Visit Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is Argentina's capital and the country's largest city. One of South America's most exciting capitals, it's the modern cultural hub of Argentina, with an insatiable appetite for a good party.
Buenos Aires is strikingly European in appearance, with grand baroque buildings lining the central streets and ornate street lamps standing delicately at each corner. The soul of the city however belongs wholeheartedly to the porteños - the city's residents - whose vibrant passions energise the capital. Each night, they take to the city's bars and clubs en masse and whether you find yourself on a street corner or in Buenos Aires' grandest concert halls, the tango is inescapable. Argentina is, after all, where the tango dance first originated, a fact evidently not lost on the Buenos Aires locals.
Buenos Aires's historical landmarks are many, and the city's comfortable climate makes this a perfect place for sightseeing.
In the heart of the city is the Plaza de Mayo, the centre of power and home to the grand Metropolitan Cathedral, while close by is the city's oldest colonial building, the Jesuit church of San Ignacio de Loyola. Buenos Aires also has a proliferation of interesting museums and galleries, which tell the historical and cultural story of this great city and of Argentina as a whole.
A trip to the capital is a great introduction to Argentina and a highly recommended inclusion on a tailor-made holiday.
Top itineraries in Buenos Aires
Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America' and gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls, before living life gaucho style with a stay in an estancia.
Explore the very best of Argentina’s north, from the wineries of Mendoza to the multi-hued mountains near Salta and the cascading beauty of Iguazú Falls.
This adventure combines an exploratory cruise through Patagonia's channel maze with a private tour to Perito Moreno Glacier and a luxury campsite in Torres del Paine. You'll also stop off in Buneos Aires and enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, open-bar indulgences and expert-led excursions.
Top places to stay in Buenos Aires
Experience outstanding service and colonial elegance at this five-star hotel with two superb restaurants and a spa situated in the historic district of Recoleta, an upmarket neighbourhood in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.
This exquisite hotel in one of Buenos Aires’ most popular districts is part 1930s mansion – an homage to the glory days of the Argentine capital – and part contemporary tower. Both old and new benefit from the luxury amenities and professional levels of service characteristic of the Park Hyatt brand
Perfect for couples and for those in search of bohemian Buenos Aires, this former convent turned boutique hotel offers well-polished service and a fabulous roof terrace in the avant-garde neighbourhood of Palermo Soho.
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