The Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires provides fun for the whole family as a holiday destination. Below are Nightly.travel‘s top picks for activities and sights to see/do in the city.
Embrace the Culture
Enjoy a fine Steak – The Argentinians are famous for their food, especially their steak. They hold an asado (gathering for a barbecue) which is a huge part of Argentinian culture.
There are many fine steakhouses in Buenos Aires, but our recommendation is the Cabana Las Lilas. The famous establishment is pricey, but certainly worth it!
Learn some New Moves – The Tango originates from Buenos Aires and there’s no better place to learn the famous dance. Whether you choose to go see the professionals or you attend a ‘milonga’, where locals dance in the street, is up to you – both are equally as enjoyable!
Visit the San Telmo Market – Not many markets attract over 12,000 visitors each week, but that’s exactly what San Telmo market does. The market has stalls for art, souvenirs, antiques and snacks.
Watch Polo – A great day out for all, the Polo is very popular in Buenos Aires, especially between September and November. Watch the game surrounded by beautiful architecture at the Palermo Hippodrome and even put a cheeky bet on if you’re feeling lucky!
Enjoy a Show – Buenos Aires is home to one of the most amazing Opera houses in the world. The Teatro Colon opened in 1857 and has been putting on amazing shows ever since. Make sure to check out their schedule to see if you can see a spectacle during your time in the Argentinian capital.
Visit a Museum – Buenos Aires isn’t usually known for its museums, however, the Argentinian city certainly has some that are worth checking out. The Museo Evita and the Museo Nacional Ferroviario Raul Scalabrini Ortiz are definitely two that are on the top of our lists.
The Once in a Lifetime Moments
See a Football Match – Buenos Aires has the highest concentration of football teams of any city in the world. There are 24 professional teams in the city and it’s worth checking fixture lists before you visit the city to see if you can catch a game.
Take a Day Cruise – Whether to relax or as a unique way to see the Buenos Aires sights, a boat tour is a fantastic activity for all and also something that’s not available in every city. Buenos Aires has a plethora of boat tours available and it’s certainly worth looking for one when you’re visiting Argentina.
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