Buenos Aires has been on my list since our first round of world travels. We debated staying here as one of our month-long South American locations, but at the time it was too expensive. I loved the idea of a European feeling city but in South America. A mixture of two cultures so you could say.
Our purpose in Buenos Aires was to fly from Argentina to Melbourne. But we decided to stay in Buenos Aires for five days so that we could experience the city before having to fly out. And I have to say it didn’t disappoint.
Buenos Aires is big. We did quite a lot of research before picking our neighborhood. And this is what I can tell you.
Straight up, stay in Palermo neighborhood. Hip, beautiful, so much amazing food.
We stayed at and were pleased with HOTEL ARENALES. The room and Wi-Fi were great, the staff was very accommodating, but the breakfast was extremely lacking in our opinion. Which wasn’t a big deal because we enjoy going out for breakfast.
In the way of attractions, I have to be honest. We were in Buenos Aires at the very beginning of the coronavirus spread. Although there were no cases in Buenos Aires at the time (that we know of), attractions were already beginning to shut down. So I was pretty excited to visit the Recoleta Cemetery, but it was closed. If and when you can go to Buenos Aires I imagine it would be a great experience.
It is a walkable city and public transport is easy to use. On the day we went to visit the Cemetery, we walked around and checked off some of the other main attractions. There was plenty to see even without going inside.
But what I truly suggest doing in Buenos Aires is simply eating your way around the city.
Consider this your food guide to Buenos Aires.
Quotidiano – Italian fresh pasta
Sheikob’s Bagels – Bagels
The Lab Coffee Lab – new America cuisine and coffee shop but they don’t serve food, only pastries.
If you’re looking for good sushi, then avoid Sushi Pop. It was terrible.
Artemisia – Vegetarian place
Chicken Bros for wings.
All Saints Cafe – near a fair amount of tourist attractions.
There are two main airports in Buenos Aires, and there are many flights that come into one and leave out of the other. So make sure that when you are looking at flights, you either have enough time to get from one airport to the other, or that all flights are coming in and out of the same airport. We had one scenario where we had to fly into one and then catch a taxi to the other one for our next flight when we were heading to San De Carlos Bariloche, Patagonia. Within that time we also made a pitstop at the mall where Nate wanted to get his Sim card. It was tight, but we made it. whats world travel without of few travel day adventures right?
I imagine Buenos Aires would be more enjoyable without the scare of a global pandemic, but it was a lovely walkable city with beautiful architecture and great cuisine.
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