The essence of Buenos Aires
Accessible to all tastes and pockets, Buenos Aires is an attractive destination. Tourism becomes the third most important economic activity in the country. This boom has brought improvements in infrastructure, luxurious, modern and hip hotels and restaurants are here to stay.
The best example of this revitalization is the capital Buenos Aires Puerto Madero port area which now focuses excellent dining options and entertainment. And also the bohemian district of Palermo Viejo, today the center of happenings in the city.
Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, with intense nightlife and culture. Despite the changes, the city never lost its European flair. Also called the Paris of South America, still chic and sophisticated is the rich architecture, cultural diversity and elegance of its people.
1 - Plaza de Mayo
Subways Bolivar, the Cathedral or Plaza de Mayo
It is the political heart of the capital, surrounded by historic buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Cathedral and Casa Rosada, seat of national government. There, visitors can see the changing of the guard, visit the Presidential Museum, attend cultural events and even find the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.
2 - Teatro Colón
Calle Libertad, subway Tribunales
Architectural icon, the luxurious opera house, opened in 1908, received big names like Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Placido Domingo and Igor Stravinsky. It is recognized worldwide for the excellent acoustics, has cast himself and has capacity for 3,500 people. Currently undergoing reforms to celebrate its 100 years.
3 - Recoleta Cemetery
Elegant and aristocratic mausoleums 6,400 stores, including pyramids and Greek temples. Here are buried important figures in Argentine history, as Eva Peron - his tomb is the main attraction. It is worth visiting the family tomb Peace, a large black stone structure with white marble angels.
4 - Military Circle
Plaza San Martín, San Martín metro
Can not go unnoticed by this marble building, formerly the mansion of peace powerful family, which owns the newspaper La Prensa. It was built between 1902 and 1914 in French style - some rooms are copies of Versailles. Today is the Association of Military. There are guided tours.
5 - Café Tortoni
Avenida de Mayo, Montserrat, subway Piedras
Opened in 1858, is the oldest café in the city, which still preserves the wood and marble tables and old photos on the wall. He has served famous guests, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar and Carlos Gardel. Great option for a coffee. In the evening features traditional tango shows.
6 - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta, Palermo
Opened in 2001, is one of the most modern museums of the capital. It houses the private collection of Eduardo Constantini: 200 pieces (paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs and objects) by Latin American artists of the 20th century. Among them, Tarsila do Amaral, Portinari, Di Cavalcanti and Frida Kahlo.
7 - Museo Evita
Calle Lafinur, Palermo, Italy Metro Plaza
Chronicles the life and work of one of the most important women in Argentine history. The exhibition of clothes and prevents objects, such as voter registration. Highlight for the statue of Evita, who for years was hidden by a farmer in his barn.
8 - Bridge of the Woman
Dique 3, Puerto Madero
Design of the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge is a meeting point in the busy neighborhood. It has 160 feet long, six wide, is mobile and represents a couple dancing tango. It takes its name in honor of women. In Puerto Madero, every street is named after an important woman.
9 - Caminito
It is a boardwalk full of colorful houses, called conventillos, where the Italian immigrants lived. Street performers, vendors and tango dancers vie for the attention of tourists on the streets. Two blocks away is La Bombonera and the Museo de La Pasión Boquense, the museum and stadium of Boca Juniors, Diego Maradona team.
10 - The Line of the Metro (Subway)
The first subway line in Buenos Aires, opened in 1913, still retaining the original cars, made of wood. A walk through this old locomotive is a must. The online part of the Plaza de Mayo and will continue until Congress. Much of the station retains the trappings of the day it opened. Congress at the station, a small museum tells the story of the institution.