Whoever dubbed New York "The City That Never Sleeps" probably didn’t know about Buenos Aires. Otherwise, they'd have been singing the praises of the "City That Sleeps During the Day Because It Was Up the Night Before." This metropolis offers travellers vibrant social events, a passionate arts scene and plenty of tea to keep you going. Check out our Buenos Aires holiday packages for offers on a great escape to one of South America's most exciting cities.
The Palermo neighbourhood's Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA) is the city's top museum destination, with a collection encompassing a wide variety of styles. But you’ll really be singing the praises of Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires' main opera house, one of the world's top five concert venues. When the weather's hot, locals know to head for Parque Tres de Febrero, a haven of lakes, groves and flower gardens in old Buenos Aires. Book care hire options in Buenos Aires on Wotif, and you can zip through the city with time to spare.
Buenos Aires is the right destination for the fashion conscious and anyone who wants to stay abreast of current trends. Live in luxury in the Recoleta district, where upscale brands abound, or be a trendsetter in Palermo Soho, where the hottest young Argentinian clothing designers, as well as the yet-to-be-discovered, showcase their custom clothing for jet-setting tourists. For casual shopping, try the Galerias Pacifico, a 19th-century Beaux-Arts shopping mall in the tradition of Milan and Paris. To get a little funkier, head to San Telmo on a Sunday to browse through antiques, handcrafter souvenirs and local art at its offbeat flea market.
Finding great restaurants on your Buenos Aires holiday isn't too difficult—all you have to do is wander. The neighbourhood of Palermo Hollywood packs the city's largest concentration of bars and restaurants into a twenty-square-block area, with everything from Argentinian steakhouses to Asian fusion to Italian. For steak and seafood restaurants, head to the Puerto Madero, a tourist-friendly public promenade pulsing with the Latin beats of tango dance clubs. And don't be in too much of a rush to sit down to your evening meal. Instead, do what the locals do: Tide yourself over with a merienda (a late-afternoon snack and drink) and dine with the locals at around midnight.
The boliches (nightclubs) in Buenos Aires are so popular that internationally recognised DJs from around the world fly in regularly to spin records. To find the hot spots in Palermo Soho, a quick walk from Palermo Hollywood, just listen for the beats, but remember they don’t get really hopping until 3 or 4 a.m. The Argentinian secret to late-night partying? Light drinking, great tunes and sleeping in past noon.
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