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    Buenos aires city

The City of Buenos Aires or  Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, also called the Federal Capital, is the capital of the Argentine Republic. It is located in the central-eastern region of the country, on the western shore of the Río de la Plata, in the middle of the Pampas, and is the largest urban area in the country, the second in South America, Latin America and the southern hemisphere, and one of the 20 largest cities in the world. It is among the cities with the highest quality of life in Latin America and one of the most visited in South America.  It is an autonomous city that constitutes one of the 24 districts in which the country is divided. It has its own executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as its own police force.

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How to get to the City of Buenos Aires

Airplane:  you will land at Ezeiza or Aeroparque airports   depending on where you come from.

Ministro Pistarini International Airport – Ezeiza: it is the most important in the country  where most international flights arrive and some domestic flights from other destinations in Argentina. The airport is located in the town of Ezeiza, 32 km from the city, about 50 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires.

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery: it is located within the city and at an approximate distance of 25 minutes from the main hotels. It operates mostly domestic flights and some regional flights.

Transportation from the Airports to the City Center:

Public transport: all airports have bus lines that connect them with downtown Buenos Aires. To get around you need to have the SUBE card, which can be purchased at each airport.

Private transfers: it is possible to reserve them in advance or upon arrival.

Taxis: there are different taxi stands available inside the airports.

Remises: they are cars with a private driver. Several taxi companies offer their services to visitors from the airport.


Ship:  From Uruguay, you can cross to Buenos Aires by boat and in a short time.


Ferries:  The terminals of the ferry companies are located in the tourist neighborhood of Puerto Madero and La Boca.


Cruises: Numerous cruise lines operate from the port of Buenos Aires, making it one of the most important spare ports in the region. The terminal is located a short distance from the city center and the main tourist attractions. Taxis, remises and tourist bus are available from it.


Bus:  It is another option in cases where the visitor arrives from a province of Argentina or from a neighboring country. The bus terminal is located in the Retiro neighborhood and has easy access to the city's public transport network.

How to get around the City of Buenos Aires

The subway or subway: it is the fastest and easiest way to reach your destination. The six lines are connected to the main avenues and train and bus stations, and converge in the downtown area of the city, the main hotel zone and tourist attractions.

Bus: it is a fast and cheap variant. The value of the ticket depends on the distance traveled. It is the most used means of transport by its inhabitants, since in all the neighborhoods there is always an access nearby.

Train: the suburban railway network is a good alternative to travel to the neighborhoods farthest from the city center or to visit tourist areas that are outside the radius of the City of Buenos Aires (such as Tigre and Delta). . The service is used with  the card GOES UP.

Cab:  they can be taken directly on the street or requested by phone; They are black and yellow. 

What to see in the City of Buenos Aires


Headquarters of the colonial administration, it occupies the same place since 1580, but its building underwent successive modifications. The first references to the Cabildo come from the beginning of the 17th century. By 1608, it had adobe walls and a thatched roof. As an institution it was repealed in 1821 and for almost 60 years it functioned as an administrative building. Since 1938, the Cabildo houses the National Commission of Museums and Historic Monuments and Places, and the National Historical Museum of the Cabildo of Buenos Aires and the May Revolution.


Metropolitan Cathedral

Located in front of Plaza de Mayo, at the intersection of San Martín Street and Rivadavia Avenue, the Metropolitan Cathedral is the main seat of the Catholic Church of Argentina. In addition to being located in a key area of the City of Buenos Aires, it has a long history of disappointments in its construction. The current building is the sixth construction that was carried out in this place since the second foundation of the city. The final construction began in 1752 and was completed in 1852, although its decoration was completed only in 1911. Its final structure is neoclassical and has a profile rarely used in cathedrals, giving it a closer resemblance to a Greek temple than to the classic Catholic building.  


The Casa Rosada or Government House
It is a palace located in front of the Plaza de Mayo that functions as the seat of the National Government. This imposing pink building occupies the site where the Fort of Buenos Aires was erected in 1580. It was the residence of Spanish viceroys and later housed, with some reforms, the authorities of successive national governments. The current building is the product of the merger of two previous constructions: the presidential headquarters and the Palacio de Correos (on the corner of Hipólito Yrigoyen and Balcarce).

