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 an innate chic style, and you 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. We recommend 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 particularly 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. 'La Boca' means 'the mouth' of Matanza-Riachuelo River, and La Boca is a a former ship yard which thrived when an influx of Italian immigrants moved to the area. This region is now sacred to football lovers who make pilgrimages to the grounds of the famous Boca Juniors football team here.

  • Head to the famous Presidential Palace, La Casa Rosada. A local guide will bring this city to life as you learn about its turbulent past - from military dictatorship and economic collapse, to military coups; you can learn much more than you will ever get from watching 'Evita'!

  • A trip to Buenos Aires would not be complete without experiencing the Tango. One of the best ways to enjoy this classic dance 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 here, catering to all tastes and budgets.  Alvear Palace has an old-school elegance and traditional charm, whereas Hotel Pulitzer is modern and cool. 

    Buenos Aires is the ideal place to start your South American adventure; head from here 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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