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Buenos Aires

Latin America's Passionate City

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is a slice of Europe in the Americas when you look at its grand Parisian boulevards, feel the Italian spirit in La Boca and San Telmo neighborhoods, or sense the Spanish genes in the lively nightlife. But Buenos Aires also has its very own seductive soul, and not just through its sensual tango dancing. It's a city that continues to shine through its rich arts scene and creative energy fuelled by young contemporary designers, artists, and chefs.

There's the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the Casa Rosada, and the landmark Obelisk, but the more recent MALBA museum should also top the list of attractions. It symbolizes the city's new identity as a dynamic and cutting-edge destination, as do the new centers of contemporary culture and architecture in Puerto Madero.

Add the world-class steakhouses and intelligent fusion cooking, mix the colorful cafés and street tango, and you have one of the world's coolest and most passionate cities.


Top 10 Sights and Attractions

  1. A walk around PLAZA DE MAYO.
  2. The art of the European masters inside the Fine Arts Museum.
  3. Tango in PLAZA DORREGO.
  4. The best of Latin America's contemporary art in the MALBA Museum.
  5. Shopping on CALLE FLORIDA.
  6. Going down AVENIDA 9 DE JULIO to the landmark OBELISCO.
  7. The striking RECOLETA CEMETERY, Evita Peron's famous resting place.
  8. An opera performance or a guided tour of the Colon Theater.
  9. A night out in PUERTO MADERO.
  10. Browsing through the atmospheric SAN TELMO MARKET.

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Where to Stay

Look for the hotel or hostel that best matches your budget, type of trip or personality. Here you can guarantee a room but you do NOT pay anything at the time of booking. Payments are only made at the hotel and there are no booking fees. Most hotels allow cancellations with no penalty if done up to 24 or 48 hours in advance. You'll see that information at the time of booking and again in the confirmation email.

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Eating and Drinking

Have coffee at an old classic café, look for the best Argentinian beef, and experience the latest hip gastronomic destinations. In addition to the coffee, cafés are also good places to try the local ice creams, and dining out is also an excuse to sample the Argentine-style pizzas and some excellent wines. The trendiest places show off stylish décors, and be prepared to look at the for a while, as meals tend to be quite long (and dinner starts quite late). The major dining areas are Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood and Las Cañitas.

Shopping

Buenos Aires really shows its European roots in its shopping streets, with major fashion labels found around Avenida Alvear. It's found in the Recoleta neighborhood, where you'll also see Argentinean designers. Local styles are also present in the Palermo district, while Plaza Dorrego in the San Telmo neighborhood is the setting of a popular flea market and the place to look for antiques. Not too far away is Calle Florida, a pedestrian street with souvenir shops and good bargains on leather goods, shoes, and jewelry.

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