One of the neighborhoods that has the most tourist potential today in Buenos Aires is definitely Puerto Madero. This beautiful urban are is futuristic, innovative, well-planned, and modern. Currently, there is a large housing development in this area. Aside from its great location being near many important place such as the Casa Rosada, Plaza de Mayo, the City Council and others. It is the entrance of the Rio de la Plata with its large active port where there are beautiful views of the city. In Puerto Madero, there are a variety of restaurants and shops and you can walk along the river banks and see the boats. The exclusive Yacht Club, which has a long tradition in the country, is in this neighborhood. Another attraction is the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, a green space with a diverse plantlife which lets thousands of visitors get in touch with nature. One of the bridges across the river, linking the city Puerto Madero, is a beautiful structure brought from Spain. Its designer wanted to evoke the figure of a couple dancing tango. This is a pedestrian bridge that has been dubbed the Women's Bridge, which was opened in 2001. When you cross this beautiful bridge, you'll get a panoramic view of the Rio de la Plata, Buenos Aires and Puerto Madero.
If you go to the most traditional and oldest fairs in Buenos Aires then San Telmo is a must with its many shops, restaurants, cafes and museums telling stories. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires and is characterized by its narrow cobbled streets and French and English style colonial buildings. It is curious to see cultural and traditional events in the streets, it is immersed in a cultured environment, bohemian lifestyle and tradition. Plaza Dorrego is popular because of its famous San Telmo fair. At night the atmosphere is unique with cafes where you dance the tango and pubs and clubs where you can listen to and enjoy modern music.
"Little street that time has erased ..." So goes the famous tango written by Juan de Dios Filiberto about this amazing little street situated in La Boca. Almost all of the buildings are constructed out of metal sheets, the most striking thing about it is its varied and garish colors. It is this way because the sailors who have lived there all painted their houses with paint residues left over from the boats. Today Caminito is a great place to visit on a Saturday afternoon or a Sunday. People from all over the world, including from Argentina, and locals get to see the universe in two or three blocks, revel with tango dancing in corners, with samples of street art, and good and cheap grills that look over the street.
This exciting place offers A feeling in the air that is nice and colorful, and radiates good cheer to represent a typical city neighborhood. You couldn't got to Buenos Aires without visiting the La Boca neighborhood, both for its stadium "La Bombonera" as for its colorful street culture which is a main sign of Argentina in its splendor.
Located in the heart of Recoleta neighborhood of stately, this impressive city of the dead (famous, of course) is one of the most fascinating places in Buenos Aries. The entire cemetery was like a structure of streets, avenues, squares even! It is comprised of beautiful marble statues, stately crypts, and even a few open coffins. Presidents, actors, military, rich people ... Evita's tomb is, of course, the most visited. Although maps are given out to show the entrance to the cemetery, you will easily find it. Just like when she was alive, she is still always surrounded by flashing lights! Tip: better to go to the cemetery in the morning because it closes pretty early, at 6 in the afternoon. You may be in this cemetery for hours, so it is much better to go early. Admission is free.
In the year 1936 the erection of an obelisk was announced, in order to promote a movement of repudiation, on the part of some citizens. The project went ahead, despite the negative opinions. The Obelisk was built within a period of 60 days. However, its inauguration silenced the voices that discredited it before it took place. The obelisk was imposed solely because of its presence and today it is the symbol of the City of Buenos Aires.
This is a historical monument that you definitely must visit. In addition, the color of the government house ensures that tourists will never forget it and are always surprised by its beauty. The Plaza also evokes so many events that you can never forget ...
Walking in Buenos Aires in March this year, I decided to go on the tour of the United Nations Plaza, as well as the Avenida Figueroa Alcorta and Austria, and to go and see this gigantic Floralis Generic, a metal sculpture that is located on a four acre park that is surrounded by many trees and is situated on a pond that protects it. According to the author it depicts flowers worldwide. It is surprising both because it opens at 10am, and due to its slow and deliberate closure in subsequent times up to sundown and its color varies with the chang ine the position of the sun. The inside is particularly impressive, mostly the reddish hue that comes when it closes.
This library is in the Santa Fe Avenue near the corner of Avenida De Callao in the heart of Buenos Aires. It was once the old movie theater and then the Grand Splendid Bookseller recycled it and did so by retaining its structure, the stage, the boxes and the beautiful dome.
Located in the historical district of Monserrat bordering the district of San Nicolas de Bari, the Plaza de Mayo was occupied in 1661 by Jesuit buildings that have now been demolished. This religious group arrived at the time of the Spanish conquest to evangelize the inhabitants of the continent. The Plaza de Mayo has held markets, executions, fiestas, and bullfights, but mainly it was the meeting place for traders, a place where you could buy candles, fish, armadillos, and chickens.
It is also where, on May 25, 1810. Argentina took its first step towards freedom and where in 1860 the Constitution was sworn in. The modern square was designed in 1902 like Independence Park in the city of Rosario by the French landscape architect and naturalized Argentine, Carlos Thays, famous for using palms trees from Rio de Janeiro. The square has two fountains and an equestrian statue of General Manuel Belgrano in bronze on a granite pedestal. The body was made by French sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse and shows the hero holding the flag in the act of taking an oath, while the horse was sculpted by Argentine Manuel de Santa Coloma, who was born in Argentina Embassy in Paris.
