City Guide Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a great metropolis with eleven million inhabitants and one of the largest in the world. It is also the most elegant and busiest city in South America and is in some way the essence of the variety of the Argentine.

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Buenos Aires - A city tour

As Buenos Aires is so big, seeing all it can to offer can prove to be difficult. A good way to see as much as possible is by going on a city tour. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Mariana Gallow of Travel Line tours in Buenos Aires to talk about their 'Traditional Buenos Aires City Tour' which can be booked on Hostelworld.com. In the podcast she tells Colm about some of Buenos Aires' most famous squares, neighbourhoods and much more.

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Buenos Aires City Reviews

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    Great Metropolis

    Buenos Aires is a great city which has lots to offer from great nightlife over vibrant culture to stunning architecture. All this paired with the very friendly and welcoming people makes for an amazing time in this lively Metropolis.

    Insider Tip:Walk the streets of San Telmo...

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    It is like Europe

    The city is really like being in a bigger city in Europe. It is easy to come around, and there are so much stuff to do here!

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    BsAs by night from the airplane at AEP

    It also worth it to take the plane by night from AEP and to land there as well by day with the Rio de la Plata. Go to place of Dos Congresos around o'ckock and will hear the Dong Dong Dong ringing the o'clock time. Looking at the air you will find out that 2 steel statues are making the ringing on the clock.

    Insider Tip:Parilla bueno approvecho

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    Buenos Aires

    A great city- loads of different areas to explore- Palermo, Recoleta, San Telmo, La Boca are definite must sees. It's worth staying near a metro to help you get around easily (the red line was the most useful for us).

    Insider Tip:The Tango Complejo package is a good place to start (tango lesson, dinner and show- highly touristy but worth it for the introduction). Stay in Palermo Try Persicco's ice cream. Eat at Cabana Las Lilas in Puerto Madryn (expénsive but worth it)

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    Buenos Aires

    What a great city!! So much to see and do- we spent 5 days here in total and could have spent 2 weeks! Palermo is the best district to stay in, preferably somewhere near the metro lines. It has great bars, cafes and parks. It's really worth looking into each neighbourhood as well- we did a bike tour, which took in the Recoleto cemetary among other sights. La Boca and San Telmo districts are great too- colourful and characterful!

    Insider Tip:Doing the touristy Tango Complejo gives a good overview of the origins and meaning behind the dance. We really wish we'd had to time to go to a 'real' tango experience in San Telmo though. The Puerto Madryn district has some excellent restaurants, well worth the splurge- we loved Cabana las lilas. The only place to eat ice cream- Persicco's chain. I can highly recommend the Dulce de Leche casura con brownie!

Argentina: Itinerary

Founded in 1536, Buenos Aires became the Argentinean capital in 1862, 42 years after Argentina received independence from Spain on the 9th July, 1816. Today it has a population of approximately 3 million people (Greater Buenos Aires has nearly 13 million) and strongly resembles a European city with its tree-lined streets and large squares.

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