Every trip to Buenos Aires must begin with a walk through the mythical Plaza de Mayo This is not only the birthplace of the city but also the political epicenter of Argentina. Here is the famous Casa Rosa, the office of the president of Argentina, whose balcony became famous in the world when Peron made his speech next to his partner Evita. We will also find the Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which keeps the remains of General San Martín, the nation’s greatest hero.
Theaters, cafes, bookstores and pizzerias, a perfect summary of the Buenos Aires idiosyncrasies that find their perfect balance on Corrientes Avenue. This street is the favorite of locals when they want to see a theatrical show and is known as the broadway of South America. And after the show nothing better than a slice (or better three) of pizza, here you will find the best in the city. Also at its intersection with Avenida 9 de Julio, is the Obelisk, the icon of Buenos Aires par excellence.
These two neighborhoods are the classics if you want to know the beauty of Buenos Aires. San Telmo, is a bohemian neighborhood where Tango breathes in every corner. Do not miss the opportunity to take a walk through its cobbled streets and visit its old market. Further south is the Barrio de La Boca, known internationally for its football club, this old port neighborhood still retains its aesthetics of the last century, with conventillos and colorful houses, which formed a Buenos Aires immigrant.
If you want to live the rhythm of 2×4 on your feet Buenos Aires has many proposals for you. You can start by watching some of their wonderful Tango salon shows, which are undoubtedly one of the best in the world. Now that you are familiar with this dance, why not dance it? You can attend a Tango class and feel their movements on your own feet. And to give a trip to your trip, why not attend a milonga? These dance halls, are something like the clubs of the nineteenth century, there meet the Buenos Aires who love tango with a single purpose, dance it!
Buenos Aires is not only the city in the world with the most libraries per capita, but also has the honor of having the most beautiful in the world. The Grand Splendid Athenaeum was an old theater cinema, where the great tango singers once gave their shows. The theater closed at the end of the 90s, but it was reborn as a bookstore, the largest in the city and undoubtedly more incredible.
Located in the middle of one of the most elegant neighborhoods of the city, this old cemetery is full of sumptuous tombs of the most powerful families in Argentina. Among its small corridors we will see hundreds of marble and bronze statues, which convey different messages, stories and symbolisms, paying tribute and remembering those who rest there. An ideal walk for lovers of history and photography.
The history of the city of Buenos Aires City dates back to 1536, when the Spanish colonizer Pedro de Mendoza founded the city under the name of the Holy Spirit and Port of Santa Maria del Buen Ayre.
The small colony was growing, becoming one of the main Spanish ports in the South Atlantic, until in 1810, the neighbors met in the town hall of the current Plaza de Mayo asking for the independence of the viceroyalty of the King of Spain.
After years of wars of independence, the Argentine nation was born in 1816 and internal clashes soon arrived. Already at the end of the 19th century, Argentina became one of the most prosperous countries in the world, due to the great wealth that the countryside provided.
This golden age is reflected in the growth of the metropolis and the sumptuous mansions and palaces built by the Argentine aristocracy. During these years the port was the point of arrival of the great immigration current promoted by the Argentine State to populate the nation. Spaniards, Italians, Germans, Arabs, Poles, Hungarians and Russians left their mark forever in the Buenos Aires culture.