Argentina, federal republic in southern South America, bounded on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay; on the east by Brazil, Uruguay, and the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and Chile; and on the west by Chile. The area of Argentina is 1,073,518 sq mi (2,780,400 sq km); it is the second largest South American country, Brazil ranking first in area. Argentina, however, claims a total of 1,084,120 sq mi (2,808,602 sq km), including the Falkland Islands, or Islas Malvinas, and other sparsely settled southern Atlantic islands, as well as part of Antarctica. The Argentine coastline measures about 4,990 km (about 3,100 mi) in length. The capital and largest city is Buenos Aires.
The Colon was one of the world's major opera houses for about 80 years and today is the hub for the city's classical music life. It houses the symphony orchestra, the opera company, and hosts many touring concerts and international artists. You can tour the theater, including the underground containing rehearsal halls, tailor and carpentry shops. The concert season runs from March through November.
In a hugh building on the eastern side of the plaza, you will find the offices of the president of Argentina. Named for it's pink color, this building once was a fortress in colonial days, (protecting the city from sea invasion via the Rio Plata). From the balcony of the Casa Rosada, Eva Peron delivered her speeches to the argentine masses.
Spread out in a huge semi-circular arch, on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the 275 roaring cascades of the Iguazu River emerge from tropical forest above and drop 833 feet along a plunging 7,000 ft. course, while rainbows dance in the swirling, steamy spray. The highest of these falls has a vertical drop more than one and a half times the full measured height of Niagara Falls. Overlooking the entire magnificent spectacle are hotels, affording a comfortable place from which to experience life in the tropical jungle, see the birds, the flowers, the butterflies (many colors and species), and amaze yourself with the magnificent Falls and nearby ruins of the Spanish missions of San Ignacio.