A cosmopolitan delight with fabulous hotels and fine dining
Buenos Aires is a fabulous city for visitors, with a wonderful mixture of French and Spanish architecture and a relaxed Latin pace of life. The city is well-suited for exploring on foot, with wide boulevards, large parks and quaint street corners.
Begin your day in the upmarket Recoleta “barrio” with its famous cemetery where the country’s ruling elite are buried (including Eva Peron), then make your way to the historic Plaza de Mayo dominated by the Casa Rosada (Government House) where Eva Peron made her famous balcony speech to the masses.
Spend the afternoon chilling out in the bohemian and relaxed Palermo district, filled with trendy bars and restaurants, perhaps rounding off the day with a wine tasting or a tango show. If you like art there are several museums that may interest you, including the Museo de Bellas Artes, the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Don’t miss the bustling San Telmo Sunday market where you can enjoy tapas at a street café and watch performers among the antique and knick knack stores. A short walk away and you are in La Boca and the “Caminito” with its brightly painted walls where artists gather. Or visit the Puerto Madero waterfront, a previously run down and neglected area which was recently regenerated and now houses some high end bars, restaurants and hotels along the waterfront, as well as a large ecological reserve nearby.
Steeped in history and culture, with fine restaurants and good quality hotels in abundance, this city is an essential destination for the first time visitor to Argentina. For those with more time on their hands we recommend a visit to the nearby Pampas region for a couple of nights stay at a quintessentially Argentinian estancia (working ranch) where you can enjoy the vast plains and learn more about the mythical gaucho culture.
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Places we love to stay
Estancia La Bamba
An old style family-run estancia offering riding and relaxation within easy reach of Buenos Aires.View details about Estancia La Bamba
A grand town house now home to a boutique hotel with a critically acclaimed restaurant and flower-filled roof terrace.View details about Hub Porteño
Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires
Legado Mitico is a boutique hotel based in the heart of Palermo, away from the noise of Buenos Aires.View details about Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires
Algodon Mansion is a high quality boutique hotel, nestled in a prime residential district in the centre of the city.View details about Algodon Mansion
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt
The luxurious Park Hyatt is another firm Miraviva favourite and is well located in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.View details about Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt
The Four Seasons is one of our favourite luxury hotel options in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires.View details about Four Seasons