Buenos Aires Travel Guide

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Buenos Aires Things to Do

  • La Boca District

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    We have been advice to take a taxi and we did. This place has a reputation of being prone to more crime than central areas. Tourist areas are relatively safe, going beyond the unmarked borders (crossing a street can be enough) of the tourist area can put you at risk of trouble. This wonderfully colourful neighbourhood right next to the old port of...

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  • San Telmo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The oldest residential neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, San Telmo exudes a special historical vibe As one of the most important centres during the 19th century, San Telmo has preserved many of Buenos Aires’ architectural landmarks, museums, antique shops and old churches that nowadays serve as a backdrop for business, cultural events and day to day...

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  • Recoleta Cemetery - Cementerio de la...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cementerio de la Recoleta is considered by many as one of the greatest necropolises in the world with over 6,400 tombs and mausoleums, many of which are recognized as National Historic Monuments. Many of the wealthy Argentinians are buried here and you can see a wide range of tombs and mausoleums of the many diplomats, doctors and famous people....

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Buenos Aires Restaurants

  • Cafe Tortoni

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    In early November 2012 we visited this cafe with another American couple. One of us put his knapsack on the floor next to his foot, and five minutes later it was gone. The pickpockets and thieves in this town are smooth-- four of us at a table, near the back of the cafe, and none of us noticed the thief. What was most infuriating was that the...

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  • La Brigada

    4 out of 5 stars

    Located in San Telmo, la Brigada is the area's best parrilla (steakhouse). Service is excellent and the food exquisite, which are served in a ranch-like dining room, but with white tablecloth and uniformed waiters. This is a great restaurant to end a morning or an evening in San Telmo, if you feel like having more steak, of course.

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  • La Cabrera

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Although often described as a French bistro, la Cabrera serves Argentine beef with innovative and superb side dishes. Hugely popular, this restaurant is located in the trendy Palermo Soho district and attracts an equally trendy clientele. Yet, the atmosphere is a very casual and comfortable one. The quantities of beef served are enormous, and for a...

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Buenos Aires Nightlife

  • Tango shows - Tango places

    En este lugar concurre gente de todas las edades. Va gente que sabe bailar y aquellos que quieren incursionar en el Tango. Cada tanto se cuelan otros ritmos como rock y salsa. Ademas de la clasica milonga un rato antes hay clases para todos los niveles todos los dias. (Ver agenda!)

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  • Milion

    A must-go night club! It is a converted mansion in the heart of Buenos Aires, which is chock full of Portenos and tourist. The structure is amazing, with the sweeping staircases and large waiting roms of a Southern mansion. The bathrooms can be hard to find and are small. Lots of tourist and locals. The waiters come by slowly, the place is packed...

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  • Kilkenny's - Irish bar

    Nothing Irish about this place only the high prices and a pint of over priced guinness. Crowded place not comfortable and cheesy. Avoid at all costs there are a lot of other great bars in Buenos Aires and an excellent new Irish bar in Cordoba - Clarkes Bar No dress code

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Buenos Aires Transportation

  • To/From Airport - A/Desde Aeropuerto

    I found very few information on how to get to Ezeiza airport and how to get back to the city center (Capital Federal). Going there by taxi would be the fastest and the most expensive option. However, if you are not a budget traveler and are ok with paying approximately 300 pesos or more, I still recommend you to book a taxi in advance and agree on...

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  • International Airport - EZE

    A lot of people ask the same question, how do I get from the airport to the city? TAXI, or REMIS is the best option. The airport is VERY far away from the city, it will take you over 30 minutes to get there by taxi. Public transportation will take you hours, not a good idea when you have bags with you... You can pre-order online (right now, $340...

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  • Subway = Subte

    En Buenos Aires tenemos seis lineas de subte y el premetro. El pasaje puede abonarse en dinero en efectivo o con la tarjeta SUBE, en dinero es mas caro. Es muy útil y rápido, siempre que se eviten las horas pico (de 8 a 10 y de 17 a 20 hs). Hay que estar muy atento en los andenes, ya que es zona de raterismo. In Buenos Aires we have six lines of...

