You arrived in Buenos Aires and now what? Where to stay, what to do and see might be your next question. I was in Buenos Aires three times last year, unfortunately it was raining all the time but lucky it stopped at least for a few hours. However, with your right mindset it doesn’t really matter as there are lots of things you can visit and do indoors.
I stayed in a really nice small hotel in Recoleta. The neighborhood is a very nice and safe area for people who are interested in historical and architectural buildings. The famous Recoleta cemetery is the place where Eva Peron is resting after her death in 1952. She was the second wife of Argentinian President Juan Peron and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death.
If you like, go and visit the Pink house (Casa Rosada) and the famous balcony you know from the musical Evita on which Juan and Eva Peron were preaching to the Argentinians. It is located on Plaza de Mayo.
and here is a photo of the famous balcony:
Enjoy some time inside Casa Rosada in the courtyard:
and the beautiful architecture:
Don’t miss to visit the Cathedral from Buenos Aires.
Enough from sightseeing? Stroll along the streets of Buenos Aires.
You want to stop for a bit of shopping? There are plenty of opportunities in Buenos Aires but if you are rather interested in art have a look at the ‘Galerias Pacifico‘ – shopping mall with its majestic painting on the ceiling; it is on street Florida 787.
Another interesting place to see is the well known book store El Ateneo Grand Splendid. For more details please read my previous post el ateneo grand splendid:
What would be Argentina without a nice glass of Malbec? Have a rest in Aldo’s Vinoteca in Calle Moreno, 372 Monserrat, Buenos Aires.
La Boca is worth a visit but I recommend to come back to the city before it is getting dark.
The suburb which I really liked was San Telmo. San Telmo has its charm, is a bit arty with its weekly markets, cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss to visit this neighborhood and stay overnight if you can.
Take some tango lessons and enjoy the dinner show.
I will share some photos about San Telmo in my next travel post. A little preview here:
Stay tuned. Happy travel.