Buenos Aires - Argentina - Culture, tango, night life and passion
Buenos Aires
Province
Buenos Aires
Distance from Buenos Aires
0 km.
Flight time from Buenos Aires
0 min.
GDS Code
BUE
Weather
Temperature
Period
Summer
Min:18º/Max:29º
Dec 21st
Mar 21st
Autumm
Min:8º/ Max:22º
Mar 21st
Jun 21st
Winter
Min:8º/ Max:18º
Jun 21st
Sep 21st
Spring
Min:11º/ Max:27º
Sep 21st
Dec 21st
 

The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic and is located in the southern hemisphere, latitude 34º 36 and longitude 58º 26. The city extends on a plain and has 202 square kilometres (78.3 sq miles). Approximately 3 million people live in this city. Including the metropolitan area, the total population of Buenos Aires is above ten millions, making it one of the 10 most populated urban centres in the world. The Río de la Plata and the Riachuelo are the natural borders of the city on the east and south, respectively. The rest of the metropolitan perimeter is surrounded by the General Paz Avenue from north to west. This avenue provides a fast connection between the city and the Greater Buenos Aires, a densely populated area with important business and industrial activity.

Population
The people of Buenos Aires are known as porteños (people of the port), acknowledging the major historical importance of the port in the development of the city and the nation. Suburbanites are called “porteños” and sometimes “bonaerenses”.

Culture
Deeply influenced and self-consciously modelled after its European heritage, Buenos Aires is the site of the Teatro Colón, one of the world's greatest opera houses. There are several symphony orchestras and choral societies. The city has numerous museums related to history, fine arts, modern arts, decorative arts, popular arts, sacred art, arts and crafts, theatre and popular music, as well as the preserved homes of a number of art collectors, writers, composers and artists. It harbours many public libraries and cultural associations as well as the largest concentration of active theatres in Latin America. It has a world-famous zoo and Botanical Garden, a large number of landscaped parks and squares, as well as churches and places of worship of all denominations, including many who are architecturally noteworthy.

Tango
Tango music was born in the suburbs, notably in the brothels of the Junín y Lavalle district and in the arrabales (poorer suburbs). Its sensual dance moves were not seen as respectable until adopted by the Parisian high society in the 1920s, and then all over the world. In Buenos Aires, tango dancing schools (known as academias) were usually men-only establishments. Starting in the 1920s, the Buenos Aires style of tango music evolved into an elaborated genre. In its heyday, tango had many famous orchestras such as those led by Aníbal Troilo and Juan D'Arienzo, and singers such as Carlos Gardel and Edmundo Rivero. Tango enjoyed a resurgence in global popularity later in the century due almost exclusively to Astor Piazolla and his development of the tango nuevo style. Buenos Aires holds an annual "Tango Day" each December 11. In San Telmo, Sundays are devoted to tango shows on the streets and antiques trade in the bazaars around Dorrego Square.

Barrios
The city is divided into 48 barrios (neighbourhoods) for administrative purposes. The division was originally based on Catholic parroquias (parishes), but has undergone a series of changes since the 1940s Some of the most iconic and best-known barrios include La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero.

Activities:
Flavors
Argentine and International Cuisine. Buenos Aires offers a wide range of Argentine specialties, including the best barbecues, the best meat (young bull, veal, etc.) prepared according to the Pampas tradition, and is also open to foreign types of cuisine, both from nearby and remote countries. There are many restaurants of different origins such as Spanish, Italian, German, Arab, Brazilian, Chilean, Chinese, Scandinavian, Greek, Indian, English, Japanese, Jewish, Mexican, Swiss, Thai, Basque, Hungarian, Polish, Peruvian and Russian. Also, there are different types of restaurants such as vegetarian and fast-food; some of which include shows. And, of course, there is a great number of pizzerias.

Lodging
City of Buenos Aires offers a wide variety of accommodations, ranging from fine five star hotels to small hostels, as well as boutique hotels, apartment hotels and bed & breakfast.

Tango and Nightlife
Tango came into being in the 19th century from the combination of different styles danced in the poor areas of the town. In the beginning it was danced by male couples and played with a flute, a violin and a guitar. Flute was later on replaced by a type of accordion called “bandoneón”, which ultimately gave tango its distinctive hallmark. Tango developed with the nostalgia and melancholy contributed by immigrants, and gave rise to most important songwriters and performers such as Astor Piazzolla and Aníbal Troilo.
The greatest tango singer of all times has always been and will always be Carlos Gardel. There is a tourist itinerary that evokes the importance of the so called “Zorzal Criollo” (Creole Thrush) in the life of Buenos Aires.

Stores
In the City of Buenos Aires, Florida Street and Santa Fe Avenue are the most popular ones to go shopping. The majority of the most exclusive boutiques can be found in the neighborhood of Recoleta, especially on Alvear Avenue, where the greatest luxury designers in the world have opened their stores. Other commercial outlying areas are located on different avenues such as Cabildo (Belgrano), Mitre (Munro) and Avellaneda (Flores).

Markets and Street Fairs
In the City of Buenos Aires, the Feria de San Pedro Telmo is the most popular street fair. However, there are also very interesting craft fairs on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in Parque Lezama and Plaza Intendente Alvear in Recoleta. In Mataderos, the Feria de las Artesanías y Tradiciones Populares Argentinas takes place (Craft and Argentine Popular Tradition Fair) every Sunday.

Stores
In the City of Buenos Aires, Florida Street and Santa Fe Avenue are the most popular ones to go shopping. The majority of the most exclusive boutiques can be found in the neighborhood of Recoleta, especially on Alvear Avenue, where the greatest luxury designers in the world have opened their stores. Other commercial outlying areas are located on different avenues such as Cabildo (Belgrano), Mitre (Munro) and Avellaneda (Flores).