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Colon Theater

It is one of the must-sees in the world of opera, on a par with La Scala in Milan, the Opera Garnier in Paris and the Royal Opera House in London.  From its first performance on May 25, 1908, in which Giuseppe Verdi's opera Aída was presented, the most important directors, singers and dancers in history performed, such as Igor Stravinsky, Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Rudolf Nureyev, Julio Bocca and Maximiliano Guerra. The visit to it offers the possibility of touring the facilities, as well as  know your story.

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The obelisk

It is, throughout the world, the greatest emblem of the city and its inhabitants, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Statue of Liberty in New York. Inaugurated in 1936 to commemorate the fourth centenary of the  first foundation of Buenos Aires . It is located in the place where the national flag was hoisted for the first time in the city. It is strategically located at the intersection of two of the most important avenues: 9 de Julio, among the widest in the world, and  Corrientes "street" , one of the main cultural poles of the city.


The Athenaeum

It is a mega bookstore that receives hundreds of curious and avid readers every day who never cease to marvel at the spectacle that surrounds them. Located  over a  The former cinema theater retains its former splendor and elegance, with its dome decorated with frescoes, its original railings and its decoration intact. In the old stage there is a bar that invites you to sit down, book in hand. You can also take advantage of the armchairs that are on both sides of the main room or sit in the exclusive boxes that function as small reading rooms. In the basement there is a sector dedicated to children's books and the upper floor is dedicated to samples and exhibitions.

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National museum of fine arts

It is one of the most important in Latin America and the one with the largest collection of Argentine art in the country. Located in the neighborhood of  Recoleta was inaugurated in 1896, although its current headquarters date from 1933, in a renovated building. Within the museum's international art heritage, works by El Greco, Goya, Rodin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Chagall and Picasso stand out. It also has a photography room, a pre-Columbian Andean art room, two sculpture terraces and a library with 150,000 copies.

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It is one of the most emblematic walks in the city and attractive  safety pin  for those who visit it. With its typical sheet-metal conventillos from the neighborhood of  La Boca , which shows its walls painted in different colors, its musicians, its tango dancers, its street artists of all kinds, is also an open-air museum almost 150 meters long. Its sinuous layout is due to the fact that it follows the bed of a stream that flowed until the beginning of the 20th century. Thanks to the initiative of several neighbors  In the 1950s, a piece of land from the railway was recovered to turn it into a pedestrian promenade and a museum street, in which works by different artists were gradually added.


Recoleta Cemetery

It was built in 1822 as the first public cemetery in the city  and is located in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta. It is the most visited in the city for its numerous and imposing mausoleums and vaults, of which more than 90 have been declared a National Historic Monument, adorned with marble and sculptures. They belong to  to many of the main protagonists of Argentine history such as  political leaders, presidents of the Nation, writers, Nobel Prize winners, athletes and businessmen.

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Tortoni Coffee

Located in the Monserrat neighborhood, it is the oldest in the City, founded in 1858 and is a true attraction for those who visit it. An important part of the  history of Buenos Aires , since among its most prominent clients were the writers Jorge Luis Borges, Luigi Pirandello, Federico García Lorca and Julio Cortázar, as well as the musicians Arthur Rubinstein and the mythical Carlos Gardel.


The Rose Garden

It is located inside Parque 3 de Febrero, in Palermo, with a collection of more than 18,000 roses and a lake that surrounds it. In its 3.4 hectares that it occupies, it also has a Greek bridge that crosses the lake, an amphitheater, an Andalusian patio and the Garden of Poets.  In 2012, it celebrated its centenary (1914-2014) and was recognized with the international "Garden Excellence Award" (Garden of excellence). This prize is awarded annually by the World Federation of Rose Societies.