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Buenos Aires Shopping

  • Leather

    Argentina is known for its leather goods, and there are lots of stores downtown that sell leather and/or fur. Usually, you'll find both in the same store. Coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, etc made of leather and/or fur. Some of these things are also dyed in different colours. Very pricey, though it's usually good quality.

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  • Calle Florida (Florida street)

    if you are looking fo Havaianas flip flops there are lots of stores that sells them alongside the Florida street. specially the 3 Bonito shops, they have some flops to chose from. 220 pesos - 390 pesos (23-35 US dollars)

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  • Galerías Pacífico Shopping Mall

    Inside Galerias Pacifico you have the "Centro Cultural Borges" a cultural center. It's worth entering Galerias Pacifico to see the ceilings! Dentro de las Galerias Pacificos esta el Centro Cultural Borges. Vale la pena entrar a las Galerias para ver el techo!!

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Buenos Aires Local Customs

  • Tango

    Buenos Aires is the ultimate destination for dancing to Argentine Tango, an essential part to experience this kind of dance Numerous show palaces, from the simple cafe to the over top. Many shows are excellent, and each is surprisingly unique It seems impossible to imagine Argentina without thinking of tango, its greatest export to the world San...

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  • Dog walkers = Paseadores de perros

    If you see someone walking multiple dogs - no, it's not an animal hoarder or someone who has 5 dogs of their own! It's someone who is paid by several people/families to walk their dog. In Buenos Aires, some people either don't have time to walk their dog every day or don't want to, so they pay someone to do it for them. Though my personal opinion...

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  • Taste mate

    You will see people waiting at the bus stop with a thermos in their hand. You wonder if they are taking their coffee with them or something like that. It's totally common. It's usually people taking water for their mate. Coffee, though it is popular and common, is more expensive than yerba. You will not see too many people drinking their mate when...

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Buenos Aires Warnings and Dangers

  • Buenos Aires Warning!

    Fellow travelers, unfortunately Buenos Aires is NOT what it once was. The city is very dangerous now, "the next Venezuela". I know, I see the wonderful reviews from many. Some personal experiences- widest street in the world, Nueve De Julio very close to the Obolisco, mid-afternoon, eating at sidewalk cafe with a friend, from behind a knife was put...

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  • Mobile phones - Telefonos celulares

    In Buenos Aires there are 3 main companies to rent a cellular: Movistar, Personal and Claro http://www.movistar.com.ar/ http://www.personal.com.ar/ http://www.claro.com.ar/You must know that you must bring a triband cellular to be able to work with our GSM Cards.En Buenos Aires hay 3 grandes companias de telefonos celulares para alquilar: Movistar,...

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  • Political protests

    There are often political protests happening in Buenos Aires, especially in the Plaza de Mayo and surrounding area. I saw two protests in the Plaza de Mayo while I was in BsAs - one was small and didn't take up much space or disrupt anyone, but the other was huge. While I was out shopping downtown, I saw big crowds of people with signs and flags...

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Buenos Aires Tourist Traps

  • Beware of the tango dancers

    La Bocca area is not only known for its colorful houses, is also known for the Tango dance. Strolling in the barrio, from the beginning to the end is a very photogenic areaAnd there were a place where you get into where they give a Tango Dance demonstrationThe dancers are standing waiting for victims, they grab everyone who passes through. I've...

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  • Street vendors

    As in many cities, street vendors can be manipulative when it comes to convincing you to buy their stuff. They'll often tell you that they made that mate gourd, jewelry, etc themselves, but then you'll find another vendor in another part of town selling an identical one. So unless you actually see them making it, don't believe them when they say...

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  • prices

    I knew Buenos Aires was not cheap as hotel prices in Recoleta and Palermo were pretty high. But I really did not expect that also food was so expensive. I really hardly paid a dinner less than 200 pesos which with official exchange rate is 30€, I don’t know if it is normal here, but it’s definitely expensive for Italian standards. I can understand...

