Dubbed the “Paris of the Americas”, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting and cosmopolitan capital cities in South America with world-class galleries, museums, restaurants and attractions. Founded on the banks of the River Plate in 1536, the city is divided into separate suburbs each of which offers a distinctly unique flavour.
From the iconic Pink Palace of downtown’s historic Plaza de Mayo to the leafy tree-lined suburb of elegant Recoleta, home of the famous cemetery and tomb of Buenos Aires’ most famous daughter Evita Peron, there is a neighbourhood to suit your every mood. For gritty, working class Buenos Aires, head to the once run-down port of La Boca now bursting with handicraft sellers, tango dancers and brightly coloured houses while for a classic slice of the city, make your way to the cobbled streets of San Telmo ringed with antique shops and cafés, famous for its weekly flea market. Finally, to escape the madness, take a taxi to the rejuvenated docks of Puerto Madero to spoil yourself in one of the elegant steakhouses or even venture to Palermo, home to the city’s most stylish boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
Whichever suburb you choose, no visit to Argentina is complete without experiencing the city’s favourite dance - Tango. There are venues throughout Buenos Aires which deliver a sumptuous meal and show such as the highly renowned Esquina Carlos Gardel, though for the real thing, head to a traditional “Milonga” dancing club.