More than 400 years old, the city is famous for its outstanding cultural life and its European-influenced architecture. With its wide, European-style boulevards, incredible food, raucous nightlife, Buenos Aires is a city unlike any other.
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The museum is comprised of rooms where kids can explore a miniature Buenos Aires - complete with a hospital, a newsroom, a TV station, and a post office, they can run around replicas of city landmarks. Kids particularly love climbing through the mock plumbing system and playing doctor, reporter, and other professions.
2.EL ZANJON DE GRANADOS
The museum give you an insight into Buenos Aires' far-stretching, 500-year history. From the outside, the building looks like an immense, lavish mansion. But beneath this glamorous structure, you'll catch a glimpse of Buenos Aires' past as you traverse a maze of ancient Spanish settlements. Admire the ancient artifacts, old walls, and flooring and decide what to believe for yourself.
Inside this grandiose space, you’ll find European-style décor ranging from Italian-marble staircases and Venetian mosaics to French stained glass and a gleaming grand chandelier. A slew of world-class artists such as Richard Strauss, Igor Stravinsky, and Luciano Pavarotti all performed here.
4.MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART
The museum is an essential stopover for art lovers with its extensive collection of avant-garde 19th- and 20th-century works. The private collection of Eduardo Costanini is on exhibit as well as works of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Antonio Berni. The museum also hosts film and lecture series as well as temporary exhibits.
The Palmero neighborhood is divided into three parts: Alto Palermo, Palermo Chico, and Palermo Viejo. 1. Alto Palermo is known for its museums and urban parks.2. Palermo Chico hosts extravagant mansions.3. Palermo Viejo you'll encounter the most color and local flair. There's plenty to do in Palermo. The only question is where to start.
Built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city and the site where the Argentinean flag first flew, El Obelisco is a much loved attraction.
The plaza is one of the oldest public squares, started in the 18th century as a market where farmers sell the produce on Sundays. The present antiques market started in the early 1970’s. You can also visit the surrounding areas as San Telmo is the capital’s antique district.
Originally a dried up stream, railway tracks were built on the dry bed. It become one of Buenos Aires’ most colorful streets when the railway tracks was removed. The street is a good place to watch artists at work and view their completed works. It’s also known for inspiring Juan de Dios Filiberto to write his famous tango, “Caminito.” Several museums also are located along the street.
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The best way to get around in Buenos Aires is by subway. Other transport is by bus, taxi, car and remis.
The weather in Buenos Aires is ideal from March to May and September to November. The most beautiful time to visit, however, is in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.