Buenos Aires - The look and feel of Europe in South America
Buenos Aires Travel Blog› entry 11 of 12 › view all entries
Buenos Aires has the look and feel of a metropolis in Spain. The basic layout of the city is very similar to those in Europe. The city center, Plaza de Mayo, with spokes of a wheel leading to the outer lying areas of the city: San Telmo, Retiro, Recoleta, Puerto Madero and La Boca.
Another district of significance would be Recoleta. This is an upscale area of parks and residential buildings. The more expensive hotels and designer shops are found here as well as some of the bars/nightclubs for nighttime fun.
The Recoleta cemetery is worth a look. Very old and ornate family mausoleums abound and of course this is where Evita Peron is buried. Flowers still adorn her family’s mausoleum.
This is where you see the multi-colored buildings and where tango was begun. La Boca is a small area, maybe a square mile. It is a very touristy area with shops and outdoor cafes. I wouldn’t spend much time here.
The old port from the 1800’s where all the food and goods were exchanged. The port has been converted into a shopping, eating and nightlife area. Some of the best clubs and restaurants are found here. A nice area to stroll around.