A city tour Buenos Aires is one of the most invigorating experiences anyone can wish for. As the most visited city in the whole of South America, there is a lot for your eyes to soak in. Here are the ten best attractions in this city.
- Museo Nacional de Belles Artes
The National Museum of Fine Arts has some of the best art pieces from around the world. It is the largest art gallery in the South American continent and one of the best in the world. It is a surprise that is it free to see what it has.
- Carlos Thays Botanical Garden
French landscape artist Carlos Thays changed the face of the city of Buenos Aires using his skill on many projects. However, while all the works are great to look at, the Botanical Garden in the city never fails to win over passersby for its beauty and serenity.
- Cafe Tortoni
The Cafe Tortoni was set up in 1858 with a deep semblance to a restaurant in Paris. It has become the most famous joint in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. It has the best foods, music and other fun stuff everyone from the world will enjoy.
Probably the most colorful street in Buenos Aires, Caminito has a strange and rich history. From being a small river to a railroad to a landfill and now a beautiful street inspiring many artists, Caminito has seen it all.
- Plaza de Mayo
The Plaza de Mayo is the political focal point of Argentina. It is here that freedom was won. Many monuments are located in this plaza each with a great history to tell. The majestic nature of the plaza attracts many visitors from around the world in large numbers.
- Puerto Madera
As the largest urban development project in the Argentine capital, the Puerto Madera waterfront is a beauty to behold. That beauty is capped off with all streets having female names. Nothing like this has ever been done before. Lining the water are living quarters, business parks and recreational facilities.
- Teatro Colon
Until the Sydney Opera House in Australia was completed, Teatro Colon stood as the largest opera house in the world. Today, it is still one of the best tourist attractions in the world. Its unique design stems from the fact that many architects worked on it over the years.
- El Obelisco
Standing in the middle of the world’s widest street, the El Obelisco is an obelisk going up 233 feet into the sky in the place the Argentine flag first flew after the country gained independence. It is a majestic obelisk which can be seen several hundred miles away.
- Plaza Dorrego
On Sunday, the Plaza Dorrego becomes the busy and colorful market it has been for several centuries. If one is looking for antiques and curios, this is the place to be. Outside the market is beautiful scenery you can enjoy any day you pass by.
- Recoleta Cemetery
When a cemetery has the remains of the elite including the granddaughter of Napoleon, several presidents, and is ranked as one of the best cemeteries in the world, it is definitely worth a visit. With some of the best art any cemetery can boast of, the Recoleta cemetery attracts visitors in their millions every year. Once you land in Buenos Aires, pay it a visit too.
If you pick to visit the whole of Buenos Aires in your own car, make sure you have the right RV air conditioners since some parts get hot. Otherwise, it is a very affordable and beautiful city to visit.
Author bio: Rana Tarakji is an entrepreneur and a contributing writer at Stylerail, a lifestyle blog [www.stylerail.com] as well as Sataco, an electro mechanical company in Lebanon [www.satacogroup.com].