Even though it's the capital city of Argentina, this city has a very European soul. In the neighborhood of Recoleta we find a bit of Paris, there's something of Naples in the neighborhood of La Boca, birthplace of the Guardia Vieja tango, and its main city streets, like Avenida de Mayo, give us the feel of Madrid.
But wherever these European accents come from, Buenos Aires remains a magical city, resplendent with a thousand colors, by day and by night alike, in neighborhoods such as San Telmo, where time seems to stand still with its antique shops and milongas, a dance that is very like the tango. This neighborhood will provide the perfect setting for a Latin getaway which you can conclude with a lunch break at Café Dorrego and a visit to El Zanjón, a famous XVII century building. Bring this break to a perfect end by taking the road to the cemetery of Recoleta, le Père Lachaise d’Argentine with every tombstone more grandiose than the next. Continue this break away from it all as you take metro line A, with its wooden carriages, down to the waterfront and savor the famous Argentinian asado, the national barbecue dish.
Alongside this timeless feel, the Argentine capital proves to be a glamorous destination with its quaint shopping malls, like Galerías Pacífico. Its 19th century stained glass windows, marbled alleys and lavishly painted ceilings can make visitors here quite giddy. A delightfully quaint elegance that will also surprise you with its modernity, especially in the Puerto Madero neighborhood with its backdrop of skyscrapers and quays brought to life by the local youth. Whichever side of Buenos Aires you choose, the most important thing is that you don't leave without having a drink at the cafe Tortoni, with its stunning decor.