Through all the highs and lows Argentina has been through, one thing has always remained the same – the gracious elegance of Buenos Aires. The city is associated with the foot tapping melodies of the Tango, the spicy scent of barbecued steaks, and some fascinating colonial architecture.
The portenos, as the inhabitants of this vibrant port city are known as, love life and celebrate it. The city is definitely the kind of location you should head to when you are at a point when your batteries need recharging, when you need to recapture that enthusiasm for life.
By no means low key, Buenos Aires is full of beans, with a huge array of sights related to culture, history, architecture, art, music, dance and a whole lot more. The colonial remains of Buenos Aires is to be seen everywhere, with old world cafes, palaces, mansions and historic neighborhoods. The Manzana de Las Luces was a center for education in the colonial times, and contains the oldest church in the city.
However, the magic of Buenos Aires is far from restricted to only colonial buildings. There are attractions of modern Argentina as well. Make sure you check out the huge number of contemporary art galleries, Fundacion Proa being the most hip. The skyline also has a number of avant-garde structures. The Floralis Generica is a metal sculpture shaped like a flower, and its huge petals unfold every morning and closes at dusk.
Buenos Aires is a city that shows a great amount of diversity. The chic boutiques and manicured parks of the region, which borders captivating and scruffy market districts, gourmet dining establishments and packed delis and street stalls, all of these add to the fun.
When it gets dark, the accepted thing to do is to sample some Medanos Wine, and get your tango partner.
5 must see attractions . . .
Cemeterio de la Recoleto . . .
The Cemeterio de la Recolato is the resting place for many notable Buenos Aires citizens, including the legendary Evita. There are marble statues and sarcophagi.
El Caminito . . .
El Caminito is a vibrant location with its houses painted in vibrant colors. There are a number of fun attractions here, including a number of art and craft stalls, twirling tango dancers and flaming BBQs.
Tigre . . .
Tigre is a verdant delta region located about twenty eight kilo meters from twenty eight kilo meters. This is a world apart from the city hustle and bustle, and is an extremely relaxing destination. The location can be accessed via river bus.
Milongas . . .
Milongas are fun traditional dances that reflect the tango culture of the city. This is a superb event to be at if you are fond of cutting the rug. The Tango Cool is a novice friendly milonga location.
Bombonera Stadium . . .
Argentina is one country that loves football. The rickety stadium of Bombonera is thus a great destination to join the bellowing fans.