Glamorous and gritty, Buenos Aires is two cities in one. What makes Argentina's capital so fascinating is its dual heritage—part European, part Latin American. Plaza de Mayo resembles a grand square in Madrid, and the ornate Teatro Colón would not be out of place in Vienna. But you’ll know you’re in South America by the leather shoes for sale on cobbled streets and impromptu parades of triumphant soccer fans. Limited-production wines, juicy steaks, and ice cream in countless flavors are among the old-world imports the city has perfected.
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Get an introduction to the sensuous tango (and try it yourself) at traditional venues such as Esquina Carlos Gardel, Salon Canning and La Catedral.
Wander the streets around Plaza Serrano to sample this trendy, always-busy neighborhood’s eclectic mix of food, drink, boutiques and outdoor markets.
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One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, this bohemian locale is known for cobblestone streets, tango bars and a popular Sunday antiques market.
Hire a guide to get the most from a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, a collection of amazing monuments including the tomb of Evita Peron.
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Beginning at Casa Rosada (the presidential palace), this broad thoroughfare is lined with ornate art nouveau buildings that evoke Argentina’s past.
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