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!
The San Telmo Market is the most famous market of Buenos Aires. It takes place every Sunday around Plaza Dorrego and along Defensa Street in the heart of the beautiful neighborhood of San Telmo.
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) of Argentina located in Buenos Aires holds the most important collection of art in South America. Located in the neighborhood of Recoleta it has really easy access from the Recoleta Cemetery and most hotels there.
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.
Street Art in Palermo
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 theses Cro-Magnon men and women would also take pigments of various colors and put them in their mouth, 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 could be described as 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 National Musum of Decorative Arts is one of the most beautiful places in Buenos Aires. Located in the former mansion of the aristocratic family Errazuriz it stands out for its awesome architecture. Just a short walk from the main attractions in Recoleta will take you here, making it a perfect stop if you are walking to the Palermo Parks.
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)
The Teatro Colón is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, worldwide known as one of the best concert venues in the world. It’s definitely the crown jewel of the city and the finest theater of The Americas. In fact, National Geographic, the Acoustical Society of America and many prestigious musicians agree: The Teatro Colón ranks among the few with the best acoustics in the whole 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.
Tigre is a municipality in the province of Buenos Aires located 30km from the city of Buenos Aires. In the last years it has become a showplace where thousands of tourists attend to enjoy the river and its surroundings.
In the last 5 years street art has been emerging and has become another feature of the city of Buenos Aires. Fortunately we can find colorful walls highlighted in different streets of the city, illuminating and adding joy to the different neighborhoods of the city.
In the previous article we talked about the Best Catholic Churches that can be found in the City of Buenos Aires, since more than 90% of Argentina’s population is Catholic, it is possible to see many basilicas and imposing churches built since colonial times.
As is well known the Americas has been explored by several European countries, including Spain and Portugal. They conquered indigenous lands and inculcated or imposed, depends on the perspective, their culture and religion. Therefore it is possible to find that the dominant religion in the continent is Christianity. Most of the people of the different countries are Catholic.
In Buenos Aires many things can surprise, enormous mansions, luxury cemeteries, huge parks with lakes and dogs everywhere. Argentines love dogs and that is demonstrated in every street in the city of Buenos Aires.
There are plenty of things to do in Buenos Aires. As it is the second largest city in South America after Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is possible to find many activities within the city of every kind.
Thanks to the massive immigration experienced by Argentina, in Buenos Aires is possible to appreciate different cultures. Taking our free city tours you will notice the architectural contrast of Buenos Aires. We find mainly French style, but also Spanish, Greek, Italian, Victorian, romantic, Byzantine, etc.
One of the various parks in Palermo district is the Rosedal. It is a traditional park with 18.000 rose bushes and many artworks.
Buenos Aires was founded next to the river as a city port to export and import different goods. Commerce is still very important and the port is the connection with other civilizations. As we have seen in the last post, nowadays the river works also as a distraction and a place of disconnection for the citizens of Buenos Aires.
We all have been tourist at least once in a lifetime, and when we arrive to a different country, city or just the town next to our home town, we will find different living styles. Off course that the more distance we travel the more differences we are going to find in culture and traditions.
Buenos Aires was founded as a city port back in 1580 by Juan de Garay. The port of the city was an important icon in the economy of the country, but a lot of local ecologists agree that Buenos Aires was built giving the back to the river.
There are moments in life when people start to recall things about the past, activities with the families, toys, furniture, etc. A tiny old thing could make us remember enormous and emotive times. This is why we are going to invite you to visit Mercado de Pulgas (Flea Market).
Comics make people laugh and build culture. Cartoons also reflect the personality of the population. This is why we are going to share with you a free tour to discover the most popular cartoons in Argentina.
A big percentage of the tourists that arrive to Buenos Aires, and come to our free tours, ask us about Tango. We showed you before in this post a few places where you can go to see locals dancing tango and also learn a few steps. Now we are going to share with you the Tango neighborhood.
We told you before that Palermo is the biggest district of Buenos Aires and that’s why we are writing a few posts dedicated to this important neighborhood of the city. In this article we are going to design a new walk through Palermo under the section free tours to do on your own.
In a previous post we started talking about the music that we could find in Argentina. We talked about Tango and places to go in the city to enjoy it. But in Argentina is not all about Tango because we can find other important music styles .
Beside dancing Tango and tasting a fresh Steak, attending a football match is another unique experience that you can enjoy in Buenos Aires.
It is impossible to imagine Buenos Aires without trees. Wherever you go, every district you walk, you will see different kinds of plants, flowers and trees, not only in the parks, but in the sidewalks. We are talking again about nature because we are going to design a Free tour to do on your own through Belgrano district and you will notice a lot of nature during this walk, and also a lot of history and architecture.
Visiting different countries people discover new cultures, regional cuisine, traditions and music. This is the reason we are going to talk about the folk music that you will find in Buenos Aires.
If you took our Free Tours in Buenos Aires, you learned about the history of Argentina. From 1976 to 1983 Argentina lived a military regime, known as the National Reorganization Process. Parque de la Memoria is a remembrance park and a public space located in front of the Río de la Plata and it is a memorial to the victims of the last dictatorship.
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.
In this new post we are going to design a museum free tour for you. As you may notice in your stay in Buenos Aires, the city is full of cultural activities. Museums are one of the most popular atractions for tourists, this is why we are going to show you the most popular museums of our city.
Today, a new way to know Buenos Aires is born. We started to offer Free Tours in Buenos Aires, because we believe that walking the city is the best way to know it. That’s why we have two different offers to share with you.
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