Buenos Aires is the Tango capital of the world. Tango was born here in the late 19th century as a new expression of the immigrants arriving to South America looking for a new life. The combination of diverse intruments, rythms and dancing moves created one of the most admired music styles of the world. This is why most tourists who come to Buenos Aires don’t wanna miss watching some tango!
April 2nd is a very important national holiday in Argentina because it commemorates the Veterans Day and the ones who died in Malvinas War (Falklands War). On April 2nd of 1982 the Armed Forces of Argentina landed on the islands with one goal, recover Malvinas.
San Telmo Market
The San Telmo Market is the most famous Market in Buenos Aires. This Market shows the traditions and antique objects that are part of the old culture of Buenos Aires. Artists expose their handicrafts and collection of unique and sometimes fantastic or bizarre objects! San Telmo, one of the oldest quarters of BA turns from a quite neighborhood to a live expression of culture and tradition outdoors!
Best things to do in Buenos Aires
Learn about the best things to do in Buenos Aires. In this post you will find the 10 essential activities that you must do in the capital of Argentina.
1. VISIT PLAZA DE MAYO
Plaza de Mayo is the heart of Argentina. This historic square is the stage where the argentina people have expressed their happiest and saddest historic events. As the main square of a country full of passion and struggles, no one can say he has been to Buenos Aires if he didn’t visit the Plaza de Mayo. If you want to know better this place join our Free tours in the city center.
Man has always had the need to express himself artistically and visually. Going back 12,000 years, paintings inside caves depicted animals. Mammoths, deer-like creature in Europe, Guanacos in Argentina that hunter-gatherers stalked for food. Along with these images Cro-Magnon men and women used to take pigments of various colors and put them in their mouth. Then, place their hand against the wall and spit the pigment over the top leaving the silhouette (negative image) of the human hand painted on the wall. This is the world’s earliest stencil.
Buenos Aires is so big and amazing that it will take you at least 4 o 5 days to see what is a must to know it. If you have a few days more to spare or you want to get out of the big city you can consider one of this day trips:
The Casa Rosada, in English the Pink House, is the Argentine’s Government house and the place where many of the major historic events of this country took place. Located at the main plaza, Plaza de Mayo, the building is a must-see landmark of the city.
The neighborhood of Palermo is famous for its parks. Its outstanding collection of gardens make it an ideal place to visit for those who like walking and outdoor activities.
Colonia (shortname for Colonia del Sacramento) is one of the day trips you can do from Buenos Aires. This little colonial town is very peaceful and relaxing in contrast to the big imposing personality of Buenos Aires. If you cross the River to get there, read this article to know what’s best to do in Colonia. (if you want to know how to get to Colonia check this article)
Originally named “El Ateneo Grand Splendid”, El Ateneo bookstore is a very famous bookshop located in the neighborhood of Recoleta and it is considered one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
Top 6 Museums in Buenos Aires
For cultured travellers museums are always an essential part of the visit to any city. If you are this type of guy, this list is for you.
If you are feeling a bit lazy to red through the whole article, the only thing you should know is that Malba and Museo de Bellas Artes are a must because of their invaluable collections. The other ones are really worth visiting not only because of the pieces they hold, but also because they are located in impressive heritage buildings that embody the aristocratic personality of the city.
Speakeasy bars are an illicit establishment that sells alcoholic beverages. These places used to be very popular in United States during the Prohibition era between 1920 and 1933. After that period these bars disappeared but nowadays you can still find speakeasy bars in different parts of the world as a retro experience.
Beside dancing Tango and tasting a fresh Steak, attending a football match is another unique experience that you can enjoy in Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires is well known for its cultural activities. The city is full of museums, theatres, impressive buildings and fancy avenues; but another feature of Buenos Aires is Nature. If you take a map of the city you are going to notice a lot of green spots. In Buenos Aires you can find from little plazas to enormous parks with nice lakes. Moreover if you walk the streets of the different districts of the city you will see that almost every sidewalk has trees or plants.
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