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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How to save money in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires City Reviews

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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,

  • 80%


    One week in buenos aires

    Great stay, friendly people and great shopping, eating and partying. Lots of sights to see, and good value for the money.

    Insider Tip:When in doubt, take a radiotaxi. Basic Spanish is a must for getting around!

  • 100%


    A city of different stories

    What I love about Buenos Aires is how the city changes somewhat dramatically between different areas: the upper-class districts of Palermo and Recoleta feel worlds apart from the lower-class districts of La Boca and Monserrat. Everywhere there is something to see and explore, regardless of which part of the city you're in. So make sure you're there for long enough to soak up everything BA has to offer. And don't forget to eat at least one steak while you're there- and maybe an alfajore or two.

    Insider Tip:The San Telmo street markets (near Plaza de Mayo) on a Sunday are a must!

  • 90%


    Buenos Aires - Love it!

    I have been to BA twice now spending a total of 14 days there. It is one of my favorite cities which include time spent in London/Paris/Berlin/Montreal/New York throughout the years. If you lack something to do while there I would question your sanity.

  • 70%


    A big city

    A big city with good restaurants, good places for shopping and typical habits like going to the tango. Although being a big city, Buenos Aires is prepared to bike tours, a good place to know the city in a short time. There is care for health. People can be seen jogging and riding a bike. There is passion for soccer.

    Insider Tip:Museo Evita gives interesting information not only about Evita Perón's life but also about a important period in recent argentinian history.

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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