8 must visit in Buenos Aires if you arrive for the first time
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Every independent traveler likes the idea of taking a map and going out to browse what he/she has previously found on the internet or through acquaintances or friends. What Buenos Aires has is that because it is so diverse, it is also extensive, so the main attractions are distributed in at least six neighborhoods.
That is why if you want to return with an overview of the city, we recommend doing a city tour wherein the term of about 4-5 hours, you will know the highlights of the city.
1. The Recoleta neighborhood is the most French side of the city, with its imposing Cemetery full of funerary works of art that make it the third most important in the world.
2. San Martin Square located in Retiro neighborhood, administrative center, the entrance of commuters, ostentatious palaces of the former aristocracy and the square that previously reached the river, and saw the birth of the Regiment of Grenadiers on horseback that formed General Jose de San Martin, one of the main heroes of the country.
3. The Plaza de Mayo is the place of the city par excellence. There was founded the city, its main public buildings were established there, as well as the Metropolitan Cathedral. In the center of it, every Thursday meet the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo marching for the appearance of their children disappeared in the military dictatorship of 1976. In front of the square we will find the old fort, today the presidential palace commonly called Casa Rosada (Pink House)
4. San Telmo neighborhood invites us to remember the birth of the Tango, a cultural heritage that breathes and dances in its cobbled streets, and on Sundays, the fair on Defensa Street reminds us of those bohemian years.
5. La Boca is the most colorful neighborhood in the city, once a site of shipyards and port workers, mainly Genoese immigrants, their culture gave the imprint to the neighborhood to highlight it among the others. A walk through its conventillos and Boca Juniors stadium is a must.
6. Puerto Madero is the neighborhood that returned the look of the city to the river, after being an abandoned port, nowadays full of residential buildings and offices, has a nature reserve that surprises us with its silence and song of birds.
7. The Obelisk, symbol of the city, in 9 de Julio Avenue and Corrientes, typical “porteño” corner, where a few meters we can see the Colón Opera House and its magnificent architecture. On Corrientes Street, we have the main theaters, and it is a tradition after the show, to eat in some classic pizzeria of this avenue.
8. Palermo. It is the neighborhood that mixes the green of its "Woods" and trendy places in terms of gastronomy and design.
There is a little summary of the city's sights. If you have more time to going deeper, don´t miss our next post with more things to do in Buenos Aires!