Five simplest ways to make the best out of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is an immense city, full of history and colors. Walking around a lot got us to some amazing spots which we would love to share with you. These are the 5 most remarkable things we've seen during our 4 days here.
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Watch a Tango show
There is no way you get to Argentina and you don't see an Argentinian Tango show. As we were traveling on a budget, we researched to find the best but also affordable tango shows in the city. Therefore we chose Esquina Homero Manzi and we registered directly on their website, thus also obtaining a discount. So we paid 58 USD (~52.3 EUR) per person and the price included:
- The tango show
- A three-course meal with wine included
- Transportation to/from our Airbnb
Even more, we were able to pay cash both in USD and Argentinian Peso.
Discover La Boca Neighborhood
One of the best things to do in Buenos Aires is to visit is El Caminito. It is located in the La Boca neighborhood, a very colorful place where Italians from Genoa settled a while back. This brought influences in flavors, street artists, tango dancers, and beautiful restaurants.
Plaza de Mayo & Casa Rosada
Plaza de Mayo was created in 1884 by uniting Plaza Mayor and Plaza des Armas and it is a place where a lot of demonstrations take place. At the end of the square, you will find Casa Rosada (the Red House) which is the home and office of Argentina's President. It is a delight to walk around because it is full of life. Many people come to relax and enjoy the views.
Obelisco de Buenos Aires
Created for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Buenos Aires, this is one of the most popular monuments in the city. To see this amazing monument, you have to get to Plaza de la Republica, a few blocks away from Plaza de Mayo.
Furthermore, something not everybody knows about this monument is that in December 2005, it was covered in a giant pink condom. The reason was to commemorate the World AIDS day. Also, during its restoration in 2005, bungee jumping from the service stairwell was made available for tourists. 10% of the gains were donated to aid at-risk children.
La Recoleta Cemetery
Probably one of the most popular cemeteries in the world, La Recoleta is a place where famous personalities of Argentina rest in peace. Here you will find the tombs of Eva Peron, Argentina's Presidents, Nobel winners, or Argentinian Army icons.
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