Buenos Aires is a city where one could easily be happy for a while drinking the good Argentinian wine, eating empanadas and meats, taking tango classes, going to theatre, getting to know the many neighborhoods that charm in their own way, and spending time in hipster cafes and exclusive night clubs. Currently this can all be done incredibly affordably due to Argentina’s economic crisis. If one doesn’t have that long in Paris of South America, here are the top two attractions one really shouldn’t miss.
La Recoleta Cemetery
Call me weird and morbid but this cemetery is one of the very few sites on my travels that made such and impact that I actually wanted to, and did, visit it twice. Its mausoleums hold the remains of many notable people such as Eva Perón and the granddaughter of Napoleon. Architectural styles vary and the details are endless and intriguing. There are nearly 5000 vaults and all feel worth seeing.
This neighborhood might be considered too touristy and non-authentic by many, but it sure is photogenic. More specifically, it’s the few blocks around Caminito street that tourists usually visit that are colorful and rustic. There are restaurants, souvenir shops and tango performances. It’s well worth wandering around if you’re at all into photography and getting that insta material, and possibly some leather goods or tango memorabilia to take home.