Buenos Aires… capital of Argentina, home to one third of Argentina’s total population, representing 75% of the country’s total wealth on only 1% of its territory. It’s the legendary city of the Tango, which originated in the lower classes of the port of Buenos Aires, and is today included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Buenos Aires is home to many European immigrants who arrived in the 17th century, and whose influence is still undeniable today. The architecture of the centre evokes Madrid on the Avenida de Mayo, Paris in the chic neighbourhood of Recoleta or Naples in the popular neighbourhood of La Boca. Small Parisian cafes and bistrots, Italian pizzerias and trattorias, wide Madrid avenues… you can find it all. Buenos Aires definitely feels like Europe and we absolutely loved it!
We first stayed in the Palermo area and then moved to Recoleta, two more “upper-scale” areas of Buenos Aires with many hostels, restaurants and bars. Strolling in the streets during the day and savouring amazing “parillas” in the evening. Also a few cultural stops were on our programme like the Museo de Bellas Artes (home to an impressive Rhodin collection, several Gauguins and Monets), Museo de Evita Perron (former first lady of Argentina who stood up for the poor people) and the Cementerio of Recoleta (Latin America’s Pere Lachaise cemetery).
A huge thanks to our amazing hosts Sofia and Juan Martin!! They were simply amazing and they made our stay so much cooler!
Our Favourite picks:
- Restaurant “La Cabrera”, Palermo
- Speak Easy bar “Frank’s”, Palermo
- Cocktail bar “Isabel”, Palermo
- Museo de Bellas Artes
Next stop: Ushuaia!