Buenos Aires guide

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Buenos Aires Attractions

Avenida 9 del Julio & Obelisk
Known as the world’s widest avenue, a good place to cross is underneath, at the Obelisk, erected in 1936.

Casa Rosada & Plaza de Mayo
The Argentine “White House”. The government’s executive branch is housed in this building, a strange mix of various architectural styles, perhaps best known for the balcony from which Evita rallied the working class crowds.

Iglesia del Pilar
This church, dating from 1732 is considered one of the best-preserved examples of Argentine colonial architecture. (http://www.iglesiadelpilar.com.ar/)

Kavanagh Building
This 32-floor Art Deco apartment building, constructed of reinforced concrete on a hillside above the clock tower in the Retiro neighborhood, was the tallest in South America when completed in 1936.

Palermo Parks
This major recreational drawing card for all porteños (Buenos Aires inhabitants) has many treats for visitors as well, including the Rose Garden, Andalusian Patio, Japanese garden and the Hipodromo Argentino, the Palermo race course with seats for 45,000.

At the entrance are several large meteorites from Campo del Cielo. In Palermo Park, just off Belisario.

Torre de los Ingleses
Englishmen’s Tower. Built by British residents in 1916 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Revolution of May, the square where this clock tower stands was renamed Plaza de la Fuerza Aerea (Air Force Square) after the Falkland Islands war. (http://www.barriada.com.ar/Retiro/torre.htm/)

Cementerio de la Recoleta
The Recoleta Cemetery was opened for ordinary people in 1822 but as Recoleta’s reputation improved, so did that of the cemetery. Many presidents and historic figures important to Buenos Aires such as Evita lie in it.

Calle Florida
Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that line this mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores. (http://www.floridastreet.com)

Plaza Dorrego & Antique Market
Architecture buffs will love the opulent, early 20th-century buildings that line this mile-long pedestrian mall, popular for its gem, leather and fur stores.

Avenida de Mayo
This elegant thoroughfare is one of the streets bordering the historic and cosmopolitan city center.

Jardin Japones
The Japanese Garden is a tranquil Zen garden complete with koi ponds and an arched bridge even offers a traditional tea house. (http://www.jardinjapones.org.ar)

Cathedral Metropolitana
This 1827 cathedral, a mixture of several architectural styles, houses the remains of Argentine Liberator General Jose de San Martin in a marble mausoleum.

Colorful and traditional, this walkway in the La Boca area is dominated by tango dancers and artisans.

Barrio Chino
Buenos Aires Chinatown in the Belgrano neighborhood. (http://www.mibelgrano.com.ar/barriochino)

El Ateneo
Situated in an old theater, El Ateneo is one of the most popular bookstores in Buenos Aires.

Feria de Mataderos
A local festival of traditional food, art, and dance, it takes place every Sunday and on holidays. (http://www.feriademataderos.com.ar)

Biblioteca Nacional
This huge, modern National Library stores a massive volume of books and offers a spectacular view of Buenos Aires from its reading rooms on the top two stories.

Reserva Ecologica
Nature reserve. Next to the Río de la Plata, a huge wildlife park. (http://www.costanera.se)

Bike Rental
Bike Rentals Buenos Aires
Panda Bike Tours

Car Rental
Autobaires Rent a Car
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Budget Argentina
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Cinemas and Theatres
Alternativa Teatral
Very complete website in which to find all of Buenos Aires´ mainstream and off-theatre circuit.
The Colon Theatre
Opened in 1908 and one of the world’s most important lyrical theaters, this famed 2,500-seat Opera House has hosted greats.
General San Martín Theatre
Complejo Teatral Paseo La Plaza
Centro Cultural de la Cooperación
El Galpón de Catalinas
It started as a group of neighbors that found in the theater the possibility of communicating with other neighbors. Today they are internationally well known.
Village Cinemas

Argentina Tango
Internacional Tango Festival
Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI)
ArteBA, Contemporary Art Fair
BAF, Buenos Aires Fashion Week

Guided Tours Argentina Tango
Buenos Aires Goverment Free Tours
Excursions in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires Tur

Language Schools
AADE (Asociación Argentina de Docentes de Español)
Berlitz Schools
Coined Buenos Aires
Downtown Language Studio
Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges
International Bureau of Languages

Night Life
Dance Club specialized in electronic music.
Asia de Cuba
Dance Club/Disco food & cool drinks.
Dinner and Disco Club.
Disco, Club.
El Living
Chic Buenos Aires dance club and café.
Cafe Tortoni
This famous cafe, the oldest in Argentina, features reasonably priced tango shows in its velvet-covered back room.
Bar Sur
This sultry bar is another popular tango landmark, a small nightlife temple.
El Viejo Almacen
The most traditional tango place of Buenos Aires, located in the heart of the most bohemian district of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, El Viejo Almacen (The old Storehouse), formerly the first location of the British Hospital of Buenos Aires, treasures an outstanding historic feature.
La Ventana Tango Show
Enjoy a traditional Argentinean tango show with an appetizing South American dinner.
Madero Tango
Restaurant, dinner and show.
Madero Tango
Named for the creator of the tango, this 1940s-style club provides a delicious dinner and superbly choreographed tango entertainment.
Complejo Tango
Dinner Tango Show and tango lessons.
Confitería La Ideal
A sense of nostalgia pervades this aging but elegant club where the tango brings locals
and tourists together. Afternoon lessons are a prelude to evening dance parties. (http://www.confiteriaideal.com)
Michelangelo Catedral del Tango Dinner Theatre (http://www.rojotango.com)
Rojo Tango
Dinner and Tango Performance

Online Maps and Guides
Time Out Buenos Aires
(http://www.timeout.com/travel/buenosaires/A>) G Map
Buenos Aires Gay Map
Mapa Buenos Aires Chicos Guide for Kids
Official Tourism Web Site

Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera)
Boca Junior´s Stadium
A historic building inspired by French 18th century architecture where horse races take place.

Tourist Guides
Argentina Tango
Official Tourism Site
You can find guides in all languages.
Turismo en Argentina
Download PDF city guides in different languages

Infoclima (http://www.infoclima.com)
Tu Tiempo (http://www.tutiempo.net)

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