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

Find out how to save money when shopping in Buenos Aires and much more.

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Buenos Aires City Reviews

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    Fallen in love with this city!

    I love Buenos Aires, I love that it has so many different neighborhoods and I love the culture and the buzz of this beautiful city. There is so much to do and see from the San Telmo market to going to the Pampas area and watching Polo. I can't recommend this incredibly exciting city enough!

    Insider Tip:There is a lot of petty theft around so hold onto your belongings tightly. My biggest tip would be to go to a Milonga at about 4:00am maybe on a Friday or Saturday, you will see some mind blowing Tango!

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    Walk and Parties

    Nice city to ride a bike in the parks, go out to have drink, original Pub Crawl with cool shots, very good cousine.

    Insider Tip:Stay in a hostel in Palermo, the best neighborhood to go out.

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    A short stay in Buenos Aires

    What a great city, so much to do and see! Many districts all ahve their own characters and subway makes it very easy to get around. Lots of nice restaurants and sites to see, as well as a great nighlife too! Wish I´d have been able to stay longer!

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    Buenos Aires

    If you like big citys and enjoying wondering the shops to spend some cash this is the place for you. However if on a tight budget may cut into ur travelling money alot!

    Insider Tip:Buy ur own food and cook it at the hostel! alot cheaper! also learn spanish as many resturants and other shops cant speak english and also dont have a english menu

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    Walkable City

    The city is filled with free museums and activities. La Casa Rosada, Museo Bicentenario, Palacio Legislativo, etc are all great free visits. Wifi is also common in many places. The are art museums are true gems, even for non-art fans like me.

    Insider Tip:Be careful before entering the Subte to make sure you are going to be headed in the correct direction.

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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