GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art.

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In terms of tourism, I suggest you visit three areas: the historical center (where the Plaza de Mayo / Casa Rosada and most colonial buildings are located), the Recoleta area (with its beautiful cemetery) and Boca (with its colored houses). Nothing spectacular compared to the must-see landscapes that await you further south, but still worth a quick visit.

If you want to live in Buenos Aires, as I wrote in the country introduction, it can be paradise or hell, depending on your timing. This is one country where it is worth waiting for the regular collapse of the economy, to benefit from an European lifestyle at half its cost.

A few tips:

- When strolling around the center of Buenos Aires you might feel like in Western Europe – but always remember that you are NOT in Europe! Many areas are unsafe: for example when you visit Boca, stay in the Caminito area, and visit only during the day.

- A good inexpensive airport transfer shuttle service is hostelshuttle.com.ar. Their pickup spots are convenient at calle Florida 835 and Cordoba Avenue. Tel:+ (54) 11-4511-8723

- Concerning groceries shopping, the company “Disco” has branches all over town and offers good value for money.

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BOCA

La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa.

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CITY CENTER

Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art.

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RECOLETA

Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina; it is an area of great historical and architectural interest, due its European-inspired architecture as well as the distinguished Recoleta Cemetery.

BOCA

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La Boca is a neighborhood, or barrio of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It retains a strong European flavour, with many of its early settlers being from the Italian city of Genoa.

CITY CENTER

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Buenos Aires is Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Its center is the Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings including Casa Rosada, the iconic, balconied presidential palace. Other major attractions include Teatro Colón, a grand 1908 opera house with nearly 2,500 seats, and the modern MALBA museum, displaying Latin American art.

RECOLETA

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Recoleta is a downtown residential neighborhood in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina; it is an area of great historical and architectural interest, due its European-inspired architecture as well as the distinguished Recoleta Cemetery.

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