The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires is somewhere that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. The thing that makes a visit to this insightful city so fascinating is its dual heritage. Buenos Aires is a country that’s part European and part Latin American. With buildings like those in Madrid and cobbled streets straight out of Latin America, it’s clear this city belongs to two cultures.
If you’ve never visited this astounding place before, the chances are that on your first visit, you’ll be a little overwhelmed. It can be hard choosing what to see and do while you’re staying in a new place, despite the length of your trip. To give you an idea of the best things to see and do while in Buenos Aires, I’ve put together this handy guide. Happy traveling!
1. Eat out
If you’re somewhat of a foodie, one thing you have to do while in this tantalizing city is try the local cuisine. The food that you can expect to see served on every menu is Tapas – of course, the best cuts of beef, and surprisingly, various pizza and pasta dishes. Being a city with two heritages, you’ll find a range of traditional Latin American cuisine as well as plenty of European foods.
2. Go dancing
While in Bueno Aires, you have to do go dancing. Known as the city of the Tango, dancing and this delightful cosmopolitan city go hand in hand. If you’ve never done the Tango before, don’t worry, you’ll soon get the hang of it. If you fancy a master class is Argentinian dance, you’ll find plenty around. It’s always best to learn from a professional – take a class and have a laugh, it’ll be a lot of fun, I promise.
3. Learn to speak Spanish
The best way to learn about a new culture is to immerse yourself in it, something that’s hard to do when you don’t speak the language. If you’ve always dreamed of learning a second language, now is your chance. Attend a Spanish school in the city and spend a few days learning how to speak the language. You’ll find learning from a native Spanish speaker much easier.
4. Enjoy the nightlife
Famed for it’s unique and interesting nightlife while you’re in Buenos Aires, you have to experience it. The great thing about this multicultural city is that there’s a type of nightlife for everyone. From rock concerts and fast paced nightclubs to cutesy art cafes and wine bars, there’s somewhere for every taste.
5. Explore the city’s history
If you’re something of a history geek, you don’t want to miss out on the city’s intriguing heritage. From Eva Peron to Che Guevara, this city was home to many people of note. It’s also home to many of what look like some of the world’s most intricate and unique buildings.
6. Mooch in the finest galleries
Home to some of the world’s most amazing art galleries, these aren’t something to miss on your trip. From The Ruth Benzacar Gallery to Maman Fine Art gallery, a fine art showcase, there are plenty of options to choose from.
If you’re going to spend some time in Buenos Aires, these six things have to be on your itinerary.