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Buenos Aires

City Guide

As the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires marries a modern-day cosmopolitan aesthetic with the city’s entrenched, fiery Latino passion. Offering magnificent European architecture, unforgettable nightlife, passionate locals and, of course, some of the best steak and wine on the planet… Buenos Aires – the Tango capital of the world – has it all.

What to do in Buenos Aires

  • Hit the street markets
    On Sundays, head down to Plaza Dorrego for the Feria de Sam Telmo market, which boasts over 270 vendors selling their wares.
  • Get cultured at MALBA
    Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires is the country’s main contemporary art gallery. The gallery features renowned South American artists alongside the local talent’s work.
  • Drink wine
    Argentina is renowned for its world-famous Malbec wine, so you’ll be spoilt for choice in the bars and restaurants of Buenos Aires.
  • Eat steak
    Argentina is famous for its Gaucho way of life and renowned beef. So if you’re a meat-eater, we implore you to try a steak when you head to Buenos Aires, you won't regret it.
  • Head to the football
    Argentinians are famed for their football passion, and Buenos Aires is no different. Head to a Boca Juniors game to witness and unrivalled sporting atmosphere.
  • Dance the tango
    Whether at a class or in the club, it’s imperative you indulge in the city’s national dance.

Fly to Buenos Aires

You can fly direct to Buenos Aires from London Gatwick and Heathrow with British Airways and Norwegian Air. The flight takes around 13-14 hours. Click below to search, compare and book flights.
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Buenos Aires' coolest neighbourhoods

Palermo
Palermo
Palermo is one for the hipsters – quirky art, impressive graffiti, artisan coffee shops, vegetarian-friendly eateries, lively bar and hip cafes.

 

San Telmo
San Telmo
San Telmo is the city’s oldest district, which is clearly visible from the neighbourhood’s 19th century aesthetic. San Telmo is also home to its famous Sunday market, where you can find a whole host of music, food, antiques and trinket vendors.

 

Recoleta
Boasting Parisian architecture, restaurants and cafes, and home to some of the city’s wealthiest residents, Recoleta is relatively quiet but only a stone’s throw away from the main downtown action.

 

Microcentro
Despite being Buenos Aires’ premier financial district, ‘Centro is a hive of activity and home to an abundance of shops, cafes, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and malls.

 

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