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Buenos Aires in Argentina
Written by Preetha Manivelan on July 18, 2020 Share on

7 Things To Do In Buenos Aires – For An Unforgettable Adventure

Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and also, one of the most visited countries by tourists and travel freaks. It is well known for its eye-catching landscapes, cultural heritage, customs and internationally famous cuisines. Out of all the cities in Argentina, Buenos Aires is unique and worth visiting and one of the best travel destinations in South America. Below is everything about the city and the top 7 things that you can do in Buenos Aires:

Argentina in South America
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Buenos Aires in Argentina

Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, is situated on the estuary of Rio de Plata River. It is comparatively one of the most developed and top tourist destinations in Latin America. This city almost never sleeps and has a lot to offer such as impressive museums, massive parks and many other unique attractions. In short, this city is an oasis of grandeur from Europe combined in South America. If you are not sure of what to do in Buenos Aires, check out the below-mentioned 7 things.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Top things to do

Find below the top 7 things that you can do on your visit to Buenos Aires:

  1. Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
  2. Buenos Aires Japanese Garden
  3. Casa Rosada
  4. Central Cultural Recoleta
  5. Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve
  6. El Ateneo Grand Splendid
  7. Floralis Generica

1. Buenos Aires Botanical Garden

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden is a 17-acre triangular-shaped garden, located in the Palermo neighbourhood of Buenos Aires and it is locally known as Jardin Botanico and consists of more than 5500 species of different plants from many other continents. In addition, it has monuments, sculptures and five greenhouses. It is also used as a research centre by various local conservationists.

Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
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2. Buenos Aires Japanese Garden

If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to this peaceful public park. The park hosts festivals and cultural performances throughout the year. It opens doors to the gardens, a cultural centre and a greenhouse which depicts its collection of Bonsai trees. The authorities have designed it in a way that it looks like an authentic Japanese garden with low bridges, fountains, ponds and walkways lined with trees. The garden also features a Japanese Peace Bell, popularly known as Isidoro (a large stone lantern) in Japan. This garden also holds the pride of being the largest Japanese garden in the world outside Japan.

Buenos Aires Japanese Garden
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3. Casa Rosada

No one needs a better reason to visit a historic monument when it is classified as the National Historic Monument of Argentina. This monument has a collection of objects related to all the former Presidents of Argentina and is also the office of the President of Argentina. This pink monument which has a resemblance of the White House is strictly guarded on weekdays. But there’s an additional surprise for the public on weekends as it offers a free guided tour at that time. Yes, you heard it right! The main aspects include having a view of the President’s office, walking through the Bicentennial Hall for the Argentine women and stepping onto the balcony from where the President gives oaths to the public for years.

Casa Rosada
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4. Central Cultural Recoleta

Central Cultural Recoleta is a visually stunning building with its rust-coloured bricks and sculptors. It is located in the heart of the city, tucked behind the Recoleta Cemetery. This building is used for the promotion of Argentine culture and for encouraging the creativity of teens and adults too. There will also be presentations and performance events conducted almost on a daily basis. The events include arts, music, dance, literature, theatre and cinema, of course. This is a must-visit gallery space known for its architectural elegance.

5. Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve

Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve is located in the bank of river Rio de la Plata. It stands as home to many native species for more than thirty years amidst the busy city. If you are a nature lover then you shouldn’t miss this place at any cost as it’s the perfect destination for birdwatching, cycling and strolling, after a busy day in the city rush. However, it wouldn’t be surprising if you manage to get sights of species that you have never heard of or seen anywhere in your lifetime. It would be an added advantage if you have a camera when visiting this world so that you can freeze this moment and take a look into it whenever you want to feel like being there.

Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve
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6. El Ateneo Grand Splendid

Did you all think that Buenos Aires holds just monuments and sightseeing locations? Well, you wouldn’t say so once you visit this massive bookstore which houses thousands of books. If you’re a bookworm, you’d feel that you have landed right where you have always wanted to be because it was named as the most beautiful bookstore in the world by National Geographic in 2019 and the second most beautiful bookstore in the world by The Guardian in 2008. One doesn’t need a better reason to visit this place. Moreover, the books are housed in a beautifully preserved antique theatre which is a sight to behold even for those who are allergic to books.

El Ateneo Grand Splendid
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7. Floralis Generica

In the busy roads of Buenos Aires filled with tango and music, it is surprising to oneself if they find a piece of modern art. Well, you will feel the same once you lay eyes upon this combination of art and engineering, Floralis Generica. What’s even more astonishing is that it moves. Yes, you heard it right! It is designed in such a way that it closes its petals on sunsets, opens its petals on sunrise and glows red once the petals are closed in the night. The flower stands 75 feet tall and 100 feet wide when the petals are at its full stretch. One should definitely visit this piece of art when in Buenos Aires because you won’t find it anywhere else in this world.

Floralis Generica
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Amazing, right? Hope these 7 things mentioned above made you realise how worth-visiting Buenos Aires is. With such wonderful things to do, don’t you think it’s time to create your own trip to this beautiful city? To plan yours, head out to the website of Pickyourtrail and get some amazing travel packages to Buenos Aires in Argentina and destinations all around the world. While you are in your vacation, we will also make sure that you have a happy vacation with 24*7 support via the Pickyourtrail application. Leave a WhatsApp inquiry for more options.

Happy exploring!

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