Buenos Aires – Bright Colors & Mausoleums
Colorful La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires
This is a very unusual display honoring the Jewish people in a Catholic Cathedral. In the early 1900's the Jews of the area were being persecuted, so the Bishop had this display created in the Cathedral in support of the Jewish people.
Leaving Montevideo, Uruguay, and sailing west through the mouth of the Plata River brings us to Buenos Aires. The city's name means "good airs" or "fair winds" in Spanish, and it was founded by Spanish colonists in 1536. It is the capital and largest city of Argentina, with a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Buenos Aires is famous for its architecture, which blends European, colonial, and modern styles, and for its vibrant nightlife and artistic scene.