Buenos AiresTravel Guide

Buenos Aires has its fair share of impressive sites, from the stately Plaza de Mayo to the famous Recoleta Cemetery and presidential Casa Rosada. But it’s in the neighbourhoods, laneways and tango halls that you’ll fall in love with Buenos Aires. Each district has its own personality; La Boca is the colourful old port district, San Telmo is perfect for a steak dinner and a tango show, Palermo has hip bars and jacaranda blossoms in spring, and Puerto Madero is dockside revamped, with an eco reserve. To do this city justice, you need at least a week!If you’re planning a visit, explore our Buenos Aires travel guide. We’ve collected the best tips from our travel experts and have top suggestions for things to do, the best time to travel, where to stay in Buenos Aires, getting around and more.

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires?

Each with a unique cultural offering and a different story to tell, the many barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires will make for an interesting stay, to say the least. Buenos Aires is blessed with a full range of international-brand hotels, mainly located in the historic downtown area or the plush and most cultured Recoleta District.If you prefer a more boutique-style hotel, try the leafy suburbs of San Telmo or Palermo. Make sure you book before you go as the city fills quickly during festivals and big sporting events. Here’s a quick guide to our pick of the most interesting neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.

Think cobblestone streets, candle street lighting, antiques markets and a vibrant tango and arts scene, then roll all that together with a uniquely bohemian vibe, and you have San Telmo. This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires and its moody bars and poets' meeting places have changed little in decades. The area hums on a Sunday, too, when the antiques market comes alive.


Located on the waterfront, modern Puerto Madero is the city's youngest neighbourhood, a hub of fine seafood restaurants and one of the most successful waterfront restoration projects in the world. You'll find elegant bars, eateries and offices along the waterfront, and the iconic ‘Puente de la Mujer' (Women's Bridge) is the focal point of the area. Fun fact: many of the streets in Puerto Madero are named after famous Argentine women.


The tree-lined avenues of Recoleta are home to luxurious hotels, upmarket restaurants, cafes and boutiques. This is most likely the neighbourhood that people imagine when you hear Buenos Aires described as ‘the Paris of South America', due to its iconic French-inspired buildings. It's a wealthy residential area and also home to the most famous city of the dead in Argentina: Recoleta Cemetery.


If being close to some green space is high on your list of priorities, you might choose to stay in Palermo when you visit Buenos Aires. Palermo is the largest neighbourhood in the city and home to some of the most trendy bars, clubs and fashion boutiques in Buenos Aires. The barrio is sometimes split into sub-barrios, including Palermo Chico, Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood.


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  • Sail boats at port in Tigre next to land with city buildings in background
    • Male and female dancing in dark room, spots of coloured light hitting their faces
    • Close up on statue in cemetery
  • Sail boats at port in Tigre next to land with city buildings in background
    Sail boats at port in Tigre next to land with city buildings in background
    Sail boats at port in Tigre next to land with city buildings in background
  • Male and female dancing in dark room, spots of coloured light hitting their faces
    Male and female dancing in dark room, spots of coloured light hitting their faces
    Male and female dancing in dark room, spots of coloured light hitting their faces
  • Close up on statue in cemetery
    Close up on statue in cemetery
    Close up on statue in cemetery

Things to do in Buenos Aires

From tango lessons (you know you want to) to cemetery walking tours, there is an incredible variety of things you absolutely must do in Buenos Aires. Wander through bohemian neighbourhoods bursting with colour, discover city squares that whisper stories of days gone by, and feel yourself filled with the kind of passion for life this ‘Paris of South America’ is known for. What will you get up to in Buenos Aires?

In the charming neighbourhood of Recoleta, a neo-classical gateway beckons you to enter Argentina's famous city of the dead. Located on a hill, the labyrinthine cemetery is the final resting place of some of Argentina's most illustrious citizens, one of whom is the country's iconic first lady, Eva “Evita” Peron. Wandering through Recoleta Cemetery is a mesmerising experience, taking you past thousands of coffins, crypts, sarcophagi and statues in the various architectural styles of art deco, baroque, art nouveau and neo-gothic. This jumbled maze of headstones includes miniature Baroque cathedrals, Greek temples, towering marble mausoleums and over 90 of these are listed as national historical monuments. While a huge number of the graves have a fascinating story behind them, a few significant ones stand out. Make sure you see the Paz family mausoleum, the mausoleum of Liliana Crociati de Szaszak and the tomb of Rufina Cambaceres, all epic resting places, each in its own way. The Cemetery is open daily, with free tours in English on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Don't forget to pick up a map when you arrive.


