Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the most elegant and sophisticated cities in South America. Located on the shore of the Río de la Plata, it is a huge metropolis with a core of majestic architectural glories, wonderful museums, modern art galleries and numerous theatres.
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:: Plaza de Mayo: Visit the political centre of Argentina where people come to express their opinions. Thursdays at 3:30, the famous Madres de Plaza de Mayo gather to remember those who disappeared during the dictatorship. Nearby is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Rosada (with Evita´s famous balcony), and the Cabildo – the colonial city hall.
:: The Obelisk: Go to celebrate Argentina´s next sporting victory at this city landmark located at the intersection of Corrientes and 9 de Julio avenues.
:: San Telmo: Wind through this charming old neighbourhood where cobbled streets, colourful cafes, numerous antique shops, and live Sunday tango shows centres around Plaza Dorrego and Calle Defensa.
:: La Boca: Meander along Caminito… a pedestrian walkway lined with murals, statues and colourful corrugated metal houses, home to many artists´ studios. Catch a football game in La Bombonera (the chocolate box), home to Boca Juniors and Maradona, and/or pop into their museum during the day.
:: Palermo: Stroll through the Japanese and Botanical gardens and the Zoo, followed by the Bosques de Palermo, the lungs of the city. Palermo Viejo (old) and Chico (small) are more residential and have Spanish-style architecture. Palermo Hollywood and Soho are filled with lots of restaurants, hip bars, nightclubs, coffee places and design shops.
:: Recoleta: Walk by designer shops, posh restaurants and tree-lined avenues in this neighbourhood that has a distinct Parisian feel. The cemetery is renowned for its illustrious tenants including Evita. One should also visit the large arts and crafts market, and the nearby Centro Cultural Recoleta, which hosts the latest art exhibitions.
:: Puerto Madero: Head to this century-long abandoned port which was rescued in the 90´s by an urban renewal scheme resulting in apartments, a promenade and elegant restaurants.
:: Tigre: Get out of town in el Tigre delta region, and take a boat trip along the meandering rivers and to Martín García Island – a natural and ecological reserve filled with birdlife and a maze of small inner islands.
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