Buenos Aires is nicknamed “the Paris of South America” because of its intense cultural and artistic activity. The city lives and breathes at the beat of tango! Let yourself be guided through the various and distinct districts of Buenos Aires to feel the heartbeat of South America!
Welcome to La Boca, the popular district of Buenos Aires. This harbour became a touristic hotspot when Argentina started to open its gates to the world. There, you’ll admire the street paintings of Quinquela Martín. Taste a street meat asado and visit La Bombonera stadium, which is the temple of Maradona. Or simply walk on the edge of the harbour and visit the PROA, which is a contemporary arts museum with a view of the harbour.
If you want to stay in the classical Buenos Aires neighbourhood, you should go to San Telmo. This is the bohemian district of the capital. Wander in the ferias looking for mate or other traditional objects or watch a street tango show! You can also stay at the terrace of La Poesia Café or Dorrego Café where the most important Argentinean authors like Borges or Sabato have dined. This once-rich district was abandoned by its population after a yellow fever epidemic. It is now a popular place where poor people lived in beautiful colonial houses. This change caused a social syncretism which led to the birth of tango in the San Telmo bars.
The Institutional Centre of the city is Congreso. In this place, you’ll find the Congreso de la Nación and the Avenida de Mayo, which leads to the Casa Rosada,the presidential palace. This district is made up of many symbols: you’ll find here all the cultural monuments of the city. For example, the Teatro Colón is one of the best operas in the world and the Palacio Barolo is a source of pride for the many Italians in the capital. Designated by Mario Palanti, this building is a tribute to Dante’s Divine Comedy. Finally, if you want to take a drink, we encourage you to stay at the Café Tortoni, which is one of the oldest cafés in Buenos Aires.
If you keep walking to the Rio de la Plata, you’ll arrive at Puerto Madero, which is the new and trendy district of the capital. Observe the Women’s Bridge and the Presidente Sarmiento frigate, which are two symbols of this harbour, at the meeting point between modernity and tradition. Take a drink on the dock and enjoy this peaceful place! If you like nature, let yourself be guided to the ecological reserve, which is the green lung of Buenos Aires!
Recoleta is one of the most chic neighbourhoods, and it attracts both tourism and local interest. There, you can admire many beautiful houses like the French or Brazilian embassies. Visit the Recoleta cemetery, which is an open-air museum and a real wonder! It is worth a visit! Take a look at the Eva Peron and Sarmiento tombs and enjoy the many impressive mausoleums. Then, go the Bellas Artes museum to observe both Argentinean and European painters: from the Antonio Berni and Xul Solar paintings to works by Rodin and Manet, you won’t be disappointed!
Finally, the Palermo district is the place to go out at night! During the day, you can walk in the Palermo Parks and enjoy the beautiful rose garden or watch a polo match at the Hippodrome. You can also enjoy Palermo Soho and its street paintings and many bars! But you’ll really enjoy Palermo at night! You’ll taste the Argentinean nightlight in many alternative venues! From the Ferona to the Festival, the Temple Bar or the Victoria Brown, each bar has its own identity! Argentinean people know how to party and Palermo is the place to be at night!
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