The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is home to many Argentine traditions and trademarks: The streets are lined by parrillas, or steakhouses, that serve up Argentina's famous beef; luxury boutiques sell leather clothing and pieces by high-end designers; the nightlife is dominated by the tango; and Evita's "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" balcony overlooks the central square, Plaza de Mayo.
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Though there are plenty of museums to visit in the city, Buenos Aires is a great place to explore by foot and simply wander around (the streets' grid system makes it easy to explore). Known for its stunning architecture (gorgeous marble and bronze buildings line Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest boulevard in the world), Buenos Aires also boasts beautiful parks; the parks in Palermo are particularly noteworty and include a museum, a planetarium, and rose gardens. Outdoor markets are frequent occurences during the weekends and the cafe culture is a popular pastime -- Portenos (as locals call themselves) can be seen sipping coffee with friends until the wee hours of the morning.