Known world over as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is all romance and charisma. Here, you’ll spend your days wandering grand parks and wide boulevards and taking in the faded grandeur of the colonial architecture. What makes Buenos Aires so captivating is the city’s blend of colonial elegance and Latin zest. Evenings will be spent in true Argentinian style, with Buenos Aires’ most renowned dance, the tango.
From the brightly painted houses and colourful murals of La Boca, to the fine dining and stylish shops of Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ holidays are a step into a vibrant and diverse culture. Highlights include the distinctive pink presidential palace, Casa Rosada; the Boca Juniors stadium, home to Argentina’s favourite pastime, football; and exquisite food - from steak to ice cream - wherever you wander. And of course, it wouldn’t be a holiday to Buenos Aires without a taster of tango, whether that’s watching a glamorous show or taking part in classes yourself.
A day roaming Buenos Aires
Begin your day with coffee and a medialuna (croissant) in one of the city’s many artsy cafes, before strolling to the beautiful Museo Evita, which celebrates the Argentinian heroine Eva Perón. One of Buenos Aires' coolest and most well-known neighbourhoods, take part in some shopping in Palermo, visit the rose garden at Parque Tres de Febrero or feast on a lunch of steak and red wine in the historic district Recoleta.
The evening continues in style as dusk gives way to nightfall, with a vibrant array of bars, live-music venues and restaurants to explore - most of which don’t get going until past 10pm. Find yourself trying out your newly honed tango moves on the dancefloor of Milonga Parakultural at Salon Canning or enjoying a cocktail at one of the city’s steamy jazz lounges.
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Cemeterio de la Recoleta
This imposing cemetery is the final resting place of some of the most famous figures of Argentina’s storied history. Wind past the neo-classical gates framed by tall Doric columns to the tomb of Eva Perón, beloved First Lady, who has the most visited tomb in the cemetery. Throughout the cemetery are elaborate marble mausoleums decorated with a wide range of architectural styles like Art Nouveau, Baroque, Art Deco, and Neo-Gothic.
No holiday to Buenos Aires would be complete without dancing the illustrious tango, the seductive national dance of Argentina. And the best place to do this is in Buenos Aires’ neighbourhood milongas (tango salons). Whether you want to dance this steamy dance yourself, or just watch the locals do it, the city’s milongas are dotted throughout the city. Grab the TangoMap Guide, which gives all the information you need to know about the milongas, including best locations and times.
Shop the trendy boutiques of Palermo, abuzz with locals exploring the designer stores, the small artisan markets around Plaza Serrano, or drinking wine at the sidewalk cafes. The charming cobblestone streets are filled with bookstores, bars, restaurants, and expansive parks to explore amid the inimitable buzz that only Buenos Aires has.
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The best time to visit Buenos Aires is in autumn between March to May, and spring from September to November. October is a particularly beautiful time to go as all the lilac jacaranda trees are in bloom.
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“The amount of free things you can do in Buenos Aires is astonishing. The city even has a “greeter” program, where locals will show you around the city for free. Go to any city park and you’re likely to see people gathering for yoga or tai-chi classes, all likely offered for free.”
“Food is one of the joys of a trip to Buenos Aires. As well as steak and wine, an Argentinian culinary delight is ice cream: you’ll find numerous artisan ice cream shops in Buenos Aires, with ice cream that’s rich, flavoursome and simply delicious!”
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