What are the Best Things to do in Buenos Aires?
The first stop on my travels was in Buenos Aires and it can only be described as fleeting. First impressions? It was nothing like I’d expected, but then I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. The city itself was a lot larger than I’d initially thought. And definitely requires at least a few days to fully explore. Try and go when it’s sunny as it makes for a much more enjoyable trip.Buenos Aires has some beautiful buildings, with absolutely stunning architecture, but sadly it seems that they have let most of them go. The streets are filled with little cafes and restaurants, all claiming to have the ‘best steak ever’. In all honestly, I wasn’t that impressed with the quality of steaks, the wine on the other hand, was absolutely delightful. Malbec was unquestionably my tinto of choice.
During my visit it didn’t just rain, it poured. And unfortunately the rain seemed to keep following me. As mentioned above, Buenos Aires is a city that I believe should be enjoyed in the sun, or at least not in the torrential rain.
I didn’t really get to explore the city the way that I’d have liked to, but I’m going back so I can give you a full update then. The three things that I would highly recommend so far are:
1) Teatro Colon in the Central district (Microcentro).
- The theatre itself will leave you in awe, it’s incredible. You have the option of doing an organised tour but I’d highly recommend going to see a ballet or opera while you’re there. Compared to London prices it’s an absolute bargain, tickets were a mere £25 per person.
2) Cementerio de la Recoleta in the Recoleta district.
- who many claim is Buenos Aires’ top tourist attraction. Once you’ve visited this place you’ll know why. Not only is it the resting place of Evita, it’s also home to some of Argentina’s most elite.
3) Clearly no trip to Argentina would be complete without going to a tango show.
- The city is full of them and it’s virtually impossible to walk down the street without getting stopped by some tango tout. Choose the one that appeals to you the most, prices vary but they are all much of a muchness.
There is so much more to do in Buenos Aires, but if you’re short on time make sure you do at least these three things.
My next trip to BA will involve a lot more exploring and hopefully some better weather. Until then… what were the best things to do in Buenos Aires for you?