The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is a city as seductive to tourists as the tango. Visit the tomb of controversial Eva Peron in La Recoleta Cemetery, join the elite at a polo match, cheer alongside the fanatics at a football game, or have your photo taken against the pink backdrop of the world famous Casa Rosada. Shop until you drop on Florida Street, soak in the history and colour of La Boca, or join the hip young things in Palermo. When hunger strikes, you simply cannot go past an asado (barbecued steak, ribs and other cuts of beef) from a parrilla, or perhaps a pile of moreish empanadas (pastries bursting with meat and other fillings.) Whatever you order, be sure to finish with an alfajores – two shortbread biscuits sandwiching a thick, decadent layer of dulce de leche (caramel spread.) If you choose self-catering Buenos Aires accommodation, you can also take advantage of the gourmet delights available at the wonderful Mercado del Progreso. A huge food market, come here to stock up on everything from bread and wine to fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, not only saving money on dining out, but getting to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Buenos Aires life.
When to go to Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a fabulous year round destination. Spring and autumn are possibly the best times to visit, thanks to manageable tourist numbers and mild weather, but winter and summer Buenos Aires holidays are wonderful too.
Getting to and around Buenos Aires
Most international tourists arrive in Buenos Aires via flights to Ezeiza Airport, while domestic flights land at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Airport. Once in Buenos Aires, the city is serviced by an excellent public transport network, including the metro, trains and buses.
Where to stay in Buenos Aires
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