About 30km north of Buenos Aires, less than an hour's train ride from Retiro station, lies the captivating destination of Tigre. The name is given to the thousands of islands, streams and canals that make up the vast Parana Delta, and harks back to the days when jaguars once roamed this lush area. Tigre is a wonderful place to explore on a day trip from Buenos Aires, as you swap the city streets for flowing waterways, bustling markets and maybe a ferry ride. Take a wander down Boulevard de Tigre, which is a bohemian part of the city, filled with art galleries, workshops, artist's studios, more craft markets and street art. For some impressive holiday pics, seek out the Museo de Arte de Tigre, a beautiful building from Argentina's belle epoque and a favourite backdrop for wedding photos. You can also get out on the canals and go rowing or kayaking, with the grand old rowing clubs just metres from Tigre's train station.


The largest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires is also home to two very important horse-sport venues: the Hipodromo Argentino (Palermo Racecourse) and Argentine Polo Ground, regarded as the ‘cathedral of polo'. If you're keen to see a polo match while you're in Buenos Aires, you may as well see the best. November to December is when the annual Argentine Open polo tournament is held, which is recognised as the most important inter-club polo tournament in the world. Organise those tickets early! Also in November is the Argentine Derby or El Gran Premio Nacional, which is a buzzing event and fantastic way to experience the charm of the historic venue which opened in 1876. This is when Argentina's best colts are raced for big money and is a highlight on the social calendar of ‘portenos' as inhabitants of Buenos Aires are known. Palermo gives you two famous Buenos Aires landmarks in the one barrio, plus a whole lot of history and atmosphere thrown in, so don't miss it.


Also known as the Pink House for obvious reasons, the Casa Rosada is the Presidential Palace and officially called the Casa de Gobierno (Government House). Located on the eastern end of Plaza de Mayo and built on a former fort in the late 19th century, Casa Rosada is the executive building of the President of Argentina. Its eclectic mixture of architectural styles can be attributed to different architects from France, Italy and Sweden who were commissioned to modify the building. Make sure you notice the Italianate portico at the entrance, built in 1825, and the balcony looking onto Plaza de Mayo. It's from this balcony that Eva 'Evita' Perón famously rallied the working class, and also where Madonna sang in the film 'Evita'. So why pink? The palace's distinctive colour is said to be the idea of the late 19th-century President Domingo Sarmiento. He ordered the palace to be painted in this hue as a symbol of unification between two feuding political parties whose colours were red and white respectively.


Named for its location at the mouth (la boca) of the Richuelo River, La Boca is a colourful bohemian neighbourhood and a day spent exploring its streets is one of the best things to do in Buenos Aires. This vibrant, character-filled working class area has a story to tell, just about anywhere you wander. It's most unique (and most photographed) area is the colourful Calle Museo Caminito, meaning 'little walkway'. This is an is an outdoor museum teeming with tango dancers, street performers, artisans and tourists. The street itself is the canvas of local artist Benito Quinquela Martin who painted the walls of an abandoned street and constructed a crude stage for performances in 1960. The area soon became a magnet for artists and performers and retains its flamboyant charm with cobblestone streets, colourful corrugated-iron houses (coventillos) and artists' studios. Another major drawcard is the La Bombonera football stadium, which is home to the world-famous Boca Juniors club, the former team of football god Diego Maradona.


This unmissable monument is the unofficial centre of Buenos Aires and was built in 1936 to commemorate Buenos Aires' 400th anniversary. The obelisk is made from Cordoba white stone and was constructed in only 31 days. Each side tells a different story, covering four of the most defining moments in the history of Buenos Aires. Built on the original site of the San Nicolas church, today the obelisk stands at the juncture of two of the most significant streets in the city: the super-wide avenue 9 de Julio, and long entertainment strip Corrientes. When you're in the vicinity of the obelisk, take a moment to see it as more than a pillar of stone. El Obelisco is a rallying point for Argentinians and a powerful symbol of the nation's capital. It is where the people of Buenos Aires – and further afield – have come to celebrate sporting glory, to hold candlelit vigils, to protest and to dance.


