Buenos Aires Travel Guide
Buenos Aires is the Capital of Argentina and is considered one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in the world. This cosmopolitan urban metropolis is home to numerous historic sites and modern spots that make it perfect for all kinds of travelers.
Things to do in Buenos Aires
In the center of Buenos Aires is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including the presidential palace Casa Rosada. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum of Latin American art. The business district, known as Microcentro, is a buzzing district filled with eating and shopping options all the way from Florida Street to Plaza San Martín, a beautiful park. Visit elegant the Recoleta neighborhood for upscale shops and restaurants, and La Recoleta Cemetery, with the ornate graves of famous former first lady Eva Perón, and other Argentine historical personalities. The cobblestone streets of San Telmo are home to a popular antique fair. Other must-see sites include the Italian quarter, La Boca, with colorful Caminito alley and La Bombonera football stadium. Palermo’s leafy streets are lined with hip boutiques, restaurants and bars. For some classic Buenos Aires experiences, don´t forget to shop for some of the best leather articles in the world, dine at a classic parilla (steakhouse), eat some of the best pizza you will ever have at La Mezzeta or El Imperio de la Pizza, and dance the tango.
Best Time to Visit Buenos Aires
During spring (September - November), Buenos Aires dresses up with flowers, holds festivals, and sees great weather for a picnic at one of its numerous parks. The Fall (March - April) also sees nice weather. And for a gorgeous picture, visit Buenos Aires in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.