Be amazed by Buenos Aires
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The locals of Buenos Aires like to call their city 'the Paris of the South', and when you get to know the city you understand why. The city of beautiful
museums, cute streets, green parks, lots of good food, interesting local neighborhoods and
impressive historical buildings. It is both stylish and charming. There are amazing coffee shops on every street corner. In charming alleys
covered by beautiful trees you will find many (vintage) boutiques and a vibrant
nightlife. In this city you see plenty of dancing happy people.
It's a place that you immediately fall in love with and where you might
want to live. You won't find a better bucket list destination.
San Telmo and Palermo have emerged as THE hotspot neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. With the many bars in San Telmo, the cultural district, you will see the traditional Buenos Aires. In the charismatic neighborhood, history almost literally drips from the colonial mansions and its balconies. Stroll through picturesque streets, admire bizarre street art and mingle with locals at Plaza Dorrego. If you come in the morning you can find the older Porteños everywhere, with an ironed blouse and neatly combed gray hair. All are reading the newspaper in front of the window while enjoying a café con leche served by waiters dressed in tuxedo. Later in the day, street musicians provide for extra atmosphere. Lunching guests take this opportunity to practice their passionate dance: the tango.
The more hipster vibe can be found in
Palermo, where the modern and richer Porteños parade through the
streets in trendy outfits. Everyone loves their bubbles or gin and
tonic drink during a "passionate" conversation on the
terrace. This neighborhood has many trendy pop-up stores and is hugely
popular with shopaholics and jewel lovers. Foodies, art enthusiasts,
hipsters and party-goers all enjoy Palermo. It is one of the coolest
neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.
When you say "Argentina" you say "La Boca". This neighborhood is particularly famous for its famous street El Caminito. Be amazed by brightly colored houses, tango dancers and many photos of Juan and Eva Perón, Che Guevara and football legend Diego Maradona everywhere. A highlight could be a football match at La Bombonera stadium or attend a concert in Usina del Arte, which used to be a power plant. Both events are spectacular and will be a bucket list experience for sure.
In the working-class neighborhood of
Mataderos you will come across a cozy local atmosphere in the lively
folklore market. On this market they sell leather goods and silver jewelry.
Be entertained by the many dancers, gauchos on horseback and
Where to stayIf you are not on a budget we highly recommend the Palo Santo Hotel in Buenos Aires which is located in the heart of the city center. Careful selection of materials, equipment, and supplies help reduce the hotel’s environmental impact.
Palo Santo’s stated mission is to provide a modern, luxurious, green stay while emphasizing comfort, privacy and elegance. On booking.com they get an excellent average rating of 9.3.