BUENOS AIRES: SEDUCTIVE | ENERGETIC | ECLECTIC

SEE & DO: TEATRO COLÓN

SEE & DO: TEATRO COLÓN

This stunning opera house is one of the five best concert venues in the world.

SEE & DO: PUERTO MADERO

SEE & DO: PUERTO MADERO

This trendy and elite district transformed from an old shipping port into a modern hub of commerce, leisure, and gastronomy. It is home to elegant restaurants, a floating casino, and boasts the latest architectural trends in the city. Photo by: Hernán Piñera | Flickr

SEE & DO: PUENTE DE LA MUJER

SEE & DO: PUENTE DE LA MUJER

Woman’s Bridge – This elegant, asymmetrical bridge connects the waterfronts of the River Plata in the elite Puerto Madero district. Its shape is often described as resembling a woman, or a couple, dancing tango. Photo by: Christian Haugen | Flickr

SEE & DO: SAILING

SEE & DO: SAILING

See Buenos Aires from a different perspective. Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you sail the River La Plata. Photo by: Luis Argerich | Wikimedia Commons

SEE & DO: PLAZA DE MAYO

SEE & DO: PLAZA DE MAYO

Discover the architecture of the country’s political center and see the balcony where Eva and Juana Peron made many of their famous speeches.

SEE & DO: FLORALIS GENÉRICA

SEE & DO: FLORALIS GENÉRICA

Set above a large reflection pool is one of the city’s most iconic sculptures - a giant silver flower. Designed by the architect to move, it closes its petals in the evening and opens them again at night. Photo by: David Stanley | Flickr

SEE & DO: IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA

SEE & DO: IGLESIA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA

This gleaming white colonial church is the second oldest in Buenos Aires. The inside is decorated in a baroque-style, with beautiful carvings and a small museum for religious art, vestments, and artifacts. Photo by: David Stanley | Flickr

SEE & DO: PALACIO DEL CONGRESO

SEE & DO: PALACIO DEL CONGRESO

Palace of the Argentine National Congress – This colossal building is a national historic monument which houses the Argentine National Congress. It was modeled after the Capitol Building in Washington, DC, and was completed in 1906. Photo by: Liam Quinn | Flickr

SEE & DO: TANGO

SEE & DO: TANGO

Tango is a cultural staple in Buenos Aires. Feel the heat and fervor in one of the best tango houses in the city.

SEE & DO: MENDOZA WINE COUNTRY

SEE & DO: MENDOZA WINE COUNTRY

Mendoza is Argentina’s premier wine region known for its intensely popular Malbec wines. Boasting of dark berry flavors, Malbecs are a bold contrast to the highly aromatic Torrontés found in the famously high-altitude vineyards of Cafayate. (Weekend Trip)

STAY: ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL

STAY: ALVEAR PALACE HOTEL

The grand Parisian façade and Louis XVI-style furnishings attract the most illustrious of celebrities world-wide. Relax in old world charm as you rub shoulders with the elite.

STAY: PALACIO DUHAU-PARK HYATT

STAY: PALACIO DUHAU-PARK HYATT

This hotel was originally a 23-room mansion, built in 1934 by French architect Leon Dourge. Elaborate ironwork, glass chandeliers, and Persian rugs welcome you with Belle Époque elegance.

STAY: FOUR SEASONS

STAY: FOUR SEASONS

Located in the exclusive La Recoleta district, this hotel is perfectly situated near many of the cultural and shopping sites. Photo By: Hitters, Juan | Four Seasons

STAY: FOUR SEASONS BUENOS AIRES

STAY: FOUR SEASONS BUENOS AIRES

The rich décor and original antiques of La Mansión Royale Suite has beautiful views of the hotel’s garden and pool.

STAY: MINE HOTEL

STAY: MINE HOTEL

A modernist and minimalist boutique hotel in the Palermo Soho district. Unwind by the pool before heading out for a delightful glass of Malbec wine.

EAT: DON JULIO

EAT: DON JULIO

A classic and traditional parrilla, you can’t go wrong. Mouthwatering steaks are just part of the appeal. Every waiter is sent to wine school and will know just how to help you choose the Malbec or Cabernet that best complements your beef.

EAT: LA CABRERA

EAT: LA CABRERA

Classic and innovative dishes combine to make an unforgettable dining experience. Located in the swanky Palermo area, the restaurant offers exceptional steaks sizzled expertly to bring out the flavor of the country’s famed grass-fed beef.

EAT: OSAKA

EAT: OSAKA

If you’re looking for an alternative to steak, try visiting one of the city’s most fashionable places to eat. The Peruvian-Japanese fusion menu is so popular that the waiting list can run around three weeks.

EAT: OVIEDO

EAT: OVIEDO

This elegant Spanish-style establishment in the heart of Recoleta provides a refreshing alternative to the city’s parrillas. Fresh fish is delivered twice a day and served in classic and modern seafood dishes.

EAT: CASA CRUZ

EAT: CASA CRUZ

Argentine cuisine with a modern twist, the restaurant has attracted acclaim for their delicious steaks and flamboyant drinks. Find your way through the 16-foot brass doors and enjoy!

DRINKS: HARRISON SPEAKEASY

DRINKS: HARRISON SPEAKEASY

This secret members only speakeasy has some of the best cocktails in Buenos Aires. Non-members dining at the connected sushi restaurant, Nicky NY Sushi, can use their charms to gain admission.

DRINKS: REY DE COPAS

DRINKS: REY DE COPAS

Innovative, creative, and delightful, bartenders here have a fondness for using Argentine wine in their concoctions. Try the Gauchito Gin.

