Buenos Aires generally is the starting point for a trip through Argentina and you should definitely plan in several days to get to know this city and its huge offer of activities, cultural attractions, restaurants and shops.
The old city center bustles during the week and you can spend hours visiting the main attractions, drinking coffee in the typical old bars, watching up to the sky for the thousands of domes that dress nice buildings, walk over the widest Avenue of the world the 9 de Julio and shop around in the shopping streets. However do not limit yourself to the city center because the city has so much more to offer. Think about a visit to the colorful neighborhood La Boca with its famous Caminito and it’s beautiful museum of the local painter Quinquela Martin, or visit the San Telmo neighborhood known for its many tango houses and its Dorrego market on sunday. Then go north to enjoy the parks Buenos Aires has to offer and stroll through the hip neighborhood of Palermo to shop, sit on a terrace, dine out and enjoy its beautiful cobbled streets. Also in the evening there is much to do, make sure you don’t miss a taste of the tango world in a real Milonga or maybe a tangoshow.
From Buenos Aires you can make trips to the Delta of Tigre, take a day out to an estancia or cross over the river to visit Uruguay. So as you can see; there is a lot to do, make sure you plan in some time to spend in and around the city.
What to do:
Get to know the old city center, visit the balcony of the Casa Rosada, walk over the Recoleta cementry, shop and dine in Palermo neighborhood, take a tango class, bike through Buenos Aires, go onto the river Rio de la Plata, visit the nearby Delta Tigre and go kayaking, visit the Dorrego market in San Telmo on sunday, visit the Quienquela Martin museum in La Boca, go and see the Caminito, have an excellent dinner, do a wine tasting, visit a tango show, take a day out to an estancia, cross over to Uruguay, visit a Football match etc.
Best month to travel:
All year through. The summer months January and February are in general quiet months in the city as it is summer holiday and many Porteños (inhabitants of Buenos Aires) travel to the coast. High season months run from Oct – March.
- Plaza de Mayo
- Congress building
- Avenue 9 de Julio with Obelisco
- Recoleta neighborhood with cementry of Recoleta
- La Boca – El Caminito
- Puerto Madero with its many restaurants
- Palermo neighborhood
- San telmo