The gastronomy of Buenos Aires surprises locals and foreigners. This food is the fusion of the different nationalities that inhabited the Argentine territory such as Italians, Spanish and Germans. This mixture resulted in an excellent gastronomy full of meats, pasta, wines and much more.
If you are in Buenos Aires or are planning to visit this beautiful city, there are some areas that you should definitely visit for your culinary experience to be the best.
This neighborhood stands out for its architecture, its colors and its attractions. Caminito, the conventillos, the museums and the passion for soccer that characterize the neighborhood are reasons why the residents of the city and tourists visit it. The three must-see sites in this area are:
Usina del Arte: It works in the building of the old power plant that generated electricity since 1916. The building is a historical heritage of the City, and is a great infrastructure work that was recovered and valued by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in 2012. It is currently a multidisciplinary cultural center, and has spaces for dance performances, plastic arts exhibitions, shows and exhibitions.
Quinquela Martin Museum: It is a museum that the artist from Boca donated to the neighborhood with the intention of creating a pole of cultural, educational and health development. Today it has the largest collection of oil paintings by the Argentine painter Benito Quinquela Martín. You can also visit the works of the figurative currents of Argentine art since the end of the 19th century and of artists from Boca.
Colon Fabrica: This museum invites you to discover the creations that the Teatro Colon uses in its productions. The museum offers guided tours through the sets, costumes and effects that are part of the theater production.
It is the youngest neighborhood in the Argentine capital. It is an exclusive residential and business center that is characterized by its docks, which house charming hotels and restaurants. It is the neighborhood with the most green spaces in the City of Buenos Aires, something that makes it a great green lung where squares coexist, and pays a great tribute to women who left their mark on the history of Argentina and Latin America. Three attractions of Puerto Madero are the following:
Rodrigo Bueno Gastronomic Patio: Five chefs from the neighborhood coexist with six private businesses that offer everything from Peruvian food to cakes and sweets, as well as Paraguayan gastronomy, grills, hamburgers and pizzas. One of its most acclaimed dishes is ceviche.
Ecological Reserve: With its 350 hectares, it is the largest green space in the City of Buenos Aires and one of the favorite walks for walking, biking, jogging, hiking or spending the day with the family during the weekend. An incomparable proposal to discover the native flora and fauna in the heart of the city. Forests, pastures, lagoons and marshes are part of this unique space, declared a Ramsar site in 2005 due to its global importance as a wetland.
Puente de la Mujer: It was the first work in Latin America by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, and represents another sign that the City permanently seeks to position itself at the forefront of art and architecture throughout the region. It is a rotating pedestrian bridge with one of the largest turning mechanisms in the world, designed to allow the passage of sailing boats that navigate the docks of Puerto Madero.
San Telmo is described as a “mythical and colonial” neighborhood and it is recommended to explore its narrow, cobbled streets on foot. Three attractions that you cannot miss in San Telmo:
San Telmo Market: It was inaugurated in February 1897, with the aim of supplying the necessary food to the new wave of immigrants that arrived in the city from the Old Continent. The building retains its original internal structure, made up of metal beams, arches and columns with sheet metal and glass roofs. In the center stands a large dome.
In Plaza Dorrego, a great tourist attraction in the city, there are numerous stalls selling antiques. Located in the heart of the San Telmo neighborhood, many of the 19th century mansions that are around it have been recycled and transformed into cafes, antique shops (especially on Defensa street) or upscale restaurants. In addition, it is usually one of the places with the most street artists in the City.
Casa Mínima, with barely two and a half meters in front, was part of a house from the second decade of the 19th century. It is known as the narrowest in the City. It has a simple façade, made up of a two-leaf door with green-painted panels and, on the top floor, a small balcony with iron bars.
This neighborhood “both hipster and elegant” has an inexhaustible offer and must-see stops such as its bookstores and museums, the Botanical Garden and the Japanese Garden. In addition, among its restaurants, brunches and bars, different proposals stand out.
With its lake, amphitheater and rose garden, Parque Tres de Febrero is one of the best-known green spaces in the City. Ideal for walking and resting, drinking mate while looking at the lake and exercising, this oasis in the middle of the metropolis is a favorite among tourists who visit the Argentine capital.
Surrounded by the Bosques de Palermo, the Japanese Garden is a corner of Buenos Aires that falls in love with whoever visits it. Built in 1967 on the occasion of the visit of the Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife Michiko, it is the largest Japanese-style garden outside Japan. It also has a Chashitsu (tea house): a space specially built to carry out the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
The Planetarium is the main center for the dissemination of astronomy in the City of Buenos Aires. It has a hemispherical projection room with 360 reclining seats and a 20-meter-diameter dome, where nearly 8,900 stars, planets, and satellites of the universe are reproduced. Its five-story building also has a museum and a small secondary projection room, as well as housing a collection of meteorites from northern Argentina.