a very exciting context of travelling. I had no doubt: if I could see only one city in Southern America it had to be Buenos Aires. I spent there 3 days visiting most famous touristic places. Both me and my wife, we loved it and we could definitely use some more time there.
We have soon realized that the guidebooks do not give justice to Buenos Aires. Can you imagine that the lonely planet guidebook to Ireland (where I live now), a country which is roughly 32 times smaller than Argentina has more pages than guidebook to Argentina (732 versus 668 pages respectively)? I don’t want to offend anybody, comparing is always bad, and the beauty is not measurable, but not many countries in the world can compete with the amazing variety of landscape which you may encounter in Argentina.
What I am trying to say is that there is so much more to see and do there, and the guidebooks do not even mention that. And this applies to Buenos Aires and Argentina in general.

This photo presents Palacio del Congreso.

Congress of the Argentine Nation (Spanish: Congreso de la Nación Argentina) is the legislative branch of the government of Argentina.
Situated in Buenos Aires at the end of Avenida de Mayo, at the other end of which is located the Casa Rosada, Argentina's parliament is bicameral and is made up of the 72-seat Senate and the 257-seat Chamber of Deputies.
Designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Meano and completed by Argentine architect Julio Dormal, the building was under construction between 1898 and 1906. Inaugurated that year, its aesthetic details were not completed until 1946. The quadriga atop the entrance is the work of sculptor Victor de Pol; local sculptor Lola Mora graced the interior halls and exterior alike with numerous allegorical bronzes.

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