8 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

Argentina, Buenos Aires Guide (B): 8 Things to Do in Buenos Aires

During my trip to South America, I spent 3 nights in Buenos Aires. On the first evening that we arrived, we visited South African friends who live there and had invited us for dinner. The following day, we took a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay and spent the day there. This left us with approximately 36 hours to explore Buenos Aires before we hopped onto an 18-hour flight to Dubai. Not much time to explore one of the largest cities in the world! To save time, we did a half-day city tour which we booked through our hotel. We spent the rest of the time exploring the places not covered by our city tour, using Uber.

Buenos Aires is a beautiful city, often called the Paris of South America for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, tree-lined boulevards and European heritage. In the early 20th century, it was one of the worlds most affluent cities. I found that it shared similarities with other cities I’ve visited as well. Unlike many other cities though, it doesn’t have a long list of sights and attractions to tick off. It is a city best explored by walking through the different neighbourhoods. If it’s your first time there, these are my suggestions on what you should not miss. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 8 Things to Do in Buenos Aires
Guide Location: Argentina » Buenos Aires
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Casa Rosada   La Recoleta Cemetery   The Floralis Generica   La Bombonera Stadium   Caminito   Teatro Colon   Buquebus Ferry   Palacio Duhau  
Author: Sara Essop
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