Buenos Aires Travel Guide

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Buenos Aires Things to Do

  • Recoleta Cemetery - Cementerio de la...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The cemetary is beautiful and unique - i've never seen anything like it! You probably don't need a ton of time - a lot of the tours are LONG for looking at a bunch of similar sepuclres, but definitely worth going (and free!) If you go on a Saturday, there is an amazing artesanal fair that has beautiful crafts and jewelery and little matés and wool...

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  • La Boca District

    4 out of 5 stars

    It's been 10 years already that I've been to Argentina..and had not enough time to write about it.Now I have more time already...please wait to read more tips from many trips .Argentina is one of my favourite country ,actually I can't decide which one is the most favourite between Argentina and Chile cuz I love them both...really love them. In...

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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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Buenos Aires Restaurants

  • Cafe Tortoni

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a lovely place to visit, have a coffee, or even watch the tango show in the evenings. It is not expensive at all compared with other cafes. I saw many paintings of famous people, the statues of Jorge Luis Borges plus Carlos Gardel and other well known Argentinian personages. Service is fast and good. I saw even pictures of our writer...

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  • Local Eating

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Buenos Aires has AMAZING restaurantes, although a lot of them are just for tourists regarding the prices... they are really expensive!!! Ask a local for normal places or check for restaurants at restorando.com, they book for you online and in many cases they provide a nices discount. I've used it at least 5 time and was perfect! Buenos Aires tiene...

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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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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

  • Subway = Subte

    We had so much fun riding the Subte, although crowded and quite hot for lack of air conditioning, the Subte provided us with the best means of transportation in Buenos Aires from our hotel in Palermo to the surrounding areas. We did use the subte often. The stations are kept quite clean. The price of a ride on the Subte is $1.10 pesos and you can...

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  • Taxis

    During my first visit to Buenos Aires we arranged with our hotel for a taxi to be waiting for us upon our arrival, so once exiting customs we were greeted by our taxi driver, Luis. The ride to our hotel from Ezezia to Palermo was about 35 minutes long at a cost of $115 pesos. We had a pleasant ride while Luis was excited to tell us a little about...

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  • Buses arround Buenos Aires

    Is the name given to an intricate network of nearly 200 bus lines running through the metropolitan area. Its origin goes back to 1928, the year in which a group of taxi drivers decided to carry out a fixed travel proclaiming it with a sign in the front and by allowing upload to more than one passenger. With the disappearance of the tram became the...

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Buenos Aires Shopping

  • Calle Florida (Florida street)

    We did a little shopping here but not much as we actually found the stores' prices to be much higher than other places. There are so many different types of shops here, from small shops selling "Futbol" items, to ladies clothing, shoes, handbags, men's and children's clothing and shoes as well as a few department stores. During the evening we saw...

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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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  • 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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Buenos Aires Local Customs

  • Tango

    We were able to see tango dancers just about in every neighborhood we went. There were some performing one night in Calle Florida, we saw them in La Boca and we saw them in San Thelmo. There were always crowds surrounding the performers we saw and I learned that they do perform for a fee, so if you stop to watch toss a few pesos their way.

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  • Regarding Food

    If you're in Buenos Aires, you need to eat empanadas while you're there! These are baked pastries with a filling in them (very much like turnovers), and their shape indicates which filling is in them (they fold and/or close them differently so you can tell which is which, and as far as I know, the shapes are universal). They can be eaten as a...

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  • Dog walkers = Paseadores de perros

    In almost every area where you will find a park nearby, you will find these talented dog walkers. How do they manage to walk more than 6 dogs at a time amazed me. During a walk along the Botanical Gardens, we happen to see this dog walker with about 8 large dogs, all in unison, walking with no care in the world, and so well behaved! The dogs...

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Buenos Aires Warnings and Dangers

  • Take normal precautions

    Like any big city, Buenos Aires has thieves, pickpockets, and other unsavoury characters lurking around. If you've ever seen the movie Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens), you'll know what types of tricks these people use. Don't carry a lot of cash (and don't flash it around), watch your bag (if you don't have a money belt), don't put your wallet or...

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  • Be careful near Caminito

    Many tourists in that area, therefore many thieves. I saw the Police catching a thief in the street, just at one block distance from caminito. The thief is on the floor in my picture.

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  • Transfer from Ezeiza Airport to the city...

    Hi. After customs, the slide doors open, and you will see some booths with taxis and remis (car with driver). Also a booth for Shuttle (lok for MANUEL TIENDA LEON and ask specifically for SHUTTLE - they will try to sell you a remis). If you have more budget, choose remis (usd 60 One Way) I usually prefer a remis (I always call the same, Mr. Oscar...

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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 General

  • 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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  • Recoleta

    this exposition was around the world, in 58 city is the first time in latinoamerica. Occupies one of the oldest buildings in Buenos Aires. In its architecture we find samples of conservation, refuncionalización and contemporary design. Founded in colonial times, formed part of an extensive plot of land whose original unit was modified by the...

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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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    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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