The identity of Buenos Aires is entwined with the tango, the dramatic and passionate dance that was forged in the city's working class immigrant neighbourhoods in the middle of the nineteenth century. Today, experiencing the tango – whether as an observer or participant – is one of the most incredible things to do in Buenos Aires. You can see tango just about anywhere, from professional stage shows and musical performances to tango-themed cafes and at the humble milonga. The milonga is a traditional Argentinian social gathering in which the style of tango is more cheek-to-cheek than flamboyant, reminiscent of the small steps and very close embrace which emerged in the crowded downtown clubs of the 1950s. Milongas can be held in fancy dance halls, cosy bars, simple community centres or anywhere there is room to dance. Check out local apps or the website of the City Tourism Office of Buenos Aires for an updated list of where to find milongas, or take a tango lesson.


Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) is Argentina's most significant fine art museum. It is located in the Recoleta neighbourhood, is part of the Museum Mile, and was established in 1896. Today the museum showcases national and international art in 30 galleries, across three floors and is one of the most popular Buenos Aires tourist attractions. MNBA has one of the largest collections of art in Argentina, with more than 12,000 works that include paintings, sculptures, illustrations, textiles and objects. While the collections of Argentine and South American art might not be as internationally famous as the works of the European masters, look out for the gauchos (Argentine cowboys) of Cesareo Bernaldo de Quiros' oil paintings, and the vibrant port scenes painted by Benito Quinquela Martín, of El Caminito fame in La Boca. Then there are the very big names. MNBA contains works by El Greco, Rembrandt, Goya, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Degas, Kandinsky, Picasso and more. The museum is closed Mondays, open from 11am until 8pm every other weekday, and opens at 10am on weekends.


What do the cities of Milan, Paris, London and Buenos Aires have in common? Arguably the best opera houses in the world. What makes these buildings so exceptional is the superior acoustics and Teatro Colon proudly claims its place amongst this elite group. Taking twenty years to build and opening in 1908, Teatro Colon's stunning surrounds still offer one of the must-do Buenos Aires experiences. The architecture of Teatro Colon is very much in the eclectic style of the early 20th century, with the horseshoe-shaped main stage reminiscent of a classic European theatre. The ornate decor includes Italian marble, stained glass from France, Venetian mosaics and a grand central chandelier of 700 lights suspended above the seven-tier main theatre, which accommodates 3,000 patrons in sumptuous red velvet seats. (Wow.) The orchestra pit can hold 120 musicians and together with the resonance chamber, special curves to reflect the sound, proportions of the theatre and the construction materials, create acoustics that are considered to be perfect. How could you miss a night at the opera, when this is what's waiting for you in Buenos Aires?


Its full name is the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, which is why most people refer to this incredible museum by its acronym: MALBA. Located in the district of Palermo, MALBA is home to one of the world's most important collections of Latin American Art. It's an exciting cultural space, housing a wow-factor permanent exhibition that includes works of art by Frida Kahlo, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Antonio Berni and more. The building itself is also a jaw-dropper. Architectural luminaries such as Sir Norman Foster judged the design competition, with the winning entry becoming the building you see today, constructed from limestone, steel and glass. The work of artists from all over the world is also regularly displayed in temporary exhibits, and MALBA has a cinema, bookstore, great cafe and gift shop.


Regarded as the most significant historical and archaeological site in the city, El Zanjon is a big drawcard for history buffs and anyone interested in what life in Buenos Aires might have been like over the centuries. This glimpse of history was revealed in the 1980s, when during renovations of an Italian-style house, the owner found the foundations of an 18th century colonial-era home. That was just the beginning. As well as three centuries of urban living, taking you back to the era of Spanish settlement, the site also revealed a 150-metre network of tunnels that has taken over 20 years to excavate. All of these amazing findings are now on show in the private museum of El Zanjon. There is a guided tour in English and we recommend calling ahead to ensure the English tour is running when you wish to visit.


Plaza de Mayo is the oldest public square in Buenos Aires and if you're keen to see some of the most important buildings in the city, this is the place to be. The plaza is named after the Argentine revolution, which began on May 25, 1810. This square has witnessed many of the city's historically significant events including the second founding of the city in 1580, the revolution of independence, and most recently, political demonstrations. It's also the meeting place for the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) who began meeting in the square in 1977 to demand information about their missing children during Argentina's last military dictatorship. They still meet in the Plaza every Thursday at 3.30pm. Buildings adjacent the square include Casa Rosada (see above), Pyramide de Mayo, the Metropolitan Cathedral (where Pope Francis led mass as Archbishop of Buenos Aires) and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall).


