The Paris of South America
Welcome to elegant, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, with its European colonial architecture and colorful mix of cultures.
Each district has its own style: enjoy Palermo with its mansions and parks; shop in the chic boutiques of Soho and Hollywood; and soak up the Italian flavor of La Boca where tango dancers and artists display their talents for passersby.
Then top it all off with an Argentine steak, perfectly grilled over a fire of glowing coals, and washed down with an excellent glass of Malbec.
Plaza de Mayo
Plaza de Mayo
Named after the 1810 revolution that took place here—and which led to Argentina’s independence—Plaza de Mayo is considered “a symbol of disaster, rebellion, and hope”. This is reflected in the Plaza’s many renowned buildings, such as the Casa Rosada and the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, the former parish of Pope Francis.
If you love museums, you’ll love Buenos Aires. Must visits include MALBA and its private collection of contemporary Latin American art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and MAMBA, with more than 7,000 works that range from local and Argentinian art to such international artists as Kandinsky, Matisse, and Picasso.
Visiting a cemetery during your vacation might seem odd to some, but not when it comes to the fascinating tombs, Gothic and Art Nouveau monuments, and grandiose mausoleums of Recoleta. It’s also the exclusive “last stop” for Argentina’s most celebrated and notorious entertainers, intellectuals, and politicians, including Eva Peron.