Tango, vino, asado, colors… and million other things to fall in love with – welcome to Buenos Aires.
Argentinian capital is enormous, busy, crowded and chaotic. Some neighborhoods may resemble Madrid or Rome but yet, Buenos Aires is all on it´s own – different, happy, for the moments sad too, modern and retro, strange and even weird sometimes, but always fun and always beautiful.
And there will always be something to surprise you there.
Here comes our travel inspiration list – Buenos Aires in 15 photos to inspire you to visit this beautiful city.
1. Think pink @ Casa Rosada/Pink House
Start your walk through Buenos Aires from the city center and it´s main spots – legendary Casa Rosada or Pink House – impressive governmental palace and the surrounding Plaza de Mayo Square.
Besides the fact that Casa Rosada/Pink House is maybe the only governmental palace in the world painted in bright pink color, you should take the opportunity and learn about it`s history and significance as well – it is quite impressive one.
2. Be in the center @Placa de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo/May Square is the neuralgic point of social and political events in Argentinian history.
This is the main square in the city where people is gathered for celebrations, manifestations, revolutions, and where all the big changes in socio-political life of the country, have started.
3. See the true colors @ La Boca & Caminito
Caminito could be described as a street museum in the neighborhood La Boca – knot of several streets and authentic, brightly colored houses and buildings with lots of bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, tango shows… .
Even though it looks like the happiest place, the story behind the bright colors of it´s houses is rather complicated (not to say sad).
4. Look high @ Obelisco
Symbol of the city, national historic monument and icon of Buenos Aires.
Obelisco is beautifully lightened at night and a great starting point for a night out in Buenos Aires. There`s plenty of rooftop bars around where you can get a stunning view of the busy city center.
5. Dance Tango @ Unusual Place
When in Argentina – dance tango!
Take a tango lesson or at least visit some tango show and enjoy the spectacle with the company of some good Argentinian vine.
La Categral Club is an alternative, artsy place where tango is danced every night in an unique and extraordinary setting.
Here, you can take tango lessons or just watch others dance while enjoying a drink.
6. Get mysterious @ Cemetery Recoleta
See the graves of some of the most notable people – Nobel Prize winners, presidents, even Napoleon’s granddaughter and Evita.
This cemetery often takes place in the lists of the world`s most beautiful cemeteries so it is definitely interesting to see.
7. Come to Jesus @ Tierra Santa/Holy Land
Tierra Santa is the world`s first religious theme park. Honestly, this fact was inviting enough for me and I find it incredibly interesting (nothing to do with religion itself in our case).
The theme is Cristianity (the Catolic one) and follows the biblical stories.
No matter if you are religious or not, this place is just so authentic and unique that, in our opinion, deserves a visit.
Recreation of the Bible stories, Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem, giant rising Jesus – are just some of the things you will find there. As a non-religious persons we found it super fun.
8. Read between the lines @ Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop
If you love libraries and bookshops – this place is just for you!
It is one of the most beautiful and most elegant book stores in the world. What use to be a theater (a really impressive one) now is turned into a huge bookshop where you can buy books, have a quiet moment reading or just admire the beauty around you.
9. Cross the Bridge @ Puente de la Mujer/Woman`s Bridge
Visit the modern part of Buenos Aires – Puerto Madero – one of the richest and fancies neighborhoods in Buenos Aires where all the offices, company headquarters and skyscrapers are.
The dominant scene in this landscape is an impressive, futuristic looking Puente de la Mujer or Woman`s Bridge.
10. Hit the streets @ Almagro neighborhood
Get to know a beautiful decoration style – Fileteado Porteño all over the old buildings and houses in the neighborhood ALmagro.
10. Fall in love with Argentinian Food @ wherever the smell comes from …
First things first – asado!
Argentinian barbeque – asado, parilla… with chimichurri sauce… Empanadas… Argentinian Pizza (which is, btw, nothing like Italian pizza)… Facturas (pasteries), Dulce de Leche (milk and sugar, caramel-like, cream)… are just essentials.
You cannot leave Argentina without trying at least these!
In Buenos Aires you will never feel bored – there is just so much to see and do. And if you feel your love for Argentina is born, move further from the capital and discover some other amazing places:
- Tigre or Argentinian Venice – small and relaxed town some 20km far from Buenos Aires
- Iguazu National Park – where you can see one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature – Iguazu Waterfalls
- Patagonia – the homeland of Magellan Penguins and Perito Moreno Glacier
Hope we inspired you to think in the direction of Argentina.
- HAVE YOU VISITED BUENOS AIRES?
- IF YES, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE?
- IF NOT, WHICH OF THESE PLACES ATTRACTS YOU THE MOST?
- TELL US IN THE COMMENS BELLOW
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