BUENOS AIRES: SEDUCTIVE | ENERGETIC | ECLECTIC
SEE & DO: TEATRO COLÓN
This stunning opera house is one of the five best concert venues in the world.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The rich décor and original antiques of La Mansión Royale Suite has beautiful views of the hotel’s garden and pool.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Innovative, creative, and delightful, bartenders here have a fondness for using Argentine wine in their concoctions. Try the Gauchito Gin.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Simply put – you will regret leaving Argentina without buying some sort of leather product.
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
Enjoy shopping in this famous market and explore the spectacular European architecture of the bohemian San Telmo district.
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
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
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.
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
Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt
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.
Nightlife in Buenos Aires has much to offer. You’ll have your choice of trendy cocktail bars, secret speakeasies, and classic tango haunts.
Gran Bar Danzón
The Harrison Speakeasy/Nicky NY Sushi
Rey de Copas
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.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
La Ventana Tango Show
Palacio del Congreso
Plaza de Mayo
Puente de la Mujer
Wine Country - Weekend Trip
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
Home Buenos Aires
Spa at Four Seasons
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.