The monument was funded by the Argentine people who gave what they could, as a sort of public gratitude to the creator of the nation. On the monument, there are two bronze plaques reading "Manuel Belgrano February 13, 1813" and "Acts of Congress of Tucumán July 25, 1816." In the center of the square stands the Pyramid of Mayo, and next to the bronze statue of Don Juan de Garay. In front of the square is the Cathedral, which dates back to the nineteenth century.
"La Bombonera does not tremble, it beats". And so it is. How can it be that such a small stadium in a poor neihborhood of Argentina has become such a symbol of excellence? Because the small "pillbox" is all heart. While walking through the empty seats, you can hear the screams, tears and joys of the thousands of fans who have been through these old banks, many of them burned. To take a picture with the last cup won by the team or watch the Royal Box of Diego Armando Maradona could well be enough sights to behold this stage. I am left with many groups of children that love soccer. "The lions" waving a placard and raised his glass, all wear the white shirt and light blue. La Bombonera, it trembles, throbs.
Since its inauguration in 1937, 9 de Julio Avenue has undergone multiple changes. It has been lengthened, widened, and lost parking areas. But nowadays, there's a project to restore it to its original glory. It is the widest avenue in the world at approximately 130 meters wide. The Obelisk is, without a doubt, the finest architectural feature of the city. It stands in the center of the interesection of 9 de Julio Avenue and Corrientes and is 67 meters high. It is a memorial of four historical facts related to the city, each of which is recorded on one of its four faces.
The Buenos Aires Japanese Gardens is a unique place in Buenos Aires (actually I get the impression that everything in Buenos Aires is unique). It is a private garden (entry fee is 50 pesos) that will transport you all the way to Japan. It is without a doubt the most beautiful Japanese garden I've seen outside of Japan. In the center is a lake with an island which you can access by a traditional Japanese bridge and there are trees, paths, and a teahouse where they offer green tea and dorayaki served in the traditional way by a staff dressed in kimonos and yukatas. I think they also hold tea ceremonies here sometimes. In addition, there's a little souvenir shop and a nursery. As well as being a garden, it also has the role of a kind of cultural center where all kinds of activities related to Japan take place. And if that wasn't enough, there's even a Japanese restaurant! If you've been to Japan and want a little reminder of what it was like, or if you're just interested in Japanese culture, it's the perfect place to visit.
The Puente de la Mujer has become a real icon of Buenos Aires. It's in Puerto Madero, the trendiest district of the city, and was designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It's a pedestrian bridge, and it opens gracefully to allow ships to pass through. Puerto Madero is a very interesting neighbourhood, and I like to stand on the centre of the Puente de la Mujer to appreciate the view. You can see twenty restaurants on one of the docks, and the buildings surrounding the bridge are truly stunning.
There are colouful cranes, not here for work, but rather just to enhance the appearance of the modern port. The frigate Sarmiento, the first ship of the Navy School of Argentina, now a public museum, is anchored just past the bridge. The bridge, Calatrava's first project in Latin America, depicts a couple dancing tango. It is said that the man's silhouette is straight and the woman is leaning. Located on one side, in the center or across on the opposite side of the bridge, I confess that I could not identify the dancers. In this neighbourhood, all the streets are named after famous, influential women, and this bridge, linking Puerto Madero with the rest of Buenos Aires, is a remarkable work of contemporary architecture.
In the traditional neighborhood of San Telmo Buenos Aires is this very famous market. It is one of the oldest and best preserved within the capital of Argentina. It is characterized by its cobbled streets and colonial houses. In the market there are many antique shops.
Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero area is where they are currently building the tallest buildings in the city. Puerto Madero is one of the newest and most cutting-edge neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, considered to be particularly modern and exclusive.
Of all the things to do in Buenos Aires, Caminito Street is possibly the most well-known worldwide. This colorful and famous street is known for tango and receives hundreds daily visitors who come to soak up the street's colorful atmosphere.
Interestingly, one of the most charming places to visit in Buenos Aires is a cemetery. La Recoleta Cemetery, where the majority of the country's famous personalities lie in rest, is considered one of the most important and beautiful cemeteries anywhere on Earth.
A bookstore also ranks among the top Buenos Aires attractions. El Ateneo Grand Splendid is a dazzlingly ornate bookstore and should be at the top of your list of things to see in Buenos Aires. As far the city's neighborhoods go, the most noteworthy are La Recoleta and San Telmo, both of which are very beautiful and home to some of the most important cultural attractions in Buenos Aires.
If you're still wondering what to do in Buenos Aires, try engaging in authentic Buenos Aires activities like a popular football game or a show featuring the country's most famous dance, the tango. Or, head down to the Puerto Madero district, the most modern and lively in the city, and enjoy the people watching at one of the area's many outdoor cafes. As you can see, there's no shortage of great stuff to do in Buenos Aires. Have a look at all these tips and reviews from real travelers and start planning your trip today!