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There's No Better Place to be Than in Bordeaux, the French Wine Hub

There's No Better Place to be Than in Bordeaux, the French Wine Hub

Experience Bordeaux and all its vibrancy amidst great wineries and 18th to 19th-century mansions. This dynamic city is known for its Gothic-style cathedral, art museums, and public gardens that line the river quays. The city is so impressive that half of the city is UNESCO-listed making it the largest urban World Heritage site. Explore its world-class architecture and stunning landscapes with the Bordeaux Travel Guide and Offline Map.

1.     La Cité du Vin

Whether you're a wine aficionado or an occasional wine drinker, there is no better place to learn about the art of making and consuming win than at the groundbreaking La Cité du Vin. The building itself will leave you in awe, as it is a stunning piece of contemporary architecture resembling a wine decanter on the banks of the River Garonne. There are 20 different themed sections covering everything from vine cultivation, grape varieties and wine production to the ancient wine trade, 21st-century wine trends, and celebrated personalities.

2.      Miroir d'Eau

Covering an area of 3,450 square meters, the Miroir d'Eau is the world's largest reflecting pool. This fountain of sorts made with black granite is set on the quayside opposite of the equally impressive Palais de la Bourse. the 'water mirror' provides hours of entertainment on warm sunny days when the reflections in its thin slick of water--drained and refilled every half-hour--is amazing. Every 23 minutes a dense fog-like vapor is ejected for three minutes makes one of the best photo opportunities.

3.     Cathédrale St-André

The imposing Cathédrale St-André stands high over the city of Bordeaux. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site even before the city's classification. The cathedral's oldest section dates from 1096, but most of what you see today was built in the 13th and 14th centuries. What makes the cathedral even more imposing than its size is its gargoyled, 50m-high Gothic belfry, Tour Pey-Berland, erected between 1440 and 1466.

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Visit Buenos Aires, the Capital City of Argentina

Visit Buenos Aires, the Capital City of Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s most populous city, combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Here are the 4 most compelling reasons to visit Buenos Aires. For the best experience, make sure you download the Buenos Aires Travel Guide and Offline City Maps before you arrive.

Argentina’s Political Hub, the Plaza de Mayo

Plaza de Mayo, since its foundation in 1580, has played and continuous to play an important part in Argentina’s political landscape. This political square houses Argentina’s the pink-ochre Casa Rosada, the country’s presidential palace. Tourists can participate in guided tours during summer in which uniformed grenadier guards lead you through the palace’s majestic chambers and palm-shaded patios. The square houses several other important historical buildings most notable of which are the Banco de la Nación (the National Bank of Argentina) and the restored Cabildo (a colonial-era town hall).

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Home of the Boca Juniors, the La Bombonera

The La Bombonera Stadium is the home of the country’s leading summer team the Boca Juniors. It is where the career of the legendary player Diego Maradona was launched, an inspiring success story that stirs the hearts of sports fans all over the country even today. The stadium also houses the Museo de la Pasión Boquense. It is a small museum open only on no-game days where the jerseys, trophies, and balls that helped build the Boca story are in full display.

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The Marriage of City and Country, the Feria de Mataderos

The Mataderos Fair is one of the most popular festivals in Argentina. It is an event in which Argentinean culture, traditions, and history are in full display. Countless grills line up on the streets and field cooks prepare and serve steaming plates of traditional Argentinean dishes. While enjoying the luscious food, participants can watch horsemen showcase remarkable feats of feats of bravura horsemanship.

Window to the Past, El Zanjón

El Zanjon in San Telmo is a townhouse built in the 1830s. Beneath it is a mesmerizing labyrinth of tunnels, dwellings, cisterns, creeks, and courtyards built more than 400 years ago. Exploring them will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.

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