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As the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires has been well known for the dynamic night life, European fragrance and tango.  Its dual heritage of partly European and partly Latin American helps Buenos Aires tourists from all over the world.  The center lies the Plaza de Mayo, greeted by buildings including Casa Rosada and balconied presidential palace.  Florida Street is the main shopping district in Microcentro, which leads to Plaza San Martín, a busy park that used to be an arena for bullfighting.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – 02 DEC: The Obelisk (El Obelisco), the most recognized landmark in the capital on Dec 02, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Anton Velikzhanin / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA Nov. 29:Congressional Plaza the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires Argentina on 11 29 2011 The Congress of the Argentine Nation the legislative branch of the government. (meunierd / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – NOVEMBER 22: Green Inner garden and beautiful architecture at the Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires on November 22, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Anky / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – 7 OCTOBER 2009: The monument of Christopher Columbus on October 7, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (snig / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – NOV 30: Street scene in the Buenos Aires, Nov 30, 2010 in Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires come every year 2.6 million tourists, and it is one of the most visited cities in South America. (De Visu / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, JANUARY 20, 2016 – Galerias Paci­fico, shopping center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, located at the intersection of Florida Street and Cordoba Avenue. (alex_black / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-APRIL 11: Metro train stands by the platform on Retiro station on April 11, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Metro of Buenos Aires is more then 100 years age. (Serjio74 / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – APRIL 1, 2015: Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 737 on the apron at Jorge Newbery Airfield in Buenos Aires. It is the the nation’s busiest airport by passenger traffic. (Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – SEPTEMBER 20: The Luna Park on September 20, 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It’s one of the most important music hall in Americas, Act Charly Garci­a & Alejandro Lerner. (Toniflap / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AREAS ARGENTINA NOVEMBER 29: Plaza de Avenida 9 de Julio is a wide avenue in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Its name honors Argentina’s Independence Day, July 9, 1816. On nov. 29 2011 (meunierd / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 12: Cervantes National Theater in Buenos Aires is the national stage and comedy theatre of Argentina, on November 12, 2006, in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Procy / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, November. 26. 2010: – Theatro Colon (Colon Theater), one of the world’s best opera house, the cultural icon of Buenos Aires, originally opened 1857, Buenos Aires, Argentina (T photography / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – JULY 9: A pair of tango dancers perform on July 9, 2011 in San Telmo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The tango dance originated from Buenos Aires and Montevideo, Uruguay. (Ksenia Ragozina / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – FEB 14: Landmark corner of Caminito Street in La Boca on February14, 2009 in Buenos Aires. Street is a major tourist attraction & the area is filled with colorfully painted buildings. (Neale Cousland / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – FEB 15, 2014: Colorful house of Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Boca is a popular touristic destination of the city. (Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES NOV 24: Diego maradona graffiti on November 24, 2011 in Buenos Aires. The walls of the Argentine city enlivened by murals, whimsical painted figures, graffiti and stencils (meunierd / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – NOV 24: Colorful area in La Boca neighborhoods on November 24, 2011 in Buenos Aires. Street is a major tourist attraction & the area is filled with colorfully painted buildings. (meunierd / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires, December 18, 2012: Visitors at the entrance of the National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA). On December, 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina (photosil / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral at night

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BUENOS AIRES – AUGUST 9, 2014 – Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, interior view (alex_black / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES – AUGUST 28: El Ateneo, the famous book store, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 28. El Ateneo is located in the building of old theater. (sunsinger / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-October, 06, 2013.:”El Ateneo” library of Buenos Aires Argentina city, is a particularly interesting tourist attraction being a drama adapted as a book shop. (MARCELODLT / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA-October, 06, 2013.:”El Ateneo” library of Buenos Aires Argentina city, is a particularly interesting tourist attraction being a drama adapted as a book shop. (MARCELODLT / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA, NOV 18: Caucasian young man disguised as a clown reading a book and sitting at an outdoors table with an older man. Lifestyle in the city of Buenos Aires. Argentina 2014 (Michel Piccaya / Shutterstock)

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SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOV 29: Gauchos en Fiesta de la Tradicion in San Antonio de Areco, November 29, 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina (sunsinger / Shutterstock)

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SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO, PROVINCE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOV 12: Gauchos en Fiesta de la Tradicion in San Antonio de Areco, November 12-13, 2011, province Buenos Aires, Argentina (sunsinger / Shutterstock)

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SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO, PROVINCE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOV 11: Gauchos en Fiesta de la Tradicion in San Antonio de Areco, November 10-11, 2012, province Buenos Aires, Argentina (sunsinger / Shutterstock)

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SAN ANTONIO DE ARECO, PROVINCE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – NOV 12: Horses en Fiesta de la Tradicion in San Antonio de Areco, November 12-13, 2011, province Buenos Aires, Argentina (sunsinger / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – 7 OCTOBER 2009: Unknown soldiers stand near the monument of died soldiers in the Folkland war on October 7, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (snig / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – 7 OCTOBER 2009: Unknown soldier stands near the monument of dead soldiers in the Folkland war on October 7, 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  (snig / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, – November. 11. 2012: Jacaranda tree in full bloom near Palermo Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina (T photography / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, – May. 6 . 2012: Old cafe at San Telmo, historical neighborhood of Buenos Aires (T photography / Shutterstock)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, – November. 20. 2010: Obelisco de Buenos Aires (Obelisk), historic monument and icon of city, in the Plaza de la Republica at avenues Corrientes and 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires. (T photography / Shutterstock)

