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Buenos Aires

Travel Guide
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Argentina’s capital city has a distinctly European flavour, a rich history and buzzing nightlife.

The 19th century architecture of this beautiful city has both French and Italian influences, which can be seen in its tree-lined avenues and boulevards as well as its brightly coloured houses. It’s also renowned for its colourful neighbourhoods and some of the best and most diverse nightlife in the world.

A good place to start is the Plaza de Mayo, located in the Downtown area 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 gained independence from Spain in 1810. If you’re looking to shop, head to Florida and Lavelle Streets where international designers are represented. There are also plenty of shops locally in Palermo Soho and Viejo.

Take a trip to La Recoleta Cemetery where you can see the tomb of Argentina's charismatic first lady, Eva Perón, better known as Evita. Wander among the many tombs and grave sites of military leaders, Nobel Prize winners and other well-known Argentinians.

From the cemetery, take the metro north of Recoleta to Palermo, one of the city’s most contemporary neighbourhoods. Wander through the cobbled streets past terraced houses and trendy boutiques and cafés.

Children and adults will enjoy a day out at the Buenos Aires Zoo. One of the zoo’s aims is to become a world leader in conservation and wildlife preservation. If you have children with you, pick up a container of food at the entrance so they can feed the animals. At night, return to Palermo Hollywood to hang out with the locals in some of the city’s best bars.

Buenos Aires also has some spectacular scenery and views, offering plenty of photo opportunities. The sunset vista of the city from the port district of Puerto Madero is not to be missed.

Argentinians also love their sport. If you’re a soccer fan, head south to La Boca, the spiritual home of the Boca Juniors. Watch a match at the Bombonera stadium to experience the passion and energy of the Argentinians at its best.

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Where to stay in Buenos Aires

Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Peña 2155, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
The price is AU$80 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Located in Recoleta, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Recoleta Mall and Recoleta Cultural Center. Mariano Moreno National Library of the Argentine ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (698 reviews)
Great Simple Hotel
"We found the Arc Recoleta to be a nice hotel comparable to a Hilton Garden or Hampton Inn. Nice location and excellent value. Location was superb and in the heart of Buenos Aires. Excellent English speaking staff. Restaurant was OK but not great. There was a place right around the corner that was ..."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Arc Recoleta Boutique Hotel & Spa
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The price is AU$160 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum and Coleccion de Arte Amalia ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"El hotel espectacular como siempre, en este caso había un problema general con el aire acondicionado pero solventaron la situación, muy amable el staff"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Hilton Buenos Aires
ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
5 out of 5
Aime Paine 1130, Buenos Aires
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$393 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge and Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum. Casa Rosada and Coleccion ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (199 reviews)
"Really beautiful, nice amenities and great staff! The pool area is wonderful and the neighborhood is very convenient!"

Reviewed on 11 Apr. 2020

ALVEAR ICON HOTEL – LEADING HOTEL OF THE WORLD
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Finca Las Cavas
Finca Las Cavas
3 out of 5
Ruta 97, Ramal Viboras Carmelo, Treinta y Tres 270, Carmelo, Colonia
Situated in Carmelo, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of Bodega Familia Irurtia, La Familia Park and Lo de Jose Castro Museum. Archives and Museum ...
Finca Las Cavas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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