Overview Buenos Aires

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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Buildings

Written by LenR on 07 Feb, 2010

One of the things that I most enjoyed in Buenos Aires was walking the streets observing the people and the buildings. I have some general interest in architecture so I was delighted to find that most areas of the city were a gold mine of…Read More


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Dining and Tango

Written by LenR on 02 Jan, 2010

We noticed a lot of tango around when we visited Caminito, in the form of street performers, tango dancers and musicians, tango music drifting through the air from bars and restaurants, and tango souvenirs sold by the dozen in most of the shops, some of…Read More


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Architecture

Written by LenR on 02 Jan, 2010

La Boca is one of the oldest, most colourful, and most authentic neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. From an architectural point of view I was greatly impressed. The neighbourhood was settled and built by Italian immigrants that worked in the warehouses and meatpacking plants in the…Read More


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Shops

Written by LenR on 02 Jan, 2010

La Boca is a neighbourhood which retains a strong European flavour, due to many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa. In fact the name has a strong association with the Genoese neighbourhood of Boccadasse, and some people believe that the…Read More


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Football Souvenirs

Written by LenR on 02 Jan, 2010

In 1905, five Italian immigrants gathered in the Plaza Solís, located in the heart of the La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. They founded Boca Juniors soccer team, using the English language name, because British railway workers had originally introduced the sport into Argentina. One…Read More


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Buenos Aires: Watching a Frozen Tango

Written by SeenThat on 01 Oct, 2007

Tango dancers compete with loud tango music emanating from the neighboring music shops for the travelers attention; short skirts and high heels represent the hopes for a better tip and nearby barbeque joints add an additional sense to our experience; Argentina's capital presents a dichotomy…Read More


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Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping

Written by Valerita on 02 Jul, 2007

Whether you are looking for leather items, books, clothes, souvenirs, or shoes, this city is a shopper’s heaven. You have a lot of options, depending on what you want to buy and especially on how much you want to spend. For really cheap…Read More


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Places you Should not Miss in Buenos Aires

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 17 Mar, 2007

The beauty of Palermo: Although Palermo is not the largest green space in Buenos Aires (the Parque de la Ciudad is far larger) it is the most beautiful area of the city. The most exclusive apartment buildings in Buenos Aires are along Avenida Libertador, facing…Read More


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Spending a Day in the Parana Delta (Tigre)

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 17 Mar, 2007

During the twenty years I lived in Buenos Aires I always enjoyed fishing in the Parana Delta during the warm season (October to April) I visited a number of fishing places along the Río Capitan (La Fusta, Paso del Toro) and along the Paraná de…Read More


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Buenos Aires Highlights

Written by skeptic on 09 Oct, 2004

We finished up a week on Argentina's central coast with a stopover in Buenos Aires. For us, it was the most convenient to drop off our rental car at the Ezeiza Airport and take a shuttle bus into the city. We had previously booked three nights…Read More


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