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Buenos Aires travel tips

This is one fascinating city and the portenos (literally, ‘those from the port’) have a lifestyle all their own. First travel tip is to forget about early nights. Sure, you may be tired from walking all day but if you go to bed early, you’re going to miss Buenos Aires at its finest. Sleep in late, stay out late. It’s the only way. Another travel tip is to think ahead and check out the events planned at the Teatro Colon while you’re in town. Book tickets if something catches your eye – you won’t regret it. Check out some of our other Buenos Aires travel tips, below.

Australians don't need a visa to visit Argentina when travelling as a tourist. Visas are only required for work permits, study or Australian diplomatic and official passport holders. If you do need one of the visas mentioned above, you'll need to obtain it before you travel.


Tipping is not as much a part of the culture in Buenos Aires as it is in the United States, for example. If you're staying in a fancy hotel, it would be acceptable to give porters and hotel cleaning staff a few pesos. When dining out, a 10% tip is customary and if you're treating yourself to a spa treatment, we'd suggest tipping around 15% at a spa. Taxi drivers won't expect a tip but rounding up is common practise.


Spanish is the official language of Argentina although the portenos have their own pronunciation and inherited Italian inflections. While many of the people working in the hospitality and retail industries will speak some English, as with any foreign destination, it's a courteous thing to do if you at least try to meet them halfway. If you don't speak any Spanish at all, brush up on a few key phrases before you leave and know which apps will help you translate quickly and easily.


The currency in Buenos Aires is the Argentine peso (AR$). One Australian dollar is roughly the equivalent of 40 AR$ although of course this fluctuates. Carrying cash and an ATM card is the most advisable option, especially if you plan on shopping at markets which will most likely only accept cash. US dollars are accepted at many places but it's wise to also carry some pesos on you.


The standard electrical voltage in Buenos Aires is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The power plugs and sockets that are used in Argentina are types C and I. In Australia, we use type I, so best to pick up an adaptor before you travel.


International travellers flying into Buenos Aires will most likely arrive at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, better known as Ezeiza International Airport for the suburb in which it is located. The airport is 22kms south-southwest of the city and a taxi ride will take around 40 minutes. There are several bus lines which connect the airport to the city as well. Just ask your Flight Centre travel expert for some tips on transfers to and from Buenos Aires Airport.


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Buenos Aires food and drink

Buenos Aires locals start their day with a cup of freshly roasted coffee and a media luna (Argentinian croissant). For morning tea, try anything (usually cakes or biscuits) made with dulce de leche, which is a sweet, delicious milky caramel syrup – you won’t be sorry.To say that Argentinians love their steak and offal would be an understatement. Make sure you sample these meaty favourites when dining out in Argentina. Again, you won’t be sorry. Black pudding, chitterling, liver and sweetbread are other Argentinian delicacies that look far worse than they taste. Oh and one more thing: ice cream. You. Will. Never. Taste. Better.

Where to eat in Buenos Aires? One thing's for sure, you can't really go wrong. Palermo has an incredible culinary offering (not to mention some outstanding parillas, or steakhouses); Avenida Corrientes is where you'll find some of the big pizzerias; La Boca and San Telmo have authentic bodegones (traditional restaurants of Buenos Aires); and Costanera Norte and Puerto Madero make the most of their waterside location with a selection of fine seafood restaurants to choose from.


Although Buenos Aires has a strong Italian heritage, the coffee scene as Australians would know it has only really taken off in the last few years. Yes you can get an excellent flat white there, but you need to know where to look. The best cafes are concentrated in the Palermo district, with new cafes sporting well-trained baristas opening all the time.


As this is a 24/7 city with dining kicking off around 9pm, it's no wonder Buenos Aires really gets down to business after dark. The laid-back bars of Buenos Aires's oldest suburb, San Telmo, are a great place to start your evening. Palermo is the nightlife hub of the city, with Niceto Vega its street lined with nightclubs. It wouldn't be a night out in Buenos Aires without tango, so try La Catedral if you're new to Argentina's iconic dance.