Museums in Buenos Aires
In Buenos Aires there are 132 museums of different kinds: art, history, science, technology. They range from those designed especially for children to the Museo de la Pasión Boquense (Museum of Passion for Boca), which recreates the history and sports achievements of the Atlético Boca Juniors Club, located in emblematic La Boca neighborhood. There are some other museums of theaters, Creole customs (recreating the life of Gauchos), religious matters, sculpture, painting and significant personalities in Argentine history.

Adventure and Leisure Time
Sailing along the Río de la Plata; go kayaking, rowing and canoeing at the Paraná River Delta; or surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing on the Atlantic coast. On the other hand, nothing beats motorboating and waterskiing on the Río de la Plata, the delta, the sea and the lagoons in the Province of Buenos Aires.

Antiques
Antique stores can be found in the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, offering items for a very reasonable price.
Every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego a popular and picturesque street fair takes place— the Feria de Antigüedades de San Pedro Telmo (San Pedro Telmo Antique Fair).

 

Picture Gallery

 

 
Programs

1 - BUENOS AIRES 4 Days – 3 Nights Program

Day 1
Airport Arrival.
Meet and greet with INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide at airport.
Private transfer from Airport to hotel in Buenos Aires.
Free time for leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Breakfast AM City Tour (4 hours)
Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires; view the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was, seat of immigrants - manly Italians - and now home of some artists. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area.

Free time for leisure or lunch at a traditional Argentinean “parrilla” (steak house).
Tango Dinner Show at the best Opera houses from Buenos Aires.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 3
Breakfast.
Free time for leisure.

Optional Activities:
a - Half day or Full day Tigre tour with lunch and navigation
A pleasant journey along the River Plate's coast and through beautiful residential areas in Buenos Aires: private neighborhoods, sailing clubs, marinas and slips.
The enchantment of the renewed old English train stations allows visitors to enjoy one of the most modern trains in the country and a great variety of entertainments.
San Isidro, the biggest train station, is the only outdoormall in Argentina.
This commercial area has movie theaters, restaurants of different style and menus, and many shop. The ride ends in Delta station where the greatest amusement park in South America, "Parque de la Costa", invites you to enjoy the attractions and shows.

b - Estancia Full day tour
Learn the aspects of the Gaucho's life. A whole day countryside participating in Sortija and Cuadrera races. Enjoy a fabulous barbecue, "empanadas" (meat pies) all served with argentine wines. Folk music and dancing performances will be shown.

Optional activity during the night:

c - Tango Tour & “Milongas”
This tour will allow you to trace the roots and the origins of our tango. We will take you through places where the tango has left its mark and where even today you can take pleasure in the music and the dance. We will visit the corners where the great master of tango, Carlos Gardel lived and made his music. We will immerse ourselves in the Buenos Aires tanguero, the Buenos Aires of the arrabal, the china cuartelera and the berretín. The tango is part of Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires is part of tango, discover it with us. We will end this tour at two traditional “Milongas”, the real cafés where local people feels “El Tango”.

Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 4
Breakfast.
Private transfer from hotel to Airport with INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide.

END OF THE PROGRAM


2 - BUENOS AIRES 8 Days – 7 Nights Program

Day 1
Airport Arrival.
Meet and greet with and INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide at airport.
Private transfer from Airport to hotel in Buenos Aires.
Free time for leisure.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 2
Breakfast.
AM City Tour (4 hours)
Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires; view the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was, seat of immigrants - manly Italians - and now home of some artists. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area.

Free time for leisure or lunch at a traditional Argentinean “parrilla” (steak house)
Tango Dinner Show at the best Opera houses from Buenos Aires.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 3
Breakfast.
Free time for leisure.

Optional Activities:

a- Half day or Full day Tigre tour with lunch and navigation
A pleasant journey along the River Plate's coast and through beautiful residential areas in Buenos Aires: private neighborhoods, sailing clubs, marinas and slips.
The enchantment of the renewed old English train stations allows visitors to enjoy one of the most modern trains in the country and a great variety of entertainments.
San Isidro, the biggest train station, is the only outdoormall in Argentina.
This commercial area has movie theaters, restaurants of different style and menus, and many shop.
The ride ends in Delta station where the greatest amusement park in South America, "Parque de la Costa", invites you to enjoy the attractions and shows.

Optional activity during the night:


b - Tango Tour & “Milongas”
This tour will allow you to trace the roots and the origins of our tango. We will take you through places where the tango has left its mark and where even today you can take pleasure in the music and the dance. We will visit the corners where the great master of tango, Carlos Gardel lived and made his music. We will immerse ourselves in the Buenos Aires tanguero, the Buenos Aires of the arrabal, the china cuartelera and the berretín. The tango is part of Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires is part of tango, discover it with us. We will end this tour at two traditional “Milongas”, the real cafés where local people feels “El Tango”.

Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 4
Breakfast Gaucho Party (Estancia Day) – Full Day activity (9hours)
Learn the aspects of the Gaucho's life. A whole day countryside participating in Sortija and Cuadrera races.
Enjoy a fabulous barbecue, "empanadas" (meat pies) all served with argentine wines. Folk music and dancing performances will be shown.

Day 5
Breakfast.
Free Day for optional activities.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 06
Breakfast.
Free Day for optional activities.
Overnight at Hotel in Buenos Aires.

Day 07
Breakfast.
Private transfer from hotel to Airport with INFOBA DMC Argentina´s guide.

END OF THE PROGRAM

 
Top

 

INFOBA DMC E.V.T - ID: 12538 Res. 1125 by InformationBA SRL 2004-2014 - San Martín 674, 2º B - C1004AAN - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone.: 0054-11-4894-0277 | E-Mail: reservations@infobadmc.com