Buenos Aires Streets, Parks and Plazas
Buenos Aires is a city to be enjoyed outdoors, roaming the streets and drifting between plazas until with aching feet you search out the nearest cafe (sidewalk table, of course).
At times the pace and energy of life in the city can leave you gasping for breath. When that happens, head for the park (mate and Thermos optional). Check out the rollerbladers in Palermo or bird-watch in the expansive Ecological Reserve. See below for more ideas.
Parks and Plazas
This Half Day Photo Tour led by experienced photographer and documentary filmmaker Richard Shpuntoff provides fantastic off-the-beaten-track photo ops, while you get expert photography advice.
Pet the ponies, feed the zebras and admire the spectacular white tigers on a sunny afternoon at the Buenos Aires Zoo, located in the leafy neighborhood of Palermo. Bring the kids along for the ride.
The hustle and bustle of downtown Buenos Aires are lost in the cooling mood of the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, an expansive park just beyond the trendy, modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero.
Tucked away in the Bosques de Palermo, the Japanese Garden of Buenos Aires is an oasis of calm and serenity in the middle of the busy, noisy city. Feed the fish and enjoy a cup of tea amidst the pristine setting.
On Sunday, head to Plaza Dorrego in the charming neighborhood of San Telmo to experience one of the best antique markets in the world, along with open-air tango dancing, artisan goods and outdoor cafes.
Imagine it is your last day ever in Buenos Aires, and you have just 24 hours to see and do all of the things you love in Buenos Aires for the very last time. Makes you think, no? How would you spend the day?
Calle Lanin is small yet beautiful street in the barrio of Barracas, in the south of Buenos Aires, where the colors of the city shine through in the murals by local artist Marino Santa Maria, covering almost every home.
The picture-perfect colors of Caminito street are a defining image of the city of Buenos Aires. A tiny walkway in the Italian immigrant neighborhood of La Boca, Caminito boasts a colorful history & the origins of tango.