3. About Buenos Aires Buenos Aires is the gateway to Argentina. It is a great capital city for cultural tourism. As a cosmopolitan, diverse and friendly metropolis that is home to different attractions, its particular culture gives the city its very identity and makes it an important tourist destination. Art, museums, tango, architecture, bookstores, the day-to-day customs of Porteños, the kindness and affection of its people, design, innovation, parks and other areas with their art and colours, neighbourhoods with their own styles and communities, fashion, cultural centres, all of these aspects have an appeal that make up a unique product for tourism. Forty-four million people in the country (12.8 million in the metropolitan area), more than 60,000 hotel beds, 3,000 restaurants, 130 museums and 288 theatres make Argentina, and especially Buenos Aires, one of the greatest Latin America social and cultural hotspots.