Visit Buenos Aires, full of life and the rhythm of tango.
Buenos Aires is your introduction to Argentina. The capital is known as the ‘Paris of South America’ for its European style wide boulevards and elegant architecture and is a busy port whose inhabitants, Portenos, have a real love of life exemplified by the many tango street shows.
You can explore the historic centre on foot, taking in colonial churches and mansions on its narrow lanes, joining locals to browse market stalls and pausing to take it all in as you enjoy some refreshments in the main square, Plaza 25 de Mayo.
- Tango: Whether it’s an impromptu street dance in La Boca or a professional theatre show you should make time to enjoy a performance of Argentine tango in the city where the dance was born.
- Plaza de Mayo: Join locals in people watching as you relax in Buenos Aires’ main square, an atmospheric setting flanked by grand colonial buildings and site of an obelisk commemorating independence from Spain.
- Evita: Eva Peron addressed the crowds from a balcony of Casa Rosada overlooking Plaza de Mayo and from here you can walk to Recoleta Cemetery to view the elaborate grave of the former First Lady of Argentina.