Pacific Galleries

The building that houses them in one of the main shopping centers of the City and  It deserves to be visited for its beautiful facilities and, mainly, for its magnificent dome, decorated with murals by prominent Argentine painters: Antonio Berni, Lino Enea Spilimbergo, Demetrio Urruchúa and Juan Carlos Castagnino. Located in one of the main shopping centers of the City, San Nicolás neighborhood, in the heart of the Center (Córdoba and Florida Avenues), it was built in 1889 and  after several years of neglect,  It was recovered in 1990 to convert it into the original shopping center project, being today one of the most frequented shopping centers in the City.


Florida street

It is a pedestrian street, so vehicles never travel. It runs from north to south, starting at Avenida Rivadavia, near Plaza de Mayo,  to finish 10 blocks where the Plaza San Martín is located. There are  stores of the main brands, where it is possible to buy clothes, handicrafts, sportswear, shoes, toys, books and much more. There are also fast food stores, ice cream parlors and traditional cafes where office workers, merchants and tourists mix. Along its street you can enjoy different artistic expressions such as couples dancing tango, music groups, living statues, comedians.

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May Avenue

Located in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of  Monserrat , was the first avenue that had the  Town  and the backbone of your  historical and civic center. Over time, it became a symbol of Argentine-Spanish relations and the stage for all the social manifestations of Buenos Aires. with parisian flair  Starts at  the  May Plaza  and arrives until  the  Congress Square . It maintains all the splendor of past times, preserving in its buildings a mix of art nouveau styles,  neoclassic  , which makes up a complete sample of architecture such as El Palacio Barolo and Hotel Castelar. The decree of  National Executive Power  437 of the year  1997  declared Avenida de Mayo a National Historic Site, for which the facades of the buildings cannot be altered or certain advertisements and canopies placed.

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Madero Port

The old  port of Buenos Aires with its "docks", has become one of the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in the capital. For this reason, you can take a boat trip on the Río de la Plata in its  pier and enjoy the best panoramic views of the city as well as visit  the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, which offers surprising landscapes a short distance from the city center. During the night you can cross the beautiful bridge of the woman, see the Nereidas fountain illuminated and enter the safest neighborhood of Buenos Aires, as well as at any time of the day enjoy  the best of Argentine and international food in any of  its excellent restaurants.

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San Telmo

It is one of the oldest and most traditional neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It is part of the  Historic helmet  of the city and preserves a large part of its architectural heritage. It stands out for its bars,  restaurants ,  tanguerías  and, especially, for the wide variety of antique dealers of different items. In this neighborhood we can enjoy, among other places, the  Plaza Dorrego , the oldest in Buenos Aires after the historic  May Square . On Sundays, this space is the scene of the most important open-air antiques fair in the city.  The Old Warehouse. What was an old campaign warehouse is now an a la carte restaurant serving international cuisine, with an extensive selection of wines and an excellent tango show. Bar Sur, with an intimate atmosphere, is a good place for those who want to listen and see dance  tango  every night until dawn. The San Telmo Market that  still retains the spirit of the first markets minutes from  Obelisk , with a typically Italian façade and spacious interiors. Our Lady of Bethlehem Church  o Parish of San Pedro Telmo, which was declared a National Historical Monument, is one of the oldest in the city. Currently there is a museum here that houses pieces that are more than 200 years old. The National Historical Museum that proposes a journey through the cultures of the original peoples, the time of the conquest and the establishment of the colonial order, among others.

mercado san telmo
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Station  River of Tigre 

It is located in the tourist area and outside the City of Buenos Aires. The Paraná Delta is the fifth largest in the world and the only one that flows into a freshwater course. In order to get there, the most direct option is to take  the line of the Miter Railway that joins the Retiro stations in the center of the city of Buenos Aires and Tigre. The frequency is fast: it leaves every 10 or 15 minutes. Here you can see the typical wooden boats that run through the different rivers of the Delta  that you can visit it with options of shorter tours and others of longer duration. Also, enjoy the view of the beautiful houses and lifestyle that people have on the islands.  Also in this river station  there are, among others, boating clubs with a long history and the port and fruit market, an important attraction in the area: it is  considered the largest open-air shopping center in the country with handicrafts  of regional products, wicker furniture and a varied culinary and decoration offer


Gastronomy of the City of  Buenos Aires

The City has restaurants that are up there with the best in the world, so we can find any type of excellent food in them. Some of its gastronomic poles are  Palermo ,  Puerto Madero ,  Recoleta  and  San Telmo , neighborhoods where you can find the ten restaurants that appear in the list "Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2018" and  many more options.

