Sprawling and sophisticated, Buenos Aires is the most European of all of South America’s cities and is often referred to as the “Paris of South America”. Built by European immigrants on the shores of the mighty Rio de Plata River on the south eastern coast of Argentina, it has wide boulevards, leafy parks, grand buildings and varied art, culture and nightlife that merge with the historical architecture and modern bustle of a fast paced connected global capital. It is also the political, economical and cultural center of Argentina with a plethora of hotel choices from global chains to boutique hotels in renovated mansions and is the gateway wonderful destinations like Iguazu Falls, Mendoza , Bariloche and Ushuaia. With so much to see and do it is helpful to have someone to show you around the city like Nature Style Tour Guides and others.
Where to go and what to see
No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without at stop at the famous Casa Rosada (Pink House) in the historical Plaza de Mayo (May Square), the Metropolitan Cathedral , dinner and a tango show at places like Tango Porteno, the historic Obelisk and these other parts of town:
La Boca A colorful (buildings are literally painted every color of the rainbow) neighborhood in the old port district settled by Italian immigrants. If you are a soccer or “futbol” fan this is a must visit.
Palermo Trendy Palermo is home to great restaurants, nightlife and people watching and the beautiful Parque Tres de Febrero inspired by the “Bois de Boulogne” in Paris and the Prater in Vienna.
Recoleta Modern high rises meet Parisian architecture in this traditional upscale part of town known for the iconic Recoleta cemetery where you can visit Evita Peron’s tomb. San Telmo Bohemian San Telmo hosts a famous Flea Market every Sunday known worldwide for its great antique and crafts. This is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.
Puerto Mader o Boasting the most modern skyline in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero is the place to find some of the city’s newest hotels and restaurants along with exquisite views of Buenos Aires and the harbor.
Argentina’s countryside is estancia or “estate” country with wonderful opportunities to enjoy luxury the way the Buenos Aires’s most prominent families did in an era gone by juxtaposed with the fabled tales of the gauchos. Day trips to traditional Estancias like Villa Maria in Maximo Paz offer the perfect balance to the urban vide of Buenos Aires.
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