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1. Posted by rpprovazzi (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'm planning to spend 5 days in B.A. in July. I want some suggestions about places to go (museums, good restaurants, places to shop, tango, clubs,...). I've read about some outdoor markets (La Recoleta), parrilladas (Cabana Las Lilas)... But I'm afraid to visit only tourist places, and I want to go to places where local people go.

Thank you...;)

2. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

All you have to do is to scroll down to the ongoing thread Español in B.A. and ask: Macachae
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115 Posts ...who lives there.
En caso lo que se Ud. habla español..mejor.

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Start off with visiting San Telmo and La Boca parts of the city - very old, historic, vibrant and colourful places. You must see them.

If you are there over Sunday you can go to the markets around Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo, or if you want to be a little more aventurous you can catch the coastal train (tren de la costa) to Tigre and go to the markets there. It is not too long train ride with some beautiful scenery along the way.

See the Museo Evita, the zoological gardens and the Theatre Colon. The Museo de Arte Moderno (San Juan 350) and the Museo Historico Nacional (Defensa 1600) are also good value to visit. Also of course the Recoleta Cemetery is a must see. Another museum which may interest you is the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Figueroa Alcorta 3415).

Florida mall and Lavalle in the microcentro part of BA is a great place to stroll along for a day if you want to do some shopping, also the small streets of these malls are good for shopping too. You may even catch a live street show tango on the corner of Florida and Lavalle. You will definitely see a tango show in La Boca. Also I would recommend a stroll along Avenida 9 de Julio past the Obelisco.

For nightlife I recommend Puerto Madero, a little expensive but some nice clubs to go out (Asia de Cuba is one I can remember), or of course there is also San Telmo for this. Puerto Madero is also a very nice place to visist during the daytime. The other good place to visit for bars and nightlife is Plaza Serrano in Palermo, Palermo Hollywood which is nearby also has nice bars for a drink.

Good food and restaurants are not hard to come buy in BA. I would recommend the smaller places where you see more locals eat. A small Parillada is better than the bigger ones. There are some nice small local parilladas around the Monserrat neighbourhood to eat at, but I can't remember the names of any, but they were the best I went to in BA.

Don't spend too much time in Recoletta if you don't want to spend too much time in tourist places. This is my tip;) However San Telmo and La Boca you must see.

4. Posted by Macachae (Full Member 240 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thank you dbloom...!!!
Welldone numero1 !!!
RPPROVAZZI, Will be your first time in B.A??? and for so short?? So, don´t be afraid to fall on "turist places", is just the normal spot in a short time... What you can try is going for a futball match, of course!!! Such an experience going to LA BOMBONERA !!! the "torcida" more popular is LA 12 ( boca Jr. fanatics) or come for a coffee or Beer at "36 Billares" in Avenida de Mayo 1271, you also can try some tango lessons in Abasto area, where you can mix with locals.
Good stakes at "El desnivel" in San Telmo.
Being a 23 years old you should go dancing in "Opera bay" at Puerto Madero too.
Buenos Aires is a cultural lively city so check at the moment of your journey probably you´ll have some international festival or some international event here around...

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


My friends have said most already, but:

- shopping: Abasto mall is a place you must have seen. For state of-the-art shopping, head for Palermo Viejo and, increasingly, Palermo Hollywood.

- tango: check for milongas, classes and shows. Don't miss a place in San Telmo, called Torquato Tasso. They have great classes on thursdays, and often good musicians playing, too.

- don't bother about the market in Recoleta, unless you're into real touristing

- in addition to 'rock argentino', many local youngsters listen to 'chamamé'; there's various great places to go to; just ask around

Niels, Amsterdam

6. Posted by rpprovazzi (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thank you all for the tips1

I will consider all of them in my trip.

Best regards...