Aguero 781, Buenos Aires, 1171, Argentina
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New Years Day Activities
Daughter and I will be in BA Dec. 26 - Jan. 3. We do not care about New Years Eve festivities, but do want to be able to do somthing on New Years Day. I expect that almost everything will be closed, and there may be other days during this period when stores/museums will be closed. Any advice on closings during this period and things to do on New Years Day would be appreciated.
Re: New Years Day Activities
The best advice that I have for you is to dress for very hot and humid weather! It is comparable to mid-August weather here in the USA. No rain and very hot. There should be a few resturaunts open, specifically in the center of town where the hotels/tourists are.
Re: New Years Day Activities
It Might be a good idea to take the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. This town really caters to tourists, so restaurants and stores should be open.Perhaps someone who has been there on a recent New Years day will write about their experience?
Travel Tips for Buenos Aires
VERY PROUD TO VISIT HIS HOUSE!
In the far endings of Buenos Aires there is a district called Abastos, full of very old houses, today it is a poor neighborhood, not so far from the mains streets of Corrientes and Cordoba, the people who live there still keep the colourful houses so famous in the beggining of the year 1900, and in this neighborhood there is a house which today is one of the most important landmark of the world wide Tango History. The House of Carlos Cardel, he lived here with his mother for a long time, it is a big house, good enough for them to live a normal life, in that time Abasto was not so poor as it is today, but as a Tango Lover and deep admiring the figure, the legend and the personal history of this wonderful person, I was more than pleased to visit his house!
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the home of a great man! CARLOS GARDEL
Sep 21st,2005 It was nice to step on the place where Gardel lived, great to see his personal belongings and much great was descovered more about his friends, and his best composer and best friend was Alfredo le Pera, a brazilian man from Sao Paulo.
The most famous cemetery is Recoleta. For visitors who do not necessarily have a reference point (except for the eloquent verses on the tombs) the BA elite and its burial ground should not be of particular interest. There is one exception though - Evita Peron and her modern transfiguration Madonna (the US one) have turned this place into one of the "must-sees" in the Southern Hemisphere. Despite the convenience of "streets" with there own names and numbers, to visit Evita you simply need to "follow the crowd".
This chatter is a bit off the point though - what the locals were doing due to lack of space or for some other lofty reason, was building a true home - the visible part of the graves is only the tip of the iceberg. There were some tombs where I was able to peek though and notice a whole storey leading to the underworld. Recoleta is not just a grave yard; it is a masterpiece of funeral architecture with its roots in the "Valley of the Kings" in Luxor!
A few handy hints
Shoe- and bag-aholics - leave room in your suitcase - this place is accessory heaven. All that beef means all that leather and the shops are full of the most gorgous shoes and bags.
Laundry is so cheap you can afford to leave some of the clothes you'd planned to bring behind, keep your bag to a resonable size and still have room for those divine sandals. Buenos Aires is a very style-conscious city - you want to be comfortable but dressing quite smartly - especially when you're sightseeing in the centre - will win you brownie points . You'll fit in better, and you won't be the obvious target for street crime that dressing too casually or scruffily will make you. There are same-day laundries everywhere, and they're very cheap so you can maintain a clean and well-pressed appearance without packing a trunk or breaking the bank, great in summer when natural fibres are so much cooler but also more prone to creasing.
Try to find room for at least one "dressed for best" outfit, you'll be glad you did when you go out on the town.
Comfortable walking shoes are a must - you'll be pounding those pavements and not only is that hard on the feet, their upkeep leaves a lot to be desired and one trip on a broken pavement slab could ruin your whole holiday. However - this is not the place for hiking boots (see my first point) - a little more style is definitely in order. Don't forget any prescription medication you take and, if you're a hayfever or sinus sufferer, bring some nasal spray, anti-histamines - whatver you use at home - as they can be hard to find and expensive.
Sunscreen's expensive too - you might want to slip in your own supply. Be sure to pack it in your check-in luggage. If you're still using film, bring a good supply. It's expensive, as is most photographic equipment. You may need an electrical adaptor when you arrive - the plugs here are different from most other places and standard adaptors may not fit.
If you wear glasses, make sure you have a spare pair with you. I forgot mine and when I damaged the arm of my European frames I couldn't find anyone to repair them, import duty in Argentina made them too expensive for the local market.
MONUMENTO AL ABULEO IMMORTAL
Across from the Instituto Sanmartiano is a monument dedicated at the centennial of San Martin’s death – 1950. The statue shows San Martin as a grandfather in France. Soil from both Argentina and Chile are located within the base of the monument. To the east, a series of statues represent some of San Martin’s closest comrades: Alejandro Aguado, Generals Martin de Pueyrredon, Gregorio las Heras (also entombed within the Catedral Metropolitana with San Martin), Alvarez de Arenales and Juan Martin de Guemes; also the patron saint of the Armee de Los Andes, Nuestra Senora del Carmen de Cuyo. Behind the collabradors, lies the Plaza de Chile and a statue of San Martin’s great ally, Bernardo O’Higgins.
Liz had some souvenirs to buy for people back home and she was fortunate to find what she was looking for on Florida Street. There are plenty of shops selling post cards, tee shirts, shot glasses, hats, key chains and other touristy gifts. Liz bought some shot glasses for her friends Dave, Koky and Billy (who are typical men who collect shot glasses). Rob bought a shot glass for himself as well as a keychain for his girlfriend back home. The shot glasses were equivelent to $3 USD...not bad for a small souvenir.
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Address: Aguero 781, Buenos Aires, 1171, Argentina