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Buenos Aires What to Pack

  • Cloths in general

    I found traveling in Argentina was much easier because the cost of having laundry done is minimal, hence you can travel much lighter than you would in other places! a good windbreaker, there is a lot of wind, especially in Patagonia. a roll of toilet paper good sunscreen filters

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  • Health and body care

    I always forget to bring meds with me. I have been very very sick the first two times down here and have had trouble finding the meds I want, even with a local who is fluent in both Spanish and English to help me.

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  • 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 gorgeous 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...

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Buenos Aires Off The Beaten Path

  • Tigre

    If you are in buenos aires, don't miss going to Tigre. Is an excursion of 4 hours (at least) and truly that is worth going! During weekends there is a fair in the port of fruits where they seld very nice and cheap handycrafts. A trip in a catamaran by the islands of the Tigre, it's a must! But try to go in a shinny day! To go there you may take the...

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  • Palermo's Park

    If you feel tired of the city and want to see a green space, then Los Bosques de Palermo is a good place. They are located 15 minutes away from downtown and they get packed with locals, mostly at the weekends, who go there to jog, cycle, rollerblade, play football or just sit on the grass and have a picnic. It's a good place to combine chilling out...

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  • National Fine Arts Museum

    I went to Malba and the Museo de Bellas Artes. Bellas Artes was far superior to Malba, so if you can't make it to both, go to the B.A. There is so much to see you will need at least a couple of hours. Room after room of Latin art and another section with European art. You can check any bags at the security desk at the entrance for free. And there...

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Buenos Aires Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    This stadium overlooks a desolate garbage-strewn lot, at the corner of calles Del Valle Iberlucea and Brandsen But on game day, when street parties and general debauchery take over the area La Bombonera lies in the middle of the working-class La Boca area, which has a slightly negative reputation in terms of safety, and therefore care should be...

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  • Watch Polo

    Argentina Polo Day is an ideal program for those looking to learn the secrets of one of the most traditional and unique sports the country has to offer. Escape to the Argentine country side at one of the most beautiful Estancias of Buenos Aires. You will learn the rules of the game, the techniques, the equipment being used, and how the polo ponies...

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  • Golf in Buenos Aires

    Every year I organise a golf trip somewhere in the world. After much discussion we decided to go to Buenos Aires. Amazing courses, the best meat and friendly people. My suggestion: Olivos, Buenos Aires Golf, Martindale and San Andres. Our trip was organised by a local golf & travel company. P.S. Night life not to be missed in Recolletta."

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Buenos Aires Favorites

  • Personal experiences & helpfull hints

    I like walk much and enjoy the citys in every where and Buenos aires is great for it, is easy to walk because is flat many things to see in any corner always you discover something new, the twon, the square I find the amazing painting in the wall the coffe place, the wall, the square, the weather, thi colectivos, the light, the local people.

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  • Plaza de Mayo, Goverment House, el...

    Among Casa Rosada located in plaza de Mayo and Puerto Madero this huge square split in two areas this part of the city... its a crowded area with lot of traffic in each direction ,,be careful crossing !!!

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  • La Boca

    Some Bs As quarters has a lot of collapsed buildings but La Boca sounds like all is the same... in some features remember some places or buildings that everybody have seen in La Habana....mostly are with 2 or 3 floors and with dirty facades and wide sidewalks ..in the other hand Caminito and the most touristic streets with its colourfull houses and...

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    Jun 2, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Gee, I was in B. A. During Holy Week 2011. I attended Easter services in the main Cathedral of B. A. After mass , the arch Bishop of Buenos Aires , who presided over the mass, worked his way back to the rear of the church shaking hands with the locals. He looked up at me waiting to shake his hand and took note that I appeared to be an American.
    We shook hands and I left the church. Two short years later, that Arch Bishop, the then Cardenal of B. A. , was installed as the Arch Bishop of Rome. He is now called Pope Francis l.

 
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