The capital city of Buenos Aires offers a pulsating and eclectic atmosphere of sophistication. It is here that local customs are infused by the proud traditions of football and the sultry tango.
Buenos Aires is dotted with many fine eateries, a thriving arts and culture scene, packed nightclubs and world-class accommodation. The city is flanked by the Rio de la Plata, the world’s largest estuary, and the lowlands of the Pampas.
There are various tours that cover the rich history of the city. Be sure to stop at the Plaza de Mayo and Cementerio de la Recoleta.
The legendary Café Tortoni was founded in 1858 and is a popular destination amongst locals and travellers alike. It is here that you can while away the morning sipping on a delicious coffee and snacking on a medialuna (Argentinian croissant) or enjoy a toe-tapping tango performance in the evening.
A not to be missed attraction is that of Casa Rosada, the presidential palace.
The splendid Recoleta Cemetery is the final resting place of many famous citizens of Buenos Aires such as Eva Perón.
The city has a wealth of attractions that are conducive to walking tours. Take a stroll through the colourful Caminito Street in La Boca, enjoy a picnic in the Reserva Ecologica Constanera Sur or browse through the works of famous Argentinian masters at the Colección Costantini.
Summer (May – September)
Min 11°C/52°F and Max 35°C/95°F
Winter (October – April)
Min -5°C/23°F and Max 19°C/66°F