Buenos Aires is the capital city of Argentina. The birthplace of the tango dance is largely influenced by European culture and is sometimes referred to as the Paris of South America. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and there are many reasons why millions of people visit this beautiful city every year.
Things to do in Buenos Aires
Planning things to do before your trip to Buenos Aires is important and always a great idea! Probably one of the best things to do in Buenos Aires includes getting lost in the neighbourhoods and enjoying the vibes of the people and culture. The capital city is the best place for learning the tango and enjoying world-famous steak with some Argentine Malbec.
Walk down the street of La Boca
La Boca is the oldest working-class neighbourhood that was first settled by the Italians who buckled down in the yards and built their homes with leftover tin scraps in a variety of colors. The color of the buildings is what makes La Boca such a delight to walk around and see.
It is recommended that you do an official tour of this area to ensure that you are kept safe.
Explore San Telmo Market
Thousands of people visit San Telmo Market every Sunday. The market has various stalls that serve delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner choices. Whether you want to buy cured meat, cheddar cheese, fresh fruits or green vegetables, this is the place to go. There is also a variety of stalls selling antiques, handicrafts and other little treasures.
See one of the many tango shows
Watching and dancing the tango is one of top things to do in Buenos Aires, so look forward to plan a visit to a tango show on your trip. You can go to Plaza Dorrego on Sunday to see the locals dancing tango on the street. Where people dance on the streets is locally known as a “milonga”.
There are many traditional tango halls in San Telmo that along with a show also provide tango lessons. So, get tickets for your tango show and enjoy the colourful streets of Buenos Aires.
Visit the famous La Recoleta Cemetery
Located in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, is the Recoleta Cemetery. This fascinating cemetery is where the famous and rich were laid to rest. People like the forever loved Eva Peron (also known as Evita), Admiral Guillermo Brown the founder of the Argentine Navy, and one of the granddaughters of Napoleon are buried here.
Visit some of the historical buildings and important landmarks
There is so much in Buenos Aires for history fans to explore. Visit all the historical buildings around the Obelisco. Don’t forget to visit the National Congress of Argentina, the Casa Rosada, which is the main office of the President and the Teatro Colon, the main opera house.