Best things to do in Buenos Aires and sightseeing in Buenos Aires
Plaza De Mayo - Talcahuano - Buenos Aires
Here we were at the heart of this romantic city. Plaza De Mayo is usually the first place tourists visit in Buenos Aires and rightly so. Built in 1850, it is the center of political life in Argentina. A walk around the plaza will alone tell you of the Argentinian pride for their Independence from Spain. Lined with 19th century buildings, and some of the city's major landmarks, a walk down this square is like a walk down Argentina's history. There is much to learn and watch here!
Casa Rosada & The Presidential Museum - Buenos Aires
There are a lot of historic and politically important structures in Plaza de Mayo, but this one deserves a special mention. If you know of anyone who has visited this city, you will definitely find a picture of this building on them. This is mostly because this lovely rosy structure instantly catches your eye. One of Argentina's National Historic Monuments, Casa Rosada is used by the executive wing of the President of Argentina. It's baby pink colour is what brings the charm and makes it stand out amongst the rest. There is a museum inside that record the history of all of Argentina's Presidents. There is quite a lot of security here but generally the place is quite tourist friendly.
Casa Saltshaker - Buenos Aires
One of the most unique and adventurous concept of Argentina is Puerta Cerrada, meaning Closed Door dining. This basically means you are invited into a chef's house (a small restaurant looking place) and are served delicacies right from his kitchen. A very personal gourmet experience this concept is very famous in Buenos Aires. Casa Salt shaker has been running for around six years now with two magnificent people, Chef Dan Perlman and host Henry Tapia invite tourists in to taste some dishes created specially for them. The largest group they allow is of 12 people and it is a great cultural and social experience to eat together. You are sure to meet some interesting people and even if you don't, the food is to die for!
The Anuva Wines - Buenos Aires
It would be shameful to leave one of the largest producers of wine in the world, without some wine tasting. The Anuva Wines in Palermo Soho provides the best of Argentina's drinking experience. Providing a unique and diverse collection of wines from various wineries in Argentina and pairing them with delicious local food, Anuva wines gives you the best of both worlds. Their tasting tour further gives you information on the kinds of wine and the making process. You can also purchase and ship some amazing wine bottles home.
Casa Calma Wellness Hotel Hotel - Buenos Aires
Finding the perfect hotel in Buenos Aires could be a bit traumatic. Either you up your budget and pick a lovely luxury option (Like the Four Seasons that is raved about by the tourists) or you go for more of a bread and breakfast kind of a deal. Between these two options lie the Casa Calma, a boutique, classy hotel that gives you luxury at the best rates. It is cozy, quiet, comfortable and has the best access to the city.
Recoleta - Buenos Aires
This large downtown district is enticing when it comes to both history and Architecture. It is the most affluent neighborhood, with chic buildings and expensive hotels. Apart from walking on its wonderful, meandering streets, there are quite a lot of things to do here. The most popular spot here is the Recoleta Cemetery, which is like a huge cemetery. It is amongst the top 10 cemeteries of the world (yes, there is such a list!) and has tombs of many important people, like most of the past Argentinian Presidents and Napoleon's grand daughter. This district boasts of a Parisian style of Architecture and in many ways forms the cultural center of the city. You can find a number of art displays, concerts, plays, cinema etc at the Centro Cultural Recoleta situated here.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Avenida del Libertador - Buenos Aires
Most romantic cities are incomplete without an art museum. So, is Buenos Aires and The museum of Fin Arts is what completes it. One of the oldest art museum's of Argentina, this displays some of the best 19th century collector's edition pieces. With around 688 major permanent displays and 12,000 minor works, you can easily spend the entire day here roaming in its 34 exhibition halls. Moreover, the entry to this fabulous place is completely free!