There are all kinds of food markets in Buenos Aires, from organic markets to huge permanent markets, and pop-up food markets. One of the most popular pop-up markets is the Buenos Aires Market, which is like a travelling gourmet food fair. Check out the location which coincides with your holiday – you won't be disappointed. Bring cash to markets, in small denominations of the local currency, and note that haggling is not really a thing here.


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Where to shop in Buenos Aires?

If you are looking for some funky clothes from local designers, head to Palermo Viejo. You won’t necessarily find bargains, but you will be able to buy one-off creations that no one else in your hometown will be wearing.In Microcentro, Florida Street is the main shopping area for all the big brands. San Telmo’s main street Calle Defensa is where you can pick up some amazing antique pieces. For authentic souvenirs, why not try the Feria de Mataderos? The market-like atmosphere here is so much fun you may end up staying for hours. Whatever you do, make sure you take home some leather goods from your time in Buenos Aires. With all that beef-eating going on, it’s not difficult to find stylish, well-crafted leather goods for much less than what you’d pay anywhere else.

You'll find a market in nearly every neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Feria (market) de San Telmo is one of the biggest and the best, with hundreds of antiques and bric-a-brac stalls spread throughout the cobblestone streets. It's open on a Sunday. If you love books, Feria de Libros in Parque Rivadavia (open daily) is book heaven. Feria de Mataderos is uniquely Argentinian, complete with horseback riding competitions and folklore dancing. It's a little way out of the city (less than an hour) but well worth the travel for what's sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Buenos Aires has a good choice of large shopping centres or malls, but one you absolutely must visit while in town is the Galerias Pacifico Shopping Mall, housed in a lovely beaux arts building in downtown Buenos Aires. The magnificent building was constructed in the 1890s and when you get to the nexus of the galleries, don't forget to look up: the dome is painted with murals that will make you feel like you're in Rome.


Palermo is one of the hippest suburbs of Buenos Aires and the shopping here is very good, with boutiques galore. If you're looking for antiques, head to San Telmo, and on a Sunday the entire street of Defensa is closed off to become a large bustling market. Find moderately priced leather goods in Villa Crespo, head to Recoleta for upscale fashion, and take a walk down calle Florida, which is a street designed just for shopping.


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When is the best time to travel to Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires sits around the same latitude as Sydney. The best time to travel to Buenos Aires depends on several factors (such as festivals and events) but if you’re travelling with only climate in mind, the shoulder seasons of Autumn and Spring have the mildest temperatures. Summers are warm with average highs around 28 degrees celsius and winters can be cool but are not cold. January and February tend to be humid (sound familiar?)

Summer in Buenos Aires regarded as being from 21 December to 20 March and temperatures range from average lows of 19 degrees celsius to average highs of 29 degrees celsius. January is definitely the hottest month and as mentioned above, summer can be humid. Appropriate clothing: Light, summer clothing. Don't forget: The sunscreen and a hat


The winters in Buenos Aires stretch from 21 June to 20 September, with August being the driest month of the year. This is also the time when you'll see the least tourists in the Argentine capital. Winter temperatures can drop to average lows of 8 degrees celsius so while you won't need a duck-down North Face jacket, you will want a coat in the evenings. Appropriate clothing: Long trousers, warm shirts, and jackets Don't forget: Warm but well dressed if you're going to Teatro Colon


Autumn in Buenos Aires runs from 21 March to 20 June and is one of the best times to travel – just after the rush of summer but before the weather gets cooler. This is also loosely the time of year for Carnaval (Mardi Gras) in Buenos Aires, which occurs the week before Lent. Appropriate clothing: Summery clothes. Don't forget: To book ahead if you want to be there during Carnaval!


One of the biggest springtime draw-cards of Buenos Aires is something we also have in Australia: jacarandas in bloom. That said, it's still beautiful. Spring is an ideal time to visit Buenos Aires because the humidity hasn't yet kicked in but the chill of winter is gone. Spring in Buenos Aires goes from 21 September to 20 December and keep an eye out for the World Tango Festival which takes place in the middle of October. Appropriate clothing: Dress in layers, with a light jacket for night Don't forget: Your camera for all those beautiful jacaranda trees.


