Traditional Buenos Aires

Tour the Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo. La Boca and Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero.

Feel you are part of a historical and leading-edge, cosmopolitan and multifaced huge city full of contrasts. Visit the Plaza de Mayo and take a stroll along Avenida de Mayo down to the National Congress. Discover San Telmo neighborhood, its cobbled streets and colonial-style houses, its cafes and antique stores. Let La Boca neighborhood and Caminito Street surprise you; there, tango, soccer and the fileteado porteño [a decorative art, born in Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 20th century] merge with street artists and colorful tin-walled houses. 




In Recoleta, you will discover a neighborhood with plenty of Embassy buildings, international brand stores, art galleries and a historical cemetery. In Puerto Madero, one of the youngest neighborhoods of the city, you will enjoy a gastronomic center and unforgettable river views. And in Palermo, a trendsetting neighborhood, you will find a variety of attractions, ranging from the Palermo Woods to palaces, design stores, theaters and food stores. Visit every must-see in the City of Buenos Aires. 


Geographic location: Northeast area of the Province of Buenos Aires.

How to get here: by plane to Ministro Pistarini (EZE) International Airport, Jorge Newbery Domestic Flight Airport and El Palomar Airport. By water, to Quinquela Martin Cruise ship Terminal or Puerto Madero Terminal. By land, there are buses coming to Retiro and Liniers Bus Terminals. By train, long-distance trains arrive at Retiro and Constitución Terminals. 

Area: 203 km2

Altitude: 25 meters above sea level. 

Climate: warm and wet, with warm summer and cool winter temperatures. 

Ideal time of the year: fall (April to June) or spring (September to November) due to the mild temperatures. 

Recommended length of stay: 3 to 5 days.

Recommended clothing: in winter (July to September), warm clothes, a cap and scarf. In summer (December to March), a light jacket to wear at night will be enough. It’s also advisable to wear comfortable (preferably light-colored) clothing, repellent, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. In fall (March to July) or spring (September to December), also take an umbrella or raincoat. 

What to do: tour the city with a specialized guide, take a tour bus, a bike tour, go on foot or by public transportation. Take a boat ride in the River Plate. Watch a soccer game. Outside the city, take a tour to the Delta de Tigre, visit ranches, learn about the gaucho culture and enjoy a polo day. Some of the events in the city are the World Tango Dance Championship and Festival, the Rural Exhibition, The Night of the Museums, the Federal Asado Championship, the Buenos Aires 42 km marathon, the Pure Design Fair, the Buenos Aires Food Week, the Open House Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, the Argentine Polo Open Championship, Matear, the National Gran Milonga, the Chinese New Year, the ATP Argentina Open, FIBA (International Buenos Aires Theater Festival), BAF Week. Some places of interest are the Colon Theater, the Grand Splendid Ateneo, The Casa Rosada [Presidential House], the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Recoleta Cemetery, Caminito Street, the Obelisco, the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, Café Tortoni, Barolo Palace, the "Bombonera" and "Monumental" stadiums, Zanjón de Granados, The Rosedal and the Palermo Woods, Women’s Bridge, Mataderos Fair, Pacífico Malls, Floralis Genérica, the School of Law, Dorrego Square.

Tips: Buenos Aires offers a very good public transportation system including a wide network of subways, trains and buses. The city also supports sustainable transportation through "ecobicis" [ecological bikes]. Foreign tourists can apply for the VAT refund (21%) at tax-free system participating retail stores. 



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