Buenos Aires is an astonishing metropolis that looks a bit like Europe, but with an edgy Latin American twist. Glamorous and gritty, this is a very special place, beautiful in its own unique way, resilient and creative, it’s the kind of city traveler’s fall in love with.
Discover the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires.You will get passionate about football, tango and delicious food in the fascinating Buenos Aires.
Tango is a cultural artifact that both, defines and is defined by a country. Tango was born and grew up here, it has a huge cultural significance. Merging African music and dance such as the camdombe with European counterparts, a distinctive melodic style emerged in working class barrios of Buenos Aires.
It is not only a dance; it is a culture with its rules, codes, politics, and its drama. Tango is not a hobby, it is a lifestyle.
The melody shifts between joyful and melancholy, and it is for sure very sexy. Passion is at the core of the music, between the grasp of dancing couples, and this music’s sharp notes .
On any night in Buenos Aires you can find a Tango hall filled with people sitting around the dance floor, drinking their wine or champagne watching, and being watched.
If tango tops your must-do list, we would encourage you to start by seeing a tango show, nothing beats the highly choreographed and stunningly performed tango shows that take place in some of Buenos Aires’ grandest theaters and restaurants. There is also street tango. The most typical spots are well-known places like Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo or along El Caminito in La Boca.
You should also stop by a milonga. Watching tango is all well and good, but wouldn’t you rather get involved? Go to a Milonga and leanr some steps. Private and group lessons are available everywhere.
- Argentinian Cuisine:
A trip to Argentina is the perfect opportunity to indulge in some serious feasting – including sampling some of the country’s legendary steak.
If there is anything that Argentina is known for world-wide, it’s their meat. Don’t leave Argentina without trying its popular Asado. Also known as parrillada.This is the national dish. Expect to find beef, pork, ribs, sausages, blood sausages, and sweetbreads hot off the fire. Asados are a favorite national pastime, bringing friends, families, neighbors, and coworkers together to indulge in the mouthwatering perfection of the Argentine steak.
There is hundred of steakhouses in Buenos Aires, you should enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner in one of those and try out the best meat of the world.
Traditional Argentinean food is famous around the world for its simple robust flavors. And one of the most delicious and simple meals are the empanadas. Empanadas are traditional stuffed pastries , there is a lot of kinds: ground beef, cubed beef, chicken, ham and cheese, ham and onion, spinach. They can be eaten at any time, as a snack or as a whole meal. In Argentina they are commonly served at celebrations as they can be eaten easily by hand without too much mess. There are too many types of empanadas that differ in the cooking techniques.
And if you are desiring an snack we would say that the traditional Alfajores are an exquisite choice. Alfajores are crumbly shortbread-like biscuits sandwiching jams, mousses or dulce de leche. Akin to their national cookie, Argentines indulge in these cylindrical biscuits at breakfast, dessert, and throughout the day and across the country.
In buenos aires you will find numerous deluxe restaurants for you to try out our appetizing cuisine.
Argentina’s national game is fútbol (soccer). The Argentinian national team has become one of the best in the world . With soccer players like Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi , idolized as national heroes ,and a string of international victories, For Argentines soccer is more than just a game .
Here you’ll find some of the world’s most fervent soccer fans and spectacular club rivalries. In the streets, you may hear “Boca or River?” on the day of a fútbol game between the Boca Juniors and the River Plate team. A soccer team here isn’t just about sport, it’s a social identity.
Attending a football (futbol) game in Argentina is a unique experience and even the smallest of league fixtures will draw huge crowds and leave your ears ringing with enthusiastic football chants and pounding drums.
The most popular games are in Buenos Aires where the local teams play at the iconic El Monumental and La Bombonera grounds and stadium tours are a popular way to explore behind-the-scenes, visiting the locker rooms and VIP areas, and walking the pitch before kick-off.
Here there is a simple of how a City tour in Buenos Aires could go :
DIA 1 – PLAZA DE MAYO – CITY CENTER – PUERTO MADERo
We start our tour in Plaza de Mayo, in the very center of Buenos Aires. This historic square is surrounded by the Presidential Palace (Pink House), the Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
We have our lunch stop in the famous Tortoni cafe, where many of Buenos Aires intellectuals and artists, including the unforgettable Jorge Luis Borges, left a trace.
After lunch, we immerse in the coming and going of white-collar workers, walking along Florida Street, where you can also enjoy some shopping in a district famous for its leather and woolen goods. And as we reach the 9 de Julio Avenue, you can enjoy the views of the widest avenue of the world and, of course, the Obelisk.
During the afternoon, we visit the youngest, water-front neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero, where a marina was built, and restaurants and shops were opened in the old brick warehouses. Crossing the iconic Women’s Bridge, we will enjoy the calming contrast to the bustle of the city center.
Finally, after an intense day, we sit back and have some drinks at the Faena Hotel’s Library Lounge, right in the former docklands of Puerto Madero.
If you are interested in the Argentinian colonial period, we can either visit the Cabildo Museum or do the Manzana de las Luces Tour, to get a glimpse of the independence history.
For the open-air activities fans, we can visit the Fragata Sarmiento Tour in Puerto Madero or the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve.
DAY 2 – PALERMO AND RECOLETA
We start the day with a visit to the Japanese Garden, the largest in the world. The tea ceremony, bonsai making activities, and kimonos and yukatas exhibitions will make of this visit an express trip to the ancient Oriental culture.
And just next to the Japanese Garden, we find the Tres de Febrero Park, with 25 hectares of woods, dense vegetation and more than 14,000 rose bushes. This visit guarantees great shots in the Andalucian patio and the rose-covered gazebos.
Now in Recoleta, it’s time for the Recoleta Cemetery and the Our Lady of Pilar Church. With more than 90 crypts declared National Historical Monuments, this cemetery is definitely worth visiting. Let your creepy soul come out and discover the secrets and mysteries of Recoleta. The Barrocan temple, the second oldest building of Recoleta, is definitely a visit that completes the historical view of the neighborhood.
And, after an exhausting day, we sit back and enjoy a coffee at the luxourious La Biela cafe.
Finally, we set you free and let you choose between walking around France Square and its historical Crafts Market or, if you are interested in design and fashion, visiting Buenos Aires Design and the Recoleta Mall.
Following the green line, we can visit the Carlos Thays Botanical Garden, and get lost in the Roman, French and Oriental gardens and their numerous trees, plants, flowers and even works of art.
If you are an art lover, you can head directly to the MALBA Museum, where you’ll be
able to tour up and down the amazing permanent collections and surprising temporary exhibitions of the Latin American art of the 20th century, or be amazed by the National Museum of Fine Arts, which holds the largest public collection in Latin America. You will walk around breathtaking pieces of Rodin, El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas and many more.
If you don’t want to leave Argentina without experiencing our football passion, or at least entering a stadium, Boca Juniors is just round the corner! Book your tour or ticket. (River Plate fans: don’t worry, we can organize a tour there too!)
Art is also present by the river: visit Proa Foundation for more 20th century art.
With its wide, European-style boulevards, incredible food, raucous nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city unlike any other.