Buenos Aires Travel Guide
Being the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires boasts an extensive choice of attractions for the tourist and traveller.
Buenos Aires is an energetic and culturally diverse city with a European flavour. This is partly due to the architectural French and Italian influences and the beautiful Paris-like tree-lined avenues and boulevards.
There is a great diversity of nightlife offering something for everyone - restaurants, bars and nightclubs that rival the best in the world.
It is easy to get around the large city of Buenos Aires using the efficient public transport system. The underground subway system - the 'Subte' - covers all major city destinations. The extensive bus system runs 24 hours a day.
Major attractions in Buenos Aires include the Plaza de Mayo, found in the centre of the downtown part of the city. This, and the Casa Rosada (Pink House), which houses the office of the President of Argentina, are where the Argentine Revolution took place, when Argentina became independent from Spain in 1810.
A visit to the famous and extensive La Recoleta Cemetery is essential. See the tomb of Argentina's charismatic first lady, Eva Perón, better known as Evita. Take a stroll around the many tombs and grave sites of military leaders, Nobel Prize winners and other well-known Argentinians.
The shopping in Buenos Aires is world-class. Discover local designers and rediscover international designers at the many boutiques and department stores. Pick up a unique piece at one of the many flea markets and street stalls in the city. It is very difficult to leave empty handed!
Children and adults alike will enjoy a day out at the Buenos Aires Zoo, which is aiming to become a world leader in the conservation and wildlife preservation of animals. A special treat is getting a bucket of food at the entrance, which you can feed to the animals.
The city of Buenos Aires offers some spectacular scenery and views. The sunset vista of the city from the port district of Puerto Madero is one to behold. Discovering the city gives you many stunning and interesting photographic opportunities.
The Argentinians love their sport. La Boca is the spiritual home of the Boca Juniors soccer team and this neighbourhood is known for its brightly coloured houses and Italian influence. Take the opportunity to watch a game at the Bombonera stadium to experience the passion and energy of the Argentinians.
Be sure to allow enough time to see everything the exciting and diverse city of Buenos Aires has to offer.