Palacio Barolo View of BsAs
Address: 1370 Av De Mayo
Hours: Miqueas Thärigen (speaks great English)
sallycat: Want this view of the famous BsAs Obelisco? Get 100m up inside Palacio Barolo on the excellent tour (Mondays & Thursdays on the hour from 2pm). Do not miss!
Buenos Aires Bus (Open Top)
Address: start point: Diagonal Norte y Florìda
Hours: See website for details.
See this blog post for a review: http://sallycatway.com/?p=1664
sallycat: Do it on a sunny day for fab overview of the city. At $50 pesos for 24 hours it's not too pricy. Hop on/off. Round trip 2hrs 45mins. Take your camera!
Feria de Mataderos
Address: Lisandro de la Torre at Avenida de los Corrales, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Hours: Sun. 10-5 but Sat. evening in summer. Check website.
sallycat: For a taste of 'el campo' in the city: gauchos on horseback, live folk music, dancing in the street, tasty food, and crafts at great prices. Not to be missed.
Address: Calle Lanin, Barracas
sallycat: A street with soul and stunning mosaics. Go on a day with good sunlight and notice how the mosaics seem to echo the shadows and the vegetation.
Museo de Bellas Artes de La Boca Benito Quinquela Martín
Address: Avenida Pedro de Mendoza 1835, La Boca.
Hours: See website link above for current hours, but note that the museum is closed on Mondays.
sallycat: To get a fantastic view of La Boca, go up onto the roof terraces. Then on the way back down check out the sculpture and art. Great value.
Richmond Cafe, Florida Street.
sallycat: Sadly, now closed.
Manzana de las Luces courtyard
Address: Av. Julio A. Roca (Esquina de Perú y Alsina)
Hours: Enter through the indoor market (crafts and antiques). Go through the door on the corner, walk into the first shop and turn left, then pass the market stalls and there are doors on the right into the courtyard.
sallycat: Is there a quieter courtyard with seats in the centre of Buenos Aires? If you want a moment to think, hide here for a while. Spacious. Calm. Cool. Free.
Address: Intersection Guido y Junin
sallycat: Take an hour to reflect on life and death. Be inspired by the famous who rest in this beautiful 'city' of tombs, but make sure you walk the quieter lanes too.
Address: Santa Fe 1860, Palermo
Phone: (011) 4813 6052
Hours: 09:00 - 22:00
sallycat: The most stunning bookshop on the planet? Once a theatre, now you can browse before you buy, in armchairs on its balconies. But remember to look up.
Galerias Santa Fé 1662
Address: Avenida Santa Fé 1662
sallycat: Take a few moments to step off hectic Santa Fé. Once inside in the calm, look up at the ceiling murals. Beautiful. And its free.
Mercado de San Telmo
Address: entrances from Bolívar, Carlos Calvo, Defensa, Estados Unidos
sallycat: Forget the supermarkets. Walk through to reach the fantastic food market: fruit, veg, meat, bread, cheese plus a great little cafe. Look up at fabulous roof.
Address: Suipacha 384, first floor
sallycat: Evocative historical tango venue where live orchestras often play and argentine tango is danced socially. Ask for a table at the back if you don't dance.
Address: Subte from Plaza de Mayo
sallycat: Take one of the older trains with a beautiful wooden interior and doors that you must open and close yourself. A step back in time. Discover while it lasts!
Choripán in Carlos Calvo
Address: Exit el Mercado de San Telmo into Carlos Calvo and it's on the left.
sallycat: Fancy a snack after exploring the San Telmo markets? Do it the Argentine way with a choripán from this popular takeaway parilla in Carlos Calvo.
La Glorieta in las Barrancas de Belgrano
Address: Corner Echeverria and 11 de Sepiembre (in the park)
Hours: Saturday and Sunday evenings from around 7.30pm. Arrive Juramento Linea D Subte. Walk down Juramento, cross through market to Echeverria and continue to 11 de Septiembre & La Glorieta.
sallycat: Under this roof, under the moon, tango is danced socially on Saturday and Sunday evenings all year round. Take a walk in the park, watch, and love the music.
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA)
Address: Av Presidente Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo
Phone: (011) 4808 6500
Hours: Wed-Mon 12:00 - 20:00 Wed: till 21:00
sallycat: An escape into the world of Latin American art: a thought provoking space. A place to reflect. Treat yourself to a coffee on the outside terrace.
La Ventana tango show
Address: Balcarce 431, San Telmo
Phone: ( 54 11) 43341314/ 43341315
sallycat: Tango shows in BsAs are not cheap. This one is worth it: without dinner, more affordable. Tango, folcloric & the original D'Arienzo bandoneon maestro, Lazzari.
Rosedal de Palermo, Park 3 de Febrero
Address: near corner of Libertador y Sarmiento (see map)
Hours: The Rosedal is an enclosed rose garden in the centre of the Park 3 de Febrero. The Rosedal closes at 5pm in the winter season but later in summer. The Park 3 de Febrero is always open and early evening is a great time to visit when it's buzzing with life.
sallycat: Walk, rent skates or bikes in the park : join Porteños running, skating, dog walking, cycling, riding in carriages, snacking and drinking yerba mate. See life.
Alvear Palace Hotel
Address: 1891 Av Alvear, Recoleta
Phone: (0)11 4808 2100
sallycat: Can't afford to stay there? Drop in for morning coffee or afternoon tea. I love the little silver platter of treats that comes with the coffee. Touch of luxury.
Comme il Faut
Address: Arenales 1239 Rue des Artisans, Apartment M
sallycat: Ladies, if you want the ultimate Buenos Aires souvenir you have to buy a pair of designer tango shoes (could be party shoes) from this exclusive store. End of.
Address: 1450 Gurruchaga
sallycat: Are there better cakes and coffee in Buenos Aires? The ginger drink is to die for too. A stonesthrow from Plaza Serrano so hectic on weekends. Yummy!
Museo de Arte Español Enrique Larreta
Address: 2291 Juramento
Phone: (0)11 4783 2640
sallycat: In summer the walled garden is a haven of shade and green. Find it through the back door of the beautiful house. Want to slow down for a while? Do it here.
Burger King Florida Street
Address: Corrientes 602, corner with Florida
sallycat: It's NOT for the food. Sneak up the stairs. Start looking up. Walk round the first floor and keep looking up. You will be saying Wow! by the time you leave!
Address: Av Corrientes 1368
Phone: (0)11 4371 8141
sallycat: The best pizza in Buenos Aires? Try the fugazza con muzzarella - if you like cheese and onion. It is de-lic-ious! Check out the gorgeous tiles on the walls too.
Biblioteca Nacional (National Library)
Address: Agüero 2502
Phone: (0)11 4807 0885
sallycat: Stunning architecture that overwhelms and draws you in to the space it fills and creates in posh Recoleta. Great coffee spot on first floor outdoor terrace too!
Mi Sueno, Costanera Sur
Address: Somewhere between Corrientes and Cordoba on the Costanera Sur broadwalk!
Hours: Join the locals and walk the length of the broadwalk on a Sunday afternoon. You'll find Mi Sueño.
sallycat: Going to explore the Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur? Stop at Mi Sueño parrilla for a lomito sandwich or a choripán. Huge portions, low prices, great quality!