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Buenos Aires

Years of European migration have shaped the very heart of Buenos Aires, leaving it with wide, relaxed boulevards and an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods, known as the barrios. Throw in some gloriously bold wines and smoky barbecues, some art and music and chic style and you will start to get a feel for the romance of this fabulous capital city.
Buenos Aires is a wonderful city, with lots to see, do, taste and explore. You will need a minimum stay of three nights here, but this is a city that will always leave you wanting more.

Things to see and do in Buenos Aires

Explore the barrios. La Boca is a colourful and vibrant neighbourhood, a charismatic heart of Buenos Aires, with its small smokey bars and street tango dancers entertaining the crowds in the alleyways and plazas of the colourfully painted buildings.

A former ship yard that thrived when an influx of Italian immigrants moved to the area in the mouth (‘la Boca’) of the Matanza-Riachuelo River, the area is now sacred to football lovers who make pilgrimages here to the ground of the famous Boca Juniors football team.

Head to the famous Presidential Palace, La Casa Rosada. A local guide will bring this city to life as you learn about the turbulent past from military dictatorship, economic collapse, military coups  -  much more than you will ever get from watching the Evita musical!
A trip to Buenos Aires would not be complete without experiencing the Tango. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to attend one of the many evening shows in the capital for a night filled with dance and traditional music. Afterwards you can head to a boutique wine bar and relax whilst sipping a bold Malbec.

There is a huge variety of hotels that cater to all tastes and budgets.  Alvear Palace has an old school elegance and tradional charm, whereas Hotel Pulitzer is modern and cool. 

Buenos Aires is the ideal place to start your South American adventure.  From here head to Mendoza, Patagonia, Bariloche and Iguazu Falls.

Top tips

If you can get to a football match, even if you are not a football fan, then do it. Argentinians are football mad, and it is more about the atmosphere rather than the actual football, just don't wear a football shirt!


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