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Reasons to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina

Reasons to visit Buenos Aires, Argentina

There are plenty of reasons to add this vibrant South American city to your bucket list!

A mixture of heritage, part European and part Latin American makes Buenos Aires one of the most captivating cities in South America. This cosmopolitan city is often referred to as the Paris of South America, and there as a good reason for it!

The architecture in the city was influenced by Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, with French, Italian and Spanish styles. The influence of European architecture became obvious when admiring the splendor of those times still standing in the buildings.

For me the best way to experience this pulsating city is discovering all the main attractions and the different neighborhoods by day, and enjoying some of the mouth-watering Argentinian beef coupled with a good glass of wine while attending a live tango show at night.

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The city offers history, tango, nightlife, shopping and superb food!

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How to get to Buenos Aires

As with most places in South America, it is best to book your airplaine ticket in advance  to get good prices! I personally recommend using Expedia to find the best rates.

There are flights to the airport Ezeiza Buenos Aires Airport (EZE), which is 32 km away from the city center. From the airport you can take a taxi, it is actually better to take a white taxi or a private car service like Manuel Tienda Leon or like we did, get the hotel to hire one for you and go pick you up upon arrival.

Where to stay in Buenos Aires

You will find that Buenos Aires is a very big city and that each neighbourhood has its own charm.  You might want to stay at the modern part of the city, Puerto Madero and enjoy superf food at night, plan accordingly. I give you some great options of places to stay in Buenos Aires.

I loved Two Hotel Buenos Aires, a modern hotel in a great location, near Plaza de Mayo and Avenida 9 Julio.  In addition the rooms were clean and spacious and the staff very helpful. It has a great cost/benefit ratio for a hotel in Buenos Aires.

Another great option is to rent homes from local hosts via AirBnb. In addition to renting local unique accommodation, feeling more at home, you can get $38 off your first adventure if you join for free here before November.

Without further ado, here is my photo essay aimed to show you the highlights of this vibrant cosmopolitan city in South America.

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The metro station in Buenos Aires.

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La ventana, superb show of tango and folklore in Buenos Aires

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Aguas Corrientes, Water palace in Buenos Aires.

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Street art in San Telmo, Buenos Aires.

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La Recoleta cemetery, Mausoleums and temples as graves for notable people of the history of Argentina.

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La Recoleta cemetery, Mausoleums and temples as graves for notable people of the history of Argentina.

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The largest avenue in Buenos Aires, Av. 9 de Julio

reasons-to-visit-buenos-aires-argentinaStroll along the quaint charming streets of San Telmo neighborhood, and take a picture with the famous cartoon created by Quino, Mafalda

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What used to be the stage serves now as a café and area to read at El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires

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Puerto madero by day! A vibrant hip neighboorhood, perfect for eating and going out by night

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Siga la Vaca restaurant in Puerto Madero, great Buffet & self-serve restaurant, you get quantity and variety.

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The largest avenue in Buenos Aires, Av. 9 de Julio

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La Boca, colorful charming neighborhood in Buenos Aires.

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Panoramic view of Puerto Madero waterfront.

You can start the day with a visit to the vivid neighborhood La Boca, to enjoy colorful Caminito and then continue with a visit to the cemetery in Recoleta to admire the opulent tombs and detailed marble mausoleums. To experience the best dining and wining in Buenos Aires, visit Puerto Madeiro, which was my favourite neighborhood, or Palermo Viejo, one of the favorite neighborhoods by the locals and tourists alike.

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When it comes to enjoying a nice dinner with a tango show, head to La Boca or San Telmo neighborhoods. And if you want to take tango lessons or learn Spanish, your hotel might be able to help you find some good teachers.

(Get ever more inspiration for your trip to Buenos Aires, there are some additional ideas of activities in this vibrant city.

What is it that you are looking forward to see or do the most during your visit to Buenos Aires?

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If you need additional and in-depth information from a reliable, well-written travel guide, regarding main attractions to visit, tips, maps and more in this amazing South American country.  Then this is the guide I would recommend that you read: The Rough Guide to Argentina

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