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...more
Located at the corner of Plaza Miserere at Bartolomé Mitre, this makeshift memorial is a touching tribute to the 194 victims of the Republica Cromagnon nightclub fire. There is also a beautiful graffiti mural on the building's remains. Definitely something to check out, though do be...more
The French Passageway is a lovely passage in the San Telmo district that features a collection of local shops. You can find great souvenirs here, as well as fine leather, local art, clothing, and jewelry.
Great little shop located in the San Telmo district, featuring tons of items including adorable stationery pieces, books, household kitsch, t-shirts, art, design, and a lot more. I found a great book on the typography of Buenos Aires there!
Plaza Dorrego is the central plaza in San Telmo. It is the location of the Sunday Market Fair (Ferria de San Telmo) and is surrounding by beautiful old architecture, bars, cafes and restaurants, antique shops and much more.
In my opinion, San Telmo is the most beautiful district in Buenos Aires. It is filled with wonderful sites, old buildings, great graffiti murals, amazing shopping, cafes, restaurants, ice cream shops, souvenir shops. It is the home of the Ferria De San Telmo, which is an incredible display of local...more
El Desnivel was recommended in a bunch of books and on various websites, so we decided to grab lunch there before our tour of El Zanjon. Don't let the cafeteria kitsch fool you - food here means business. The Entrena is delicious, sangria tastes like juice so you'll never feel the buzz...more
Awesome historical site located in the San Telmo Barrio. The tour is about an hour long and very informative. Lots of history about Buenos Aires and its beginnings. The tour guide is hilarious, too. Tours cost 90 pesos. Check times ahead of time as tours are scheduled in Spanish and English...more
La Choza is a very swanky restaurant in the Palermo Soho area. Their menu is a mix of Italian and Argentine specialties. Service is a bit slow, but friendly. The portions are large, so sharing is a good idea. Plan ahead, as they do get crowded - making reservations might be a good idea....more
The oldest and largest synagogue in Buenos Aires, Libertad offers a great, informative tour of both the Jewish Museum and the Synagogue. Tons of information about the history of Jewish life from their immigration from Europe into Argentina and assimilation into the culture. Tours are in English...more