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How to get around Buenos Aires

There are loads of options for getting around Buenos Aires, and if you want to travel beyond the city there’s an extensive train network to get you there. That said, one of the greatest delights of exploring Buenos Aires is getting to know the neighbourhoods, or barrios, on foot. Areas like San Telmo, Palermo Viejo and Soho, Recoleta, Balvanera and the microcentro (central downtown) are entirely walkable, and will often surprise and delight you with cosy bars or cafes you just stumble across. From a metro to abundant taxis, Buenos Aires transport is a breeze.

Licensed black and yellow taxis are abundant in Buenos Aires, and you'll never have to wait more than a couple of minutes for one. You can flag a taxi directly off the street (look for the ‘libre' sign, which means ‘free') and fares are in Argentine pesos. Spanish-owned Cabify is a rideshare service that operates throughout Buenos Aires.


Buenos Aires is one South American city leading the charge on bike riding, offering a free public bike share scheme to encourage visitors and locals to make the most of the city's 200+km of cycle lanes. The 24-hour bike share scheme is called EcoBici, and bikes can be taken for up to one hour Monday to Friday and up to two hours on the weekend.


Once you arrive in Buenos Aires, get yourself a SUBE card if you think you'll be riding the subway. It will also get you on the buses. The subte network is extensive, with six different lines, and buses are also a great way to get around, running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all around the city. If you're concerned about safety and pickpockets, talk to your hotel concierge for the best advice. Many travellers choose to take taxis for peace of mind.


Thanks to its European heritage, Buenos Aires is a city of neighbourhoods more than anything, and the most fun you'll have is exploring the city on foot. Sure, you won't want to walk everywhere, but once you decide on a neighbourhood to explore, hit the boulevard sidewalks and take your time. Chances are, this is where you'll uncover the real gems of the city and where your unforgettable memories will be made.


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What are the best parks in Buenos Aires?

Wander around the streets of Buenos Aires and you’ll start to get a feel for the city’s French influence, most notable in the urban planning and landscape design. Lush green spaces are part of the city’s appeal, and enable visitors and locals alike to enjoy the climate and a little respite from busy city life. There is a Japanese garden, a garden that celebrates roses, a garden with a lake, gardens built around cemeteries and lots of other oases of green dotted around the city. Here are just a few parks in Buenos Aires worth exploring.

This 25-hectare park was designed at the end of the 19th century and contains a lake as well as Rosedal (Rose Garden), which infuses the park with the scent of roses during September. There is plenty of green grass for you to stretch out on beside the Planetarium, and the park offers pedal boats for rent if you want to head out onto the lake.


The Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires is located right next to the suburb of Palermo, and gives you a little bit of zen in the middle of the city. If all that relaxation makes you peckish, you're in luck. The Japanese Garden has a restaurant within its midst, where sushi fans can get their fix.


Yes, Buenos Aires even has its own ecological reserve, encompassing 350 hectares of land where the financial district meets the Rio de la Plata. It is at its most quiet midweek, when you can kick off your shoes and hear nothing but birdsong. This is a popular spot for picnics, walks and bike rides and if you're lucky, you may even spot a river turtle.


Bordering the neighbourhoods of San Telmo and La Boca is Parque Lezama, new-landscaped green space toward the south of the city. It's the perfect location for a weekend picnic and the big bonus is that the San Telmo weekend market is close by. Parque Lezama has a weekend market of its own, so if you want some market time with a bit of nature thrown in, this is the place.


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Buenos Aires Frequently asked questions

Start with a pair of dancing shoes, so you can tango your way through the streets. When it comes to fashion, Buenos Aires is known for its fashion scene, so dress to impress. Just don't forget your appetite because Buenos Aires is a paradise for food lovers.


Begin your Buenos Aires adventure in the bustling neighborhood of La Boca, known for its vibrant colours and tango-filled streets. It’s the perfect backdrop to while away a sunny afternoon. Caminito is filled with artists and delicious empanadas, but be sure to leave some time for San Telmo, where you can browse through antique markets, enjoy live music and savour mouth-watering street food. No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without a trip to the iconic Plaza de Mayo, where you can admire the historic Casa Rosada and feel the pulse of Argentine history.


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The great news is that there’s magic to be found in Buenos Aires all-year round. Sun-seekers will be drawn to the steamy summer (December to February) while March to May and September to November are ideal for adventuring.


Eat, explore, learn to tango, admire Argentinian architecture, eat some more. Take a stroll along the waterfront promenade of Puerto Madero, watch the sunset, catch a football game, enjoy the opera, devour your bodyweight in empanadas – the list is literally endless!


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