I saw pictures of the colored houses in La Boca when I read the travel books, and so I took a taxi to that famed street of El Caminito.
The taxi driver was very kind, but he looked very concerned... more
San Temo is the oldest area of the city, an area where which was above all home of dockworkers and brickmakers, it can easily be considered the first industrial area of the city. For years it was... more
This is the main square in Buenos Aires and around it you find some important buildings such as the Casa Rosada (palace of the government), the national banck, the cathedral. It was built in 1580 and... more
This is the most famous Argentinian cemetery and the name comes from the area where it is located. During the 19th century, because of the yellow fever epidemy that hit the city, most rich persons... more
The Obelisco is a national monument of Buenos Aires and it is located on Repubblica square, between avenida Corrientes and avenida 9 de Julio.
It was built to commemorate the fourth century since the... more
Like Barrio Norte, Congreso is an informal “barrio” name. Congreso is actually part of the neighborhood of Balvanera. This aptly named area is the home of the Argentine National Congress, a huge... more
Florida starts at Plaza de Mayo and finishes at Plaza San Martin. The street mainly consists of offices, entertainment venues, shops, cafes and restaurants. Richmond Confiteria is a place that was... more
If in Buenos Aires, you do have to watch one of the many places that offer live Tango dances.
VTer risse73 wrote me and said it was even banned by the Vatican at one time...
I opted for one which... more
While I was in Argentina the Teatro Colon was under renovation, so i didn't get to see the inside. A friend of mine had gone the year before and was absolutely taken by the acoustic quality and... more
You always hear about this very very wide avenue in Buenos Aires. This is it!
144 meters wide, it is one of the main thoroughfares in Buenos Aires. It is not very long however, just a bit over a... more
This is a district of Buenos Aires which occupies a significant part of Rio de La Plata riverbank. I visited this area with a friend and was very surprised by the brand new buildings all around, she... more
Retiro is one of the main entry points to Buenos Aires. Due to the extensive bus network that operates in Argentina, Retiro bus station (a rather grim eyesore from the 1980s), is the focal hub of... more
A wonderful, tranquil Japanese garden about 15 minutes by bus from central Buenos Aires. It contains all the features of a traditional Japanese garden, including streams, waterfalls, tea house,... more
The casa rosada (rose house) is the headquarter of the Argentinian government and, at the same time, it is a national monument. It has been built in 1594, its name derives from the particular color... more
No visit to Argentina would be complete without experiencing in some shape or form the passion for football (soccer) that Argentines have. Its borderline crazy and goes beyond the normal fanatics you... more
While on a bus tour we stopped at a market which featured artwork as well as a market that sold tango dancers. I can't identify this particular area, but there are probably many in the city. More... more
The Floralis Generica
Floralis means that belons to the flowars ( a latin word) and Generica means that represents all the flowes.
it was built in 2002 by Eduardo Catalano with steel and aliminum.... more
Although on the list of ‘top 25 must see places’ of Turismo Buenos Aires, we had a lot of ‘trouble’ coming to this fair. Our hosts of the B&B (in Vicente Lopez) and the driver of the remise had never... more
The botanical garden was designed by Carlos Thay in 1902. The gardens were divided into areas representing flora and fauna nationally and internationally. The glasshouse was exhibited in the 1900... more
Ateneo/Yenny is an Argentine book chain and this branch is housed in a former theatre that was built in 1919. A lot of the interior theatre architecture is still intact including the former boxes,... more
Adjacent to the Recoleta Cemetary, this 18th Century Jesuit church is the 2nd oldest building in Buenos Aires and has been extensively restored since. It is worth looking inside for its baroque silver... more
This was my third trip to Buenos Aires, and it was different from my prior two trips in so many ways. While I took in many wonderful sights and met a score of new friends, I also saw things that have...
It's so difficult to describe the place where you live. Of course I can mention a list of places to visit, restaurants and must-sees, but still, you wouldn't get it. Every corner, every smell, every...