DRINKS: VICTORIA BROWN BAR

DRINKS: VICTORIA BROWN BAR

By day, a coffee shop. By night, a cocktail bar. Head straight to the back behind a portrait of Victoria, for some spectacular cocktails.

DRINKS: GRAN BAR DANZON

DRINKS: GRAN BAR DANZON

Stop at the city’s first serious wine bar to have a glass of Malbec. All glasses are served with a small tag that lists information about that particular wine.

DRINKS: FLORERIA ATLANTICA

DRINKS: FLORERIA ATLANTICA

Beneath an unassuming flower and wine shop in the Recoleta neighborhood is an ultra-stylish bar with an off-menu drink known as Ginebra con Tónica y Algo Más. A lethal concoction of gin, tonic, and something more.

SPA: FOUR SEASONS

SPA: FOUR SEASONS

Treat yourself to a truly unique spa experience. Therapeutic massage techniques are choreographed to the beat of tango music that relaxes both body and mind. Follow this with an Argentinian hot stone massage using grape seed oil.

SPA: AHIN

SPA: AHIN

Ahín in the indigenous Mapuche language means welcome ritual ceremony, offered to honor a guest. Awaken your senses and prepare for the active nutrients of Patagonia Mud, fruits of Pehuén and rose hip essences.

SPA: VERDE MANZANA

SPA: VERDE MANZANA

Enjoy the intimate feeling as you walk into this hidden third floor apartment spa. Offering everything from the always popular Shiatsu massage to the extravagant wine massage, their mission is to bring health and relaxation to your everyday life.

SPA: FAENA

SPA: FAENA

Treatments are themed around beauty, style and spirituality. A stunning blue–light zen meditation room centers you and evokes tranquility. You may never want to leave…

SHOP: TANGO SHOES

SHOP: TANGO SHOES

If you dance the Tango, how could you not buy a pair of authentic Tango shoes while you’re in Argentina? If you don’t dance the Tango, buy the shoes and then learn.

SHOP: LEATHER

SHOP: LEATHER

Simply put – you will regret leaving Argentina without buying some sort of leather product.

SHOP: MATE

SHOP: MATE

Mate sets are used to drink yerba which is a traditional South American herbal tea. The sets and tea are found all over the city, so make sure the one you select is not only beautiful but of high quality.

SHOP: SAN TELMO MARKET

SHOP: SAN TELMO MARKET

Enjoy shopping in this famous market and explore the spectacular European architecture of the bohemian San Telmo district.

SHOP: MURILLO STREET

SHOP: MURILLO STREET

Located near Palermo, you will find a wide array of leather houses. Get ready to spend money on some of the very best leather goods in the world.

SHOP: MALBEC WINE

SHOP: MALBEC WINE

The intense dark red color and hints of plums, berries, and spice in Malbec wines make it incredibly popular worldwide.

Buenos Aires has been coined the "Paris of South America” due to its European-style colonial architecture. It has a rich cultural life as evidenced throughout the distinctive neighborhoods, each with its own flavor and style. The rhythm of sexy tango music fills the streets and beckons you for a quick dance as you meander through designer shops in search of the perfect pair of tango shoes. 

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BEFORE YOU GO

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GETTING AROUND

While the metro is the fastest, cheapest way to get around the city, taxis are the safest. Have your hotel or restaurant call in advance on your behalf. Buenos Aires is also a pedestrian-friendly city so feel free to explore on foot. 

 
STAY

Think European-style architecture mixed with Latin American style and you’ve got Buenos Aires. Hotels reflect the distinct personalities of their neighborhoods. There are plenty of options from cosmopolitan luxury hotels to intimate boutique hotels. Here is a taste of the more exclusive properties.

 

Alvear Palace Hotel

Four Seasons

Mine Hotel

Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt 

 

 

EAT 

Buenos Aires’ gastronomic offering is not limited to Argentina’s world-leading beef. The cuisine blends Italian, French and other Old World influences to create a truly unique taste. High-quality meats, fish, pasta, and patties are some of its main specialties.  

 

Casa Cruz

Don Julio

La Cabrera

Osaka

Oviedo

 

 

DRINKS

Nightlife in Buenos Aires has much to offer. You’ll have your choice of trendy cocktail bars, secret speakeasies, and classic tango haunts.

 

Florería Atlántico

Gran Bar Danzón

The Harrison Speakeasy/Nicky NY Sushi

Rey de Copas

Victoria Brown

 
SEE & DO

It's near impossible to experience everything Buenos Aires has to offer in a single trip. From the spectacular performances at the Colón Theater to the seductive tango-dancing, here is the perfect way to begin enjoying this beautiful city. 

 

Floralis Genérica

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar

La Ventana Tango Show

Palacio del Congreso

Plaza de Mayo

Puente de la Mujer

Puerto Madero

Sailing

Teatro Colón

Wine Country - Weekend Trip

 

 

SPA

In the bustling city of Buenos Aires, you’ll find a number of modern spas to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul. The spas are indulgent with some of the treatments using the world famous Argentinian wine. Grab a glass of Malbec after and your day is complete relaxation.

 

ahin wellness & spa

Faena

Home Buenos Aires

Spa at Four Seasons

Verde Manzana

 

 

SHOP

Make room in your suitcase for souvenirs from this stylish city. Leather is just one of the many things Argentina is known for so head on down to Murillo Street, and pick up a purse to compliment your brand new tango shoes.  

 

The San Telmo Market is a great place to find random knick-knacks in a Tuscan-style building, with a wrought iron and glass atrium.  Another lovely reminder of Buenos Aires, are the beautiful mate sets which are used to drink yerba, a traditional South American herbal tea.  

 

The city of Mendoza is responsible for around 60% of Argentina’s wine exports so pick up a bottle of Malbec and try your best to get it home without taking a sip or two.