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – MARCH 25, 2011: Colorful illuminated Galerias Pacifico (Pacific Gallery) building – famous landmark with street vendors in Cordoba Avenue (EcoPrint / Shutterstock)

Useful Reference

Top 10 Buenos Aires Attractions
By Tom Wick

The first Europeans to try and inhabit Buenos Aires were eaten by the natives in 1516. This hurt the tourism industry for centuries to follow. But in the late 1700’s, immigrants from Spain and Italy poured in and created much of the city that exists today. Buenos Aires has survived dictators, democracy, inflation and devaluation over the last 200 years but still continues to be one of the most interesting and friendly cities in the world.

There is a tremendous amount to do in Buenos Aires. Here is a list of the top 10 Buenos Aires sightseeing attractions.

1. Buenos Aires Tango is the biggest cultural contribution Argentina has made to the world in the last 100 years and is currently enjoying a comeback. There is hundreds of Buenos Aires tango shows to view as well as large nightly tango dances called “milongas”. Tango lessons can be found in a variety of different forms and tango history is around almost every corner and city café. A Buenos Aires tango tour is the ticket to get the most out of the number 1 attraction in Buenos Aires.

2. Plaza De Mayo has always been the centerpiece of the city. Impromptu demonstrations are still held here weekly including the Mothers Of Plaza De Mayo who still mourn their children from the “Dirty War”. This public space is situated in front of the Casa Rosada, or “pink house”, where the president has his offices and Evita performed her speech to millions. The old Cabildo and the Metropolitan Cathedral also border the plaza and are worth a tour. The best way to see this attraction is on the daily Buenos Aires walking tours.

3. The Recoleta Cemetery in the elite neighborhood of Recoleta brings to life the history of its country like no other graveyard in the world. Presidents, dictators, legends, heroes and scoundrels are all buried side by side in a gorgeous display of sculptures and architectural masterpieces. Evita Peron is buried here after her corpse was stolen and copied and stolen again. The cemetery is 13 acres and it can be easy to get lost so a knowledgeable English speaking tour guide is a must.

4. San Telmo is the most unique neighborhood in Buenos Aires with vintage Spanish architecture, interesting restaurants and nightlife including tango shows. Also found along these cobblestone streets are antique shops and the history of Tango. On Sunday, Plaza Dorrego is filled with arts and crafts booths and in the evening, this historic square turns into a giant tango dance called a milonga. This is the arts district and bohemian area of Buenos Aires and although there are many tourists, it is a good idea not to dress too flashy.

5. Caminito is the world’s first outdoor museum and can be found in the working class neighborhood of La Boca, which is anything but a museum. Caminito has a strong Tango theme amidst the coventillos, or old dwellings of the Italian immigrants that came to the city and worked on the docks. An artist named Jaun Quinquela Benito painted these small houses many colors making this a vibrant and fascinating area of the city. Here you will find tango cafes, arts and crafts and many tourists. This area closes early at 6pm and can be a little rough after dark.

6. The Colon Theater is still one of the best opera houses in the world and has held that title for 100 years due to the acoustical design and beautifully constructed interior. The Teatro Colon also houses one of the most extensive costumes collections on the planet. Tours of this Buenos Aires attraction are currently Monday through Friday beginning at 11am.

7. Buenos Aires Restaurants offer some of the best beef and wine in the world. There is an entire district along the old port called Puerto Modero specifically for great restaurants. The befe de lomo and befe chorizo are the best cuts of the cow and go great with a Mendoza Malbec. Buenos Aires also has a café culture and the oldest and most interesting of them all is Café Tortoni.

8. La Boca Football Game – La Boca football is more than a religion and should not be underestimated. The fanatics you will find here truly give the word “a fan” its full meaning. The cheering section alone is worth the ticket however tickets can be hard to acquire on your own. Make sure you are cheering for the home team and confirm if your seat is actually a seat, or just a spot to stand in. Also, you should be careful when the game lets out because there has been a tradition of rioting. But if you manage to live through this experience you will never forget it.

9. Florida Street is a pedestrian street located in the center of the downtown and is always packed with beautiful people. There are countless shops for just about everything you can think of including Argentina leather, souvenirs, clothes and electronics. You may also witness free Tango demonstrations going on creating huge crowds. You will also find gigantic shopping malls on this city street including one of the most beautiful in the world called Galaria Pacifico. Make sure you hold onto your purse or wallet while strolling this attraction and prepared to be bumped into a few times.

10. Buenos Aires nightlife has a reputation of lasting until dawn and indeed it will on the weekends. There are some amazing nightclubs with laser light shows like Museum. You can also find excellent fashionable bars located in the trendy Palermo district. A sure bet for good people watching is in Recoleta near the Cemetery. And of course you must enjoy at least one tango show while in the unique neighborhood of San Telmo.

Tom Wick lives in Argentina and writes for Tango-History-Tours.com

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