As the home of Tango, it'd be a crime not to learn a few moves of your own during your holiday in Buenos Aires! But if you're not quite brave enough, head to a milonga where you can watch an authentic Tango in motion. The resting place of Eva Peron at the Recoleta Cemetery is said to be one of the most important sites, and integral to Argentinian history. You can't visit the city and not spend the day at La Bombonera Stadium watching a Boca Juniors football match – it's the team that launched Diego Maradona's fantastic career.
British Airways offers direct flights to Buenos Aires. However, they only fly out from London Heathrow. If you'd prefer to choose a different airport then you'll have to purchase indirect flights. The good news is that they can work out slightly less expensive which is great if you’re on a budget – you’ll just have to be prepared to stopover for a couple of hours. You’ll fly into Ezeiza Ministro Pistarini International Airport which is located around 22 kilometres southwest of the city.
Once you arrive you'll have the choice of hopping on a public bus or jumping in a taxi to reach your final destination. The bus station is situated at terminal B and you’ll need the exact fare to buy a ticket so make sure you're carrying change! The journey can take around an hour depending on how much traffic there is along the way. However they only come around every 45 minutes so if you don't like to wait your best option will be to head towards the taxi ranks – you'll find them outside both terminals. Alternatively you can book one at a desk inside the airport. Try to stay away from unofficial taxis unless you know some basic Spanish – after all you don’t want to get lost before you even start your holiday in Buenos Aires!
The subway can be a cheap and fairly reliable way of travelling around during your holiday in Buenos Aires. Just be aware that it can get very crowded during peak times so it may be best to avoid travelling during this period if you can!
Buenos Aires is a very popular place to visit and it’s easy to see why. As a result there are plenty of types of accommodation to suit every budget, and you'll be able to find cheap hotels in Buenos Aires if you’re looking to be economical. Just make sure you book well in advance to ensure you get the best deals. As Argentina is situated in the Southern Hemisphere they have reverse seasons so the most popular time to visit is during January. The weather is perfect for sunbathing on the beach! However if you want to save some money try visiting during December instead. It’s less crowded and the weather is still very pleasant.
You find an abundance of quality markets during your holiday in Buenos Aires - in the Summer, outdoor markets tend to be over the weekend. Make sure you practise your haggling skills before you go to ensure you pick up some amazing bargains. Don't be afraid to lower the price – you can have some fun with it! Markets to look out for include San Isidro – it specialises in antiques - and San Fernando, which will have something to suit every taste.
Updated 15th May 2013
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"In 2005 UNESCO started the Global Alliance’s Creative Cities Network to recognise cities that are centres for excellence in all manner of creati..." 19 August 2011
posted by hrobertsonThis is a lovely little bario with a very traditional architecture style and a bit of a bohemian vibe. If you go on Sundays you'll enjoy the busy market on Feria de San Telmo. You can also see tango displays at the Plaza Dorrego.
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