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

  • 80%


    One week in BA

    Very nice city, a lot of culture and beautifull places to visit. European style, nice buildings and very safe. Also a lot of bars cafe and really good places for dinner at a fair price, even though the prices are suffering from a very strong inflation (+35% last year)

    Insider Tip:The San Telmo Market on Sundays is not to be missed.

  • 90%


    Big city with lots on offer

    The hop-on, hop-off bus is a good way to figure out what parts of the city you want. If you do hop off in places it'll take two days to do the entire route. Had the best steak ever. The walking tours were good for the history which is interesting. Taxi drivers are crazy. Metro is easy to use and fast to get around. Stick in groups at nighttime as some streets felt a little intimidating.

    Insider Tip:Tango lessons at Le Cathedral were my highlight. We arrived at 730 which was on the very early side. Didn't really start picking up till about 9-10. Great food and tango lessons were a blast. Don't let first impressions burst your bubble, grab a bottle of vino and enjoy.

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    You'll surely wish to become a real Porteño!

    Very big and impressive city for its "melting pot". In some corners you'll think to be in Europe, in some others it is pure South America. You'll surely have good time there!

    Insider Tip:Plaza San Martin, Retiro, Recoleta, Palermo, La Boca

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    Cultured city

    Great architecture all over the cities Memorable street fairs in San Telmo Abundant green spaces and lively parks Affordable and tasty food options around LaValle

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    Beautiful city

    The city is really beautiful with a strange mixture of great architecture with archaic modernisation. A nice blend of history and culture keeps the city alive, with a vibrant night life.

    Insider Tip:Check out the free walking tour in the city. Also, go for some of the speak easy bars in the city,

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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