The arts are an important part of daily life in Argentina. The Teatro Colon opera house is a must if you’re visiting Buenos Aires. It is a theatrical wonderland where almost every famous singer and dancer has performed. Buenos Aires has over 100 art galleries, 300 theaters and over 70 museums, plus hundreds of book stores that are opened all night. A vacation in Buenos Aires is a living literature lesson. There are over 3,000 print shops in Argentina and 200 publishing houses.
Eating in Argentina is art in itself. The beef as well as other Argentinaan cuisine has exceptional flavor. Restaurants serve massive quantities of meat and other local specialties, so eating is considered a major attraction throughout the country. Let’s not forget the wine. The wineries in Argentina produce an excellent variety of wines and the ice cream rivals Italy, in terms of richness and taste.
The tango is more than a dance in Argentina; it is art form that expresses passion, romance and wanting. The leg movements in the dance express individualistic needs in a somewhat risqué, but enticing way. Tango clubs are located all over the country and some of them have large orchestras, as well as singers and dancers that perform dances that have been immortalized through the years.
Argentina is filled with indigenous cowboys called Gauchos. They dress in flat hats, gaucho shirts and leather pants with silver trimmings. They personify the legends of days gone by. Gaucho’s ride through the countryside on flat saddles mounted on handsome Argentinaan horses. They drink yerba mate, which is a local herbal tea, as well as other local brews. Yerba mate is actually a national drink that is enjoyed at anytime during the day by everyone in Argentina.