What do you get when you mix Western European fervour with South American keenness and add some brilliant weather?
Fascinating Buenos Aires, naturally! While party addicts head to this town year on year without losing interest, families, beach lovers and heavy shoppers return time and time again. What draws so many people to the capital city of Argentina? The city’s personality, naturally!
The EU character of the town with its wide roads, path cafeterias and fascinating design, enhances its charm, making it a desirable place to visit. The town enjoys wonderful sunlight when states in the Northerly Hemisphere moan under a blanket of snow. So its summer months of December to February are top holidaymaker season here; but if you want to avoid the crowds, visit during October or November, when its spring-in-the-step and the jacaranda blooms decorate the town. Vibrant though it is, one of the top attractions here is a graveyard!
La Recoleta Graveyard isn’t just the second biggest in the world; it’s also the last place of rest of the most scandalous and reputed figures of Argentina.
Many people head to the vault of Evita; although others may spend a few hours admiring the creative crypts and grand mausoleums. Other critical sights here include the MALBA, Cabildo, Floralis Generica, Nueve De Julio Avenue and Cathedral Metropolitan. This town is much more about passing through than seeing. Your very best visitor experience might be simply an amble across PuertoMadero or paths of Palermo.
Palermo’s pleasant parks, Avenida de Mayo’s architectural wonders, the designer shops of Avenida Alvear and watching Portenos at Calle Florida, are merely a few examples of delight the traveller can experience here.
For children and adults alike, the Buenos Aires Floral Gardens and Buenos Aires Zoo offer different facets of nature, with masses of open space, while the Galileo Galilei Planetarium in the Bosques de Palermo offers space of another kind – one that can mesmerize children. This town would not be complete without its soccer and tango. Ensure you attend at least one match where you can look at the wild fans crying themselves hoarse or celebrated groups clash to be successful. Tango is another lovely experience; even if you’re not a dance lover, you’ll be moved by the beauty and melancholy of tango.
Get your best Tango experiences in a Milonga, where you are able to have somebody to train you in how to tango, if you desire. The Tango holiday which occurs in August is a superb celebration of this fine dance form. Another pride of this place is it’s “Never say Good Night” nightlife. With lots of laid-back music bars, romantic tango bars, clubs and stylish eateries which are open until midnight, nights in Buenos Aires are as enjoyable as the daytime experience. Recoleta, Palermo and Costanera are the ideal districts in which to find some amazing nightlife.
While there’s a lot to do in Buenos Aires, one activity not to be missed by every traveller is to enjoy the local cuisine. Fortunately for holiday makers visiting this area, there are countless thousands of delightful places to stop and refuel.
Prior to heading out for your holiday, take one or two minutes to discover which trattorias you really must not miss during your holiday. Breakfast, Yes, Please! Breakfast starts your day off on the right track, even while you are holidaying. Fortunately you may have a bunch of options here! If you’re attempting to find an easy coffee and pastry, consider Caf Lattente. It is a tiny coffee shop where you will find pro baristas who are talented in the art of making a savoury mug of coffee. Another local favourite is the Full Town Coffee House. Here, patrons will find a full food menu, as well as what’s thought to be one of the city’s best cups of caf con leche. If you’re trying to find something a touch more serious than merely coffee, consider Caf Rivas. The breads are claimed to be the high point of each meal, though the atmosphere also shines.
Refuel your body with lunch after sight-seeing all morning, as you’re likely to be hungry, regardless of whether you had a hefty breakfast. For a cheap, but savoury lunch, consider El Cuartito. Here you will find pizza, but you may be surprised about the numerous other flavour combos that are generally readily available. If you are there for lunch, it is definitely possible to buy single slice for roughly $2, which makes El Cuartito a reasonable option.
Another fantastic option is Broccolino. This is an Italian eatery that is claimed to have wonderful food and very large portions. Think about trying the green spinach crepes, the tagliatelle, brushetta and calamari since they are all local favourites. Buenos Aires is legendary for its steakhouses so you have to go to 1 during your holiday.
One favourite is La Cabrera. Notice that this place is fantastically popular so you should take time to book in advance — even on a weeknight. The portions are enormous. The rib eye, known domestically as the ojo de bife, is claimed to be one of the finest steaks in the town. Like La Cabrera, La Cabana may also be slightly costly.
Holidays are the time to luxuriate in foods that you would not otherwise enjoy and a visit to Buenos Aires is not an exception. Do not forget to enjoy your meals between all of the sights and you may leave the town full, satisfied and with a bunch of memories that you may treasure for ever and ever.