Check out some attractions that will make you fall in love with the Buenos Aires capital
If you are thinking about your first international experience, Buenos Aires could be a good one! The Buenos Aires capital surprises visitors with a great diversity of attractions, for the bustling nightlife, the wealth of gastronomy and the beautiful buildings that give the city an air of “European”.
The city can be discovered in a few days and the best way to enjoy it is to take a walking tour of the main tourist attractions, full of parks, museums, restaurants and shops. But if you're not in the mood, the taxi can be a great option to get to know the city as it's pretty cheap most of the time. Or, if you prefer, use the subway. Check out some tour tips by city:
the center of Buenos Aires it is where a good part of the city's tourist attractions are concentrated and when walking through its streets, you will come across the vast majority of them. The Obelisk, a gigantic monument measuring 67.5 meters in height at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes avenues, was inaugurated in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Buenos Aires. It was designed by the important Argentinean architect Alberto Prebisch and each side of the base has 6.8 meters. On all sides, called north, south, east and west, there is a different inscription, which makes reference to the foundation of Buenos Aires.
The neighborhood of Palermo, located in the north of the city of Buenos Aires, is one of the most visited by tourists. It has attractions that please people of all tastes and ages, becoming almost unanimous among visitors to the country. A quiet and pleasant region, which brings together houses and residential buildings, wonderful parks, cultural centers, a large commercial area and the most interesting bars, restaurants and concert halls in one place. The highlight of the region is the Museo Evita, which tells a little about the life of Eva Perón, one of the most important Argentine personalities. There you can follow a fundamental chapter of the country's history. The Bosques de Palermo are also a good option to enjoy and rest a little.
One of the most traditional places to visit in Buenos Aires, Caminito is traditionally defined as a 'museum street', but it has become more than that. Extremely touristy, the place houses not only the traditional multicolored houses that are its postcard, but also numerous souvenir shops, typical Argentine products and, of course, restaurants. There were also street artists selling paintings, handicrafts and giving small tango lessons to tourists. If you want to take that traditional photo wearing a dance costume, this is the place! In fact, the name Caminito is due to a tango, whose lyrics are engraved on some walls of the place. Nearby, with a five-minute walk, you can already see the Alberto J. Armando Stadium, home of the traditional Boca Juniors. The structure itself is old and tiny: built in 1940. It is true that the stadium follows the minimum standards established by FIFA, but nobody goes to Bombonera for its size, beauty or innovation, but for its history. To visit the stadium, which currently holds around 40,000 spectators, you must first pass through the 'Museo de La Pasión Boquense', a modern structure that houses a beautiful exhibition on over 100 years of the team. It is worth checking.
Located in the port area, Puerto Madero was revitalized and today has excellent infrastructure and restaurants. It's a great tour around the city, mainly to get to know this more modern side of the city. Considered as one of the most successful urban renewal projects in the world, the place has become the preferred destination for tourists to have a typical Argentine meal. Also take the opportunity to visit the ecological reserve, the Puente de la Mujer and the Fragata Sarmiento, which currently works as a museum.
Choose one of the many Tango shows in Buenos Aires it is not one of the simplest tasks. In addition to being the most famous venue in the city and preferred by Brazilians, Señor Tango has a music and dance show created by Fernando Soler, an icon of Argentine music. There, you feel inside a refined theater considered by the locals as the Cathedral of Tango.
San Telmo Market and Shopping on Florida Street
In Buenos Aires there are many fairs, but the best known is the one in San Telmo. It takes place on Sundays and brings together people selling all sorts of things – from clothes and home decor to antiques. The antiques fair appeared in the 70s and one of the rules was to only sell objects over 70 years old. This rule is maintained to this day by the same exhibitors who helped to found it. Over the years and its popularity, it grew and left the domains of Plaza Dorrego and spread along Calle Defensa towards Plaza de Mayo, where the Casa Rosada, seat of the Argentine government, is located. It is also at the Feira de San Telmo that the famous statue of Mafalda, the character created by Argentine cartoonist Quino, is located on a park bench on the corner of Calle Defensa and Chile, close to where she was created in 1964. on the stool and taking a picture with her is long.
Now, if you like shopping, let's say, more current, the right place is Florida street (Calle Florida). The place is very frequented by tourists and has stores of all kinds (clothes, shoes, accessories, pharmacy) as well as street vendors who expose their products in the middle of the street, since the place is closed to cars. Also on Florida street are Galerias Pacífico, a shopping mall with world-renowned brands.
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