The very large city of Buenos Aires is located in Argentina on the Río de la Plata. Just like cities like New York, Buenos Aires is also divided into blocks. This makes it a bit easier to find your way around. If you want to see a lot of the city in a short time, it is recommended to use the many ‘hop-on hop-off’ buses. The sights are spread throughout the city. In addition to the busy city life where you can view countless historical and monumental buildings, monuments and statues, there are also many green areas. There are beautiful colorful parks such as Parque Tres de Febrero and the Japanese gardens to admire. The amount of theaters makes it immediately clear that the Argentinians do love music, dance and other forms of entertainment. This is clearly visible in the streets of the older neighborhoods. In the evening people like to get together to have a drink, make music or try the tango.
Buenos Aires Top 10 Things to Do
#1. San Telmo
According to Allcitycodes, Tango takes center stage in this oldest neighborhood of Buenos Aires. The dance can be learned in different places. The best thing to watch this dance is when in the evening the music sounds through the streets and a dance spontaneously arises between the visitors that drips with passion. The neighborhood is also dotted with street performers rocking their heels on the cobbled old squares and streets. Dotted around the neighborhood are a number of interesting museums, antique shops and galleries with remarkable art.
#2. Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires
Although the appearance has been modified several times, the original cathedral was built around the sixteenth century. The overwhelming interior of this most important Catholic cathedral in Buenos Aires was largely designed in the early twentieth century. Of course, frequent use was made of historical (art) objects. For example, the altarpiece dates from 1785 and the statue of Christ which was made in 1761.
#3. Casa Rosada
The literally translated pink house is the official workplace of the president of Argentina. This remarkably colored mansion is located on the Plaza de Mayo where several political institutions are located. Former President Sarmiento had invented the pink color to create peace between ‘red’ federalists and ‘white’ Unitarians. A special fact is to know that Evita Perón addressed the people from the balcony of Casa Rosada.
#4. La Recoleta Cemetery
Around the year 1822, this exceptionally dignified cemetery was established next to the
Church of Our Lady of Pilar. In Spanish it is called ‘Catedral-Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar’. The cemetery and church are located in the cultural district of Recoleta. A number of cemeteries have been assigned to celebrities such as Evita Perón, presidents of Argentina, writer Jose Hernandez and a number of Nobel laureates. Some of the tombs were designed by prominent sculptors. Nothing seems too crazy.
#5. Caminito in La Boca
The pure life of Buenos Aires can be found in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca near the sea. Culture, music and the famous Tango dance merge completely here. Especially in the well-known Caminito street. This part of the district is mainly pedestrian area. Many stories of the people and their lives are told through street art on the walls and walls. Here and there artists offer their products for sale with a stall. And as soon as there is music, there is dancing.
#6. Galerías Pacifico
The most beautiful shopping center in Buenos Aires can be found between the streets Calle Florida, Avenida Córdoba and San Martin. The complex was built to a design by Emilio Agrelo and Roland Le Vacher. Galerías Pacifico is lavishly decorated, but in a tasteful way. There are about twelve frescoes in the dome alone, all of which tell a special moment in history. All kinds of big brand names are represented in this excellent shopping center.
#7. National Congress
The Argentine Parliament has a palace as accommodation. This Congreso de la Nación Argentina was built at the end of the nineteenth century. A lot of work has been done on the details, both inside and out. The sculptures are largely by the hand of the Argentine Lola Mora. The building is located on Avenida Entre Rios opposite Plaza del Congreso.
#8. Galileo Galilei Planetarium
In the largest neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Palermo Woods, you will find the Galileo Galilei Planetarium. Construction of this domed structure started in 1962. The six-storey planetarium really keeps an eye on everything about the universe. Here you will learn everything about celestial bodies, our solar system and even a glimpse into the future.
#9. Obelisco de Buenos Aires
On the widest street in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio, stands the Obelisk of Buenos Aires. The Obelisco de Buenos Aires National Monument stands in the Plaza de la República and is placed there to commemorate the founding of the city. The monument is about sixty-seven meters long. On special days and on special occasions, the obelisk is sometimes decorated or colored.
#10. El Ateneo
In this very well-known bookshop, your jaw will probably drop open in amazement. This former theater is completely filled with books on various subjects. Although the building has undergone several renovations since its existence in 1912, fortunately it has still preserved many details and spaces. For example, there is now a cafe on the former stage. More than forty book and music shops can be found here under one roof.