A plural, diverse, vibrant, welcoming city, Buenos Aires is an excellent host, which welcomes people from across the world and makes them feel at home.
Buenos Aires’ citizens, its attractions, its gastronomy, culture, diversity and music are the result of all those people who visit the city and turn it into both a cosmopolitan and familiar place.
Buenos Aires boasts over 3 million inhabitants. It is one of the most diverse cities in South America, with approximately 13% foreign-born residents. The city has very high cultural participation rates and a wide range of independent cultural activities. Uses of public space are a strategic platform to work with community cultural organisations, where people not only go out in the street to enjoy cultural supply, but effectively contribute to the creation of culture.
Buenos Aires has been a pioneer in the development of cultural and creative industries in Latin America, this sector amounting to almost 10% of the local economy. Through a combination of urban regeneration and tax incentives, the City has aimed to build a sustainable model for its creative sectors, which enabled it to become UNESCO’s first City of Design in 2005.