Buenos Aires Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 89%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Nightlife Lovers
- 73%Family Travelers
- 67%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (201)
- Buenos AiresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Dec 17, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves if you are in Buenos Aires and like to party. I barely made it out alive....and it was all worth it! I consider myself pretty outgoing, adventurous, a risk taker and I usually try something before I knock it. If you love to explore the unknown, party like a rock star, enjoy exquisite cuisine and converse with total strangers until wee hours of the morning, then Buenos Aires was made for you...I dare you to visit.
- Buenos AiresNov 25, 2013
Buenos Aires is a city that really is worth visiting. It is a place that combines European architecture with Latin American culture and flair: it is a mega-star city, I think. It has tons of theaters, concert halls, opera houses, symphony orchestras, museums, sporting events, tango halls, and all sorts of tours. Add to that the bars/lounges, great restaurants, a huge variety of hotels, parks,outdoor areas....honestly, the list can go on. I spent a week here, and barely scratched the surface; but, I defintely had fun!
- Buenos AiresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jan 04, 2014
Buenos Aires is a very European city, with wide boulevards and nice parks. I have been there twice and found it to be quite walkable, with occasional taxi rides from place to place. Go to San Telmo neighborhood on Sunday –for street market, crafts, musicians, street tango… It’s very festive… Go to La Boca – a working-class neighborhood, with its colorful buildings, street tango… Stick to the main street/area (to be on a safe side). Don’t miss the Recoleta neighborhood… Besides a very intriguing and unusual cemetery (must visit), it is also a very nice (and expensive) residential area, often called Little Paris. The French Embassy building has very splendid architecture. If you like classical performances (opera, ballet) – go to Teatro Colon. It will be an unforgettable experience. If you don’t, but like architecture and history – go on a tour of Teatro Colon. If you are up to a thrilling experience – attend a soccer game, especially if it’s between the rival neighborhoods. To tell the truth, we got the tickets at the hotel – they included transportation, special VIP treatment and safe delivery back to the hotel. We were glad that we did it – as when the game was over, it looked like that there would be some fight afterwards. Watching the game was a thrilling experience.
- Buenos AiresOct 19, 2013
Buenos Aires is an amazing city - unlike any I've visited before. It took me awhile to come up with an appropriate description, but the one I've settled on (with some help from my sister) is this: Buenos Aires is what would have happened if New York and Miami hooked up in the 80s, had a kid, and left it behind... in the 80s. All the taxi drivers speak limited (VERY limited) English but listen to 80s hits radio all day long. The subways and streets look like NYC in the 80s, layered with posters and graffiti. The colors are like those you'd find in Miami - there's a completely pink stuccoed house around the corner from where we stayed. It's an assault on all of your senses in the very best of ways. Also... there's a lot of meat.
Good things to know about Buenos Aires:
English is definitely not spoken widely in this city. It is a good idea to have a basic understanding of Spanish and/or a phrasebook with you.
Most Spanish speaking cities I've been to pronounce the "ll" (ie. Calle) as a "y" sound. Here it is pronounced as a "zh" sound - kind of the way the French would pronouce a "J."
- Buenos AiresOct 18, 2013
Some cities just have mojo, spirit, moxie -- whatever you want to call it. And Buenos Aires is one of those places that will work on your imagination long after you've left it reluctantly behind. Even the tourist cliches -- catching a tango show, learning to dance the tango yourself -- somehow feel poetic, especially to first-timers. Yes, the city has its gritty neighborhoods, but somehow that just makes it feel more real (unlike a supermodel fantasyland such as Barcelona). Art galleries, boutiques, street performers, cafe culture and music everywhere almost remind me of New Orleans.
- Buenos AiresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Sep 05, 2013
An absolutely incredible city. The most fun I have had on a trip in years. The people are very nice and the city itself gave off a very laid back vibe. There was always a sense of passion in the air. The tango was always present in one form or another. The food was amazing. There wasn't a single meal that wasn't delicious. I highly recommend this city to everyone.
- Buenos AiresMember ofLGBTAug 02, 2013
People call it the Paris of South America and that’s true … sometimes. It’s also the Miami of South America especially along the port and it’s really feels like a developing nation in other parts. But the people are gorgeous and sexy and a little reserved, sort of like the national dance. Pride there is more political than party oriented but that is more like what the founding fathers/mothers had in mind, right? Pride is Saturday, November 1-7. There’s no official website, but check here for info: http://www.thegayguide.com.ar/pride.htm
Insider tip: You must make visit Eva Peron’s tomb in the Recoleta Cemetery. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Perón
Recommended venue: We love the Axel Buenos Aires, a sexy gay hotel with hot guests from all over South America. Info: http://www.axelhotels.com/buenosaires/index.php?lang=enRecommended for:LGBT
- Buenos AiresMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 02, 2013
Buenos Aires is simply one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been fortunate to visit. Just as in Santiago, Chile, where almost 40% of Chile's population lives, about a third of the Argentinian population live in Buenos Aires and it's sprawling suburbs. While the Plaza de Mayor and El Centro have played and continue to play an important role in Buenos Aires, a visitor should consider seeing LaBoca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo, and Belgrano.
- Buenos AiresFeb 21, 2014
I love Buenos Aires. The main issue is it is a bit pricey. However, the public transportation is incredible (and super affordable). If you buy food at the Chinos (small supermarkets) you will save a good amount. Also, look for lunch promotions. There are tons of parks and outdoor markets as well. The bus system in South America is excellent so you can easily get to a lot of places in South America on the cheap!
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Aliases: Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, City of Buenos Aires , 부에노스아이레스