Undoubtedly, meat is the protagonist of Argentine gastronomy. That is why most tourists who come to Buenos Aires, foreigners or Argentines, look for the best grills to satisfy their curiosity. I know  will suggest below  some grills so you can try the delicious Argentine meat, not without first mentioning some useful tips.

How to order:  Well cooked:  well done - Juicy : red but not raw - Ready : a little redder than Juicy - Round and round : practically raw.

Fittings:  they generally serve bread with pâtés and Chimichurri, a mixture of herbs with olive oil, is served along with the meat. 

Tickets:  traditionally eaten Provoleta, grilled melted provolone, empanadas,  sausages  or black pudding

Complete barbecue: traditional table with various cuts of meat, including chorizo, black pudding, kidney, chichulín, gizzard.

Some cuts of  meat:  Beef Eye: it is a  fillet  extracted from the section of the  rib of beef  meat very  tender and tasty  Chorizo steak:  is the boneless cutlet located on the outside of the back of the beef with less fat but just as tasty - Loin: it is a  cut of meat  of the dorsal region  without  fat - Asado de Tira: roast strip, rib strip, rib in strip, loaded rib or simply, roast - Vacuum: cut  located in the lateral region of the rear quarter of the beef. Between the "false" ribs and the hollows of the hips. 

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Alicia M from Justo 580 -  Madero Port

It offers all the cuts of meat, especially the Ojo de Bife and the Lomo, seasoned with various spices and as an accompaniment a chorizo, black pudding or provoleta.  

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The Lilacs Cabin 

Alicia Moreau from Justo 516  - Madero Port

The best raw material together with an impeccable service made it internationally recognized and frequented by the most demanding palates. So much so that the prestigious American newspaper "The New York Times" highlighted it as one of the 10 best restaurants in the world.


Villegas Madero

Alicia Moreau de Justo 1050 - Puerto Madero

Excellent offal, Chorizo or Blood Sausage, Chorizo with Parmesan or Bell Pepper, Grilled Kidneys, Crispy or Green Sweetbreads and Crispy Chinchulines.

villegas madero

The Cabrera

Cabrera 5099/5127 -  palermo

It is possible to order a tasting of different beef cuts, and pork bondiola. All these dishes are accompanied by sauces and dressings that enhance the piece. These have a significant size, and are clearly for sharing. To accompany, the waiters bring courtesies such as salads, fries.

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Don Julio 

Guatemala 4691 - Palermo

Chosen among the 35 best restaurants in the world. It was ranked 34th in the influential ranking The World's 50 Best. Inside, the place is warm and traditional,  dim lighting, hardwood floors, a glass of wine to kill time before sitting down. A panera, chimichurri, Creole sauce and salt await on the tables.  

don julio

Calden del Soho 

Honduras 4701 - Palermo

Field board. Trio of offal. Garden barbecue. Packaged loin with cous cous. Shrimp and salmon skewers with avocados and green leaves. The meat is  top quality, the right price and  It is always full.

calden de soho

Jesus thing 

Gurruchaga 1406 - Palermo

It has been offering food for more than 60 years, combining  the grill classics, with quality cuts (the Ojo de bife stands out) and very good offal with dishes such as the Gramajo Scrambled Eggs or the pumpkin and sage ravioli,



poor louis  

Arribeños 2393 - Belgrano

The gizzard, the pamplona that  It is a specialty of the place, the T-Bone, the bone that joins bife de chorizo with bife de lomo,  the eye of beef   and the potatoes cut with a knife. They are the star dishes like the rest of the menu.

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