If you have been lucky enough to visit Buenos Aires, you will probably agree that it is one of the coolest cities in South America, if not the world!
Chic, sophisticated, cosmopolitan and a little bit chaotic, Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires is one of those cities where you can do as little or as much as you like, and while it has a distinct European feel, it is bursting with Latin passion that will leave you in no doubt that you are in South America.
There are literally hundreds of things to see and do in Buenos Aires, but if you only have 24 hours in this magnificent city, there are some things you simply shouldn’t miss…
6am – Take a stroll down to the Plaza de Mayo and grab some magnificent shots of the Casa Rosada before the streams of tourists arrive.
7am – Claim your place on one of the many street side cafes and enjoy an early morning snack of Café con leche, zumo de naranja, and a basket of medialunas.
8am – Spend an hour people watching from your prime location
9am – Work off those delicious pastries with a stroll along the main shopping street – Calle Florida, and grab those tacky ‘I heart Buenos Aires’ souvenirs that no one can resist.
10am – Catch the bus to El Caminito and shop the colourful markets and artisan stores
11am – Grab a table, order another coffee (for energy) and get ready for the live Tango performances.
12pm – You must be hungry again by now, so order a large slice of pizza and an ice-cold Quilmes
1pm – If there is a game on, head over to the Boca Bombonera Stadium and watch the Boca Juniors take on their rivals – a thrilling adventure that you will never forget!
4pm – Make your way back to the city and spend an hour or two paying your respects to Argentina’s most famous residents, such as Evita Peron, at the Cemeterio de la Recoleta, before grabbing a mouth-watering Dulce de leche cake or ice-cream.
6pm – Head back to your hotel, stash your souvenirs, freshen up, and head on down to Puerto Madero for pre-dinner drinks overlooking the port.
9pm – It’s still early for dinner in Buenos Aires, but by now the restaurants should be filling up, so get your table at Cabañas las Lilas, order your steak cooked to perfection, a crisp green salad, and a bottle of Malbec from Mendoza.
11pm – The restaurant will be full to capacity by now, so why not order a decadent desert and perhaps, more wine, and enjoy the atmosphere!
1am – Time to work off all that delicious food (if the wine hasn’t taken its toll on your feet!), so grab a taxi and head to one of the many nightclubs the city has to offer.
6am – Grab a coffee and head back to your hotel… fall into bed, and try to fall asleep to the sultry tones of the salsa.