Che Lagarto

Venezuala 857, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Sights not to be missed

by Blondie44blue

Staying at Plaza de Mayo in March for a couple of days, and would like ideas of historical sights,markets,etc. that would be an easy walk to, or fairly close to the hotel. Also restaurants. Thanks

Re: Sights not to be missed

by TexasDave

Plaza de Mayo is about as central a location as you can get in Bs As. Puerto Madero is close by with many restaurants. Manzana de las luces is within walking distance. Sam Telmo and Boca are short taxi drives away. And all the Subte lines converge right in that area as well.

Re: Sights not to be missed

by TheWanderingCamel

Take a browse through one or two of the Buenos Aires pages VT members have written - you'll find lots of suggestions of things to do and places to go in BA, with information about what to expect, hours of opening, etc. As the first answer says, Plaza de Mayo is really central and you can walk to many of them from there,, or easily catch the metro.
The San Telmo market is weekends only.

Re: Sights not to be missed

by vtveen

Agree, start reading VT pages about Buenos Aires.

For self guided (walk) tours take a look at the website of Turismo Bs As:

Very special and interesting might be a bike tour:

Happy travels

Travel Tips for Buenos Aires

Cicerones de Buenos Aires

by tini58de

Before we even came to Buenos Aires, Carlos introduced me to a fantastic organization, that he himself is a member of: the Cicerones of Buenos Aires.

This organisation consists of volunteers, who love their home town of Buenos Aires and who like to show it to visitors.

What an exceptional idea!!! This way you can get to know a city so much better than sitting in a tour bus and just looking at touristic highlights!!!

I am happy, that I met two of the cicerones at our VT meeting: Carlos (VT member nuevasmovidas) and Elena (VT member mariamartinez). Keep up the good work, cicerones!!!

Plaza Alemania

by sof76

This square was built in 1914 by Charles Thay.
It's located in Av. del Libertador & Castex, just in the limit between Palermo and Belgrano neighbourhoods, this year it has been renewed as it was in 1914.
The picture was taken before the change.

La Plaza Alemania fue construida por Charles Thay en 1914.
Queda en Av. del Libertador y Castex, justo en el l?mite entre Palermo y Belgrano, este a?o ha sido remodelada de acuerdo a sus planos originales.
La foto es anterior a su remodelacion.

Eating times habits

by sabrina_florida

*Week days: Lunch is eaten between 1 and 3 pm and dinner between 9 and 11 pm.
*Weekends: Lunch is usually eaten between 2 and 3 pm and dinner between 10 and 12 am.

So you will never see locals sitting at a restaurant before 9 pm. You might consider this if you're used to having dinner at 6 or 7 pm, as restaurants might not be ready to offer a full service at that time.

Jardín Japonés

by Constanza

The lungs of the city are situated in a long green belt of land sandwiched between heavily populated residential districts and the Rio de la Plata. There are many fine parks in the Palermo neighbourhood, including the Parque Tres de Febrero (Third of February Park), Paseo Rosedal (Rose Garden) and the Jardín Botánico (Botanical Gardens).

But the Jardín Japonés is one of the best open spaces for quiet contemplation away from the noise and pollution of the city centre. Created in 1967 as a gift from the Emperor of Japan, the garden is a quiet and tranquil park of Asiatic shrubs and trees beautifully landscaped around a small lake bubbling with huge carp fish.

Walkways and an ornate red bridge connect an island in the middle of the lake, which is decorated with rockeries, fountains and statues of Japanese design. A pagoda-style teahouse contains a Japanese cultural centre and restaurant.

Silvia y Mario leather shop,a great place to shop

by arielak about Leather

We found this great shop, Silvia y Mario in many travel sites, and deceided to check it out. Turned out to be a cool place to shop for leather jackets, specially because they make them right there, in their first floor. You can see ow their tailors cut and saw your jacket- Something hard to find this machine ruled days!

The leather this people work with is really soft, not the sand-paper like, and almost doesnt smell. The girls from the staff are english spoken and they try very had to make you feel at home.

We were staying in Palermo, but the trip worth it.
Other shops in Florida were very cheap, price and quality wise. We found a good balance between price and quality.

The place is family owned so they really make the best to make you feel at home (they also gave us good advises and tips about the city). Also very important that all prices are in the tags and they dont chagre extra for small fixings.

These are hard working , nice argentinian people and makes you wanna recommend the store!
Besides the craftmanship is superb (we picked up the styles from a magazine and they copied exactly!) and we LOVE our jackets- they make heads turn! Basicallly, Leather jackets (or pants). They carry a wide selection of leather bags and lizard "Kelly" Bags. They also have nice Sweaters for $30 dollars! Around $180/$250 per jacket and $300/350 for a full lenght leatehr coat!


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