73 HOURS IN BUENOS AIRES
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Buenos Aires, Argentina is a visitor’s destination which has become very famous lately, and it's not hard to understand why. With a mix of South American culture with a solid European heritage inside the setting of a multicultural, and cosmopolitan city. Buenos Aires is beyond soccer and tango; it is a city with a history that dates back to very many years, whose story can be understood through its neighborhoods' one of a kind history. From the exceptionally colonial feel of San Telmo to the lofty French air from Recoleta to the amazing current skyscrapers of Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires invites everyone to explore this history with its lovely atmosphere and welcoming occupants, constantly upbeat to demonstrate to you their own Argentina.
In Buenos, there are three means of transport that you can choose from . One of them is using Subways, they are safe, cheap and the demand is high between 9 Am to 7 Pm. Taxis are also affordable but you have to detail the driver of the route that you want to take, and lastly walking, is an ideal method but also make sure you carry the map, to help you trace your route back. For commoners, public transport offered by buses is the best transportation because they are many.
The bus system is comfortable, reliable and affordable, and you can get to virtually any other city in the country from this bustling hub.
Buenos Aires is packed full of great buildings and landmarks. Make sure to allocate the time to visit some of them and find out about their history when in Buenos Aires.
La Casa Rosada
If you travel to Buenos Aires on a weekend or public holiday, make sure to take a tour to the famous Casa Rosada. This Pink colored building is the official seat of the executive branch of the Government of Argentina and is where the nation's president works. La Casa Rosada is of paramount significance to Argentineans, as it has played a big part in the nation’s history. La Casa Rosada offers visitors complimentary tours of the building on weekends and public holidays, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Here you will see many rooms including the President’s Office, with guide's giving a short explanation about each room. One of La Casa Rosada's most significant features is one of its balconies which overlooks Plaza de Mayo. It has been used as a podium by many historical figures, including Evita Perón and Diego Maradona. It is best to try and visit as early as possible as queues tend to build up in the afternoon. Behind La Casa Rosada is El Museo del Bicentenario (The Bicentennial Museum), this is also worth visiting as it categorizes much of Argentina's past both culturally and politically.
Planned and paid for by Argentine designer Eduardo Catalano, the monster silver flower, since 2002 when it opened it has been a famous city landmark.
It sprouts every day over again in a pool of water adjacent to the National Museum of Fine Arts, showing off the stamens inside, this happens at eight in the morning and gradually close again at dusk, emulating the activities of a flower.
The built flower mirrors the city around it on its aluminum petals. At the point when the petals close during the evening, the blossom sparkles red. On only four evenings of the year, the petals of the Floralis Generica stay open: May 25, September 21, December 24, and 31 keeping Buenos Aires in sprout throughout the night. The beauty of this human-made flower attracts many visitors, making it a landmark not to miss while you are in this fantastic city.
Something else about Buenos Aires is its magnificent architecture; with a momentous French impact that can be acknowledged in its buildings and streets
This city has many intriguing districts to visit, as San Telmo, with its collectibles and tango dance halls. Also, travel to Boca district, here you will locate the celebrated sidewalk Caminito, many museums, the Boca Juniors team football field, "La Bombonera" and a lovely road by the port.
Corrientes Avenue is the heart of Bohemia and exhibitions in the city, with numerous performance centers like Luna Park Stadium and San Martín. In the junction of 9 de Julio road and Corrientes Avenue, the Obelisk is found there, a landmark that symbolizes Buenos Aires on the planet.
Another enjoying spot to find is Colon Theater, a magnificent building from the XIX century, made of stunning vitreaux, marble floor, and amazing halls. It also houses an Arts Institute.
An ever-changing, multi-layered city, Buenos Aires is loaded with culture. A schedule full of Porteño cultural activities. It appears as if each day of the week there is a show to attend, futból match to watch, national film to see or new museum exhibit.
If you are a tourist, there is always an opportunity to encounter these local flavors. The origin of tango, Buenos Aires is a perfect setting for learning this national symbol. Regardless of whether it is a formal move studio setting or a more genuine milonga where local people dance until morning, a traveler in BA will be charmed by this sentimental and captivating society. Soccer culture in Argentina will turn out to be a shock to any visitor who has never known that there are die-hard fans of football; the barra brava areas of the arenas overflow with such intense, loyal fans throughout the game in all games.
In the regions of Palermo, Recoleta, and Retiro, art galleries and museums are in every block. Each Friday night on the street of Arroyo, the art galleries welcome locals and visitors alike. These "display nights" are a superb way to encounter a more genuine side Buenos Aires
The performing arts are near and dear to those who reside in Argentina and, in fact, the Tango is their national dance. The Tango has evolved as a favorite dance all over the world due to its emotional expression of love, life, and even sorrow. There are areas dedicated to the enjoyment of this dance all over the city. Small neighborhoods have their milongas, and larger ones have teatros, but you must visit one of these places to experience the thrill of the Tango. You might want to take a few lessons before you leave home.
Porteños eat dinner very late, so don't expect to find many restaurants open before 8:30 pm, because most people will dine at 11 pm or later, and go dancing at 3 am
In La Brigada, you will get served with vast plates of odd Argentinean food such as chorizo, morcilla, chinchulines, briny riñon, and sweetbread. They look pretty gruesome on the plate. After all, they are leftover internal organs of livestock. The food is simple yet delicious. With options like brown rice and stir-fried vegetables, even the visiting vegetarians will go home happy!
Buenos Aires is a fascinating city with something to offer for every vacationing appetite.