I’m not much of a city person but Buenos Aires is my exception to this preference. Although my first impression of the city was pretty average. The metro reminded me of my time in Mumbai and that’s not what you seek when you travel, do you?
But it doesn’t take very long for the people and place to win you over. I loved everything about the place. Everyone is so warm and happy it’s impossible to not feel the good vibes.
My liking towards Buenos Aires also has to do with the fact that I stayed with some amazing friends there. Friends that I had made on the road while traveling in India. They suggested to me all the places I could visit and when they had the time they took me to the nicest parties.
Things to do in Buenos Aires:
I absolutely loved this place in spite of it being the most touristic place in Buenos Aires. It’s colorful, there’s tango playing everywhere, the art looks like it’s all made by Phoebe (from ‘FRIENDS’).
La Recoleta Cemetery
If you’ve been to the ‘park street cemetery’ in Kolkata, India this place may not surprise you much. But it’s a good visit nevertheless. I always find it amusing to see cemeteries bigger than some of the houses in Mumbai.
Walk around Palermo and San Telmo neighborhoods
Buenos Aires is a massive city and it’s not uncommon to find places that are absolutely different from each other there.
San Telmo and Palermo are nice neighborhoods to walk around in just to appreciate the architecture, history, and good food.
Visit a museum
I’m not much of a museum person especially when they’re paid. “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes” has some great art collection though. I was glued inside for hours. Also, it’s centrally located and is free of cost to enter.
Go to a music concert
Most of the people (Actually, all the people) I met there were passionate about two things – Politics and Music. I did not particularly enjoy electronic music being played at the club I visited one evening. My friends refused to let me go back with that memory so they took me to this band performance – La bomba del tiempo (Costs 130 Pesos for a general ticket). I loved every second of it.
Moving around in Buenos Aires:
The size of the city is not a hindrance in moving around owing to its brilliant Subte (Subway) connectivity and bus network. There’s metro as well to connect any other place left out.
I was there to apply for my Bolivia Visa. Anyone who needs to get consular work done, this should be a perfect place to stop and be done with it.
4 thoughts on “Buenos Aires – City that oozes love”
One day, I will head to Argentina and learn to tango!
I wanted to go back for the same. But it’s so difficult to get Argentina Visa outside my home country.
Great suggestions to discover Buenos Aires! I haven’t been to India yet but would be interesting to see the parallels! It definitely looks like a city full of life and worth visiting, and I appreciate the artsy recommendations!
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You definitely should visit India. I see that you’ve been to Sri Lanka. I usually say Sri Lanka is like the zipped version of India.