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Visiting Buenos Aires

Often called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a vibrant Latin American city infused with European influence and its eclectic charm, popular among tourists worldwide for its history, art and architecture. Buenos Aires is a city where every corner tells a tale of the past or represents the height of modernity, and nowhere is the tight bond between the past and present more clearly represented than downtown at the Plaza de Mayo. Apart from being an excellent vantage point for people watching, the plaza is a political and historical hub at the heart of the city’s government where historical buildings and landmarks abound. The neighborhood of Recoleta also holds fast to its roots as the gathering place for the city’s aristocracy. The Recoleta Cemetary is an expansive necropolis with historical relevance as the final resting place for many of the city’s departed elite including Eva Peron. It remains a draw for visitors who come to imbibe in its rich history while appreciating the architecture of its many tombs and mausoleums. Known as the birthplace of Tango, it is no surprise that art and... Read More Often called the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a vibrant Latin American city infused with European influence and its eclectic charm, popular among tourists worldwide for its history, art and architecture. Buenos Aires is a city where every corner tells a tale of the past or represents the height of modernity, and nowhere is the tight bond between the past and present more clearly represented than downtown at the Plaza de Mayo. Apart from being an excellent vantage point for people watching, the plaza is a political and historical hub at the heart of the city’s government where historical buildings and landmarks abound. The neighborhood of Recoleta also holds fast to its roots as the gathering place for the city’s aristocracy. The Recoleta Cemetary is an expansive necropolis with historical relevance as the final resting place for many of the city’s departed elite including Eva Peron. It remains a draw for visitors who come to imbibe in its rich history while appreciating the architecture of its many tombs and mausoleums. Known as the birthplace of Tango, it is no surprise that art and culture are the pulse of the city’s vitality. Buenos Aires has the largest concentration of active theaters is South America, but few are as well known as Teatro Colon. The multi-thousand seat theater, has hosted the biggest names in opera, theater, music and dance since it’s opening in the late 19th century. The exceptional nature of this Euro-Latin culture is also on display at Museo National de Bellas Artes. The museum’s 32 exhibit halls showcase works by notable European artists like Renior and Money as well as collections by Argentinian artists. So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create an itinerary inspired by fellow travels to Buenos Aires.    Close

Stories and Tips Buenos Aires

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Making Peace with Argentina

Written by Mandan Lynn on 21 Oct, 2013

It's been almost a year since we left Buenos Aires, and I still look back on it and shake my head.We were there for 18 months. It's an amazing place, no doubt, and I've always found it difficult to speak negatively of any place on…Read More


Money Talk

Written by Mandan Lynn on 26 May, 2012

The budget is a serious consideration when you take a trip. Regardless of how much you're prepared to spend in Buenos Aires, there a few things you should be aware of when it comes to cash.ATMs can be found in any bank, though there is…Read More


Shopping!

Written by Mandan Lynn on 26 May, 2012

For many of us, vising a foreign country opens up a whole new shopping experience. Maybe we're looking for some fun new stuff for ourselves, or we feel like we have to bring something back home for all the poor suckers who didn't get to…Read More


Ice Cream, Ice Cream, and More Ice Cream

Written by Mandan Lynn on 23 May, 2012

Buenos Aires tunes into its Italian influences and does ice cream right. Like alfajores, you can find an ice cream shop on nearly every other corner. The major chains include Freddo, Persicco, Volta, and Victoria, but you will find numerous independent stores, as well. The…Read More


Grocery Shopping in Buenos Aires

Written by Mandan Lynn on 03 Feb, 2012

Even though it's tempting, you can't eat all your meals at a restaurant. Well, I guess you can. But if you're spending an extended period of time here, you probably will want to make your own food at some point, at least in part because…Read More


When you dine out in Buenos Aires....

Written by Mandan Lynn on 01 Feb, 2012

In such a huge city, you can expect to find a lot of restaurants -- and you will. You also might expect to find an incredible variety of food. For this, you will have to look a little harder. Twelve million people in Buenos Aires,…Read More


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Ferry to La Colonia del Sacramento

Written by jae_em on 03 Aug, 2011

Uruguay and Argentina are only separated by Rio Plata, with travel between the two nations short and easy. Many guidebooks on Argentina recommend a few destinations in Uruguay to visit, one of them being Colonia del Sacramento.While in Argentina, my friend helped me book my…Read More


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Buenos Aires Architecture

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

Buenos Aires architecture is characterized by its eclectic nature, with parts of the city resembling Barcelona, Paris and Madrid. The Argentines appear to value their European heritage highly and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other in South America. Today glass-sheathed…Read More


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San Telmo

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

We were seduced by the crumbling facades and cobbled streets of this neighbourhood. It was once the up-market area of the city and after years of neglect it is once more slowly being gentrified. We enjoyed exploring and if we were antique lovers, this would…Read More


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Puerto Madero

Written by LenR on 22 Mar, 2010

Puerto Madero, is a district of the Argentine capital, occupying a significant portion of the Rio de la Plata riverbank and representing the latest architectural trends in the city. We discovered it almost by accident and found it a pleasant place for strolling by the…Read More


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