Our 1 day route highlights the famous and iconic sites of Recoleta, City Center, San Telmo and La Boca.
~ Recoleta ~
Begin your day in the upscale neighborhood of Recoleta with its elegant mansions and 5 star hotels. Visit some noteworthy sites including the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library), UBA (Law School) and the iconic steel and aluminum sculpture, Floralis Genérica. Continue south on Avenida Libertador towards the Museo Nacionale de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum) which boasts the world's largest collection of Argentine art.If you're in need of a coffee break, stop by La Biela, a popular café frequented by locals and tourists. When ready, make your way past the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church through the Centro Cultural Recoleta where you can enjoy various art exhibits, theatrical performances, workshops and concerts. On weekends, shop the artisan bohemian market known as Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia.From there, make your way towards the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place for Argentina's most celebrated figures including Eva Peron (Evita).After visiting the cemetery, walk along Avenida Alvear until you reach Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's widest avenue and home to the iconic Obelisk.
~ Monserrat/City Center ~
Walk down Avenida 9 de Julio where you'll see many iconic and architectural landmarks such as the elegant Teatro Colón (one of the world's best opera houses) and The Obelisk (Buenos Aires' most famous monument stretching 223 ft. up towards the sky). Make a right onto Avenida Corrientes (a hub of the city's bohemian nightlife) and a left onto Avenida Callao which houses many historical buildings built between 1800-1940. Head down Avenida Callao until you reach Plaza del Congreso (home to the National Congress and Kilometre Zero for all Argentine National Highways). From Plaza del Congreso, walk down Avenida de Mayo (the first avenue built in South America) and stop by Café Tortoni (one of the world's oldest coffee houses) for a cup of coffee, or venture into Palacio Barolo (tour reservation required) for unrivaled views of the city. Finally, make your way towards the historic Plaza de Mayo where you'll be steps away from the Casa Rosada (the Pink House where Eva Peron famously addressed the nation), Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral (home to General's San Martin mausoleum) and Cabildo (Former City Hall). The Museo del Bicentenario, situated next to the Casa Rosada, is also worth a look as it beautifully showcases artifacts and videos of Argentina's 200 year modern history.
~ San Telmo ~
One of Buenos Aires' oldest neighbourhood and the birthday place of Tango, also known for its immigrant history, antique markets and cobblestone streets, San Telmo is a neighborhood not to be missed. Walk down Defensa Street where you'll meet Argentina's most beloved little girl, Mafalda, among all the antique shops, bars and restaurants. Take a look at Buenos Aires' narrowest house, LaCasa Minima and stop byPlaza Dorrego for a drink while watching some professional tango dancing (weekends only). For a tasty parrilla lunch, check out Parrilla Del Establo, Desnivel or La Brigada.
~ La Boca ~
After lunch, head to La Boca, a working class district known mostly for two things: El Caminito, one of the most photographed places in the world, and La Bombonera, the fútbol stadium of the Boca Juniors club. Close to the port is the beautiful Fundación Proa, a celebrated art gallery and culture center boasting a rooftop cafe with great views of the river.
End your day at Argentina's most delicious and interactive closed door dining experience, The Argentine Experience, located in the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood. Learn about the best of Argentine cuisine and culture while dining with individuals, couples, families and groups from all over the world. Possibly the best steak and the most fun you'll have in Buenos Aires!