Del900 Hostel Boutique. Uncomplicated hostel/hotel with great
location. They have double rooms with private bathrooms + ac/heating, and the building itself is an experience. You can book it here.
Don‘t miss an Argentinean breakfast at famous Café Tortoni (cafe con leche con
medialuna). Celebrities have been drinking their coffee inside this Parisian style café.
El Establo. Great Argentinean grill
restaurant (Parrilla) not far from the port and shopping street Florida.
Chiquilin (Chiquin). Traditional classy bohemian
restaurant around the corner of Buenos‘ Aires broadway Avenida Corrientes.
Pippo. Simple grill restaurant just a few meters away from above
La Estancia. Another
recommendable steakhouse that serves huge baked potatoes.
El Museo de Jamón. Nice Spanish restaurant where you can enjoy ham,
seafood and paella.
El Imparcial. More hispanic gastronomy with a 150 year tradition.
For a spectacular Tango show go to Homero Manzi. They also
offer tickets without pre-defined food or drinks and you can order a la carte.
Avenida Corrientes is known to be the city‘s Broadway. It is filled with theaters and restaurants. Just to name some places where you can enjoy a show: Teatro Apollo, Teatro Astral,
Two very different cinemas: The Gaumont is a cinema supported by the government and only displays Argentinean movies (with tickets for less
than 10 pesos). Inside Recoleta Mall there is a modern cinema showing Argentinean films as
well as popular international blockbusters.
Teatro Colón. The exuberant decoration of the most famous theatre in Buenos
Aires is breathtaking. It opened in 1908 with Verdi‘s opera Aida. Today they also offer guided tours through the luxurious salons.
Do & See:
Palacio Barolo. An impressive building and incarnation of Dante‘s famous
"Divine Comedy". The guided tours lead you up to the top lighthouse and you have a great view over the city.
La Casa Rosada is the famous president‘s building with its "Evita balcony".
Tours through the building are offered and there is a museum at its back.
The Obelisco is set at the crossing of Avenida Julio 9 and Avenida Corrientes. In total there are 24 lanes running around it!
Every Sunday there is a colorful flea market
along the street Defensa leading down to San Telmo and its Plaza Dorrego, where you will probably see an open air tango show. The flea market is a great place for getting souvenirs like Filetes
(typical colorful artistic drawings) or local artwork.
El Zanjon. A beautifully restored building complex (and event
space) that you can visit on a guided tour – leading you back to Buenos Aires‘ past.
Mazana de las luces. The so-called "illuminated block" is one of the
city´s landmarks and formerly was an important center of culture and education. They offer guided tours through the buildings and tunnels as well as theatre shows.
Buenos Aires' people call themselves Porteños to emphasize their connection to the port. Visit the neighborhood of Puerto Madero to get a glimpse of the modern harbor.
Interested in how we planned the route for a less than a month trip from Lima to Buenos Aires?