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Tips on traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Updated on June 9, 2013

La Boca

foto courtesy fedagrafo
foto courtesy fedagrafo

The Paris of the South, now on the cheap

Once considered the Paris of the South, Buenos Aires is now one of the most affordable destinations for travelers. Because of the advantageous exchange rate, US travelers can enjoy what seems to be three times the luxury for the price. Buenos Aires is the cultural capital of South America. It is alive with history, music, and dance. This travel guide tells the basics of where to stay and what to see when you visit Buenos Aires for business of pleasure.

Where to stay

I recommend staying near the center of the city as it allows easy access to the Subte (subway). Retiro and Recoleta are the nicest neighborhoods for hotels. Both neighborhoods have ample access to the subway.

I highly recommend renting an apartment if you will be there for more than a week. Apartments can be had at bargain prices, they have their own kitchens, and can sleep whole families. Some of these apartments have balconies that overlook historic parks or landmark avenues. It is worth a little extra money to get a more authentic residential experience. Fortunately, you won't have to pay more. You can actually save by renting these apartments. You can search ahead of time using the Internet. Be sure to use a credible site. Always meet in person before you pay. Tell them you want to pay in cash. Hardly anyone argues with cash. If they do, be suspicious. Ask more questions.

What to Eat

Beef! Argentina has the best beef in the world. Even a modest steakhouse will blow you away with flavorful beef served in three popular cuts.

Pizza! Argentina has the Italian influence to make a great pizza, but this is no Napoli pizza. The pizza in Argentina is one of a kind. It comes, often with red peppers and ham, but all kinds are served.

Pasta! As with pizza, the Italian influence makes Buenos Aires a great place to eat pasta. The downtown Italian restaurants in Palermo or Plaza Italia should do nicely. Don't eat pasta outside the city. That's more a place for beef.

A slideshow of vacation pictures from Buenos Aires

These beautiful shots of Buenos Aires show a few of the many neighborhoods of the city. Each neighborhood has a distinct character that reflects the history of the city. The city has a number of parks and attractions.

These photos are mostly from Recoleta and Retiro, in the center of the city. Other famous neighborhoods are Palermo, San Telmo, and La Boca, but there are dozens of neighborhoods in the city and they each are worth seeing. I once rode the bus for hours to try what I was told was the best pizza in the city. Although I still believe that title belongs to Cafe Kentucky in Palermo, the ride was an adventure.

Pictures from Buenos Aires

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Avenida 9 de JulioRetiroA street performer in Recoleta.RecoletaRecoletaThe home of Borges in Palermo.Retiro
Avenida 9 de Julio
Avenida 9 de Julio
Retiro
Retiro
A street performer in Recoleta.
A street performer in Recoleta.
Recoleta
Recoleta
Recoleta
Recoleta
The home of Borges in Palermo.
The home of Borges in Palermo.
Retiro
Retiro

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