We touch down at Ezeiza airport to set off on a journey through Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in South America.
The truth is that we could spend weeks touring the Argentine capital, full of famous and lesser known tourist spots, where you can enjoy a city that they say never sleeps and full of centuries of history that is reflected in its neighborhoods.
So let’s get ready to lose ourselves in its colorful cobblestone streets and visit five places that anyone visiting Buenos Aires simply should not miss.
Let’s get started!
Plaza de Mayo
If we look back, any relevant (political) event in the country has taken place in this square and every Thursday the famous Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) meet here.
This is the oldest square in Buenos Aires, bordered by some of the most important monuments of the city, such as the Casa Rosada, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Bank of Argentina.
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Statue of Liberty and Buenos Aires its Obelisk.
Standing at a height of more than 67 meters, it is the most emblematic landmark of the city and was built to commemorate the fourth centenary of the founding of the city of Buenos Aires.
Strategically located between two of the most important streets of the capital, Corrientes and 9 de Julio.
On Sundays, Plaza Dorrego is the epicenter of the city, we stroll through its craft and antique stalls, mate in hand, while in the distance we can hear the chords of a famous tango and a couple shows off their dancing skills.
A stop at the famous San Telmo Market is a must, but go early in the morning to grab a good seat at one of its bars and let yourself be seduced by the Argentinean flavors.
Strolling through the neighborhood of San Telmo we also encounter the smallest house in Buenos Aires with a facade of just 2 meters and very near we can rest on the bench of the famous Mafalda.
La Boca neihborhood
If you are asked what you know about the Boca neighborhood, you might say its colorful streets and its soccer team, and you are right.
It has always been a humble neighborhood, in fact, it is said that the colors of its streets are the result of its inhabitants requesting paint cans from the ships that docked in its port.
Of course, you cannot miss the “open air museum” of Caminito, 150 meters full of life and color.
And of course, we conclude our visit at the famous Bombonera.
Did you know that Buenos Aires is the city with the most soccer stadiums? There is a reason why Argentina is home to the best soccer players in the world.
A neighborhood of great historical and architectural interest, it is home to residential buildings with refined architecture surrounded by lush gardens.
If you walk through its streets you will notice that Ortega y Gasset and José Luis Borges, among others, lived in this neighborhood.
But if this neighborhood is also famous for anything, it is for its cemetery, many tourists come to visit this necropolis and its statues.
Interestingly, more than 90 tombs in this cemetery are considered National Historic Monuments, as is the case of Evita’s tomb.
Oh, Buenos Aires, we have yet to discover so much in your streets and neighborhoods, so we promise that we will see each other again very soon.
Remember that we fly daily from Madrid. If you are thinking of flying to Argentina, we hope we have given you food for thought.