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A visit to Argentina almost always means spending time in Buenos Aires. It’s the largest city in the country and it serves as its capital.
Visitors are greeted with colorful cultural opportunities, with options that include attending a tango show, a bus tour of the city, or taking some time to enjoy a traditional asado.
There are several notable streets in Buenos Aires that worth exploring. Alvear Avenue provides you with access to 5-star dining and shopping, with many former mansions along the avenue serving as an embassy.
If you wish to explore the porteno and tango culture of Buenos Aires, then spend some time on Corrientes Avenue. It’s one of the thoroughfares for the city, but is also one of the streets “that never sleeps.” You’ll find a thriving nightlife here that will attract you back each evening.
Caminito is a street museum, formed from a traditional alley, and has been fully restored. It’s an artist’s colony in the city, with its colorful houses featuring galleries where unique works are offered for sale.
There are several parks in Buenos Aires that offer their own flair and style as well. The city’s largest park, Tres de Febrero, offers a rose garden and a paddle boat lake. Palermo Woods is another park you’ll want to explore, especially in the Autumn months when the leaves begin to change color.
Buenos Aires is a beautiful, thriving city that lives life to its fullest. Embrace the energy and it will be a life-changing experience
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Transport: how to get around
The city’s two airports known as Ezeiza & Aeroparque serve as an important hub for the southern region of South America. There is a bus service which connects the city with both airports.
The efficient underground called Subte makes traveling around the city easy. You can also use the bus service 24 hours a day. Most of the tourist attractions are situated close to one another so walking is also an option.
The best time to visit is during Spring and Autumn as the summer can be scorching up to 40C and the winters are cold. You will see some rain although its not generally heavy.
Dancing is a popular celebration, the Buenos Aires Tango festival is held during February and March.
To celebrate Latin American literature the book fair The Feria del Libro takes place every April.
Mid-May sees the art fair, Arte BA
More tango related activities on June 24 when aficionados remember Carlos Gard el, the man who made the tango famous
Campeonato Abierto Argentino de Polo takes place in December.