DAY 02: BUENOS AIRES
This morning after breakfast you will be able to acknowledge the elapsing of time in space discovering Outstanding Buenos Aires on a full day tour of the city.
Architecture, museums, sculptures, history… Colonial, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassic, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, International… Buenos Aires is a city with style.
Puerto Madero, the newest neighborhood.
interpreted by the author Santiago Catrava as the figure of a couple dancing tango.
Fountain of the Nereid
This is a work made by the sculptor Lola Mora in 1903. The work intends to represent Venus birth. It was made of Carrara marble.
Plaza de Mayo
It is the oldest square in Buenos Aires. Its location was determined in the 2nd foundation of the city, in 1580.
It is surrounded by historical and governmental buildings, such as the Cabildo, the Casa Rosada (National Government seat,) the Palace of the Government of Buenos Aires, banks, and ministries.
Av. de Mayo.
Inaugurated in July 1894, the Avenida de Mayo is a faithful reflection of the European style Café Tortoni. It is the oldest café in the city. A French immigrant called Touan founded it in 1858.
Then you will continue to the National Congress Building
This palace was built by the Italian architect Victor Meano in 1906, and it covers 9,000 mt2. It is the seat of the country’s Legislative Power, consisting of one Chamber of Senators and another of Deputies.
It is one of the most representative streets of Buenos Aires, and one of the most beloved by the "porteños." Corrientes is the avenue of bookstores, cafes, theatres, and pizzerias.
was built in May 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first founding of the city. It is located in the center of the Plaza de la República (Republic Square), the spot where the Argentine flag was flown for the first time in Buenos Aires, at the intersection of 9 de Julio and Corrientes Avenues.
It is one of the main lyrical theatres of the world. During the 20th Century, the most important directors, singers, and dancers from the period performed here.
Stop at El Ateneo Bookstore for a coffee.
to end all bookstores, at least in South America, is the majestic and stunning El Ateneo
on Avenida Santa Fe in Barrio Norte. Where else can you sit in a theatre box and leisurely read a volume of Neruda, or have a coffee where Carlos Gardel once performed, with a high painted ceiling, original balconies and ornate carvings intact.
Even the crimson stage curtains remain part of the show. This theatre come bookstore is a historical and beautiful building to visit, and a great place to stock up on books and music.
Opened as a theatre named Teatro Gran Splendid in May 1919. In the late twenties it became a cinema and in 2000 it was converted into a El Ateneo bookstore.
is a beautiful sculpture located in United Nations Park in Buenos Aires. This Park is right next to the Recoleta district. Floralis Generica is a giant, 23 meter sculpture made of steel and aluminum (its eight is 18 tons). The structure of the flower is made of steel and the shiny panels in the petals are made of aluminum. The sculpture moves, closing its petals at night and opening them during the day.
Recoleta Cultural Center Nuestra Señora del Pilar Basilica Inaugurated in 1732 inaugurated in 1979, it seats in an old building of century 19th which belonged to monks Recoletos.
Cemetery of la Recoleta
It was the first public cemetery in the city, today is the most elegant and aristocratic. In its almost six hectares, National heroes, presidents, politicians, military men, scientists, artists, and celebrities are buried.
The First Lady and political leader Eva Perón; writers José Hernández, Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo, Girondo, and Mallea; Nobel prizewinners Federico Leloir (chemistry) and Saavedra Lamas (peace), among others, are in this cemetery.
After Lunch you will continue this Outstanding Buenos Aires Tour in San Telmo Neighborhood
It is the heart of the old neighborhood of San Telmo, at the south of the city. It is one of the few "porteño" squares completely asphalted.
Around the square, many big houses from the 19th Century were recycled and changed into cafes, antique shops (especially on Defensa street), or first-class restaurants.
The pubs from the area place their tables in the square and it is one of the places with more street artists in the city. On Sundays
there is a great antique and handicrafts fair here.
Caminito Street, La Boca.
Covered with paintings and sculptures, Caminito street is one of the favorite walks of tourists and "porteños." It is surrounded by typical houses from La Boca, with painted sheet walls of different colors.
In Caminito and its surrounding areas, street shows and craftworks fair open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Bridge of La Boca.
A postcard scene… One of the outstanding symbols of the neighborhood of La Boca is this majestic iron bridge constructed over the Riachuelo. Quinquela Martin chose it as scenery for many of his paintings.
Visit to Quinquela Martín Museum
The collection of the museum, was initiated by Quinquela Martín and includes many of his own masterpieces and others from Argentine artists.
Overnight at Hotel of your choice