Buenos Aires is like no other city I’ve visited before. A collection of barrios, each with its own distinct character, look and feel, creating a fascinating whole. Here are some of Buenos Aires’ highlights.
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The Obelisco on the Plaza de la República was erected in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the city.
Teatro Colon is considered one of the best opera houses and concert venues in the world.
The Eva Peron monument on the Ministry of Health overlooks Avenida 9 de Julio.
Casa Rosada – the Pink House – at Plaza Mayo is the seat of the Argentinean president.
Monumento del Libertador Jose de San Martin
The maze of grand mausoleums at Recoleta cemetery is one of the most popular sights in Buenos Aires.
A plaque on the black marble tomb of the Duarte family commemorates Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina.
The mausoleum of controversial general and president Julio Argentino Roca is one of the most ostentatious at Recoleta cemetery.
San Telmo is the oldest barrio in Buenos Aires. Colonial buildings, antiques dealers, artist galleries and flea markets give is a laid-back, bohemian flair.
Spanish soldier and explorer Don Pedro de Mendoza first settled on the Rio de la Plata and is considered the founder of Buenos Aires.
Leafy Parque Lezama sits between the barrios of San Telmo and La Boca
Caminito in La Boca is quite likely the most colourful street in Buenos Aires.
The La Boca Juniors’ football stadium, also called La Bombonera
The painter Don Benito Quinquela Martín is a child of La Boca and one of the most popular Argentine artists.
Artists present their works in the colourful streets around Caminito in La Boca.
La Boca is one of Buenos Aires’ most historic barrios. It was here where masses of European immigrants first set foot in Argentina during the late 19th and early 20th century.
The cobble-stones, street cafes, and colourfully decorated shops and houses give Palermo Viejo a relaxed village feel.
The alleys around Palermo are full of humerous and political street art.