Seductive, captivating and exuding energy, Buenos Aires is unlike any other South American city I have been to.
The Argentinian capital has a distinctive European influence with its cobblestone streets and exquisite Parisian and Spanish architecture.
As you would expect from the birthplace of the tango the nightlife is electric and the sidewalks are overflowing with romantic cafes and restaurants.
There is an abundance of museums, theaters and historical sites that demonstrates some of the finest architecture I have seen. The people of Buenos Aires are very proud of their city and it’s easy to see why.
Buenos Aires is made up of 47 neighborhoods. Whether it’s learning to tango in La Boca, strolling along the water in Puerto Madero, partying in Palermo, shopping for designer labels in Recoleta, having a picnic in Belgrano or wandering through the bustling downtown streets bursting with eateries, malls and everything in between, there is always something to do.
It’s very easy to get around this cosmopolitan city. Walking is a great way to see BA but they also have a great subway system, which is not only cheap but also easy to navigate.
Buenos Aires Free Walking Tour
A free walking tour is the best way to get to know more about a city. It’s also a great way to get a feel fir the different neighborhoods. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting BA for the first time. You also hear about their fascinating history and learn to appreciate what this city has been through. They offer two tours, the best one being the ‘City Tour’.
Learn to Tango
If you travel to the birthplace of the tango it would be a sin not to indulge a little. Everywhere you turn there are places that offer tango lessons. Even if you have two left feet like myself, it’s a fun way to learn a little more about the BA culture.
Paseo del Roseldal
Is one of the most beautiful sights in Buenos Aires. With its expansive lush green lawns, winding paths and sparkling lakes this is more than an exquisite rose garden. The best time to visit Paseo del Rosedal is in the spring but is still worth a visit any time of year. There are 1200 difference species of roses and a total of 15000 rose bushes. There are park benches galore, perfect for a picnic while you admire the beautiful surroundings.
Teatro Colon has been cited as one of the best theaters of the world. The auditorium features gold trimmings and the acoustics are phenomenal. This 100 year old building underwent a little face lift recently costing a mere $100 million and taking 3 years to compete. Most definitely worth a visit.
Have you been to Buenos Aires? What did you like / dislike about the city? Any recommendations for next time we go?