Buenos Aires City
Buenos Aires includes the city of Buenos Aires and some of the most touristic spots of the area: San Telmo, Recoleta and Downtown. It is an extensive and energetic city, with a distinctive aspect given by the combination of old buildings and modern towers with large green spaces. Buenos Aires breathes culture and all year long you can find great free theater and music shows on the traditional Corrientes avenue. The meat, the good wine, the best leather, tango, soccer, the european-like city and several shopping malls that allow you to purchase great branded products, make of Buenos Aires one of the most wanted international locations. “Porteños” have a very rich and varied cultural identity.
The city´s infrastructure reflects its positions as one of the largest of the world. There´s a lot to see, so whether you are here for business or pleasure, you have assured entertainment. Some places you can´t miss are La Boca, with its bright and colorful houses, Puerto Madero, a totally recycled neighborhood with very trendy restaurants and fashion stores, San Telmo and Recoleta, the perfect place to discover what Argentina is all about.
There are a lot of pedestrian streets, where you can find young people dancing tango and other typical argentinean dances, musicians and all sort of shows.
Buenos Aires has a humid and warm weather. Summer is very hot, with an average temperature of 28°c (83°F). Winter is not very cold, temperatures ranges from 3°c to 8°c (37°f to 46°f).
In Buenos Aires you will find great diversity of neighborhoods such as Downtown, Palermo, Palermo Viejo, Palermo Soho, San Telmo, Las Cañitas, Belgramo, La Boca, Colegiales, Almagro, Caballito and Barrio Norte, among others. There you will find múltiple lodging choices like hotels, guest houses, serviced apartments, apart hotels, hostels and bed & breakfasts.
The gastronomic offer in the city is impossible to list, since each neighborhood has numerous options for every taste and budget. The influence of spanish and italian immigrants is present in bars, coffee stores and pizzerias. Meat is one of the country´s passions and a lot of restaurants have a grill and serve different cuts of the traditional “asado” (BBQ). Empanadas (piece of pastry folded over into a sealed half circle containing a filling of beef or other ingrediants) are also an alternative to take out or eat on the way.
Nightlife possibilities in Buenos Aires are very varied. From great cinemas, off-Corrientes theather, to the possibility of enjoying classical plays in the Cervantes or San Martin theater. The Colon Theater, whose acustic quality has nothing to envy the Scala of Milan, offers classical music concerts, ballet and opera. Many bars, coffee stores and pizzerias stay open till dawn, specially from thursday to saturday. There are pubs where you can listen to live tango, jazz, celtic music, rock and blues. Nightclubs open around 1 am. Tango reemerged as a dance among “porteños” about 4 or 5 years ago; you can take lessons or dance in the “milongas”, which are organized in different areas of he city.
Carlos Gardel as a referent for Tango, Diego Armando Maradona in soccer, Juan Manuel Fangio in motoring, Carlos Monzón in boxing and Guillermo Vilas in Tennis.
Buenos Aires Neighborhoods