Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Buenos Aires city guide. Here you'll find the best of Buenos Aires. WTR's Buenos Aires map show you the location of our favorite things to do in Buenos Aires - including the Teatro Colon and the tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel.
You'll also find the best dining in Buenos Aires, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Buenos Aires includes I Latina and Tomo 1.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Welge Travel Report Notables in Buenos Aires
Getting around in Buenos Aires
Public Transportation in Buenos Aires
WTR's Tony Transit says the best public transportation can be found at (easybuenosairescity.com/) – Tony says this website gives you specific information on The Subway System, Buses or Collectivos, Remises (Car Service), Taxis and Trains. Tony also has these recommendations: Buy a Guia T Bus Guide from a newspaper kiosk and ask how to use it. Bus # 152 takes you to key sites that include Casa Rosada and La Boca.
Shopping in Buenos Aires
WTR's Shari Shopper says the best shopping is the reason Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America. Shari says the translation for Palmero is “trendy boutiques”. Likewise for San Telmo adding antiques and the “Sunday Market.” Recoleta is very upscale. Don’t overlook Florida St. Downtown. Pay in dollars for better deals, but don't carry large amounts. For an unusual shopping experience Shari suggests a visit to Casa Cavia - M,W: 8:30-8:30, Tu,Th,F: 8:30-12 AM, Sa: 10-8, Cavia 2985, Palmero Chico, 54 11 4801 9693.
People Watching in Buenos Aires
Our Francois Flaneur says for the best "PW" pick a place on Palermo Viejo at the Plaza Seranno and you won't be disappointed. Check out the Sky Bar at the Hotel Pulitzer (it's open to non-guests).
Beverages in Buenos Aires
Our Winnie Winesnob says Argentina is the 5th largest wine producer in the world. Their # 1 grape is malbec closely followed by bonarda. Torrontes is your white grape. Mate is traditional South American tea consumed hot and served in a calabaza with a bombilla.
Dining in Buenos Aires
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dinner is at Bistro Sur - D: Tu-Sa, Faena Hotel, Martha Salotti 445, 4010 9200
Starters are beef carpaccio with chips or sweetbreads with pine nuts. Your main is rabbit ravioli with mascarpone cheese or the duck breast with bok choy and carrots.
Dessert is their white chocolate souffle with raspberry ice cream. You're on your own for wines.
Special Note from Carlota for WTR's foodie travelers: Check out B.A.'s relatively new dining concept: Puertas Cerradas (Hidden Kitchens or closed door restaurants).
Nightlife/Entertainment in Buenos Aires
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is Palermo Hollywood with a multitude of bars. The night naturally progresses to dancing in the Argentine capital, and the witching hour is 2 am. Most of the city’s top venues run along the Costanera Norte Coast, where boliches, including Terrazas del Este, Pacha, Jet and Tequila, come one right after the other. Jet and Tequila are considered the city’s best. Don't miss La Viruta Tango Club - your admission includes a class and a show.
Recognition in Buenos Aires
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Buenos Aires
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. Such as: Museo de Arte Latinamericano de Buenos Aires
March 8 to July 30, 2018 see Sara Facio Peron
Malba opens its 2018 season with Sara Facio. Perón, the first exhibition of photographs by artist Sara Facio (San Isidro,1932) on Juan Domingo Perón in the period from 1972 to 1974. This body of work is a historical-documentary essay on the political events that took place around Peronism in Argentina as captured from the unique perspective of Sara Facio, a major figure in twentieth-century Argentine photography.
Curated by Ataúlfo Peréz Aznar, the exhibition features a set of some ninety photographs—most of them never before exhibited—selected in conjunction with the artist herself. The body of work encompasses the 591 days between November 17, 1972—the day Perón returned to Argentina from exile in Madrid—to July 1,1974—the day he died.
Lagniappe for Montevideo
From Buenos Aires it's a scenic ferry rude to Uruguay's capital city. In Montevideo our Miguel Museum says you should see the Museo del Carnaval and Carlota says you should dine at La Otra Parrilla or Parrillada La Pulperia.